[Vrstream] please explain differences between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation models

Flor Lynch florlync at iol.ie
Wed Dec 13 21:00:31 EST 2017


Not dictionary.com; but Wiktionary, which is the Wikipedia Dictionary, and 
Wikipedia itself.

The US online reference services - BARD, NFB Newsline, etc. - are present on 
The non-US English-language VRStream and VRTrek.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jim Barbour via Vrstream
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:26 PM
To: joanne
Cc: Vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] please explain differences between the 1st, 2nd and 
3rd generation models

Hey Joanne,

The first generation stream does not have any internet capabilities, but 
will play all the material off the SD that the second generation stream will 
play. There are some other features, which I'm hard pressed to name, that 
are in the 2nd generation stream because no updates have been made for the 
1st generation stream in years.

The 2nd generation stream offers everything in the first generation stream 
and adds online capabilities including all of the follwoing.  Note that this 
is from a US perspective, things differ outside the US

   * Fidning and downloading books from BARD
   * Finding and downloading books from bookshare
   * Newspapers from NFB Newsline
   * Finding, subscribing, and downloading podcasts,
   * Finding and listening to Internet radio stations
   * Searching for information in dictionary.com and a few other places

I don't own the trek yet, but my understanding is that it has the same 
bookreading and online capabilities as the Stream 2, but adds the ability to 
use the GPS and supports bluetooth headphones.

I'm sure I'm leaving things out that others can fill in, but this is
probably enough to get you started.

Thanks,

Jim

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 04:58:15PM -0600, joanne via Vrstream wrote:
> Unfortunately my Stream met with some water damage and I have to buy one. 
> I wondered what the differences were between the models as I want to 
> replace mine but can't pay Humanware's prices. Maybe an older one will 
> work fine for my needs, but I do like the WiFi feature and perhaps the 
> newest one is the only one that goes online?
>
> Thanks for clarifying.
>
> Joanne
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