Blaze OCR Multi-Player (Various Models)

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Primary device
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Approximate Cost: $795.00


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Product Description: 

Blaze digital audio players are portable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) multi-media devices suitable for blind and visually impaired consumers. They can play digital books, music files, document files, Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) content, and FM radio. Blaze can also scan and recognize printed text and text image files with a built-in five-megapixel camera and OCR software.

Blaze ET

This model comes in black and includes a numeric keypad as well as several apps.

Blaze EZ

This model comes in white and includes three buttons with Braille letters “M”, “R,” and “B” to give quick access to music, radio, and books.

Main Features: 

These features are common to all  models:

  • Stand-alone, single-button OCR capture and read.
    • Capture a menu, magazine article, library book, and other media by touching a single button. 
    • The built-in auto-focus camera captures a high-quality image for accurate OCR and text-to-speech.
  • A single-touch enables access to music, radio, books, OCR, and recording provide single-touch access to each of these popular features.
  • Play audiobooks and music files from internal memory or an SD card.
  • Connect through built-in Wi-Fi to access online media, podcasts, and internet radio.
  • Support more than 20 file formats including formats from BookShare, NLS, and Learning Ally.
  • Read and play a variety of file including DAISY, TXT, BRL, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV, OGG, ASF, AAC, AVI, FLAC, 3GP, MPG, M4A, TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, XML, DOC, DOCX, PDF, EPUB, FB2, PDF, and others.
  • Create high-quality recordings using the internal microphone, external stereo microphone, or stereo line-in, and listen to live radio using the built-in FM Radio.
  • Includes rechargeable battery pack, carrying pouch, AC adapter, USB Cable for connecting to PC, USB Gender adapter, earbuds, documentation CD,  and Getting Started Guide.

Blaze ET includes these additional features:

  • A numeric keypad as well as several built-in apps including Calculator, Memo, and Dictionary.
  • A numeric keypad allows for marking and navigation of files.

Blaze EZ includes these additional features:

  • Three buttons with Braille letters “M”, “R” and “B” to give quick access to music, radio, and books.
  • A square button with a Braille letter “O” for OCR.

Primary Specifications: 

These features are common to all models:

  • 12 GB internal flash memory.
  • Micro USB OTG port
  • SD card slot.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 (Bluetooth stereo headset support).
  • Wi-Fi (802.11B/G/N, 2.4GHz).
  • 5-megapixel camera.
  • Headphone jack (3.5 mm, apple compatible headsets can be connected).
  • Stereo microphone jack (3.5 mm, supports line-in input).
  • Built-in stereo speakers.
  • Built-in mono microphone.
  • 12 hours of battery life.
    • Replaceable battery (Lithium Polymer, 11.5 hours of continuous music playback when fully charged).

Options & Accessories: 

These accessories are common to all models:

  • OCR stand.
  • OCR remote.
  • Cradle.
  • Spare battery pack.

More Information: 

See manufacturer's website about Blaze ET. 

See manufacturer's website about Blaze EZ.

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