Book Port (Various Models)

Plus, DT
Product Type: 
Primary device


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Product Description: 

Digital talking book players designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision.

Book Port Plus

A hand-held recorder with built-in speaker and microphone.

Book Port DT

A desktop-style Digital Talking Book player and recorder. 

Main Features: 

These features are common to all versions:

  • Embedded Text-to-speech for speaking the contents of computer files.
  • Plays Digital Talking Books, audio, and different text formats.
  • Flexible file structure. It requires no special file or folder names.
  • Creates Digital Talking Books from recordings made on the device.
  • Can automatically start and stop recording based on sound levels
  • Can automatically add headings to recordings
  • Plays books from NLS, RFBD (now Learning Ally), and Bookshare
  • Built-in speech and voice synthesizer. 

Book Port Plus includes these additional features:

  • MP3 player.
  • Supported file formats: AMR WB+, ASX, DAISY, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, HTML, M3U, MP3, OGG, OPML, PLS, TXT, WAV, WMA.
  • Handheld device.
  • The controls on the surface of the device allow navigation between books and chapters and the option of adding bookmarks.

Book Port DT includes these additional features:

  • Four services installed: APH’s accessible editions of magazines, Bookshare, Open Library, and NLS DAISY. 
  • Supported file formats: AMR-WB+, DAISY, MP3, OGG, PCM, TXT, WAVE, WMA
  • The ability to play NLS cartridges without an additional attachment.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capable with a built-in speaker and microphone. 

Primary Specifications: 

These specifications are common to all versions:

  • Supports high capacity SD cards up to 32 GB.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Wi-Fi and wired Internet connections
  • Compatibility for Book Transfer software: For use with Apple Macintosh or IBM PC or compatible computers.
  • System requirements (for Book Transfer software): Windows 2000, XP or Vista, or Mac OS X.

Book Port Plus includes these additional specifications:

  • Dimensions (LxWxD): 4.4 x 2.2 x 0.06 inches.
  • Weight: 3.9 ounces.

Book Port DT includes these additional specifications:

  • Size: 9″ x 6″ x 2″.
  • Weight: 3 lb.
  • 2GB of memory to backup & store files.
  • Bluetooth audio and control support.

More Information: 

These products are discontinued by the manufacturer, but they may still be available for purchase from third party vendors. Try searching the products by name on the internet. Be careful as the manufacturer may no longer support them - or support them for long.