[BCAB] Pen Friend question

Ian Macrae ian.macrae at disabilitynow.org.uk
Fri May 3 21:31:40 BST 2013


In my experience, as each label is re-recordable anyway, you can just stick with the same set for each purchase and record over the original voice tag.  so I don't know why they've bothered giving each new set of codes a different identity.  
On 3 May 2013, at 20:05, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:

> Hi Leonie.
> 
> No, this isn't the case.  The shape just helps you differentiate between 
> label types, IE you might use the square shaped labels to label cd's, yet 
> use rounded labels for bottle caps such as sauces etc.  Once you've used up 
> the labels that come with the pen friend, you need to buy packs which are 
> labelled alphabetically, so starting from A, you go through B, C etc. etc. 
> Each pack of labels has unique dot configurations which the pen friend uses 
> to identify the label tag you recorded.  Buy two A packs therefore and 
> you'll end up with two sets of the same labels, then you'll be in a right 
> pickle.
> 
> All the best, Ibrahim.
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Léonie Watson
> Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 7:36 PM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: [BCAB] Pen Friend question
> 
> Evening,
> 
> 
> 
> My old Voila! Has finally given up the ghost, so I’ve ordered a Pen Friend
> from RNIB. I’m a bit puzzled by the notice that I should only use “one pack
> of the same labels” though.
> 
> 
> 
> Does this mean once I’ve used up the small round circle labels that the Pen
> Friend comes with, I can’t use any more of that shape from another pack of
> labels? Or do I have to use all the labels in the pack that’s included,
> before I can use any labels from an additional pack?
> 
> 
> 
> If anyone can shed some light, I’d be most grateful. Thanks.
> 
> 
> 
> Léonie.
> 
> 
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