[BCAB] BWBF launches Bumblebee

Matthew Horspool mhorspool at live.co.uk
Thu Jul 20 09:51:26 BST 2017


Hi clive,

I'll take your word for it, but I must admit I don't ever remember it being as cheap as that. Perhaps the price had risen with inflation by the time I got mine.

Matthew



-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Clive Lever
Sent: 19 July 2017 19:36
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] BWBF launches Bumblebee



Hi,



Actually, when the Pure Sonus 1 XT talking dab radio came out, it retailed at £84. The speechless version was otherwise identical and retailed for ten pounds less.



Best,

Clive







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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Matthew Horspool

Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:22 PM

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Hi Graham,

The Pure talking DAB radio retailed around the £120 mark. This was human voiced and not very good in terms of reading information on the visual display - currently playing track etc. If Portset could manufacture a DAB radio with TTS that truly read everything and wouldn't require constant updates to keep its channel list current, I think I could stretch to maybe £200? Certainly no more than £300.

Matthew



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From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Graham

Sent: 19 July 2017 14:34

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Subject: Re: [BCAB] BWBF launches Bumblebee



Hi All.



I would be very interested in what the price one would pay for a fully accessible TTS voicing menu and program detail  DAB radio as well as how popular such a device would be from a quantity point.



Comments and suggestions please.



Regards Graham



Portset.

www.talkingtablet.com<http://www.talkingtablet.com>, www.portset.co.uk<http://www.portset.co.uk>.



On 19/07/2017 10:43, john gallagher wrote:

> hi all,

> surely the experts are on this list most of us could be the people to

> say

what would be a good device for a blind person. so much is out there to do all this listening to the radio and the like its just showing people how to use what's out there. why now do we need products for the blind which cost a lot of money. my elBraille which uses main stream for me is the best thing i have ever purchased.

> i think what dennis says is a very good point bringing out a very good

accessible dab radio could be the way to go but, because we're in such a very minority group this will never happen.

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: Iain Lackie  <iainlackie at gmail.com<mailto:iainlackie at gmail.com>>

> To: BCAB Discussion List  <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk<mailto:bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>>

> Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10.30 am

> Subject: Re: [BCAB] BWBF launches Bumblebee

>

>>

>> In my far from humble opinion, surely they should be doing something

>> about the lack of a truly accessible DAB radio. will we ever see one?

>>

>>

>> Iain

>>

>>

>> On 19/07/2017 09.40, Jackie Brown wrote:

>>> I don't want to start bashing this as I haven't seen it.  But BWBF

>>> (British Wireless for the Blind Fund) has launched a Samsung tablet

>>> with locked proprietary software on it called Bumblebee.  Its yellow

>>> and black contrast with speech feedback allows you to enter a number

>>> of applications to listen to radio stations, podcasts, books,

>>> newspapers and other information.  It is only available on loan to

>>> those

who "meet the criteria."

>>>

>>> This to me sounds like another Synaptic product with layered

>>> software over a Samsung tablet which cannot be unlocked.  I would

>>> just

ask these questions:

>>> who comes up with the research stats for these kind of products?

>>> Are these kind of devices as popular as our organisations seem to

>>> think?  Am I being too cynical?

>>>

>>> Kind regards,

>>>

>>> Jackie Brown

>>> Email: ,j;ackieannbrown62 at gmail.com

>>> Check out my website: www.thebrownsplace.info<http://www.thebrownsplace.info> Follow me on Twitter:

>>> @thebrownsplace Skype name: thejackmate

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>

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