The Blaze ET sets a new standard for portable DAISY players. For the first time, blind and visually impaired consumers have access to pocket-sized book players integrated with OCR text-to-speech to capture and read aloud hardcopy printed documents on-demand.
Access books, music, printed text, and more!
The Blaze ET features a numeric keypad as well as several built-in apps including Color Reader, Calculator, Memo, and Dictionary. Both Blaze ET and Blaze EZ play audiobooks and music files from their internal memory or your SD card and connect through built-in Wi-Fi to access online media, podcasts, and internet radio. They support more than 20 file formats including formats from BookShare and NLS download and play your favorite music or podcasts. Create high-quality recordings using the internal microphone, external stereo microphone, or stereo line-in, and enjoy live radio using the built-in FM Radio.
Features and highlights
- Stand-alone, single-button OCR capture and read
Use Blaze ET to OCR capture a menu, magazine article, library book, and more all at the touch of a single button. The built-in auto-focus camera ensures a high-quality image for accurate OCR and text-to-speech.
- Advanced yet easy-to-use controls and file system
Easy-to-find buttons for music, radio, books, OCR, and recording give single touch access to each of these popular features. A familiar numeric keypad allows for more advanced marking and navigation of files, and easy access controls on the side of the unit allow users to adjust pitch, rate, and volume on the fly.
- Play DAISY, music, and audiobook files
Blaze ET can 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 more.
- Built-in Wi-Fi
Use the built-in WiFi in Blaze ET to access online DAISY, e-books, podcasts, internet radio, and more, including NLS download and playback.
- High-quality recording
Record high-quality audio from internal microphone, external microphone (not included), or stereo line-in.
- 12 GB internal flash memory
- 12 hours battery life
- Flash Memory: 16 GB (12 GB available to user)
- Interface: 1 micro USB, 1 SD slot
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
- CD Rom: Supports external CD ROM via USB connection (DAISY, Audio)
- OCR: Capture, save and read, store as image or text
- Daisy Player: Daisy2.0, 2.02, XML DAISY, ANSI/NISO, Z39.86 (DAISY3.0), NIMAS1.1, NLS, Bookshare.org, Serotek (SAMNet), Open Library
- Online Services: NLS BARD Download, Bookshare Download, CNIB Download, Web Radio, Podcasts
- Media Player: MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV, OGG, ASF, AAC, AVI, FLAC, 3GP, MPG, M4A
- Book Reader: TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, XML, DOC, DOCX, PDF, EPUB, FB2, PDF
- Recorder: MP3, WAV, DAISY
- Additional Tools: Color Reader, FM Radio, Clock (with alarm), Calculator, Memo, Dictionary(optional), Copy, Paste, Zip/Unzip within File Manager
- Audio Output: Stereo speakers, headphone jack
- Optional Accessories: Premium Option Pack including: OCR Stand, Cradle, Spare battery, AC Adapter; Dictionary options: US English, English Thesaurus, UK English, Spanish/English, French/English, Italian/English, Arabic/English
- Battery: Rechargeable and Detachable Lithium Polymer battery. More than 12 hours battery life, 3 hours charge time
- Size: 4.59 x 2.31 x 0.64
- Weight: 4.8 oz
- Warranty: 1-year limited parts and labor warranty
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY: Micro USB AC Adapter (item 802943- order by phone)