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!
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 audio books 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 also 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 & 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, and 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 advance 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 audio book 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 micrphone (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 Adaptor; 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