great device for the non-technically minded

5 out of 5 stars

I have been testing this device for a few months. easy to use, can access books, magazines, find time, and the hpne and texting facility is easy to use. numbers can be inputted by anyone for the user or by themselves and still recognised when using speech to access them. more features are being added including Be My Eyes which allows someone with sight to be contacted anywhere in the world to help with finding the cover that has blown off in the garden or read the serial number of the product you want to order. would rate it 4 stars!

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In your Pocket

£15 - £50

Easy to use with the push of one button.

works well and has good battery life

£22 per month for phone charges and the access to books is good value in my book.

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access to thousands of books at the push of a button.

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Voice controlled phone

4 out of 5 stars

This device allows you to play books, newspapers and magazines from RNIB and other sources. It's also a mobile phone which allows users to make calls and send/receive text message. The book reading facilities work pretty well and the ability to search for books and read them all by voice is a benefit to many people - particularly those who have recently become visually impaired.
It's relatively straight forward to search for an author of choice and easy to read your chosen newspaper through RNIB newsagent service which offers virtually all the mainstream national newspapers such as the Guardian, Mirror and Times as well as local newspapers.
The product is based on a Doro mobile phone and is all ready to go as it includes a sim from 02 with unlimited calls, texts and 3G of data . For this package which includes the phone, you pay £22 per month for a 24 month contract. This allows a user to read an RNIB talking book for 4 hours a day a month.
In my opinion, this device is best suited for people who do a lot of reading and who also require basic mobile phone facilities.

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In Your Pocket

Out and about

Doro

Was initially designed for older people and some may find it over verbose.

The media reading works very well but the mobile phone functionality is new and still needs a little work. Adding contacts by voice can be problematic at times due to nonrecognition of names.

Everything achievable by this product can be done with a mainstream smartphone so unless you read a lot and have basic mobile phone requirements, In Your Pocket could be quite an expensive option.

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Best reader ever!

5 out of 5 stars

It gives me the opportunity to read my own local newspaper daily, any national newspaper daily and 60,000 talking books produced by the RNIB. Talking books are narrated by a real person and not a synthetic voice. Any of the BBC podcast programs, RNIB magazines are also included.

In addition to all of that, it is a mobile phone as well. Every thing is done by speech with one simple button to operate it.

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The real thing

Under £15

Information, Blind people

For more information on this product, visit the RNIB website at https://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/in-your-pocket

– A  portable device for blind and partially sighted people, brought to you by RNIB, RealSAM and O2.

– Comes with a subscription to RNIB Newsagent, access to RNIB Talking Books, as well as podcasts, weather, and location information

– 3GB gives approximately 119 hours per month, if streaming Talking Books or 4 hours per day. This is an estimate based on an average talking book

– This device can only be purchased with the O2 contract