Netherlands-based Solutions Radio is debuting the 3rd version of its Webbox media solution. The device provides a simple interface to listen to newspapers, podcasts, books, Email, and other audio content and as of version 3, it's now portable
According to a post on the Daisy Consortium the Webbox 3 will serve as a portable media player with up to 10 hours of battery life. It features larger and more tactile buttons, USB connectivity which will allow for 4G support, and a sleek modern design. It also will include more guidance tones and a white on black screen for better contrast. Here's a translated page with some more information on the device. Some of the features require a subscription, currently 5.95 or approximatley $6.38 in U.S> currency.
You can get an idea of how the unit functions by looking at the current Webbox2 page. The Webbox3 will be shown at Sight City on May 3-5 in Frankfort. The event is free to attend and is one of the world's largest technology exhibits.
Here's what's new in this version:
New in Webbox3
sleek modern design larger tactile buttons only five push buttons and one dial internal USB for 4G connection powerful battery (approximately 10 hrs)
advanced navigation on-demand IP radio player speech speed and rate are adjustable sleep timer remote control for all functions download station for portable players (Milestone, Victor Reader Stream, Plextalk Linio Pocket...) plays content from SD card or USB stick
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