there is a friend, hu wants to sell her book port around 8 munth old , which has not been used much,
, it come's whit the orijinill hed phone, the transfer cable, softwhere and
along whit this she will also give a way, a 2 gb memmery card, of around 20$ a caring case, worth around 300$, and 14 g b of audio movie's, books, and dockumentry's
wile the cumpiny just give's along a card of 256 mb, no caring case, and audio stuf,
she is asking 280$, whit shipping,
negotiable, the new is for 420$ plus 75$ shipping
it can also be used whit speakers, I am sending the information and the diskribtion of the book port below if any 1 keen, can get back to me ,
by and take care,
Book Port is a portable device designed to read electronic books of nearly any type. Blind students and professionals find that its combination of synthetic
speech and digital audio capabilities make Book Port the perfect tool for nearly any reading need. Measuring only 2.75 by 4.75 by 1 inches, its small size,
large storage capacity, and battery operation and low power consumption make it the perfect hand-held device to take reading with you wherever you go.
Book Port features its own high quality text-to-speech synthesizer (for reading electronic text and Web pages,) and it plays digital audio files such as
and Digital Talking Books.
Book Port contains state-of-the-art hardware such as a universal serial bus connector (USB) to make the connection between the device and your PC as simple
as possible and a Compactflash® card slot for removable mass storage. It contains a built-in microphone and supporting hardware to let you record and playback
your own memos on the device. Book Port features its own date and time clock and a sleep timer that automatically turns off the unit after a predetermined
amount of time in case you fall asleep while reading. Combine these features with its note taking capabilities, and you find it a tool you never want to
Book Port Software
The software that comes with Book Port makes it easy to send a variety of file types including documents and Web sites from your computer to Book Port without
leaving the application in use, and it provides capabilities especially geared toward blind students and professionals. Such enhanced capabilities include
multiple levels of phrase detection for spoken word content digital audio files and reverse translation for electronic contracted braille files . Digital
Talking Books such as those from
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic
get sent to Book Port as if the device were especially designed for them. Sending Web pages to the device for portable reading is as easy as right clicking
the Web page, and then choosing Send to Book Port from the context menu that appears. You may also send files directly from Windows Explorer by highlighting
the file or files, picking Send To, then selecting Book Port from the Send To menu. And, best of all, if the unit doesn't happen to be connected when you
need to send a page or file, the software queues up the material and sends it the next time you connect Book Port to your computer.
The software used to send files from your PC to Book Port shows a preview of the content of the files you highlight, so it is easy to decide what to send
by more than just the name of the file. In addition, if the file contains digital audio, the software lets you hear the contents of that file, and the
preview window shows statistics about that file. If the file is contracted braille, the preview window shows the reverse translated version of the first
portion of that file.
When you plug Book Port into one of your computer's USB ports, the software automatically starts, and it remembers the last folder from which you sent files,
leaving you in position to immediately begin picking more files to send.
How it Works
Book Port keys image
Book Port contains a telephone-like keypad with six additional keys for controlling speed and volume and for controlling the built-in digital audio recording
capabilities. The numbers on the keypad perform navigation functions both within a book and for moving from book to book. When you move to another book
or article, Book Port automatically marks your place in the file you left, so when you return to that book, the unit resumes reading where you left off.
When you read electronic text, Book Port lets you move through the text by letter, word, sentence (or line), paragraph, and page. It lets you move through
digital audio files by three levels of phrase detection which are categorized by sentence, paragraph, and section. If you send a Daisy Digital Talking
Book to the unit, you also enjoy the additional navigation provided by that file type. This often includes pages and chapters in audio books.
Book Port's magazine support makes it easy to move from article to article in magazines you read. This is a great way to browse the excellent magazines
available from newsletters that contain specific sections of content.
Simple Connection to PC
Book Port connects to your PC with its USB connection. There is no need to identify port numbers, IRQs, or any of the other arcane parameters associated
with traditional serial ports. When you connect the unit, the software that comes with Book Port automatically recognizes the device and starts the application
to help in the task of finding and sending files.
Book Port comes with a type I Compactflash card. Since this card is a standard off-the-shelf computer product, it is readily available from a variety of
retail outlets, and its price steadily falls. Since the medium is removable, there is virtually no limit to the amount of material you may keep on hand.
When you purchase additional flash cards, be sure to specify type I. Type II cards are a different size, and they will not fit into the slot on your device.
Book Port is powered with two AA batteries that are user replaceable. It runs for well over 60 hours with electronic text on a set of batteries. Digital
audio demands a little more from the power supply, but the unit's power consumption is remarkably conservative even on the most demanding content.
Supported File Types
Book Port directly accepts files of the following types:
Table with 2 columns and 13 rows
Contracted Formatted Braille
Contracted Unformatted Braille
Audible.com Type 4
Daisy 2.x Digital Talking book
Daisy 3.X Digital Talking Book
Microsoft Word 97 or later**
Rich Text Format**
*Note that Web pages are sent directly from within Internet ExplorerT.
**Note that in order to send Microsoft WordT files, you must have Word 97 or later installed.
If you wish to send files to Book Port of types other than those listed, such as a document in your word processor's native format, use the word processor's
Save As command to save the document as a text file, then send that file to Book Port. Most word processing programs support a Save As feature that lets
you save the document as a text file.
Book Port requires the following minimal system:
List of 5 items
. PC with USB connections
. Windows Me, 2000, XP, or later
. CD-ROM drive
. At least 64 MB RAM
. 15 MB free hard disc space
About this Manual
This document contains the entire documentation to Book Port and the Book Port Transfer software. It is current and accurate as of the date of this writing,
but there may be new or additional information at
or on the
menu option in the Book Port group of the Programs menu on the Start menu.
While evry attempt is made to keep the electronic documentation on both your PC and Book Port itself up-to-date, it is impossible to keep the audio version
so current. You may prefer to use an audio version of the manual, however, and while it is not as recent as the electronic version, it should provide enough
information to give you the basics. That audio version of the manual is located at
This manual is designed to get you started quickly. It begins with a quick start section that gets you reading with Book Port immediately. Next, the manual
takes you through the numerous functions supported by Book Port and provides detailed information about how and when to use those functions. After that,
the manual covers the details of the software that you use to send files from your computer to Book Port, and it explains file management and tips for
effective use of both the hardware and the software. Finally, the manual takes you through a tour of places and techniques for obtaining material to send
to your Book Port.
The table of contents is arranged to double as a quick reference and to show the hot keys that perform specific functions in Book Port and the Book Port
Help and Exit Help: E
Press the Help key to access Book Port's documentation at any time. When you press Help, the device notes the file and position of the file you are reading,
then it opens the help file and begins reading it. The help file is a normal Book Port file that contains the documentation for the device and its software.
There is nothing special about the help file except that the device contains a shortcut key to open and close this file. All the other reading commands
are identical to the commands available for any file you read.
When you finish reading help, press the Help key again, and the device returns you to the file you were working with when you opened the help file.
In addition to this documentation for information about Book Port's operation, you may wish to subscribe to the Book Port email list. This list lets you
speak to other users and directly to the developers of the product and provides you an opportunity to make suggestions and observations that can help the
To join the Book Port email list, send an email message to
and put the word subscribe in the subject line of the message.
In addition to the Book Port general discussion list, APH also maintains an announce only list. This list does not accept posts from users. It is designed
to help you keep up with developments on Book Port without having to deal with the traffic on the general discussion list. To join the Book Port Announce
list, send an email to
and put the word subscribe in the subject line of the message.
How to Install this Software
Note that in order to install this software in a network environment, you must have administrative privileges. Note, too, that once the administrator installs
the software, he must plug the device in at least once while logged into the administrative account so the device drivers may install properly.
To install the program that transfers files from your PC to the Book Port, insert the Book Port CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Within a few seconds,
the disc should start spinning and the Setup program should start. If your CD-ROM drive does not automatically start the Setup program, press Ctrl+Esc
(or press the Windows key), then press the letter "R" to open the Run dialog. At the Run dialog, type d:\setup and press Enter. You may need to replace
Contents of the Package
The Book Port
Book Port top image
Book Port side image
Position Book Port on a table or other flat surface with the keys facing up toward the ceiling and the headphone jack and USB connector away from your body.
For future reference, this is called its operating position, although most of the time, its true operating position will be in your pocket.
Contents of the Package
The Book Port
The box that Book Port comes in contains the following items:
. CD containing software and over 1700 ebooks
. Compactflash card (inserted in Book Port flash card slot)
. 4 ' USB A Plug to 5-Pin Mini-B cable
. Ear buds
. 2 AA batteries
Received on 2007-07-07