Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: sorry off topik, book port for sale
RE: sorry off topik, book port for sale
From: Jeffrey Shockley <jawswizard_at_ec.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 11:25:34 -0400
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of mohit
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 9:14 AM
Subject: sorry off topik, book port for sale
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$, and 14 g b of audio movie's, books, and
wile the cumpiny just give's along a card of 256 mb, no caring case, and
she is asking 280$, 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
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
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
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
as possible and a CompactflashR card slot for removable mass storage. It
contains a built-in microphone and supporting hardware to let you record and
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
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
leaving the application in use, and it provides capabilities especially
geared toward blind students and professionals. Such enhanced capabilities
multiple levels of phrase detection for spoken word content digital audio
files and reverse translation for electronic contracted braille files .
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
digital audio files by three levels of phrase detection which are
categorized by sentence, paragraph, and section. If you send a Daisy Digital
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
with traditional serial ports. When you connect the unit, the software that
comes with Book Port automatically recognizes the device and starts the
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
information to give you the basics. That audio version of the manual is
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
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
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
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
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
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
speak to other users and directly to the developers of the product and
provides you an opportunity to make suggestions and observations that can
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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