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Subject: RE: Advice on small FM Radio using Rockbox

RE: Advice on small FM Radio using Rockbox

From: Gerry Ellis via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 21:15:47 +0100

Hi,

Thanks to everyone who answered. Some there that I already knew and much that I didn't. Plenty for me to try.


Take care,

Gerry Ellis

If you don’t know where you’re going,
How will you know when you get there?

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox <rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se> On Behalf Of Sheldon via rockbox
Sent: Thursday 11 June 2020 03:39
To: Gerry Ellis via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Cc: Sheldon <sheldon10101_at_gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Advice on small FM Radio using Rockbox

Hi:
The Sansa Clip Zip with Rockbox is customizable to an amazing degree and can certainly be controlled by touch. I use it that way, going to sleep.
You can even have it set up with a configuration file that runs everytime you turn it on. I suspect that you may want to go beyond just a FM radio. Ebay has a bunch of sansas available at various prices. Some with rockbox installed. Try craigslist and kiiji. I managed to get a new one a couple of years ago for a great price.


If you just want radio, consider getting a FM plus HD radio. Just check that there is HD radio where you are. With HD, you get better sound and a lot more stations. Interestingly, the HD radios and ones with accessibility seem to be coming from the UK. Here's a review of a radio that isn't expensive and seems to work pretty well for the blind.
https://dgriffithblog.com/2018/05/28/tactile-accessible-pocket-dab-dab-fm-radio/

Sheldon






On 2020-06-10 3:18 PM, Gerry Ellis via rockbox wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am totally blind. I want to use Rockbox on a shirt pocket sized FM radio so that I can use the controls and also set and select prefix radio stations. The smaller the device the better so long as reception is good.
>
> Here is my understanding of the current position:
> * Rockbox works mostly on MP3 players.
> * The Sansa Clip devices used to play MP3, had an FM radio and were beautifully small. However, these are no longer on sale.
> * The Rockbox firmware doesn't work with the current Sansa Sports devices.
> * I am not aware of any small device with both FM and AM radio onto which Rockbox can be installed.
>
> If the device had an AM radio and/or an MP3 player, that would be a bonus. However, the FM radio is my primary wish.
>
> Has anyone any recommendations as to which device might suit and where I might get one?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Take care,
>
> Gerry Ellis
>
> If you don’t know where you’re going,
> How will you know when you get there?
>
>
>
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