(Click here to see how to use
this for storybook reading!)
(click pics for larger
Olmpus VN-5200PC (with Play and
Record buttons switch-adapted)
(switches are optional!)
As with many of my other adaptations,
the request to create this item came from 'you'! A mom
emailed me, asked me to research a way for her college-bound,
and physically challenged son to be able to record
lectures. She couldn't find anything available. I
looked, and also could not find anything!
So here it is. I'm
currently using the model specified under the picture above
here. At Standard Play, it can record about 70 hours of
lecture (at Long Play, which is just fine also, over 400
hours!). It records in the Windows standard WMA (Windows
Media Audio). Using the included USB cable, it acts as a
'hard drive' to your PC or Mac (512 MB flash drive). The
WMA files play back right from Windows in iTunes or any
song-playing software (can play on Mac with special software
also). With the stereo mini
"mic in" jack, this device can also be utilized for students
that want to take online
college notes as well.
the Play and Record buttons. The unit powers down after 5
minutes of non-use. Either switch wakes it up. The
next Record switch press starts recording. It records
sequentially without having to do any folder setting up.
It's very easy. You stop recording with either
switch. For note-taking, you stop/start as many times as
Later on, the Play switch then plays what you have
Important New Info as of 10/8/10 ***
Just emailed back and forth
with a teacher that wanted to use this product with a
*different* population than I intended above. She wanted
her kids to be able to play back a page from a storybook with
each switch hit. After detailing about some of my other
products that would do what she wants, turns out it was easy to
multi-purpose THIS product! :)
Teachers/parents read and record each page individually on the
recorder. They can even have higher-functioning physically
challenged kids *help* with this, using their Record switch!
Now, as the teacher/parent reads the storybook to the
child/children, a physically challenged child can press the Play
switch for each page! It works great!!!!
(click pic to enlarge)
Recorder in its optional
stand on left, included USB cable, and optional Dual Button Box
One control option is my Dual Button Box
above, for hand usage. Another is my ChinCheekA (pronounced
like the animal, Chinchilla) dual switch. And still
another is with 2 independent, appropriately positioned, single switches.
Remember to click a pic to
see it larger!
The Stand comes with some of my Stick & Suck
on the bottom to stay put on smooth, flat surfaces, and an
adapter for rough surfaces.
You can use the included USB cable to move your voice files to
your PC or Mac. Plug & Play for Windows, no special
software needed. For Mac, you'll need a WMA plug-in and/or
player (free online).
Hope this really helps someone out there!
|H-52 - Switch-Adapted Voice
|H-52-S - Stand for Voice