Why do we call it a PENpal?

Because this award-winning digital companion will introduce you to learning material in a uniquely customizable way; your own.  Touch the pen to a book, poster, learning chart, or sticky label, and you'll hear the content read to you. You can download pre-recorded material from our freelink software in over 52 languages, or record your own narrative, music or sound effects.

What child isn’t fascinated by the sound of their own voice? Who wouldn’t enjoy hearing a relative, or treasured friend reading to them?  PENpal makes learning both personal and fun. 

The technology behind PENpal is sophisticated, but we’ve kept the customer experience simple.  All PENpals are portable, durable, and easy to use.  They work by detecting micro bar code links that are wirelessly connected to audio files in your computer. With 4GB, you have over 250 hours of audio content, and an endless combination of possibilities. 

From personal reading, to classroom education, this innovative audio-visual tool interweaves revolutionary learning technology with a creative experience you wont soon forget. 

Welcome to PENpal.

PENpal: a teaching tool that appeals to audio, visual and kinaesthetic learning styles.

How do you use the PENpal?

1. Press the power button.       
2. Touch the start arrow in each book.   
3. Touch the 'soundspots' on each page.
Experience for yourself how PENpal works from our demonstration on the Homepage                      

In Marek & Alice's Christmas, you can touch Grandad's violin and listen to the sweet music, touch the dog to hear him barking, or touch Marek to listen to him sing 'Silent Night'.

You can also switch to Self Recording Mode (M) and record your own version of Silent Night.   The top corner of each page is sound enabled to play back narrations in the language of your choice.

Some books even have sound spots hidden for users to discover.  Build on this by creating your own talking book, using the free YouCreate software!

PENpal is available for $150.00. This includes:

  • (2) Rechargeable Batteries 
  • (1) 4GB SD card 
  • (1) USB cable
  • A suite of free software called YouCreate, which enables you to make your own talking books, posters, and labels.   

​Click PENpal Accessories for some handsome extras including silicone sleeves in five great colors, headphones with 5-way audio splitters (also available in a range of colors,) USB cables, and 4 GB SD cards. 




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