PENfriend 3

RNIB PENfriend enables you to record your own audio labels for a wide range of items in and around the home, at school, and on the way to work. To identify an item, touch the label with PENfriend and it will play back your voice recording! Labels can be re-used and can play back up to 60 minutes of content. 

  • "Get started" instructions are spoken in audio (in many languages) and is on the tactile, talking Instruction cards. 
  • Switch on PENfriend and touch the instruction hotspot for detailed explanations.
  • On the reverse are audio explanations with 15 uses people have found.
  • You can record new messages onto any label to reuse them where possible
  • Supplied with 105 tactile recordable labels; each can hold a message, or music, up to one hour long. 
  • 16GB internal memory stores 250 hours of recordings. Memory is expandable to 32GB. 
  • Tactile, high-contrast operating buttons and dedicated power button.
  • PENfriend is of no use to thieves so listen to your favourite talking books when you go outside
  • There are over 2600 unique, reusable audio-labels, so no shortage for labelling your CD collection, birdbooks, food items, etc. Each label has a unique number to avoid duplication.
  • PENfriend3 can store one audio book at a time. Download from the RNIB site of Daisy Books, plenty to choose from.
Penpal Instructions (Download)

  • 8GB of memory, extendable to 16GB
  • Rechargeable AAA batteries, charged in situ through the USB port
  • Washable silicone sleeve for user comfort and protection from impact
  • 100 recordable labels with 4 'Start' arrows
  • USB cable.
How does it work? PENpal is a barcode reader, with a difference: it detects 'micro' barcodes, so small that you can hardly see them, and therefore the barcodes do not ruin any artwork. The tip of the pen is a barcode reader, and when a 'soundspot' with a unique barcode is detected, PENpal plays back the audio .mp3 file associated with it.
500 g
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