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Stream CD Edition

HumanWare Launches Victor Reader Stream CD Edition

Longueuil, Quebec, March 4, 2010 - HumanWare is pleased to announce a new model of its popular Victor Reader Stream portable DAISY, MP3 player and voice recorder. Victor Reader Stream CD Edition combines the worldwide renowned VR Stream and a special CD player accessory.

Stream CD Edition is perfect for people who do not have a personal computer. It is the easiest way to transfer a DAISY book on CD onto one single, portable audio playback device without the use of a computer.

“We have heard from many people who like the portability of the Victor Reader Stream but who do not use computers”, says Gerry Chevalier, Victor Reader Product Manager at HumanWare. “These are customers who receive DAISY CD books in the mail from their library. They tell us they would like to be able to transfer their CD book to the Stream because the Stream would be an ideal player when they are travelling or on the go. However, they also tell us they do not have or want to use a computer. With the Stream CD Edition we are now pleased to offer them a solution.”

Key Benefits:

  • Ideal for readers who listen to DAISY CD books and do not use a computer
  • Easy to use. Just attach the CD drive to the Stream, load the CD book, and press a single button to copy it to the Stream
  • A short Getting Started audio book explains the steps and plays automatically when you power on the Stream CD Edition.
  • The Stream CD Edition has the full feature set of the standard Stream so if users want to go beyond just listening to their DAISY CD books they can enjoy other types of books and music and even use the voice recorder. All documentation and tutorials are supplied on the SD card.

What's in the package?

  1. One VR Stream with all the usual accessories (rechargeable battery & charger, ear buds, USB cables, documentation CD and a 2Gb SD card)
  2. One VR Stream CD player Accessory especially designed to be used with the Stream

The CD player accessory is also available for purchase by existing Stream users who may not have a computer and are relying on others to transfer their CD DAISY books. Only the CD player supplied by HumanWare should be used as other CD drives have been found not to be electrically compatible and can damage the Stream.

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About HumanWare

HumanWare ( is the global leader in assistive technologies for the print disabled. HumanWare provides products to people who are blind or have low vision and students with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative products, including BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for the blind in education, business and for personal use; the Victor Reader product line, the world's leading digital audiobook players; the SmartView family of handheld and desktop electronic magnifiers; and myReader2, HumanWare's unique "auto-reader."

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