ClassMate Reader audio book player
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ClassMate Reader audio book player

  • Helps learning disabled individuals gain reading independence
  • Digital audio book player helps increase reading speed, comprehension and vocabulary
  • Reads aloud and simultaneously displays and highlights text on its full color screen
  • Study tools: bookmarks, voice recording, highlighting function, speaking dictionary
  • Built-in text-to-speech

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Overview

Reading made easy everywhere

This portable and affordable digital audio book player helps individuals increase their reading speed, comprehension and vocabulary, wherever they go.

The ClassMate Reader audio book player reads aloud and simultaneously displays and highlights text on its full color screen. Its simple, flexible interface can be configured to the user's specific needs.

It also includes helpful study tools to enhance learning such as bookmarks, voice recording, highlighting function and a speaking dictionary. With built-in text-to-speech, it works with e-text or NIMAS files.

Stand-alone

Unlike other reading and learning applications that require a computer, the ClassMate is a completely portable stand-alone solution. Students can download and store their curriculum directly on an SD card for easy access anytime, anywhere. The ClassMate is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to have access to their newspapers, articles, emails and books wherever they are and at anytime.

Flexible

The ClassMate can be set to match the user's pace preferences. Its full-color screen can be configured to change font type, text size, color, line spacing, etc. The user can adjust text scrolling speed and move text to view above or below the passage read.

Interactive

Using your fingertip or the stylus, you can interact with the text on the touchscreen and its simple, user-friendly interface. Simply touch the screen to underline a text passage, insert a bookmark or a note in the text or even consult the integrated dictionary.

A Multimodal Approach

The ClassMate uses a proven multisensory multimodal approach, which consists of stimulating both sight and hearing by the simultaneous use of text and audio. A number of studies have shown that multimodal approaches improve understanding.

"Students who had access to the digital audio textbook had a 38.1 percent increase in their pre- to post-test scores than their peers in the control group (21.6 percent)."

Source: John Hopkins

Study Tools to Enhance Learning

The ClassMate also provides essential functions to enhance learning. By simply touching the screen, students can highlight the text to focus on specific passages, or insert bookmarks to instantly return to important sections or pages. They can also take text or voice notes to complement their comprehension of the text. With the integrated dictionary, students can immediately look up a word's spelling, pronunciation and meaning.

 

What's in the box

  • CD "Documentation"
  • Extended warranty
  • Warranty multilingual
  • Notice Classmate
  • Notice for SD card with Reader material
  • SD Card with Data(US Client only)
  • AC Adapter NA
  • USB cable Short
  • USB cable long
  • Earphone
  • Carrying Case

 


Testimonials



Liesha Crawford

United States, Michigan


We now have 9 Classmate readers in use daily in our class as well as 2 of our families have purchased Classmate Readers for their child to use at home.As we began to pull the most recent test scores a week ago, 85% of our students were not only on the grid, but some had even doubled their lexile scores from the previous test 4 months ago! Not only that, but our students' daily language and vocabulary are increasing at a dramatic rate! Humanware's Classmate Reader has changed the world for the students within our program.


Features/Specs

Main Features

  • Synchronized text and audio
  • Study tools to assist in the learning process
  • Highlighting: helps focus on important passages
  • Bookmarks: helps find specific pages or sections in a snap
  • Text or Voice Notes: allows you to take personal notes within the text to complement comprehension
  • Ability to extract voice notes and text notes onto a PC
  • Speaking Dictionary: instant access to more than 25,000 words. Provides spelling, pronunciation and meaning.
  • Create personalized tests in text format to accommodate students during exam periods
  • Built-in text-to-speech engine (TTS) using the new Nuance Vocalizer human-sounding voice.
  • Select TTS voice. Choices include one female and two male voices.
  • Easily copy text files or NIMAS text book
  • Touchscreen increases interaction with text
  • Plays DAISY 2.x, DAISY NISO, NIMAS, MP3 WAV, ogg Vorbis, unprotected WMA, Txt, RTF, HTML, and XML file formats
  • Voice recording capability via built-in microphone
  • Playback through stereo headphones or built-in speaker
  • Connectable to external thumb drives-USB drives
  • USB 2.0 port to connect to PC as Windows USB drive
  • Weight: (10.7 oz), dimensions: (3.54" x 6.1" x 0.98")
  • Replaceable rechargeable battery (7 hours playtime)
  • Built-in battery charger - can be played while recharging
  • Will be fully recharged in 4.5 hours
  • Built-in stand - for hands-free listening
  • Built-in user guide

Hardware Features

  • Interactive screen (2" X 3"), landscape view, full color display
  • Dedicated buttons for key functions - i.e., record, study tools, go to page, dictionary
  • Dedicated volume and speed toggle button with increase and decrease buttons
  • Quiet keypad with simple four-arrow navigation
  • Home button - main menu: opening books/files, delete, timer, visual and audio settings, Information
  • Dictionary button - syllable, spelling, definition, contextual reference and searching capacity
  • Record button - instant record
  • Study Tools button - Highlighting, text notes, bookmarks, navigation of bookmarks, dictionary,
  • Go to button - go to page, go to heading, find text
  • Play/Pause button
  • Microphone
  • External speaker
  • Stereo headphones
  • Unit comes with a protective hard case with SD pockets, cleaning cloth, two USB cables, and power adapter.
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