Victor Reader Trek

$795.00

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The Victor Reader Trek is a blind mobility device that combines the innovative media reading and playback capabilities of the popular Victor Reader Stream with the cutting-edge GPS technology of the Trekker Breeze.

Imagine a device that gives you the best of both worlds: the confidence to get where you’re going easily and the freedom to enjoy entertainment on the go. That’s the magic of the VictorReader Trek, the multiuse handheld device designed to make mobility easy and enjoyable for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Navigate the world around you and that latest bestseller with one consistent physical experience!

Today people everywhere consume content while traveling, but for someone who is blind or visually impaired physical keys plus a consistent user experience is so much more important while navigating outside with one hand already occupied by a cane or dog guide.

Book Reading and Playback

The VictorReader Trek blind mobility device combines the world-renowned simple book reading and media playback experience of the VictorReader Stream with the navigation guidance technology found in the Trekker Breeze.

VictorReader Trek blind mobility device gives you instant access to the latest books, magazines, music, movies, podcasts, and more – all in the palm of your hand.  Catch your favorite show while you’re riding the train, or playback recorded audio notes from your lecture while you’re walking around campus.  If you get distracted or lose your place in a book, just press that same “Where Am I” button to find it again in a flash.

Orientation Mode

VictorReader Trek blind mobility device gives you verbal instructions to help you move around independently and with confidence, while you’re commuting, traveling, shopping or just out and about.

You can plan your route ahead of time and add landmarks as you go.  If you get lost along the way, simply press the “Where Am I” button and Trek will tell you exactly where you are at that exact point in time.

With the press of the online button you can toggle between the always-on Orientation guidance mode and offline or online book reading:

  • Take a long bus ride and read books or listen to podcasts.
  • Need to check where you are?  Simply toggle to the orientation mode and press the “Where Am I” button.
  • With the press of that one button, Trek will tell you:
    • Your current nearest address
    • Cardinal direction you are traveling
    • Description of the next intersection.  (Whether it is a 3 way or 4-way intersection, which streets go which direction and approximate distance)
  • Next instruction if you are following a route
  • Want to mark that specific intersection to return to on a future trip?  Simply drop a voice tagged landmark and you can receive turn by turn directions to that exact point.
  • Want to navigate to a specific address?  Use Trek’s familiar telephone keypad to quickly type the address.
  • If you don’t need to get off the bus, simply press the toggle button again and you will be back in your book or podcast exactly where you left off.

VictorReader Trek provides specific pedestrian or vehicle instructions:

  • Pedestrian directions ensure the user is not guided on major highways
  • Vehicle instructions reduce the amount of details provided to the user so they can more easily direct a sighted driver

VictorReader Trek specializes when you are in the open area!

Navigating on a college campus or similar campus environments can be challenging if you are new to the environment.  Trek offers options to make you feel immediately more comfortable.

  • Drop voice tagged landmarks at each building you will be returning to and Trek will always provide you with instructions to navigate there, even when no streets are found
  • Administrators or Orientation and Mobility (O&M instructors can upload GPX files containing the exact locations of their buildings on that campus and add them to the Trek’s landmarks list
  • Travel with confidence knowing that your landmarks will always be your points of reference

But we did not just merge two products.  We designed a product for the future of orientation:

  • The VictorReader Trek includes Bluetooth for listening to Bluetooth headsets. (We recommend the bone conduction headsets to avoid blocking one’s ears while traveling)
  • Users can also use headsets with control keys to modify the volume and perform commands related to book playback or GPS navigation with the device in their pocket.
  • The device is iBeacon ready for future indoor navigation features to come in a software update.
  • Will support the upcoming Galileo orientation system for even better accuracy when traveling.
  • We use map data from TomTom which will be updated on a regular basis.
  • Users can use entire country maps now rather than individual map sections.
  • Trek has an included FM radio which will  be activated in a future software update

Quick Overview

  • Navigate the world around you and that latest best seller with one consistent physical experience!
  • Take a long bus ride and read books or listen to podcasts
  • With the press of that one button, Trek will tell you:
    • Your current nearest address
    • Cardinal direction you are traveling
    • Description of the next intersection
    • Next instructions if you are following a route
  • Simply drop a voice tagged landmark and you can receive turn by turn directions to that an exact point
  • Use Trek’s familiar telephone keypad to quickly type an address
  • Simply press the toggle button to get back in your book or podcast exactly where you left off

 

The new version of Victor Reader Trek is HERE!

We are excited to announce a new version of the Victor Reader Trek software. Victor Reader Trek 2.1 brings the following improvements and new features:

  • New HERE maps: Industry-leading maps with location intelligence at its heart. Improved navigation experience and address precision. Improved accuracy of street names. Up to date maps.
  • Access to World maps (HERE maps only): Browse a list of map packages and install any maps of your choice free of charge.
  • Faster map installation and update option (HERE maps only): Victor Reader Trek 2.1 offers a quicker, simpler way to install new HERE maps using your computer and an SD card. Follow the step by step instructions in the online user guide. For those that prefer, direct downloading of maps to their Victor Reader Trek continues to be supported.
  • Map browsing mode: New unique and accessible feature to virtually explore any map area installed on your device. With Victor Reader Trek 2.1’s map browsing mode, you can familiarize yourself with your surrounding, explore your neighborhood, prepare for a trip, before physically being there; find points of interest around these areas before arriving there, and create a new landmark on your virtual map browsing position to use it for live navigation and future creation of new routes. You can access the map browsing mode from an entered new address, from an existing landmark, or from your current location.
  • Routing engine revamped:
    • Improved instructions for more accurate guidance in pedestrian and motorized modes.
    • Accurate pronunciation of street names and abbreviations, now with the bilingual “Voice auto-switch” feature.
    • Fast and accurate address search.
    • Pre-recorded routes are automatically imported to the new Here maps.
    • “What’s around” feature improvement, provides Points of Interest at a walking distance no matter how complex the street layout is.
    • Plus many more routing, backtracking, and preview improvements.
  • Languages: English, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Finnish (New), Spanish (New), Italian (New), Arabic (New).

 

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Victor Reader Trek Specifications:
Size: 114 x 62 x 24mm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches)
Weight with battery: 140g (5.0 ounces)
3.5mm stereo Headset jack
Built-in mono omni-directional microphone
Built-in 500 mW speaker
Battery: Lithium-Ion, 3.7V nominal
Battery recharge time: Up to 4 hours with AC adapter. May be longer . with other chargers or PC recharge.
Power Supply: Switching type AC/DC. Input 100V – 240V, 50Hz – 60Hz. Output: Type A USB socket, 5VDC, 1A 
Operating temperature range: +5 to + 40 degrees Celsius
Battery charging temperature range : +5 to + 35 degrees Celsius
Storage and transportation temperature: -20 to + 45 degrees Celsius
Operating humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage and transportation humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing) Micro USB OTG compliant interface
SD (Secure Digital) card slot supports up to 32gb SDHC cards.
Talking Book formats: DAISY 2, 2.02 , NISO Z39.86 2002,/2005, NIMAS 1.1, unprotected EPUB 2, LGK
Audio Codecs: AMR-WB+, mp3, MPEG2, mp4, m4a, m4v, OGG Vorbis, Wav P.C.M, Speex 
File types: 3gp, bra, brf, docx, fb2, html, m4a, m4v, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpg,
OGG, rtf, SES3, txt, wav, xml, LKF
Text-to-Speech: Acapela
Victor Reader Trek Specifications (Continued)
Recording: MP3 16-bit samples at a sampling rate of 44,100Hz with a bit rate of 64, 96, 128, 192 kbps, PCM 16-bit samples at a sampling rate of 44.100Hz 
DRM: 2002 PDTB1 (so-called I.P.P.) and 2006 PDTB2 
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n operating in the 2.4GHz band
Storage and transportation temperature: -20 to + 45 degrees Celsius
Operating humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage and transportation humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Micro USB OTG compliant interface
SD (Secure Digital) card slot supports up to 32gb SDHC cards.
Talking Book formats: DAISY 2, 2.02 , NISO Z39.86 2002,/2005, NIMAS 1.1, unprotected EPUB 2, LGK
Audio Codecs: AMR-WB+, mp3, MPEG2, mp4, m4a, m4v, OGG Vorbis, Wav P.C.M, Speex 
File types: 3gp, bra, brf, docx, fb2, html, m4a, m4v, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpg, OGG, rtf, SES3, txt, wav, xml, LKFRecording: MP3 16-bit samples at a sampling rate of 44,100Hz with a bit rate of 64, 96, 128, 192 kbps, PCM 16-bit samples at a sampling rate of 44.100Hz 
DRM: 2002 PDTB1 (so-called I.P.P.) and 2006 PDTB2 
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n operating in the 2.4GHz band

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