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NOTE: NOVEMBER 2014

We cary the cartridges used with the players provided by the NLS talking book program. If you buy 20 or more cartridges, take $1.00 off the price of each cartridge. We sell the four gigabyte capacity for $12.00 and the 512 megabyte capacity for $10.00.

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WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

Picture of the basic digital player After many years of development, the new digital talking book players have been mailed to patrons of the National Library Service talking book program.

This allows the libraries to lend books on digital cartridge instead of using casettes. If you wish, you can sign up for the Library's BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) web site on the internet and download digital talking books for yourself.

You can choose a book to read and have it in your hand in minutes. You can erase it from your cartridge after reading, or save it and build a personal library.

To download and play books, you can use a flash drive to hold the book and plug it in to the USB jack on the side of the player, or you can buy blank cartridges, put your books on them, and slide them in to the front of your player for reading. This is where we come in.


CARTRIDGES, CABLES, AND MAILERS

THE DIGITAL CARTRIDGE

THE USB EXTENTION CABLE

CARTRIDGE MAILERS

SHIPPING, HANDLING, AND SALES TAX CHARGES

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DIGITAL CARTRIDGES

FOUR GIGABYTE CAPACITY - $12.00

512 MEGABYTE CAPACITY - $10.00

Picture of the digital cartridge The library lends books on cartridges, but doesn't provide blank cartridges to patrons who want to download books for themselves. The library relies on private sellers to provide these cartridges for users to buy. We are one of these sellers. The cartridges we sell have a capacity of either 512 megabytes or four gigabytes, and can hold many hours of material.

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THE USB EXTENTION CABLE - $3.00

Picture of the USB cable The cable is used to connect the cartridge to your computer. You can place books you have downloaded on the cartridge for reading, and erase books you have read and no longer need. This cable is a standard USB extention cable, but the jack on the cord is thin enough to fit the recessed USB plug on the back of the cartridge. Not all cable designs will work with this cartridge, so be careful when buying them locally.

Our cable is 36 inches long, which I find long enough to plug in to the back of my computer and reach the front of my desk for easy use with the cartridge. I find that the cable is also useful for connecting thumb drives and mp3 players to the computer.

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CARTRIDGE MAILERS - $2.00 EACH

Picture of the cartridge mailer These mailers are made of plastic and are used to store or mail your cartridge. The are identical to those used by the libraries to mail books to patrons, except they are gray, and lack the embossed government seal on the front.

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SHIPPING, HANDLING, AND SALES TAX CHARGES

Shipping and handling rates for small cable and cartridge orders are less than our normal rates, so be careful when calculating.

For shipping and handling within the U.S., please add $3.00 for under four items. For more items please use our regular rate of %5 of your order with a $7.00 minimum. For large orders, we will wave most of these charges, please ask when you contact us.

MICHIGAN RESIDENTS please ADD 6% SALES TAX.

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HOW TO CONTACT US OR MAKE AN ORDER

We take orders by phone or mail only, and accept VISA, Master Card and checks. We do accept purchase orders from organizations. Our contact information is as follows.

HOWELL MOBILITY PRODUCTS
717 LOUIS AVENUE
ROYAL OAK MI 48067-4603

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WHEN TO CALL

We answer our phones between 9:00AM - 8:00PM eastern, Monday through Saturday We do have voice mail, if you wish to leave a message after hours.

Please call: (248) 548-0681 If you have an unlimited long distance plan.

Call toll free: (877) 970-5550 if you don't, and we will pay for the call.

FAX: (248) 548-1788 Please call before faxing.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY

There is a web site that I have found very helpful

Visit bardtalk.com to:

find answers to commonly asked questions concerning BARD.
Join the BARD email discussion list,
discover many other helpful resources.

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