Two Tips to Avoid Trouble with the New Generation Victor Reader Stream
by Marvin Commerford, Second Sense Technology Tutor
Tags: Adaptive technology, Blind, book readers, NFB Newsline, NLS, podcasts, Second Generation Victor Reader Stream, Victor Reader Stream, Vision loss, Visually impaired
The Second Generation Victor Reader Stream‘s Wi-Fi feature has added many great features to a great device. However, it has also opened up the possibility for problems that didn’t exist on the original Stream. Here are two tips to decrease the possibility of some problems.
- The Stream puts all downloaded content like books, podcasts, NFB Newsline, etc. onto its internal memory. The internal memory holds about 2.5 GB when it is empty. So, if you subscribe to many podcasts and download a good supply of NLS books to your Stream, you may possibly fill this memory up. I recommend you move your downloaded content to your SD card so you can make sure you don’t fill up the internal memory. If the internal memory is full, your Stream may not work properly. You can use the THREE key to delete items. The THREE key also is used to move downloaded content to the SD card by pressing it twice.
- Make sure the Stream is not downloading content when you turn it off or turn off Wi-Fi. The POUND/CONFIRM key is your friend here. Press and hold this key and the Stream will tell you your battery and download status. It is possible to corrupt the internal memory if you power the Stream off before downloads have been completed. If you don’t have time to wait for downloads to complete, you can cancel all downloads in the online menu.
Marv is one of Second Sense’s Technology Tutors. If you have questions about your Victor Reader Stream, give Marv a call at 312-236-8569 on Thursdays.