The digital books (DB) and magazines are on a USB flash cartridge about the size of an old cassette tape that slots into the inset USB port in the front of the player.
Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD): Digital books are also available online, via BARD, and BARD members are now also able to download books and magazines using the BARD Mobile App for Apple and Android devices.
Digital technology offers many capabilities, including excellent sound reproduction. The digital talking book machine (DTBM) weighs only around two pounds. The body of the player is dark to create maximum visual contrast between the case and the colors of the controls. (For more information about the digital player, see the NLS page Digital Audiobook Players.)
The machine is powered by a rechargeable battery. We suggest that you plug it in when not in use so that it retains its charge. If a player malfunctions at any time, contact TBBL for a quick replacement.
NLS gives members the choice of using either a standard player or an advanced player. TBBL recommends the advanced player because its additional controls make navigating within books easier than in the standard player.
The standard machine has eight controls for the basic operations for listening to a book.
The advanced player has some additional features and controls that make navigation easier, for example when moving chapter to chapter in a nonfiction book: