Re: Talking household items

Monica Jones

Thank you, Walter, I will save the link and visit them. I would have searched them, but I appreciate your sending the link anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Ramage
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking household items

Hi. The url is Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: Monica Jones [mailto:coffeegal57@...]
Sent: 30 October 2015 18:30
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking household items

I missed the link, if you did, but I can search it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Ramage
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking household items

Hi Monica. I think the colour identifier was just a basic item, a good one
that is accurate would cost nearly 6 times that price. Some of their other
products though are good and the speach is clear. I pasted the URL at the
end of my original email. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: Monica Jones [mailto:coffeegal57@...]
Sent: 29 October 2015 20:36
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking household items

Hey, Walter, I don’t blame you. If I could afford more, I would be buying
more as well. The less I have to ask for help, the better. I don’t mind
asking if I really need help, but I enjoy the independence of not having to
ask. I bought their color identifier and did not like it much, but some of
the items I saw at the time seemed pretty good. At that time, Cobalt didn’t
have that many items, or, at least, not from where I saw what they had. That
has been several years ago and I bet they have much more now. I don’t think
I spelled the name of that company right. I should have looked more
carefully at the name before I replied. I want to look them up, so I’ll go
back and check. Besides, I like spelling names correctly. I was excited
about replying to your message.

From: Walter Ramage <mailto:wpr@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:55 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Talking household items

Hi folks. Can't remember if the thread about talking household appliances
and the high price was on Tech Talk or Blind Tech. In any case I only read
the odd post now and then from that thread but this evening it got me
thinking. I don't know about the USA but here in the UK there are a lot of
talking products of varying prices and quality. I find that the Talking
items I got from a company here called Cobolt are of good quality but
sometimes a bit pricey. I guess it depends on what degree you want
accessibility and or control. For example if you only want to warm up a
bowl of soup then a standard microwave will meet your needs adequately and
for the most part accessibility wouldn't be a problem. On the other hand?
If you wanted to cook meals from scratch and intend doing a lot of kitchen
work then you might well feel you need a micro that has power, facilities
and options as well as accessibility. In other words, it is horses for
courses. I have from this company a talking 16 feet measuring tape. This
tape is great as it will give you the measurement in feet and inches,
inches, millimetres, centimetres and meters. It will convert from one to
the other at the press of a button and will also include the case in the
measurement if you so wish. It has a memory to store measurements in for
later reference. This talking measuring tape is around £55 (around $84 at
the exchange rate which today was £1 = $1.53) and on the face of it, is
expensive, especially when you can get a regular measuring tape for one
tenth of that price. However if I had the regular cheapy tape then I
couldn't use it as I am total. I would have to wait until I got sighted
help and thus I'd have to rely on another person. So, I deemed the price of
independence and being able to take measurements immediately and at my
convenience worth the price. I know some just can't afford such a price and
that I guess is another matter but I'm just pointing out the reason why I
decided to purchase this tape. I'm fortunate here in the UK because as
being registered blind I can get products such as this cheaper as I don't
have to pay VAT (sales tax in the states) and I also don't have to pay
shipping costs (unless I opt for it to be sent express by courier). This
company cobolt have quite a number of products that speak and I have a few
such as talking bathroom scales, talking measuring jug, talking kitchen
scales and talking microwave. Regarding their talking Microwave ovens? They
are regular ovens (it used to be Gold Star ovens but don't know about now)
and the electronics were removed, including the screen and Cobolt installed
their own electronics that allowed speech feedback of every function and
that would explain why it was so expensive (The web site will tell you how
much they are. If you want to compare what is available here, and there and
the price difference then the Cobolt web site is Walter.


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