Recording Photo Album
- Color: Black.
- Talking photo album brings your memories to life.
- Insert photos into clear sleeves, then record separate message on each page.
- Enhance your photos with speech, music or sound effects.
- Combine photography and sound to make the background music of life.
- Press Play button on each page to hear recording for that photo.
- Ideal for wedding albums, holiday memories, baby books, and life story books for adopted children.
- Use in reminiscence therapy for those living with dementia.
- 20-page, flip-style album.
- Holds 5X7 photo on each page.
- Total recording time: 2+ hours - over 6 minutes per page.
- Re-record message for any page as often as you like.
- Pause/Resume button.
- Recordings are saved in MP3 format, 128KBPS sample rate.
- Supports WAV and MP3 files.
- Copy recordings from album to computer and vice versa.
- Make recordings on smartphone, save to computer, then transfer to album.
- Compatible with Windows PCs for file transfer; not compatible with Mac.
- Insert 4X6 photo into the front cover.
- Cover is made of Faux black leather.
- Built-in microphone, headphone jack, and speaker with volume control.
- 128 MB of internal flash memory.
- Lock feature protects your messages from accidental erasure.
- Precious recordings are preserved forever, even if batteries are depleted or replaced.
- Uses three AAA batteries, not included.
- Package Weight: about 1.3 pounds.
Product DescriptionOur talking photo album brings your memories to life. Insert your photos into the clear sleeves and then record a separate message on each page. Record speech, music or sound effects to enhance your photographs with the power of sound.
Every photo has a soundtrack. Familiar voices describing a scene, the music and atmosphere from a wedding, or the sound effects from a special event. Sound brings time from the past back into the present. This unique album will always prompt a story and start wonderful conversations.
Our deluxe recording photo album combines photography and sound into the background music of life through precious memories that can be shared together. Blind and sighted family members can now enjoy a trip down Memory Lane as they flip through a photo album. Every photo in this multimedia album can have a lengthy audio message associated with it, to further spark laughter, tears and everything in between.
Ideal for wedding albums, holiday memories, baby books, life story books for adopted children, and even reminiscence therapy for those living with dementia, our talking photo album has a multitude of creative uses. Give one as a personalized gift and it'll be treasured for a lifetime.
This is a 20-page, flip-style album that can hold a 5X7 photo or image on each page. You can record a separate voice message on every page using the built-in microphone. The total recording time is two+ hours across 20 pages - more than six minutes per page.
You can re-record the message for any page as often as you like, and a pause/resume button is included. Recordings are saved in the high-quality MP3 format (128KBPS sample rate). WAV and MP3 files are supported.
Save your cherished recordings onto a computer and keep them forever. You can also download music or sound files from a computer onto your album via the USB port. Create your own MP3 voice recordings using a Smart Phone App and then download them onto the recording photo album. For example, if you have relatives living in another state who wish to add a voice message to your album, they can use the Phone App to record a voice message and then email it to you. (FREE voice-recording Apps are available for Android and Apple devices.)
Insert a 4X6 photo into the front cover as a lovely final touch. The cover is made of Faux black leather. A 3.5 MM headphone jack for quiet listening is also included, as is a built-in speaker with volume control. 128 MB of internal flash memory safely stores all your precious recordings.
This album is compatible with Windows PCs for transferring files - sorry, not compatible with Macs. A USB cable is included for file transfer.
A lock feature is included to protect your messages from accidental erasure. Precious recordings are preserved forever, even if batteries are depleted or replaced. (Runs on three AAA batteries, not included.)
Directions for the Recording Photo Album From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
Talking Photo Albums can be used for many different applications. They make a perfect gift for family and friends, they can be used as a learning resource in a school classroom and also to create talking memory books for independent living. You can record and playback a single voice message on each of the 20 pages and/or download your own sound files from a Computer.
How to Insert Batteries
Locate battery cover on rear of unit. Use small screw-driver to remove single screw.
Insert three AAA batteries, then replace battery cover.
How to Record and Playback a Message
You can record a single voice message on each of the 20 pages.
Any combination of message lengths can be recorded across the 20 pages, with a total recording time of over 2 hours, (actual 130 minutes).
Slide the Power Switch to the ON position. The Green light will illuminate to confirm.
Press the RECORD button once and the Red light will begin flashing to indicate that recording is ready to start.
Press the PLAY button on one of the pages once to start the recording onto that page. The Red light will change from flashing to constant to indicate that recording is in progress. Speak clearly approximately 4 to 6 inches, (10 to 15 CM), from the Microphone.
If you wish to pause the recording at any time, press the play button once. The red light will flash to indicate recording is paused. To continue recording press the play button once. You can pause and restart the recording as many times as you wish.
When you wish to finish recording, press the PLAY button once to pause, and then press the RECORD button once to save your recording to the memory.
Each time the PLAY button is pressed, your message will begin to playback. You can pause the playback at any time by pressing the PLAY button, and then press it again to continue.
The message on each page can be re-recorded as many times as you wish. A new recorded message on the same page will replace the old one.
If you press the RECORD button by mistake at any time, simply press the RECORD button again to cancel.
It is possible to protect your recorded messages from accidental erasure. Locate the small LOCK switch hidden inside the battery compartment and slide it to the left position. This will disable the recording function. You will still be able to play messages, but not record.
A 3.5 MM Phono Socket is included. This will allow you to connect Earphones for personal listening. Or you could connect the Album to an external Loud Speaker to increase the playback volume.
Power Save Mode
To save battery power, the Album will go into 'Auto-Sleep' mode if it is left unused for 15 minutes. To restart, switch the power OFF and then ON.
How to Transfer Sound Files to and from a Computer
Your voice recordings for each page are stored on the internal memory. (Memory Size 128MB). This feature allows you to save and transfer your recordings to a Computer using the Micro USB Socket. Please read and follow the steps carefully, and keep for future reference.
Ensure the Power Switch is in the OFF position.
Locate the USB socket and use the USB cable supplied to connect the Album to a spare USB port on your Computer. The first time the Album is connected to a Computer, it may install the drivers and may also require the Computer to be rebooted depending on your operating system.
The Computer will recognize the Album as a USB storage device and will appear named as a 'Removable USB Drive' within the file explorer window.
Your voice recordings are saved as MP3 format files, (128kbps Mono). Each page recording is located inside a separate sub-folder. The recording for Page 1 will be saved as a file named REC00001.MP3 and located in a folder named Page01. The recording for Page 2 will also be saved as REC00001.MP3 and located in a folder named Page02 and so on up to Page20.
You can drag and drop the folders or individual MP3 sound files from the Album onto the hard disc of your Computer.
If you wish to pre-record the pages of your Album with sound files taken from your Computer, simply download your sound files onto the internal memory by drag and drop method. For a file to play on a particular page you must locate the file inside the correct folder for each page. For a file to play on Page 1 you must save the file inside the folder named Page01. For a file to play on Page 2 you must save the file inside the folder named Page02 and so on. Each page will then playback your sound files correctly.
Connect the album to your computer with a USB Data Transfer Cable, not just a USB Charging Cable.
Before you transfer an MP3 file onto your album, you must rename the file to REC00001.MP3. The file name must be the same for each file that is transferred into each page folder. The album will not play files that have not been renamed.
The Album will only play sound files that are saved as MP3 file format. WMA, WAV, MOV and MP4 formats are not supported. You are limited to a maximum of 130 minutes of recording, or a total of 128MB, spread across the 20 pages in the Album. For example the equivalent of 6.5 minutes of recording on each page, or any combination for each page adding up to a total of 130 minutes.
We recommend AUDACITY software for editing and converting sound files. Please visit www.audacityteam.org for more information.
This product is not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking Hazard.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
Do not mix different types of batteries.
Batteries must be fitted with the correct polarity.
The power supply terminals must not be short-circuited.
Exhausted batteries must be removed from the battery compartment.
Non-rechargeable batteries must not be charged.
Rechargeable batteries must only be charged under adult supervision.
Rechargeable batteries must be removed from the battery compartment before being charged.
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