Brown’s Bargains Episode Thirty-Two

Everyone needs to label something at some point, and Brown’s Bargains this week went in search of some great ways to help you identify items around your home…

Pen Friend Two Labeller: £74.99, product code DL110, available from RNIB

Our best selling audio labeller! Label anything and everything -make audio labels by recording your own voice. This easy-to-use labelling device has tactile operating buttons in high contrast yellow.

– 4GB internal memory – expandable by SD card up to 16GB (not supplied)
– Supplied with 127 mixed size and coloured labels; small round, large round, large square yellow, large square orange. You also receive 3 magnetic recordable discs – ideal for use on tins.

Braille Labeller: £34.99, product code DL65, available from RNIB

Easy to use, hand-held labelling machine for producing braille labels, without needing a knowledge of braille. For use with 9mm and 12mm Dymo tape. (product codes DL104, DL105 and DL106 black) White dial shows alphabet in braille and black print. Produces uncontracted braille and some contractions. Lightweight design made from plastic.

Loc Dots (Clear): £2.79, product code DL16, available from RNIB

One sheet of six tactile dots. Each loc dot measures 9mm by 1mm deep and is transparent and colourless. Small, raised tactile dots to mark the keys on a computer or typewriter keyboard, central heating or hi-fi controls.

Brown’s Bargains Episode Thirty-One

Here are some fantastic Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones, or even as a treat to yourself…

Fire HD Eight-Inch Tablet , 16gb: available from Amazon, £84.49

• All-new Fire HD 8, now with up to 12 hours of battery life, 2X the storage, and 50% more RAM for faster performance – made for all day entertainment.
• Fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor for smooth performance. Rear- and front-facing cameras. Available in four colours.
Comes in 16 or 32gb with additional storage thanks to the Micro SD card slot.

Amazon Echo Dot: available in black or white, £49.99, available from Amazon

• Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news,
set alarms and more
• Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn
• Controls lights, switches, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, Netatmo, tado° and others
• Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
• Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want
a voice-controlled device
• Always getting smarter – Alexa updates through the cloud automatically and is continually learning, adding new features and skills

Bem Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Band, available from Computer Room Services, £36.00 in various colours

•Battery with about 6 hours of talk time
•Built for use with opular voice recognition calling apps
•Spoken audio caller ID function
•Soft touch wrist band for comfort
•Micro USB port for charging
•Easily connects to Bluetooth devices
•Built in microphone
•Play/pause, answer, skip and reverse buttons

Brown’s Bargains Episode Thirty

This week, Brown’s Bargains has gone in search of some DAB radios you can use around the home and on the move. Listen up!

Roberts Play DAB/FM Radio With Built-In Battery Charger: £49.99 in various colours, available from Amazon

• DAB/DAB+/FM Wavebands
• Built-in battery charger
• 10 Station Presets
• User changeable soft touch surround (available in a range of colours for separate purchase)
• Headphone socket

Pure Move 2500 DAB/FM Portable Rechargeable Radio: £93.26, available from Amazon

• This compact, light, DAB Digital and FM radio is perfect if you love radio on the move. Looks good, sounds great and has up to 15 hours of portable listening
for you to enjoy
• The move 2500 features 20 Presets for instant access to your favourite stations (10 Digital and 10FM)
• Comes with high quality noise isolating in-ear headphones
• Personalise your music experience with the separate bass and treble control

John Lewis Spectrum DAB/FM Portable Digital Shower Radio: £49.95, available from John Lewis

• Digital and FM, for all your favourite stations
• 3W speaker
• Built-in rechargeable battery with 12 hours life
• Water resistant to IPX4 standard
• On/ off lock setting
• Headphone and micro USB input
• Carry handle
• Responsive volume & tuning dials and clear digital screen

Brown’s Bargains Episode Twenty-Nine

This week, Brown’s Bargains has gone in search of everyday items you can use around the home, all available from the RNIB Online Shop.

Amplidect 260 talking cordless phone – twin set: product code: DH391, £83.33

This twin set of amplified cordless telephones with voice guide comes already paired for your convenience. It features talking Caller ID, talking keypad, large buttons with large font and a tactile centre key. Hearing aid compatible.

Rechargeable Torch: product code: DH386, £17.95

Lasts up to four hours with no need to replace batteries.

Talking radio controlled calendar alarm clock: product code CC76BK, £39.95

This analogue talking alarm clock announces the time, day and date in a clear, English male voice. It’s radio controlled in the UK and it features an optional alarm with snooze function, LED light illumination and adjustable speech volume that can also be turned off if required.