The good thing about Victor is it has real buttons. No need for voice command. 
I agree doing voice command in public can be a problem. 

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From: Pc-audio [] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 1:33 AM
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Subject: Re: Humanwear Victor Reader Stream Trek

VoiceCommands as an adjunct to an existing device could be good, although I 
really can’t imagine using one out in public with GPS or or on a bus or 
whatever. That’s why say it should be an adjunct if they did it. But doesn’t 
the stream run on Linux? My guess is there aren’t any APIs that would let them 
use, for instants, Alexa. For my money, with the exception of doing things on 
the actual device, his voice assistance are vastly overrated. More often than 
not, you get something that makes you look on the web for what they found, or 
you get a non-response. We are definitely not in the Star Trek days, so the 
fact that human where hasn’t come out with something actually like a home or an 
echo makes perfect sense to me. If they just came out with one of the speaker 
things, nobody would buy it. Why would you want to buy a specialized speaker 
made by humanware, when the mainstream ones are after all voice activated. What 
possible value add it could there be? That’s why I say having some kind of 
voice deal that would actually let you use your device with voice under the 
right circumstances could be good.



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> On Nov 8, 2017, at 9:05 PM, Dane Trethowan <> wrote:
> So another new product from humanware but again I think they're missing so 
> many points as Humanware tend to do these days in my opinion.
> Yeah okay, we know about Talking Book players and we've used them for years.
> Yeah, we know about GPS navigation products and we use iPhones and other 
> similar devices.
> So it does surprise me that Humanware hasn't brought out a voice activated 
> device like the Google Home or Amazon Echo that does all this sort of stuff.
> Anyway here's the new device from our dear friends at Humanware so make what 
> you will of this.
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