Use your voice to record labels for a range of items around your home, at school or at work with our bestselling audio labeller. The PenFriend 3 is easy-to-use and can store up to 250 hours of recordings. When you need to identify the item, simply place the PenFriend on to the label and it will play back your recording! Your PenFriend can also be used as an MP3 music player and Talking Book player.
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Our simple and easy-to-use PenFriend 3 enables you to record your own audio labels for a wide range of items in and around the home, at school and work. When you need to identify the item, simply place the PenFriend on to the label and it will play back your recording! It can also be used as an MP3 music player and Talking Book player.
The four tactile operating buttons are yellow to provide a high-contrast against the black-casing of the PenFriend. Each label holds a message up to one hour long and you can record new messages onto any label to reuse them where possible. Instructions on how to get started with your PenFriend are built into the packaging and are announced in an English female voice; simply switch on the device and touch one of the tactile instruction hot-spots on the packaging.
Please buy extra label packs in sequence to ensure you don't have duplicate labels; they are individually numbered. If you have two with identical numbers both labels will read out the newest recording attached to that number.
Use your audio labeller to:
- Label food items - including freezer food, with use-by dates, cooking instructions and dietary information.
- Identify your shopping - label items as you place them into your basket, so you know what they are when you get home.
- Place audible notes on medicine packaging and cosmetics.
- Organise household paperwork and personal documents.
- Identify your film and music collections.
- Label your clothing - washing instructions, colours, coordinating items of clothing and accessories.
- Organise your gardening seed packets and potting tools.
- Listen to music player - you can store approximately 1,000 songs in MP3 format.
- Listen to Talking Books - you can save one book at a time.
Items supplied with your PenFriend inside a plastic storage box:
- One PenFriend 3 audio labeller; 8GB internal memory stores up to 250 hours of recordings. Memory is expandable by SD card up to 16GB.
- 127 mixed-size labels in orange and yellow; small round, large round, large square.
- 10 magnetic labels.
- One key fob; with four recording-spots.
- One lanyard.
- Getting started audio instruction card; with 15 ideas for using your PenFriend 3.
- Two AAA batteries are required and NOT included.
Convert your original RNIB PenFriend recordings to use on your RNIB PenFriend 3
If you're replacing your original RNIB PenFriend or PenFriend 2 with an RNIB PenFriend 3 you can transfer all your recordings from your old pen to your new one. This means you can still listen to all your recordings from the same labels. Download the PenFriend Tool Transfer Wizard on a Windows based computer. Save the programme to your hard disk and then select the setup.exe file to install the Wizard and run the programme by selecting the PenFriend Transfer Wizard icon on your desktop. Connect your original PenFriend with the USB cable and follow the instructions. The transfer takes about five minutes to complete and afterwards you can continue to use your original PenFriend as well as your new PenFriend 3.
Accessories to order separately
File management software
If you've access to a Windows based computer, you can backup and manage your recordings using File Explorer or the free Label Manager software which can be downloaded from penfriendlabeller.com/penfriend-manager. Label Manager offers two access options:
- Audio Interface, which is the Jaws ready simple backup system.
- Graphic Interface for which you may require sighted assistance.
Most of the utility functions such as backups/restore can be done on both interfaces. Use the Graphics Interface or File Explorer for loading music and Talking Books.