Please note: The configured DAISY service is only offered where CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) is available, unless you registered as a CNIB Library client before April 2014. If you are unsure if CELA services are available in your area, please call CELA at 1-855-655-2273. Please include your phone number with your order so our technicians can contact you to connect the Stratus 12M to your existing wiereless Internet service
Victor Reader Stratus12 M – Daisy and MP3 reader
A user-friendly audio player for structured and efficient playback navigation
All Victor Reader Stratus models feature large, tactile, high-contrast keys, a built-in speaker and headphone jack, and self-voicing controls, making it simply the friendliest audio book player around.
You can take and operate your Victor Reader Stratus anywhere, using its rechargeable battery and integrated carrying handle.
It's all about choice
Choose any of the Stratus4 models with its simple 4-arrow keypad to easily navigate novels, magazines, and newspapers.
Students and professionals may prefer the Stratus12 models with its telephone-style number pad for navigation to specific pages in highly structured publications such as reference and text books.
For those who like the most simple operation possible, attaching the optional keypad cover hides all but the most essential keys to simulate a traditional cassette player.
In addition to playing CDs, the Stratus M model support additional media sources, including USB flash memory and an SD card. With the Stratus M's built-in text-to-speech capability, you can even play computer text documents saved to these external media.
The VR Stratus Reading Experience
- Browse text and recorded DAISY books by chapter, section, subsection, phrase.
- Navigate MP3 books and music, moving by folder, file, and specific time jumps.
- Move through text files by sentence, paragraph, word, or even spell words.
All content is organized via the popular Victor Reader bookshelf categories. The bookshelves contain DAISY books, commercial audio books, music files, and text files.
Never lose your place
For every title, your Stratus will automatically resume reading where you left off, regardless of how many books you are reading.
The bookmark key marks important points in any type of book, audio file, or computer document.
Go to page
Enter a page number using the Stratus12’s number pad and go directly to that page just like turning to a specific page in a printed book. Ideal for reference books, cook books or text books.
What's in the box
- CD User's guide 4M or 12M
- Getting Started 4 or 12
- Warranty multilingual
- AC adapter NA
- Portable - Integrated carrying handle and rechargeable battery
- Large, tactile, high-contrast keys
- Plays multimedia books and music from CDs, SD cards and USB flash drives
- Easily navigate novels, magazines, newspapers, and text documents
- Telephone-style number pad for navigation to specific pages in highly structured publications such as reference and text books
- Removable keypad cover hides all but the most essential keys to simulate a traditional cassette player. Sold separately
- Built-in text-to-speech capability
- Navigate Bookshelves, DAISY books, commercial audio books, music files and text files. Browse text and recorded DAISY books by chapter, section, subsection, phrase
- Transfer content from daisy online libraries on the device - Direct to player features available on demand
- Navigate MP3 books and music, moving by folder, file, and specific time jumps
- Move through text files by sentence, paragraph, word or even spell words
- Resume reading where you left off on each book you are reading
- Bookmark content in books, audio files or documents
- Variable speed - Increase playback speed to read more quickly
- Sleep timer
- Information key - Announces book info (title, total/elapsed/remaining time, total pages/headings)
- Where am I key - Always know where you are in a book (page, chapter, headings, etc.)
- Key describer - Announces the functions of each key
- Battery recharge time: 4 hours
- Battery autonomy: 6 to 9 hours
16 Languages: English, Arabic*, Danish, Dutch, Estonian*, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic*, Italian*, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian*, Romanian*, Slovenian*, Spanish*, Swedish
*Available on Model M, Not M+ / H
- Dimensions: 22 x 21.6 x 4.8 cm (8.7 x 8.5 x 1.9 in.)
- Weight: 0.95 kg (2.1 lbs.) with battery
- CD, SD, USB, TTS
- Plays DAISY, Audio and MP3 CDs
- DAISY formats supported: 2.0 and 2.0.2
- Rechargeable Li-Polymer battery
- Coding algorithms: AAC, FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, WAV
- Text-to-speech: Acapela (Stratus M) to play BRF, DOCX, RTF, txt, html, xml files
- Power jack: 2.5 mm (interior) / 5.5 mm (exterior)
- Headphone jack: 3.5 mm
- Firmware upgrade via CD or SD/USB
- 1-year Warranty