Visor Users Get Audible.com Access

Audible has announced a new Springboard module for the Handspring Visor, the Audible Advisor. The new module allows Visor users to access all of Audible.comis content, including books, magazines, radio shows, and more. According to Audible:

Audible and Card Access announced today the retail availability of the Audible AdvisorTM, the Springboard module for the Handspring Visor that plays Audibleis ever-growing collection of downloadable audio editions of books, newspapers, magazines, radio shows and original programs.

With 16MB of storage capacity, the Audible Advisor is capable of storing and playing back more than 4.4 hours of Audibleis Internet-delivered audio. Audible Advisor is priced at $129.95 (MSRP). However, as an introductory special, the Audible Advisor will be priced at $49.95 with the customeris participation in Audibleis BasicListener flat-rate monthly membership plan for one year. BasicListener allows for the download of any audiobook from Audibleis collection of more than 3,500, as well as a subscription to one of the more than 25 audio versions of newspapers and magazines, radio programs and original programs for $12.95 each month.

The Audible Advisor, an ultra-small, battery-less Springboard module is the third in Card Accessi Wristband family of products. Card Access is the developer of other top-selling modules for the Handspring Visor handheld including the award-winning Wristband Thinmodem. Audible is the leading provider of Internet-delivered spoken audio (www.audible.com) for PC-based listening or mobile playback on AudibleReady portable digital audio players.

The Audible Advisoris small form factor derives from a revolutionary combination of silicon and software. By using Analog Devicesi DSP (digital signal processing) chipset, the Audible Advisor consumes less than 40 milliamps (mA). This translates into an AudibleReady player with no battery. The Audible Advisor comes complete with headphones, PC installation software and playback software preloaded on the module, making installation of the Audible Advisor fast and intuitive.

You can find more information, including descriptions of all of their content, at the Audible.com Web site.

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