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Sonic 2 – Portable USB memory stick player and Bluetooth speaker (USB C Charger included)

Product Code: KA-SBT021 Categories: ,
(36 customer reviews)

£54.99 (VAT free item*)

The Sonic 2 USB Memory Stick Player has been designed by Kings Access Technology specifically for use by visually impaired persons. The ideal USB player for visually impaired listeners, it is very easy to use and produces superb sound reproduction.

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1274 in stock (can be backordered)

Standard Warranty: 12 Months

The SONIC 2 USB memory stick player is a portable version of the Sovereign 2 USB Memory Stick Player

It is the ideal player for people who want to take their MP3 books or newspapers on their travels, or simply need a lightweight USB player in order to easily move from room to room without compromising on sound quality!

The Sonic 2 is the ideal USB player for visually impaired users wanting to listen to Talking Newspapers and Talking Books. The listener can easily navigate between multiple publications on one stick at the tap of a button.

Our Best sound quality to date

We know when audio is your only interface sound quality matters. Whilst proud of our best-in-class sound quality we are always looking to improve. We have upgraded both players to the latest generation of digital amplifiers providing clearer sound, less distortion and a louder, clearer head-phone output. We have also improved the mechanical stability and isolation of the speaker cabinets.

Kings USB C Charger We believe our new USB C power supply to be the world’s first designed specifically for visually impaired users. After an extensive consultation period we have designed it with a unique tactile feel, 3D raised logo, high contrast colours and a strengthened braided nylon cable. USB C is a universal standard and will prevent ‘wrong’ chargers being used and potentially damaging equipment”

Please note, this product is not compatible with apple audio or audible files (unless being streamed directly via Bluetooth).

To achieve best results with USB flash drives we recommend the use of MP3 files and formatting to FAT32.

*This is a VAT Free price for persons registered Blind or Partially Sighted. You will be required to confirm you are registered Blind, partially sighted or visually impaired or you are buying on behalf of someone that is at the checkout.

Product Highlights

  • Best ever sound quality
  • Dimensions: 160*52*61mm
  • USB C Charger included
  • Large, high visibility control buttons
  • Low Battery warning sound
  • Plays MP3 and WAV files
  • Navigate between multiple folders, or books at the touch of a button
  • Rechargeable and easily replaceable lithium battery
  • Tactile markers for easy control identification
  • Large rotary volume dial with built-in on/off function
  • Automatic, Pinpoint, multiple 'Bookmark' memory - remembers last track position, mid-track, even when speaker is switched off or stick is removed
  • Headphone Socket easily accessible
  • Very economical battery use - long playback on battery power - between 4-6 hours
Rated 4.94 out of 5 stars
36 reviews

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36 reviews for Sonic 2 – Portable USB memory stick player and Bluetooth speaker (USB C Charger included)

  1. someone

    Ease of use.

    Bought for older family member who is now blind. Managed to set up alone and now can listen to books from RNIB on USB.

  2. R. Steward

    With dedicated MP3 players rapidly going the way of the dinosaurs, this product is perfect for continued electronic listening – especially for the off-line, non-tech-savvy, or lovers of simplicity. For those who miss the predictable behaviour of a cassette tape, one of the great features of this device is that it always continues to play from the same point on a USB drive, wherever and however it’s stopped. This includes when switching between different USB drives. The 3.5mm headphone socket also means that, with relative ease and the right cable, it could be connected in to a larger sound system. Great for space-saving too. A 32GB USB drive will store around 370 hours of audio (at 192kbps). I’ve already bought three as gifts.

  3. HJW

    Speedy delivery, great item

  4. cc

    Bought this or my 94 year old mother who has macular degeneration, arthritis and is not tech savvy at all. She loves this device and can hear her talking books again.The sound is good,its very easy to use, simple controls and its robust. The yellow controls stand out well against a black background that is the body of this device.

  5. mc

    Prompt delivery. Player works well.

  6. L.Lamprey

    100% Excellent

    The Sonic 2 USB Memory Stick Player and Bluetooth Speaker is excellent. So easy to use and a pleasure to listen to. I recently purchased one for my relative who became blind a few years ago, She could no longer see to use her music player. She used to love listening to her music. I transferred her music to a usb memory stick and now she easily uses it mostly all day and has found some happiness again. Wonderful.
    I am not blind but I have also purchesed a Sonic USB Memory Stick Player for myself to listen to my music/audiobooks at home and when walking.

  7. Margaret Brown

    This is an amazing little machine. Easy to use, well built and fantastic sound quality. Really well thought out. It will enrich many lives. I am so very grateful that so eone has put such thought into the design to make it sturdy and simple to use. Thank you so much.

  8. LL

    100% excellent.

    Kings Access Technology Ltd gives a first-class service with excellent products and I very highly recommend them. 100% excellent.

  9. lorraine

    Very well liked.

    Nice easy to use speaker for the partially sighted. However, please note that Amazon audio books can not be played on here because of their aax format. The good news is your local library has loads of audio books they can download for free, all you need to do is take in the USB drive.

  10. CH

    Restored a love of reading

    I bought this machine for my 89 year old mum, who suffers from macular degeneration. I’ve tried buying audio books on CD and DVD before, but she has really struggled with using the technology. However, she loves this machine, and says that it has given her back all the pleasure she used to get from reading books. I was surprised how small it is, but she can use it quite easily and says the sound quality is excellent too. We get free Talking Books from the RNIB for her, which come as a USB stick and simply slot into the machine. We’re really pleased with it, and would definitely recommend it for anyone in a similar situation.

  11. JA

    It sounds good and the instructions are simple.

    I’ve enjoyed listening to a plays, poetry and carols…. all very clear.

  12. big al

    Small and easy to use.

    I got this for my wife who is in a care home with dementia. She loves music, and although she has poor eyesight she can operate it ok. The large knob on the front switches it on and controls the volume. At full volume it is it is not too loud so it doesn’t disturb the other residents, but it is loud enough for her. I have inserted a memory stick with her favourite songs on and she is delighted with it.

  13. Pupinder Digpal

    Fantastic piece of kit, highly recommend for the sight impaired

  14. DS

    Excellent build quality easy to use as I am sight impaired

  15. Ruth

    Very pleased with this product. Used by a 96 year old with very bad sight. It is the first she has been able to use because it is simple to operate, not too many buttons.

  16. LE

    Bought for my brother who has got Eye problems at the moment so cannot read! My mum has already got one , sonic two USB memory stick speaker..he received it the other week and has already started listening on it and found it a great help and pleasure!!

  17. oldbaz

    Perfect for my mother-in-law who has macular who can no longer read. Being an avid book reader this player is a lifesaver for her, she can now listen to the books that she can no longer read 🙂

  18. NJP

    good product great service would use again

  19. P A Day

    This was a present for my mother aged 99. It’s wonderful, so easy for her to manage and the sound quality is very good.

  20. Jim McGeown

    “Does what it says on the tin” Just what I wanted, keep it simple.

  21. MD

    Arrived quickly and good service

  22. AS

    Fast service good price excellent product

  23. Cathy

    This certainly does what it says it does. My husband (almost totally blind) finds it relatively easy to use and is very happy with it.

  24. KembleSteve

    We bought this device, so that our mother, who is 101 years old with very limited vision, could use it to play MP3 audio books.
    All the controls can be operated by feel, and even the charging plug can be inserted either way round.
    It has been very well designed.
    I must also mention the sound quality. It can also be used as a bluetooth speaker, and the sound quality from this little gem is amazing, so I would highly recommend it for both visually impaired people, but also as a great piece of sound kit.

  25. Sally Smith

    Very easy to use and good clear sound. As I am recently dealing with sight problems this is ideal for talking books.

  26. DDM

    Well pleased. nice equipment

  27. JDB

    Excellent machine, easy to use by blind elderly women, controls are easy to use . It smaller than the previous machines but sound quality is excellent. Only problem which is similar to previous machines, charge point where cable is attached is awkward to locate for blind , we now leave cable connected and switch off at socket. Overall excellent.

  28. Revd Les

    I am blind and this is essential for me to enjoy books . It is excellent although my previous on was only 3 years old and stopped working .
    I use it every day but expected it to last longer .

  29. Tracy C

    Absolutely brilliant, so easy to use. I got this for my dad who has glaucoma & caterac in his eyes & he loves it 😊

  30. Shane L

    Bought it for my grandpa and he loves it! I’ve put in some audiobook and he listens to them everyday with no problem in operating by himself. Would be great if it comes with radio function as well.

  31. Julie N

    Easy to use for my mum with dementia

  32. Cameus

    Partially sighted, blind or just don’t want to have to turn the lights on because your listening in bed and don’t want to wake up more than you have to – this machine is perfect. well made and well designed, the high contrast buttons are as simple to use as possible, by sight or touch. The rechargeable battery is replaceable and easy to access. I don’t think there’s anything they haven’t thought of. This product deserves 5 stars more than any I have ever given in a review before because it’s designer has set out to improve the quality of life for partially sighted people and they have hit the nail on the head. High Five!

  33. SM

    The Sonic 2 has far outweighed my expectations. So easy to use and produces quality sound. It’s an amazing easy to use, well constructed USB Player and I thoroughly recommend it!

  34. SM

    I thoroughly recommend the Sonic 2 USB Memory Stick Player and am pleasantly surprised at the quality sound and the ease of use. Many Thanks for the speedy delivery.

  35. N,R

    The Sonic is a big improvement on my 5 year old Sovereign. Sound quality is great, much better on headphones than my old one. New charger is a big improvement. Build quality is excellent, highly recommended!

  36. SM

    I thoroughly recommend the Sonic 2 USB Memory Stick Player and am pleasantly surprised at the quality sound and the ease of use. Many Thanks for the speedy delivery.

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