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Interactive Reader for Encyclopaedia Britannica Science Books
The Interactive Reader is a battery-powered scanning pen that reads text on book pages and also offers audio content such as facts and sound effects. The Reader works only with the six books in the Encyclopaedia Britannica Interactive Science Library series. Each book has two hours of audio content.
The Interactive Reader, which comes with two AAA batteries, opens up new worlds within the Encyclopaedia Britannica Interactive Science Library series. Every page in each 80-page book can be activated by the Reader for audio content, including factual information and sound effects. Touch the Reader to various "hot spots" on each page, and the content comes alive as it never can in traditional science reference books.
The Interactive Reader is offered separately, but note that it is included with the purchase of the 6-book library and with the 3-book sets.
Activates audio on Britannica Encyclopaedia interactive science books (sold separately).
No downloads required.
Powered by two AAA batteries (included).
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2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
great when it works - but is very BRITTLE, breaks easyJan 27, 2013
daughter loved this set, and i thought it was pretty cool too.
the pen hit the floor a day after we bought this from costco.
now, when we turn the pen on, the pen's red light comes on, makes the 'on' sound, then immediately makes the 'off' sound, and then the red light turns off. we have tried 3 sets of new batteries fresh out of the package. the pen appears to be VERY BRITTLE.
UPDATE: SDX-Interactive is pretty awesome, I wrote to britanica and to SDX. Britanica said "contact SDX", ok... SDK said "we'll send you a new one". wow. awesome!
UPDATE2: Also bought a 2nd pen from Britanica ($30), and it arrived with a dead speaker (headphone jack was operational however). Again SDX delivered, sending a replacement. wow. I want to take them out for a beer. :) I can only imagine the number of returns they're getting. But this product is really really cool, i'm going to keep trying its worth it.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Interactive reader for encyclopaedia science booksMar 04, 2011
By Charlene Loretta Post
I brough the set at Costco and needed more reader pens. I home school and the children love the interaction they have using the book and the pens. Even the one year old has a pen. He enjoys using it as much as the older children.
Interactive PenMay 13, 2013
Bought this to go along with the set of six Encyclopaedia Britannice Science Books for our grand children.
This is truely an amazing device!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Worked great at first, not built very well thoughMar 18, 2013
By SD-X pen for Encyclopedia Britannica
Our eldest daughter loved this pen as it allowed her to "read" before she knew how to read. Then it stopped working.
Encyclopedia Britannic partnered with a company called "PIL" ([...]) to make this pen. I called PIL and was told "unless it was defective when you FIRST opened it up, we cannot replace it."
Buyer beware. The technology works, but the hardware is cheap plastic and the manufacturer dodges responsibility to stand behind it.
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
partsJan 09, 2012
How can I purchase a pen for the Brain Training 2 book? Purchased on line @ Amazon,com, but did not come with pen.