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The Victor Reader Stratus12 M plays DAISY and MP3 books as well as music on CDs, SD cards, and USB flash drives. The 12-key number pad provides direct navigation to reach specific heading, page, folder, or file numbers.

  • Built-in text-to-speech to play computer text documents
  • Support additional media sources, including USB flash memory and an SD card
  • Enjoy great sound quality for books and music
The simplest and friendliest audio book player
The Victor Reader Stratus continues the legacy of HumanWare’s 13-year history of developing simple, easy-to-use audio book players. The Victor Reader Stratus comes in a new look enclosure that is smaller and lighter on the outside yet smarter and better sounding on the inside. Unlike the previous generation, the Stratus plays multimedia books and music from CDs, SD cards and USB flash drives.

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.

Keypad 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.

Multimedia Choice
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.

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.

It’s all about usability
Variable speed
Increase playback speed to read more quickly
Integrated handle and rechargeable battery
Sleep timer
A great way to enjoy reading before bed
Digital sound quality
Enjoy great sound quality for books and music
Information key
Announces book info (title, total/elapsed/remainingtime, 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
There’s a Victor Reader Stratus for you

Model Features
Stratus CD only
Stratus M CD, SD, USB, TTS

Every Victor Reader Stratus model offers a choice of 4-arrow or 12-key number pad.
Technical Specifications

  • Plays DAISY, Audio and MP3 CDs
  • 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
  • DAISY formats supported: 2.0 and 2.0.2
  • ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002/2005 (DAISY 3)
  • Rechargeable Li-Polymer battery
  • Recharging time: 4 hours
  • Operating time: 10 hours for continuous play of DAISY MP3 books
  • Coding algorithms: AAC, AMR-WB+, 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 (Stratus M)