RNIB In Your Pocket

Simple Accessible Media device
powered by RealSAM

"I am excited to be able to wake up in the morning, pick this up, and enjoy the newspapers with my morning coffee."
Graeme Innes

Call RNIB to order on
0303 123 9999

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Click the single button and ask for what you want using natural spoken dialogue.


Just say, “Read me The Guardian”, and SAM will be happy to oblige.

On Demand

Your favourite news and media is available when you want it.


RealSAM can read to you while lying in bed, walking in the park, on the train, or anywhere you wish.*


Specifically designed for people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability.

Direct Access

No computer required - This RNIB device is all you need to get direct access to news and other media.

*RNIB In Your Pocket includes mobile services from O2, and works anywhere within their mobile network.

RNIB In Your Pocket Demonstrations

Live Interactions with RNIB In Your Pocket

This video shows a live interaction with SAM on RNIB In Your Pocket, so you can hear what it is like to use. It demonstrates reading and searching newspapers, finding and listening to podcasts and books, changing speech speed and checking the weather. Note that since RNIB In Your Pocket is designed to be used without vision, listening to this video is just as good as seeing it!

RNIB In Your Pocket Features

Book Selection and Reading

RNIB In Your Pocket also allows you to navigate and select from over 180,000 books from several libraries and this list is constantly expanding: Project Gutenberg provides access to free books that are out of copyright, and is available to all users. There are currently around 30,000 Project Gutenberg books available through RNIB In Your Pocket. Librivox provides free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world. There are currently around 6,000 Librivox audiobooks available through RNIB In Your Pocket. Bookshare is an Accessible Online Library for people with a print disability. Select from more than 150,000 Bookshare books available to members covering a wide range of topics, titles and authors. All RNIB In Your Pocket users can browse the Bookshare library, but you must be a member of Bookshare in order to download books. To find out more or to join Bookshare, visit www.bookshare.org

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Newspapers and News Feeds

You can access a huge range of newspapers provided by the RNIB Library. These include all the major papers, such as The Sun, The Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mirror, and many more. SAM can also read you The Conversation, which gives academic rigour mixed with journalistic flair. Others newspapers can be added on request.

For a detailed list of content available through RNIB In Your Pocket, go to: realsam.co.uk/product/media

Weather, Time and Location

RNIB In Your Pocket can tell you the time, date and the weather forecast for your current location, or any city around the world. You can also ask about your current location. Just ask, “Where am I?”, and SAM responds with a street address and the nearest cross street. Then you can say, "What's around here?", for SAM to tell you about the points of interest nearby.

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Podcasts - Radio Programs on Demand

RNIB In Your Pocket allows you to listen to a huge range of radio program podcasts on demand. You can search through the catalogue, which includes all the radio podcasts from RNIB Connect Radio, plus all the stations of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and National Public Radio (NPR) from the USA. RNIB In Your Pocket also provides access to the TED Talks audio podcasts.

For a detailed list of RNIB In Your Pocket content, go to: realsam.co.uk/product/media

More Media Coming

RNIB In Your Pocket content is continuously expanding, with more news and podcast sources being added regularly. Other media content in the pipeline includes audiobooks, magazines, music, videos, and much more.

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Evolving Functions

RNIB In Your Pocket functionality is continuously evolving, and is updated automatically, so you will always have the latest features as they are released without having to purchase new hardware. There are many exciting new functions under development, including enhanced weather information, and a much more powerful location and personal navigation function.

What is in the box?

Your RNIB In Your Pocket device, setup and ready to go!

Protective case to keep it safe

Headset with microphone so that you interact with SAM more discreetly

Lanyard for easy carrying

Power charger

Audio CD with instructions on getting started, and a detailed user guide

Customer Testimonials

The single button and voice controls are impressive and simple to use.

Graeme Innes

I have spoilt some of my husband’s stories, because now I have access to the same articles that he reads in the newspapers.

Janene Sadhu

I've had a wonderful time using it, it's terrific!

Frank Nowlan

It's great to have news on demand, and to be able to discuss current issues with my wife.

Terry Boyle

Call RNIB to order on 0303 123 9999

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