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Sonic portable USB player

Product code: DH444
£47.94 (inc VAT) £39.95 (ex VAT)

The ex VAT price will apply to blind or partially sighted people, or someone buying on their behalf.

Offering superb sound quality from its two built-in speakers, this easy-to-use, portable MP3 player will play content such as audio books, music and talking newspapers directly from a USB stick. It has four large yellow control buttons and an extra large volume control.

The Sonic unit must be turned on before headphones are inserted into the socket to ensure sound is only played through the headphones.


Designed for users of RNIB Talking Books Service, the ultra-portable Sonic USB Memory Stick Player offers superb sound reproduction. Take your favourite books or music with you on holiday – the Sonic will fit easily into a handbag or briefcase – or carry it with you from room to room when at home.

Raised, shaped buttons with tactile markings make it easy to move to a new book, skip through chapters or review the paragraph you have just read. It has four large, yellow tactile control buttons, an extra large volume control dial, which is great if you have limited dexterity, and offers superb sound quality from the two built-in speakers. Whenever you switch the player off or remove a memory stick, the Sonic will remember the exact place and play from there when that stick is next used. The Sonic also has Bluetooth connectivity, so is ready for pairing with your mobile and tablet devices, too.

Connecting to the Sonic via Bluetooth does not require any buttons to be pressed on the Sonic. Simply search for and select the Sonic on your Bluetooth device (Phone, Tablet etc.) to connect.

Three beeps are designed to indicate a low battery. A red light will show on the front of the player when the battery is charging; this light will go out when the battery is fully charged. If the battery is completely flat, you will need to allow the unit to charge for 15 minutes before turning it on and using mains power to operate it.

Also available
Spare charger. Product code DH333C


  • Tactile raised buttons
  • Automatic bookmarking
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Yes
  • Provides no distortion when used with hearing aids
  • 2.5mm mini jack socket for headphone connection
  • Size: 57mm x 155mm x 55mm (2.25 x 6.1 x 2.17 inches)
  • Weight: 289g (0.64lbs)
  • Rechargeable battery: 4 hours
  • Mains power option
  • 12 month warranty
  • Mains charger included

Please note: Bluetooth is not useable when a USB stick is inserted. Bluetooth headphones will not work.

Product instructions: 


We will make every effort to deliver within 5 working days, however if  you have not received your goods within 10 working days please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 who will be able to help you. Please note that for special orders the delivery can take up to six weeks and this is stated in the product details, where relevant.

Most of our products and some publications in large print (16 point and above) can be sent by freepost under the 'Articles for the Blind' scheme.

However, the Articles for the Blind scheme offers no guarantees of delivery or insurance for valuable items. We do, therefore, have to make delivery charges for some high value products which need to be sent by a special delivery method. Where a product incurs a delivery charge this is highlighted in the product details and will be added to your order at checkout.

When we send your products, the package will include a 'dispatch note' with details of the contents. It is really important to check this against the actual contents of the package and alert us immediately (within 7 working days) of receiving the order about any discrepancies. 


If you find this product is unsuitable for your needs, or is faulty, then follow our returns instructions to ensure we deal with your enquiry efficiently.  Some products cannot be returned.  More information can be found in product description where applicable. 

Special order products are non-returnable unless faulty. We kindly ask our customers to ensure that any faulty products being returned are packaged securely for stable transit, or the warranty may be voided. Where possible, please use the original packaging. These include specially ordered items that are not part of our standard range. This also includes personalised items, including computer packages, as well as special order canes, walking sticks and more.