The RNIB Accord combination USB player and Bluetooth speaker is our most advanced audio device and designed specifically for blind and partially sighted users, with easy-to-use tactile controls, wireless charging, easy-to-locate ports, bookmarking features and chapter skipping function.
Small (just a little larger than a standard coffee mug) and highly portable, you can listen to Talking Books on USB and any other audio via Bluetooth – podcasts, BBC Sounds, Audible audiobooks, your ‘dance like nobody’s watching’ playlist. If your smartphone or tablet can play it, you can listen to it on the RNIB Accord.
The rechargeable battery provides five to six hours listening on a full charge. Simply place the RNIB Accord on to the wireless charger provided and hear the player announce when it is correctly positioned for charging. Your RNIB Accord is supplied with one Qi wireless charging pad for fast charging and two USB-C cables, but not a USB charger plug – these can be purchased separately using product code HT376. (You can also charge your RNIB Accord via the USB-C port on top of the player using the supplied cables.)
With its high quality speaker, the RNIB Accord is the perfect way to listen to your favourite things in the living room, kitchen, garden or shed. Weighing only 384g (less than a tin of tomato soup!), you can easily move it with you as you go about your day. It is supplied with a lanyard attached for extra security.
Stylish and modern-looking, it has a black case with contrasting white buttons. The volume control buttons are a large, tactile plus and minus sign on one side of the device, designed to be easily located by touch. They also function as chapter skip forward/backward buttons.
The RNIB Accord’s two other control buttons and all ports are on top of the device for ease of use. The round, white power button is engraved with a power symbol, and the white book/folder skip button is distinctly smaller and smooth. The power button also functions as the play/pause button.
The RNIB Accord gives voice prompts in a clear, natural, English male voice to indicate battery, Bluetooth, charging and software update status. It will also speak when headphones, a USB stick, or an SD card are connected/disconnected and when a control button is pressed, (for example, “Volume up”, “Play”, “Power on”).
Bookmarking of your last position is automatic when the player is paused or stopped. When the USB stick is removed and reinserted the player will automatically start playing at the point you left off. The player can bookmark hundreds of individual USB sticks. You cannot add multiple bookmarks to a USB stick.
For more details about this product, check the product instructions manual (in the User Guides tab) to help you decide if this product is suitable for you.
- USB player and Bluetooth speaker.
- Plays MP3 and WMA files (up to 32GB USB stick).
- Large, tactile volume control buttons.
- Chapter skip function (forwards and backwards).
- Book skip (forward) function.
- Automatic bookmarking.
- Wireless and wired charging ability.
- USB-A port on top of device to read USB sticks.
- MicroSD slot for additional input and also for software updates (on top of device, with rubber cover when not in use).
- 3.5mm jack for headphones (not for use with Bluetooth headphones).
- Lanyard attached for security when carrying.
- Size: 93mm diameter × 114mm high (3.66 × 4.49 inches).
- Weight: 384g (13.55oz).
- Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity (10m range)
- One passive, mono sub-woofer speaker.
- Speaker: mega bass, three-inch diameter, 4 ohm, 5W 150-Hz/-18KHz, S/N ratio > 80dB
- Rechargeable 2000mAh Li battery
- Charges fully in under three hours (on the QI wireless charging pad).
- Playing time without recharging: five to six hours.
- Battery low indication (voice announcement).
- Please note, the device will feel warm to the touch when charging on the wireless pad.
- QI wireless charge pad with USB-C port and rubber feet to assist with correct orientation supplied.
- USB-C port for wired charging (on top of device, with rubber cover when not in use).
- Two USB-C to USB-A cables supplied (one × 50cm, one × 82cm).
- Please note, USB power adaptor is not supplied.
- The device will feel warm to the touch when charging on the wireless pad, this is normal. However, you should not leave the device on the pad for extended periods as this can overheat the battery and degrade the battery life.
- The device will arrive with rubber covers inserted to protect the ports. These should be removed before first use.
- Not compatible with Bluetooth headphones.
- Please retain packaging until you're sure you'd like to keep the product.
- This product is returnable within 14 days from purchase date.
Two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
This item is eligible for VAT exemption.
Downloadable product instructions
- Print instructions for DH472P (DOCX)
- Braille instructions for DH472B (BRF)
- Audio instructions for DH472CD (MP3 ZIP)
- Copy the update file below into a micro SD card.
- Insert the micro SD card into the SD card slot on top of the RNIB Accord player (with the device off).
- Turn on the device RNIB Accord by pressing and holding the power button on the top of the player for a couple of seconds.
- Wait until a ding dong is heard (this is the update confirmation). The device will then turn off automatically).
- Remove the micro SD card.
Downloadable Update file for RNIB Accord