FAQs

Are there restrictions on the use of these players?

Our objective is to live all of life to the glory of God, out of gratitude for Christ's finished work on the cross. We'd like to see that reflected in the use of these players and their content. Ask us about your proposed project!

How do I buy a player?

Actually, you can't! We are a non-profit providing Gospel players for free distribution to others, so we don't currently sell players. There are numerous audio players available for purchase for personal use through Google, Amazon, or similar sites.

Instead, we partner on distribution projects, allowing other indviduals and ministries to participate in those projects through tax-deductible gifts. If you have an idea for a collaborative project, we'd love to hear from you!

How are players like these best used?

Here are nine ideas from the Forum of International Bible Agencies.

Will you be creating other models?

We have a lot of ideas, limited mostly by time and resources. We'd love to hear your ideas!

Your players don't meet my needs; what are some others?

Here is a nice summary of some other great audio players.

How much content can be loaded on a MicroSD card?

There are three common MicroSD formats (usually stamped on the card):
  • MicroSD/TransFlash/T-Flash, < 2GB
  • MicroSDHC (High Capacity), 2-32GB, FAT32 support
  • MicroSDXC (Extended Capacity), 32GB-2TB, exFAT support
Our players read the MicroSD and MicroSDHC, but not MicroSDXC, so they are limited to 32GB. Realistically, putting more than 32GB on a player would seldom be necessary, as a full Bible is usually less than 2GB. Most content sets fit in 1-4GB.

Can you provide MicroSD cards or load content on mine?

We are also willing to do collaborative projects involving cards rather than players. With sufficient lead time, we can provide cards loaded with content. Ask us!

Our audience may destroy the player to harvest the MicroSD card!

MicroSD cards are valued for reuse -- to store personal content (photos, music, etc.) for mobile phones. To combat this, you may want to consider using an open player (with an exposed MicroSD), and then software protect the MicroSD card. This will reduce the motivation to open the player and will make the MicroSD card unusable for reuse. This approach may have the effect of making the player more valuable to the recipient, as they can also play their own audio content (for better or worse). Please let us know of your experiences with these issues.

Can players be shipped, mailed, or carried on airlines?

Because lithium batteries are potential fire hazards, there are specific rules for packing, documenting, and shipping/carrying them safely. We have a lot more information on that here.

How much is shipping?

We charge [approximate] actual shipping costs, based on our advance estimate.

What colors are available?

3D printing allows us to make players in various colors. Currently we offer white, black, light gray, dark gray, green, red, blue, yellow, and pink. Lead times vary depending on the color; we are most likely to stock black, gray, and white. Contact us if you have special requirements.

How durable are these players?

Because the players are new, we are still learning about their durability. In very dusty conditions, we anticipate more rapid degradation, either from speaker or MicroSD damage. We are not yet sure about degradation from very humid conditions. Also, the thermoplastic used for the cases has a finite lifespan in full sun. We are committed to doing all we can to enhance durability at this price point, and we welcome user feedback (info@resourcesfortheblind.org) about your experience with the players and whatever issues you observe.

Do you offer a warranty/replacement?

We will replace defective units for a period of one year after purchase. This covers labor and materials, but not damage due to misuse, water, dust, etc. If you have trouble with a unit, please email a description and, if possible, an image of the damage/issue to info@resourcesfortheblind.org. Thanks!



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