Thursday, July 9, 2015

My new I. D. Mate

This nifty little device has been around for some years now but I finally decided to get one in late 2013 and I do not regret it. It is small, portable, and its voice is clear and very easy to understand.

I use it to help me read labels on tins, cans, boxes, and packages from the supermarket. The I. D. Mate is a bar code reader and this is how it does its job. Using a powerful but tiny camera, it reads the bar code from the tin, can, box, or package. It then does a look-up for a match within its vast database and if it finds a match it tells you what the bar code is along with the product name, and a description. If it does not find a match it tells you so and then you then have the option to record in your own voice what you want the tin, can, box, or package to represent.

The next time you focus the I. D. Mate's camera on the object in question, it will then identify the object based on your recording. Of course, you can always change the recording whenever you want if you have someone sighted around to tell you what the object is and then you can make a proper recording at that time.

I can also use my I. D. Mate to record memos, play MP3 files, and more. This little gadget has helped me greatly to be more versatile in my kitchen.

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