OCR ENGINE: Capture and save quotes and other text of interest instantly. The text is saved in text files which is then easily transferred to your computer. Extremely handy if you are a student or a researcher or if you just want to save some text of interest. Simply use the pen to scan a word, a paragraph, or why not full pages. It´s easier than you think!
TEXT TO SPEECH: Use C-Pen Reader to read printed text for you! C-Pen Reader features a high quality naturally speaking British English, American English, Spanish or French voices.
DICTIONARY: Not sure about a word? C-Pen Reader contains high quality electronic dictionaries. Capture the word(s) and they are located in the dictionary for you.
VOICE MEMOS: C-Pen Reader also features a microphone (and of course speaker and headphones connector) allowing you to record audio. Like voice memos. The audio files are saved in the device, can be retrieved and listened to any time.
COMPACT: The C-Pen Reader is small, portable, and light making it easy to carry with you anywhere you like to read
eReader Mode: MAX 2 PRO screen size is incredibly good for reading large PDF books. No zooming and scrolling needed, it displays original book size. On MAX 2 PRO you can enjoy the rich reader features of BOOX eReaders: bookmark, highlight, annotation, scribble notes, reflow, adjust fonts and contrast…and a lot more.
Tablet Mode: Powered by quad-core processor and Android 6.0, MAX 2 PRO allows you to complete most tasks done on regular Android tablets aside from watching videos smoothly. Install your daily favourite apps: bookstores (Kindle), Cloud( Dropbox), Web-browser, RSS readers, newsstands…Save your eyes from tiring LED screen.
Monitor Mode: Larger than iPad Pro screen, MAX 2 PRO screen can be used as a second monitor via HDMI port. No hassling to install any software. One single tap will help you to sync your computer screen to MAX 2 PRO screen. Treat yourself with some luxurious break from your computer screen that causes you digital eye strain.
Simply go into the Zen Zone in Lyons to use any of these, no signing out required! Knitting needles, crocheting hooks, colouring pencils, etc. must stay within Lyons, but anything you make you may keep (such as orgami, knitted or crocheted objects once finished, etc.).
The following equipment is for use within CATS only. Sign them out through the CATS service desk
Freestanding Snowball Microphone
Headset with microphone-style headphones
Lyons New Media Centre (2 hour loan)
The following equipment is for use within Lyons only, and limited to 2 hours per day. These do not need to be booked; simply ask to sign them out at the Help Desk and use at one of our computers or in our Edit Suites (microphones are for use in Edit Suites only).
USB condenser microphone
Yeti condenser microphones (x2)
Headphones (2 for edit suites, 4 for general use in Lyons)
The following needs to be booked in advance:
Webcam (with manager's permission only; contact her directly via email)
It should be noted that all computers in the main room & edit suites in Lyons have built-in webcams.
"The Livescribe Echo gives you the power to do so much with one device. A self-contained ink-pen that is packed with a microphone, speaker and on-board storage, it captures every moment of every interaction – so that you can do what you do best."
Oristand is a standing desk converter, meaning it’s not a desk itself – it’s an object you place on top of your existing desk or table, transforming it into a stand-up desk.
Oristand is made of uncoated cardboard to keep it environmentally friendly and affordable. If a spill does occur, wipe it off quickly, then let the cardboard dry completely before using it again.
Oristand has been designed to support the weight of any laptop and keyboard providing you use it on a flat and level surface. Oristand can withstand average weights of around 60 lbs (27 kgs). Use your discretion and do what feels most comfortable to you!
These items are available for 2 hour loans, for use within Lyons only.
Samsung VR headset - Download VR apps from the Oculus store
CircuitScribe kit - With a non-toxic conductive silver ink pen and interactive modules, create a variety of different electronic ciruits; learn how electronics work by understanding input, process, and output signals in your circuits
EggBot - Needs power & computer with Inkscape software; to be used in conjunction with a booking in one of the Edit Suites (L415 or L416); works on spherical shaped objects (eggs, light bulbs, ornaments, balls, etc.)