Part of the firm foundation a new believer needs is access to God’s Word so that they can mature through the Word of God and can share His Good News with those around them. In cultures where many are illiterate, have a low level of literacy, or just usually learn new things auditorily, audio Bibles are crucial.
These solar powered audio Bible players have a 3D printed shell, and are an inexpensive way of giving people access to God’s Word and solid Biblical teaching. The ones we are distributing overseas have the audio Bible in one of the local languages as well as solid Biblical teaching. The ones we will distribute in Nigeria will have our copies of the radio broadcasts we have been doing there for the past year. We can also do full Bible audio, but this makes the navigation trickier as it is designed as a “listen thru device” and the user can either go forward or back one track or go back to the beginning or go forward 10 tracks.
While supplies last, those who sign up as a new or increased monthly donor to FFICM, will be mailed a free Seed Player with the English ESV New Testament loaded on it.
Due to the simple navigation controls on these devices, they are best used for listening through the Bible, as opposed to someone going to a specific chapter and verse.
As for the controls, you can:
-Volume up/down (+/-)
-Go back one chapter or forward one chapter (< / >) with a single press of those buttons
-With a long press of the back button, it takes you back to the beginning of the files on the device.
-With a long press of the forward button, it takes you forward 10 audio files.
|Size:||~40mm wide x 90mm tall x 20 mm deep|
|Audio:||Internal speaker (suitable for one or two persons), or earbuds (standard with 3.5mm jack, user-supplied or purchase separately)|
|Battery:||300 mAh Lithium Ion|
|Charging:|| — Solar, via panel on the back|
— Micro USB, cord and wall adapter user-supplied or purchase separately. (Note that this is the same charging plug and wall adapter used by many Android phones and other devices, so you may already have one of these).
|Charging time:|| — Solar, ~2 hours for each hour of speaker operation.|
— MicroUSB, ~2.5 hours to full charge.
|Play time:|| — Speaker ~7 hours|
— Earbuds, 10+ hours
|Volume control:||8 levels|
|Navigation:||Beginning, Track back, Track forward, 10 tracks forward.|
|Features:||Lanyard hole, LED charging indicator, play indicator, label areas, raised buttons, resumes at current track location on power on.|