Listen to words you could be seeing on a screen
DriveSafely Pro Review
by on August 14, 2010
RIM might want to position its BlackBerry range as something that people other than business-folk can enjoy, but the apps for the busy worker are still the most popular.
That would explain the super-high price tag for this effort – it costs an awful lot to hear your messages read back to you without needing to touch the phone, handy when you’re driving.
Other than that, it’s hard to see when you’ll need this – you certainly wouldn’t leave it running naturally as it’s bound to catch you out when you’re in a meeting and someone decides to give ‘sexting’ a go.
To be fair, as message-reading apps go, this is one of the better ones, as the reading is eerily accurate, has a nice flow and the variety of voices are pleasing.
However, the email address or name of the sender is always said too quickly, so you can either slow down the speech rate of the whole message and put up with infernally slow reading, or miss whoever sent you the message in the first place.
The free version will do a good enough job for text message reading, offering 25 words per message before shutting up. But the full version only offers 500 words – why not all the message for the price we’re paying?
Buy this app: Download the DriveSafely Pro app now
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