DynaVox-Xpress-Handheld-Device

Pittsburgh-based company DynaVox Mayer-Johnson has rolled out its latest handheld device, the DynaVox Xpress. This device is  a handheld communication devices aimed, primarily, for people with speech impairments or those who have problems speaking in groups. Weighing at 1.5-pounds, the gadget has a 5-inch touchscreen display with a menu of icons with various phrases and vocabulary, and speakers to vocalize the communications. The Xpress also supports an MP3 player, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, an integrated calendar, and the ability to download new vocabulary to the device. Its battery can last up to 8 hours. The device placed in a durable magnesium alloy casing, and weighs between 770 to 952 grams depending on the battery. DynaVox Xpress sales will begin in end of August 2009, its value has not yet been announced.

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