The Stream's support for multiple accessible audio, text, and music file formats made it as close to a must-have as it gets for print-disabled readers, especially those with visual impairments. Intuitive navigation via keypad command makes files easy to store and access.
The new Stream is sleeker still: thinner and 28% smaller with rounded edges for a more comfortable grip. It also provides Wi-Fi connectivity to content providers such as Audible, Bookshare, and the National Library Service.
Unfortunately, mobile apps can replace these functions, enabling blind and visually people to carry one less device.
Still, the Stream is cheaper than an iPhone, and more immediately accessible. These strengths and continued enhancement should keep the product relevant for years to come.