Playaway is a simple way to listen to audio on the go. Each Playaway is an MP3 player with the audio book pre-loaded on it. No cassettes, no CDs, no downloads. Each ultra-portable Playaway weighs only two ounces and has a universal jack that works with almost any type of headphone or mobility accessory. Just add a AAA battery, plug in your earbuds, and enjoy.
To see a list and place a hold on any of the Playaway titles cataloged in ROPL so far enter "playaway" in the Search Catalog box on the top of this web page.
For what we expect will be a very popular but limited resource, Playaways may be borrowed for 3 weeks, they cannot be renewed and there is a $1 per day overdue charge. Only two may be borrowed at a time; hold privileges are limited to Royal Oak residents.
- Each Playaway holds an entire audiobook, regardless of length. Play time depends on the length of the title and can range from 25 minutes to 80+ hours.
- Using only a few buttons, a listener can easily navigate back and forth through a chapter, adjust volume up and down, and even alter the speed of a narrator's voice.
- Playaway has an automatic bookmark feature that remembers where you stopped listening and resumes at that point when turned on again.
- Listen to a Playaway in your car! Just plug a wireless FM transmitter into the headphone jack of the Playaway, and tune your car radio to the specified channel.