"I have volume 1 and 3 and will be ordering more! Yes! There are challenges to record these books, but I figured it out! Here's the scoop. The directions say to use good lighting. That's because the pages activate by light. The first few pages don't seem to sense the light well, so those didn't work at all, until I held a flashlight over the sensors to record!
Worked great! Suggestion: Use the flashlight from the beginning of your efforts! Some of my original recording efforts plays back on the wrong pages (even after erasing whole book) .
So I'm giving the grand kids a flashlight with the book ! They'll probably love that!
And yes! You'll probably have to change out the batteries in book.
Hope this will eliminate frustration and your child / grandchild/ friend/etc. will get this keepsake from you!
I have 7 more to do:)" Jeanine Billeaud said.
"Sound quality is POOR even with brand new batteries.
Pictures are nice and colorful." Maxine Stark-Behling said.
"My mom is elderly and we got this book for her newest great grandaughter. We were super disappointed it is very hard to use. I was thinking about contacting the seller for a refund." yvonne dohn said.
"They were delivered on time, but the book itself is worthless. I had to change the battery to get the recording to function. The recording does not work at all - it loses recordings you've made, assigns a recording you made for one page to another page, or it just repeats one recording for all the pages. Thought this would be a cool gift for my grandson, but I'll end up throwing it away." Skwheel said.
"It must be defective. With new batteries the recorded voice is very low. I have to see if I can return it." Amazon Customer said.
"I purchased this book expecting to be able to record a story for my daughter while deployed!!!! It is a total waste of money and I am in tears and disappointed. I excitedly sat down to record and nothing. I continually get the recorded message to choose a page to record. I guess I will try another book, wait for delivery, then pray it records." Shonta C. Reese said.
"Very grainy recording. I was a bit disappointed as this was part of a Christmas gift to grandchild." pat said.