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RealSAM Pocket accessible content service

A basic RNIB guide to the RealSAM Pocket and how it is used by blind and partially sighted people.

RealSAM Pocket is a service which allows you to listen to books from the RNIB Library, Talking Book service, newspapers, magazines from RNIB Newsagent and BBC podcasts.

These are all available on a mobile device that you control with your voice.

When you purchase RealSAM Pocket, you will receive a Samsung media player handset, a subscription to RNIB Newsagent and Talking Books and the software package that makes it all work. The handset also acts as a mobile phone, so you can make and receive calls and send text messages.

The special built in RealSAM software guides you through the menus in order to listen to your books, newspapers and BBC podcasts, or to check the weather, time and your current location.

You speak all of the commands to RealSAM Pocket, including telling it what book to pick, hearing the sports section of your newspaper or when you want to text your friend.

Features and benefits

RealSAM Pocket is designed to be accessible for blind and partially sighted people. You can receive books just by speaking their title, making it a very simple way to gain access to a library, as well as being able to request a magazine or newspaper and navigating through them quickly and easily.

It is also a very useful phone handset. Phone functions can also be accessed using voice commands.

The device also comes with a range of assistance features including video access to Be My Eyes volunteers, a magnifier, reminders, navigation assistance and an emergency support function.


RealSAM Pocket can be purchased for £27.99 per month on a three-year contract. This includes unlimited phone calls, 3GB of data and access to books, newspapers and magazines. After this time, you can choose to pay month to month so that you keep having access to the library and newsagent.

You can also choose to buy RealSAM Pocket without a mobile phone plan. This option allows you to use Pocket with your choice of SIM card and gives lifetime access to all other services including books, newspapers and unlimited customer support. RealSAM Pocket SIM Free costs £799.

All RealSAM Products come with a one year warranty and 60-Day no obligation returns period.

How to use RealSAM Pocket

You must use voice commands to navigate RealSAM Pocket which can take a while to get used to, but once you do become familiar with them, you’ll be able to operate it easily. A quick reference guide is available from the RealSAM Pocket website.

Find out more about RealSAM Pocket.