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Offline zuse

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Okay, there were these books. I guess there was some kind of magnetic code in these dots or something and this handheld device you had would read out the word to you. I think the books might have been spiral bound. This was late 80s and early 90s - I believe YEARS before all the LeapFrog gadgets out today. For some reason I'm thinking the gizmo/device might have been yellow? And maybe computer-mouse shaped?
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Re: Books for Learning to Read (With a Gizmo/Device Thing That "Reads" Words)
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 November 2011, 11:44 pm »
I don't think so. The wand doesn't look right to me. Although I'm thinking it probably was just a buzzer thing, not actually reading. Hmm.

(I know there was a quiz toy out a few years that did that. My sister had one).
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Re: Books for Learning to Read (With a Gizmo/Device Thing That "Reads" Words)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 22 November 2011, 01:57 am »
I know what you are talking about my little cousin had some of those books, but I don't remember the name of them.

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Re: Books for Learning to Read (With a Gizmo/Device Thing That "Reads" Words)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 January 2012, 02:15 am »
You mean a Speak and Learn?

You'll find it here but you have to scroll down to see it.

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1983toys.html

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Re: Books for Learning to Read (With a Gizmo/Device Thing That "Reads" Words)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 January 2012, 03:14 pm »
Did this book include a puzzle that had a trail connected by dots that you had to drag over with the wand? And would the wand leave behind gray residue if you pressed it too hard.

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Re: Books for Learning to Read (With a Gizmo/Device Thing That "Reads" Words)
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 26 January 2012, 01:02 am »
I had one of these as a child in the early 90s. Mine was made of thick plastic and I believe it was by Texas Instruments. Certainly wasn't an 80s made toy.
I remember it making a really angry noise if you made the wrong choice with the pen. I also remember one of the parts being a big, blue round bit.

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Re: Books for Learning to Read (With a Gizmo/Device Thing That "Reads" Words)
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 20 March 2012, 08:47 pm »
Does sound a lot like Questron?

Only, the wand I had looked like this except the body was blue and the end was yellow instead of orange.

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