Icon Quick Start Guide

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ICON QUICK START GUIDE

 

ICON QUICK START GUIDE

Congratulations! With your purchase of the revolutionary new Icon, you now have the most powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use personal data assistant (PDA) for the visually impaired available today.

The Icon was developed by engineers with extensive experience in the field of blindness and technology. In fact, many of the developers use the Icon everyday.

 

Now, let’s get started!

 

Unpack the Box.

· Remove the Icon and components from the box.

· Save the packaging materials in case you need them later.

 

Check the Components.

If any items are missing or damaged, notify LevelStar customer service immediately. Call 800.315.2305 or 303.926.4334 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Inside the box, you’ll find:

· Icon

· Carrying Case

· Interface Cable

· USB cable

· AC power adaptor

· Quick-Start Guide (Print, Braille and audio CD)

· Users Guide (text CD)

· Earbuds

· Lanyard

· Battery

· Braille Quick-Start Guide is located in the shipping box.

 

Get to Know Your Icon.

Your Icon is held easily in your hand, like a telephone. Hold the Icon in your hand and orient yourself to the feel of the unit.

 

Notice:

· On the face, there is a 12-key telephone style pad. Above that are 9 keys used to access the menu, navigation, and functions. At the very top of the face in the middle is an oval-shaped earpiece. We’ll go into more detail on the face keys after touring the entire unit.

· On the left edge you’ll find a round stereo speaker, 3 keys and a ridged button.

- Beneath the round speaker, the first key is an oblong key. It turns the Volume Up and Down.

- The next key is a round button. It is the Speaker Toggle button.

- Below this key is a small ridge.

- The next key is also a round button. It is the voice record button.

- The next key is the ridged button. It is one of two battery cover buttons.

· On the bottom edge, there is a ribbed slide switch and the Power /Sync Cable Port. This ribbed slide switch is the key lock switch.

· On the right side, there is a ribbed button and a round stereo speaker. This ribbed button is one of two battery cover buttons.

· On the top edge, there are four connection ports and the lanyard clip. The connection ports are, from left to right:

- external microphone jack

- miniSD slot

- headphone jack

- headset jack

 

Explore the Operational Keys.

Hold the Icon with keypad facing up, the two round speakers facing away from you, and the side keys facing to the left.

 

At the bottom of the faceplate is the telephone style keypad and above this are the operational keys.

· Telephone Style Keypad

o The telephone style keypad starts with the number 1 in the top left corner and goes sequentially left to right. It ends with 9 on the last button in the third row.

o The last row of buttons, from left to right, are * 0 #

· Nine Operational Keys

o The operational keys are located above the telephone-style keypad. In the first row, you’ll find three keys: two corner-shaped keys and a long bar-shaped key in the middle.

§ The skinny bar-shaped button in the middle is the Menu key.

§ The corner-shaped button to the left of the Menu key is the OK key.

§ The corner-shaped button to the right of the Menu key is the Cancel key.

o Above those keys you’ll find a large diamond-shaped button with an oval-shaped button in the center.

§ The oval button is the Select key.

§ The diamond-shaped button is the Arrow key. Press the right side of the diamond to move right; the top of the diamond to move up; the left side of the diamond to move left; and the bottom of the diamond to move down.

o To the left and right of the diamond-shaped arrow key are small rectangle-shaped buttons. The left button is Status and the right button is Help.

o Above the diamond-shaped arrow key are three keys, two small round ones to the left and right, and a long bar in the center.

§ The long bar is the Applications Menu key.

§ The round key on the left controls Braille Display connectivity and the Bluetooth Manager, and the round key on the right controls Wifi and the Network Manager.

 

Put in the Battery.

Your Icon comes with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that can be easily inserted or removed.

 

The first step is removing the battery cover door.

· Hold the Icon with the keypad in the palm of your hand. With the opposite hand grasp the two battery cover buttons and slide the cover toward you.

Now you’re ready to put in the battery.

· Hold the Icon face down with the speakers facing away from you.
· Hold the battery with the rough edges in your right hand. Feel for the indent on the left edge. As you hold the battery, the indent on the left edge should be on the bottom.
· Place the left side of the battery in the compartment first while holding the right side of the battery. You will slide the battery to the left under a small lip.
· Replace the battery cover door. Hold the Icon with the keypad in the palm of your hand. With the opposite hand, grasp the battery cover by the two buttons. Slide the cover until it snaps into place. Important: Check cover to be sure it is firmly in place.

 

Turn Your Icon On.

When the battery is inserted, the Icon will boot-up if the battery has a charge. This will begin with a short vibration. A few seconds later the Icon will give a welcome message and present the Applications menu.

· To turn the Icon off, hold the Cancel key down until two short vibrations are felt.

· To turn the Icon on, hold the cancel key until one short vibration is felt. The Icon does not need to boot at this time so the Applications menu will be presented immediately.

 

Set the Time and Date.

Press and hold the status key until the Icon says “status”. The Icon will next give the current date and time. If the time is incorrect or you prefer a different format, do the following.

· Press the Select key to enter the Time and Date settings.

· Choose either the 12 or 24-hour clock. Use left or right arrow to select the format you prefer.

· Down arrow once. This takes you to the time zone setting. Press the Left and Right arrows to choose a time zone.

· Down arrow once to set the time. Only numbers can be entered in this field.

 

You can enter the time with either a 12-hour or 24-hour clock.

· For the 12-hour setting, enter the time as hhmm and press the # key to choose between a.m. and p.m.

· For the 24-hour setting, enter the time using four digits, again as hhmm.

· Down arrow once to enter the date. Only numbers can be entered in this field. For example: October 24, 2006 is entered as: 10242006. Once you have filled in the information, press the OK key to save the settings.

· The final option synchronizes the Icon with a timeserver on the network. To select this option you must have the wireless network turned on and it must be connected to a wireless access point.

Locate the Interface Cable.

If you need to charge your Icon, want to use AC power to run your Icon or are ready to connect it to your computer or external keyboard, you’ll need to connect the Interface Cable.

 

1) Locate the short cable. It’s approximately 11 inches long. On one end it has a thin, flat, one-inch square connector. On the other end it has a small, rectangular box.

· Hold the thin, flat, one-inch square connector in your hand.

Notice: There is a label on the connector that can be felt. Hold the connector so that the label side is up when connecting it to the Icon.

· On the left and right edge of the connector are two ridged buttons. These are the locking keys. They prevent the connector from falling out of the Icon when inserted properly.

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2) On the other end of this short cable is a small rectangular box. Notice: on the box there are three connections.

· The first connection is next to the cable and is round. This is for the AC power cord.

· On the opposite side from the cable are two connections. They are both rectangular in shape.

· The smaller of these is used with the cable provided for connecting the Icon to a PC.

· The second is a standard USB connector that can be used for various USB devices.

 

3) Locate the AC power supply. It is the longest of the three cables. At one end, it has a large wall socket box.

· On the other end of the power supply cable is a small round connector.

· Plug that connector into the round socket on the small rectangular box of the short cable.

 

4) Locate the USB cable. It is the medium length cable with a connector on each end. One is about ¼ inch wide; the other is about ½ inch wide. This is the cable you’ll use when connecting the Icon to your computer or other USB device.

 

Charge Your Icon.

Your Icon battery comes with a charge. When you are ready to recharge your battery, do the following.

· Place the Icon on a flat surface with the keys facing up and the stereo speakers away from you.

· Using the short Power/Sync Cable, locate the thin, flat 1-inch square connector. Hold the thin, flat, one-inch square connector in your hand with the label side up.

Notice the ridged locking clips on the right and left edge of the connector.

· Gently insert the flat connector in to the connector slot on the bottom edge of the Icon until the locking clips snap in to place.

· Ensure that the label on the connector is facing up.

WARNING! Do not force this connector.

If too much force is applied small pins inside the connectors may be damaged.

· Now, plug the large rectangular AC power supply box into an AC electrical wall outlet.

· Check to be sure that the round connector on the other end of the AC power supply cable is inserted into the round connector of the small rectangular box on the short cable.

 

Battery Care and Use.

Icon uses a Lithium Ion battery with a rating of 1700 milliamp hours. Given this power level, the typical usage patterns, and the power consumption of the unit, you will get about six to eight hours of steady use when the WiFi is off. When the WiFi is on, you will get about three to four hours of use before needing to recharge.

 

If you need more battery time, you may consider purchasing an additional battery and use it when the first battery's charge fades.

 

How to Change the Battery.

Important! This procedure must be completed within 45 seconds or the Icon’s time and date setting will be lost.

 

Important! Do not remove the battery while your Icon is on.

 

Please read the entire procedure and have the new battery ready to go in before beginning.

Procedure:

· Power the unit off.

· Hold the Icon face down with the speakers facing away from you.

· Remove the battery cover door.

· Remove the battery by placing a small coin between the battery and the battery compartment on the right hand side.

· Gently pry the battery up and set aside.

· Hold the new battery with the rough edges in your right hand. Feel for the indent on the left edge. As you hold the battery, the indent on the left edge should be on the bottom.

· Place the left side of the battery in the compartment first while holding the right side of the battery. You will slide the battery to the left under a small lip.

· Replace the battery cover door. Hold the Icon with the keypad in the palm of your hand. With the opposite hand, grasp the battery cover by the two buttons. Slide the cover until it snaps into place.

Important! Check cover to be sure it is firmly in place.

· Turn the power on.

 

Remember, you have about 45 seconds to make the change before the clock settings are lost.

 

Removing the battery while the unit is running will cause the loss of clock settings and any open documents which have not been saved.

 

Applications Included with the Icon.

Now that you’ve become familiar with the keys on your Icon, how to change the battery, plug into AC power and have the time and date set, it’s time to start using its many applications.

 

The Help key can tell you a lot about the applications. Simply press the Help key to open the onboard user manual at the section for the currently open application. For detailed instructions on how to use any of Icon’s included applications, please see the user manual.

 

If you need additional help, contact Customer Support at 800.315.2305 or 303.926.4334 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Included Applications

 

Workspace

Music Player

Bookshelf

NewsStand

Internet Book Search

Web Browser

Email

RSS Reader and Podcatcher

Twitter

Word Processor

Calendar

Calculator

Voice Recorder

Stopwatch

Journal

Address Book

File Explorer

 

Navigation

Navigate through the menus by using the up and down arrow to scroll through the menu and press the center key to select.

 

Quick Tour of Your Icon

Face

Telephone Style Keypad

Shape: Group of twelve gray oval keys with the numbers 0 thru 9, * and #

 

Location: These are the group of twelve keys located at the bottom of the Icon.

 

Function: These keys are used to enter numbers, letters and symbols. The letters associated with each number are as follows:

1 = . @ / :? _

2 = ABC

3 = DEF

4 = GHI

5 = JKL

6 = MNO

7 = PQRS

8 = TUV

9 = WXYZ

* = Star

0 = Space, 0, and +

# = Pound

 

Menu Key

Shape: Skinny gray bar with a slight curve labeled Menu.

 

Location: Above the #2 key

 

Function: Allows you to enter sub menus of an application.

 

OK Key

Shape: Corner shaped with the larger part of the key on the left. This key has a green check mark.

 

Location: To the left of the Menu key.

 

Function: Allows you to select an application or save settings.

 

Cancel Key

Shape: Corner shaped with the larger part of the key on the right. This key has a red X.

 

Location: Located to the right of the Menu key.

 

Function: Allows you to cancel out of an application and powers unit on/off.

 

Navigation Pad with Select Key

Shape: Diamond shaped with a blue oval key in the center.

 

Location: Located above the Menu key.

 

Function: Allows you to navigate and select items in menus or lists.

 

Status Key

Shape: Small gray rectangle shaped key with an S.

 

Location: Above the Ok key and to the left of the navigation pad.

 

Function: Allows you to check time and status of the Icon as well as program specific status.

 

Help Key

Shape: Small gray rectangle shaped key with a ?.

 

Location: Above the Cancel key and to the right of the navigation pad.

 

Function: Provides help for the current application you are in.

 

Program 1 Key

Shape: Round and Blue.

 

Location: Upper left corner above the Status key.

 

Function: Opens Bluetooth Manager and turns Braille output on/off.

 

Program 2 key

Shape: Round and Blue.

 

Location: Upper right corner above the Help key.

 

Function: Allows you to turn WiFi on or off and opens the Network Manager.

 

Applications Key

Shape: Skinny gray bar labeled Apps.

 

Location: Above the navigation pad.

 

Function: To get to the Icon’s main applications Menu from anywhere on the unit.

 

Earpiece

Shape: Oval with three slots.

 

Location: Top center of the Icon.

 

Function: Listen to Icon’s output more privately.

 

Microphone

Shape: Small oval indent.

 

Location: Bottom right corner.

 

Function: Recording

 

Top Edge

External Microphone Jack

Shape: Round

 

Location: Left side

 

Function: To plug in an external microphone.

 

MiniSD Slot

Shape: Oval

 

Location: Center

 

Function: Insert MiniSD memory cards

 

Headphone Jack

Shape: Round

 

Location: Right of the MiniSD slot

 

Function: Plug for stereo headphones

 

Headset Jack

Shape: Round

 

Location: To the right of the headphone jack.

 

Function: Plug for a mini headset like those used in cell phones

 

Lanyard Clip

Shape: U Shaped

 

Location: Middle behind the MiniSD slot

 

Function: Attachment for a lanyard

 

Side Edge

Stereo Speakers

Shape: Round and domed

 

Location: Top of Icon

 

Function: Stereo sound

 

Volume Up and Down

Shape: Oblong

 

Location: Below the left speaker

 

Function: Increase and decrease volume. Press the top of the button to increase volume by one level. Press the bottom of the button to decrease volume by one level.

 

Speaker Toggle

Shape: Round

 

Location: Below the volume button

 

Function: Allows you to switch between Stereo speaker and earpiece

 

Voice Record Button

Shape: Round

 

Location: Below the Toggle Button

 

Function: Starts quick recording.

 

Battery Cover Buttons

Shape: Rectangular and ribbed

 

Location: Left and right sides toward the bottom

 

Function: Releases the battery cover

 

Bottom Edge

Key Lock Switch

Shape: Rectangular and ribbed

 

Location: Left side

 

Function: Allows the keys to be locked to prevent accidental activation.

 

USB/Sync Power Port

Shape: Rectangular

 

Location: Bottom center

 

Function: Insert Power/Sync Cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need additional help, please contact

Customer Support at 800.315.2305 or

email us at

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Icon Quick Start Guide

©2006 LevelStar, LLC

Rev. 11.19.2006