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A portable notetaking, networking, and entertainment device designed for deaf-blind users. Works similarly to a laptop computer with a 9-Key Perkins-Style Braille keyboard and LCD display. Bilingual functions and Sense dictionary for language practice and learning, fraction calculation and Nemeth Braille code entry into a scientific calculator. HIMS Braille Sense U2 can be used to for: creating and reading documents, emails, media player (Daisy player and FM radio), internet access, social media and social networking, and navigation via GPS receiver and electronic compass. Facilitates communication for deaf-blind users with vibration alerts, output by Braille or speech, and a flipable LCD display.

General Details

Compatability (System Requirements)

Supported File Formats:
- Document files : HBL(Braille file of Braille Sense), BRL, BRF, TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, EPUB, PDF, XLS, XLSX, HTML/XML(through Web Browser), CSV.
- Media files : MP3, MP4, WAV, ASF, OGG, WMA, M4A, M3U, PLS, Audible, WMV, FLAC, MID, AAC, YouTube videos.
- Daisy contents : Daisy 2.0/2.02/3.0, NIMAS 1.1, Open Library, protected DAIS Recording files : MP3, WAV.

Supported Applications:
- Productivity: File manager, Word Processor, Excel Viewer, Sense Navigation, Schedule manager, Address manager, Database manager, Macro Manager, Scientific calculator, Google maps, Dropbox, Sense Dictionary (optional), etc.
- Web tools: Web browser, Quick Browser, Google search, RSS reader.
- Communication: E-mail, Google talk, Twitter, Facebook, Sense Chat.
- Audio Information: Media Player, Daisy Player, FM Radio, YouTube.

Screen Reader Compatibility:
- Computers: System Access, JAWS, Window-Eyes, SuperNova, NVDA, COBRA, VoiceOver for Mac.
- Mobile: Mobile Accessibility and BrailleBack for Android, VoiceOver for iPad and iPhone.

Manufacturer/Country

HIMS, Korea

Warranty

Unknown

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Maintenance

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Models / Specifications

Model Braille Sense U2: Perkins

  • Duration of battery life 17 h
  • Depth Overall 39 mm
  • Width Overall 128 mm
  • Length Overall 250 mm
  • Weight Overall 924 g
  • Memory RAM 32 Gb
  • Number of Keys/ Cells 32 units (Braille display cells)

Model Braille Sense U2 : Mini

  • Duration of battery life 9 h
  • Depth Overall 27 mm
  • Width Overall 90 mm
  • Length Overall 172 mm
  • Number of Keys/ Cells 18 units (Braille display cells)
  • Memory RAM 32 Gb
  • Weight Overall 427 g

Features

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Voice Output

  • Voice output:
    • computer generated synthesised speech
  • Languages available:
    • English (United Kingdom)
    • English (United States)
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish
  • Speech/ Voice customisation:
    • Pitch
    • Speed/ speech rate
    • Volume

Visual Display

  • Keyboard features:
    • braille
    • QWERTY
  • Font size:
    • Set to one of 5 sizes, standard to very large

Access Options

  • Keyboard features:
    • braille
    • QWERTY
  • Access method:
    • Braille keyboard
    • Coded access
    • Keyboard
  • Accessibility features:
    • Compatible with VoiceOver
    • font size adjustment
    • key feedback
    • rate enhancement
    • text to speech

Rate Enhancement

  • Rate enhancement features:
    • abbreviation expansion
    • customisable dictionary
    • keyboard shortcuts

Manual

  • Manuals and support material :
    • included with product
    • online

Language Set Up

  • Level of Customisation:
    • limited customisation

Set Up or Installation

  • File transfer and backup :
    • Bluetooth
    • cable
    • Dropbox
    • SD Card
    • USB
    • Wifi
  • Installation:
    • CD
    • Internet download
    • pre-programmed
    • USB
  • Sharing:
    • Dropbox
    • Email
    • Facebook
    • Printing supported
    • Twitter
  • Operation:
    • offline
    • online
  • Operating system(s) :
    • Windows

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