What is the Braille Sense PLUS?
The Braille Sense PLUS is the Perkins type of keyboard with braille display. It is small and has a sophisticated design, which is very easy to carry. It has capability of word processor, internet, schedule manager, and media player at work, home and school.
Features of the Braille Sense Plus family of notetakers:
File manager: File Manager is the best pride on the Braille Sense. It is similar to the Windows file manager, so it is easy to manage all files, folders, and disks.
Here are some capabilities of File Manager:
- Make folders and change a folder and file name
- Copy, move, delete, cut and paste
- File protection to avoid unintended changing
- Check information of folders, files, and disks
- Execute a file immediately
Word processor: You can easily create, edit, and print various types of documents using the Perkins keyboards in the Word Processor.
Here are some capabilities of Word Processor:
- Supported formats: HBL(Braille Sense format), DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, BRL, BRF
- You can read and edit documents without any conversion. It can be saved as different formats
- Documents can be printed by an embosser or printer
E-mail: You can send and receive e-mails with sighted people using real-time translation between Braille and text. You can also read e-mails in HTML format.
Internet: You can surf the web, read news, and search dictionary.
Here are some capabilities of Internet:
- Add favorite web sites and save it as html files
- Fast moving features; the units to move by link, control, and table, etc.
- Download all the files from the link
Media: Easy-accessible audio buttons and powerful playback of the media are big features on the Braille Sense.
Here are some capabilities of Media:
- Supported formats: MP3, MP4, WAV, ASF, OGG, WMA, M3U, Audible(AA, AAX), WMV, FLAC, MID
- Set sound effects: BassBoost, Surround, 3D Effect, Reverb, Echo
- Recording settings: Changing record source, sample rate and bits per channel
- Make a playlist and play saved playlists
- Set and delete a mark up to 1,000 per one file. Move to set mark
Connecting to PC: You can share files with a computer via USB cable, USB stick, and CF (CompactFlash) memory. And also you can share via e-mail. Also using the Bluetooth FTP service, you can transfer files from/to the Braille Sense PLUS.
DAISY: The DAISY player provides various functions to read DAISY files.
Here are some capabilities of the DAISY player:
- Supported formats: DAISY 2.0/2.02, ANSI/NISO Z39.86(Daisy 3.0), NIMAS, Bookshare.org
- Play and pause
- Change the playback speed and volume. You can adjust it regardless of the TTS volume
- Check playback information; total time, remaining time, elapsed time, total page, and current page
- Announces remaining page and the number of marks of current DAISY content
- Move to next or previous phrase and section
- Move to a certain page, upper or lower level, the next or previous heading
- Move to the heading
- Set and delete the mark. Move to the previous or next set mark
Live Chatting: It is very similar structure like MSN Messenger. It is very useful for users to chat between PC and Braille Sense user through the Internet.
Here are some capabilities of the Live Chatting:
- Login, chat, add and delete friends, check status, and change screen name
- Invite people from the list and save messages
Additional Features: Address Manager, Schedule Manager
Here are some capabilities of the Address Manager and Schedule Manager:
- Calendar, clock, and calculator
- Screen reader synchronizing with PC
- Learning Braille through LCD and voice
- A variety of options for user preference, including a scientific calculator
- Online help
Supported languages: English (US), English (UK), German, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, Korean (Additional languages supported on the Braille Sense PLUS only: Dutch, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese)
Flash Memory: 8 GB
Network: Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth
Braille display: 32 cells
Video output: VGA, LCD (2 ” x 0.4″) (LCD itself is only with the Braille Sense PLUS)
Sound Output: built-in stereo speakers, stereo earphone jack
Recording: built-in microphone, external microphone jack (stereo recording)
Interface: 2 USB 2.0 (master, OTG), SD slot, CF slot, Serial port
Battery : rechargeable and detachable
Size: 9.8″ x 5″ x 1.5″
Weight: 2 lbs.