I'm looking to upgrade my VarioUltra 20, which is a cool little device, but uses USB, isn't recognised as a USB drive when plugged in, doesn't accept BRF files and so on and so forth... All small issues but there are several obstructions here from me saying, hey I want to read a book, to getting my hands on the brail.
What I don't really need is a full blown notetaker. I do all my writing on my Mac, notes on iPhone and email etc. What I'm looking for is a braille device with the same functionality as something like a kindle, just does books and does books well.
I realise that there are many new technologies coming through the gate such as the Dot Pad, the braille Graphiti Plus and all these wonderful technologies that can display multi-line brail and images... But they will be very expensive indeed, at least to begin with.
There was a device, back in the day, as they say, called the book worm. As I recall it was a 12 cell brail display that would hold a few books. A lovely idea, though 12 cells would send me nuts.
All displays/notetakers, as far as I can tell, look very similar in terms of functionality. I was hoping that someone with experience of devices might be able to point me in the direction of a device that prioritises disconnected reading, EG without being linked to another device, that can appear as a disk when plugged into my Mac, that is pretty sleek and portable, that accepts BRF files and gives me the similar experience to a sighted person using their kindle?
Any thoughts or advice will be much appreciated.