By Karl, 4 December, 2012
Braille on Apple Products
Hi all, I'm going to be purchasing a new portable braille display soon. The ones I know of are the BraillePen 12, the Focus 14, the Perkins mini display, and the APH Refreshibraille displays. Which of hess have people used? What are your thoughts on them? For those of you who've used more than one, which display did you like better and why? It would be nice, but not required, if the display worked under Windows with System Access. Do you know if any of these do? Lastly, are there any braille displays in this category that I've missed?
The HumanWare Brailliant BI 32.
Focus 14 and comments
Focus and Brailliant, plus BraillePen 12 Touch
I love my focus 14.
It has withstood living with me for 3.5 years now.
It still works and is so easy to pair.
I love how small it is.
It just didn't come with a good case though so not good for banging around in a bag of hard objects.
I received my Braillliant 32 yesterday and it's great.
The space thing doesn't bother me much, as prefer qwerty keyboards if I have to type.
I also bought two BraillePen 12 Touch units on sale, and they came wt such great cases!
Too bad the Pen won't pair with my device; it's kinda impossible to use without pairing. I don't know why. It just won't connect.
I am waiting for Monday to contact the seller.
One of them not pairing is maybe a lemon, but both of them won't work.
I think it might be an Apple issue that I hope an update will fix.
Anyway, I love my Brailliant and Focus and will love the BraillePen once it works.
Btw, the new BraillePen 12 Touch does have cursor routing, but it's not a physical button. You move your finger above the braille and it routes when it senses your touch.
You may need to consider
You may need to consider Braille Edge 40. It is portable, and it has the basic functionality of a braille note taker. Also the price is low if compared to other braille note takers/displays.