What about Mac, Iphone and new Orbit Reader Braille displays?

Braille on Apple Products

Hi again,
last week I read about the news Orbit REader Braille Displays, Orbit 20 Plus, and Orbit 40. I found some things really interesting and so, I am really exited and I would like to listen the presentations (I don't know if there are availables somewhere). As a Mac User, I would like to know if someone has some information about how these 2 new devices work with the Mac in order to transfer files as an usb device. And although I don't use it usually, what about pairing these devices with the Iphone?. Please, if you have some information about these devices (a part of the infos sent by the Orbit newsletter), it would be great!. Many thanks in advance.



Submitted by Daniel Angus M… on Monday, March 16, 2020

Club AppleVis Member

theese sound awesome. I would assume that they would not work. to transfer data, because Apple limites that functionality to Apple devices I beleave. as far as them working with the iPhone and Mac, I herd somewhere that they will use the exsisting drivers for Orbit displays.

Submitted by kg6sxy on Friday, April 9, 2021

I've been using my Orbit Reader 20 Plus since last year with my MacBook Air, iPhone, and iPad and they all work great. For transferring files, I use an SD card reader because it is the quickest but you can also put the reader into mass storage mode so it shows up as an external drive so you can move files back and forth via Finder. I'm considering upgrading to the Orbit Reader 40 for the wider display, the more comfortable Perkins key layout, and the USB C charging port. The bluetooth file transfers on the Orbit Reader 40 don't work with Apple devices.