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HIMS Braille Displays and Notetakers

Smart Beetle

Smart Beetle shown in user's hand to demonstrate small size Smart Beetle is a 14-cell Braille display that brings the world to your fingertips. It’s the lightest, most portable Braille display available.

Ultra-Portable 14-Cell Braille Display with 5 Simultaneous Bluetooth Connections.

Smart Beetle is a 14-cell Braille display that brings the world to your fingertips. It’s the lightest, most portable Braille display available. Take it with you to school, to work or on vacation and have reliable, discrete access to all of your mobile devices and personal computer systems.

Five Simultaneous Bluetooth Connections!

Save time and frustration by pairing up to 6 devices (5 Bluetooth + 1 USB) to your Smart Beetle simultaneously. Connect to your phone, tablet, work computer, home computer and more — No unnecessary pairing or re-pairing to your Bluetooth devices required. Smart Beetle remembers five Bluetooth devices and offers a USB 2.0 connection for a sixth.

Compatible with Popular Screen Readers

Smart Beetle will connect as a Braille terminal with screen readers including JAWS, Window-Eyes, SuperNova, System Access, Voice-Over for Mac and iOS, BrailleBack for Android, Mobile Speak, and TALKS. Using Braille and speech together provides even more options for you to navigate various document types and formats.

Revolutionary Bluetooth Keyboard

Use the Smart Beetle’s Perkins-style keyboard to emulate all the functions of a QWERTY keyboard. This eliminates translation problems with mobile devices and gets rid of the sluggishness experienced with other Braille displays and mobile devices.

Long-lasting Battery and Helpful Audio Prompts

Stay connected via Bluetooth for up to 24 hours without the need to recharge. For even longer run time, connect via USB and enjoy all the great features of Smart Beetle while simultaneously charging the unit. Convenient audio prompts let you know when Smart Beetle powers on, the status of Bluetooth connections and more.

Specifications

  • Model #: B14K
  • Braille Display
  • 14 cells
  • Keyboard Type: Perkins-style
  • Controls: 2 scroll keys, 4 function keys
  • Connectivity: 6 simultaneous connections (5 bluetooth, 1 USB)
  • Interface: USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Audio Alerts: Power on/off, Bluetooth connection/disconnection, etc.
  • Compatibility: JAWS, Window-Eyes, SuperNova, System Access, NVDA, COBRA, Voice-Over for Mac and iOS, Mobile Accessibility and BrailleBack for Android
  • Bluetooth Keyboard: Bluetooth keyboard function to use Braille keys to emulate QWERTY keystrokes
  • Battery: Average 24 hours battery life, 4 hours recharge time Charge via USB connected to PC, LED indicator for battery status
  • Optional Accessory: Carrying case
  • Size: 5.86” x 3.38” x 1.06”
  • Weight: 0.617 lbs
  • Warranty: Two-years limited parts & labor warranty


Regular Price $1345.00
Sale Price $1245.00 ($20 Shipping)

Braille EDGE 40

Braille EDGE 40 The most powerful and versatile Braille display, with the features of a basic Notetaker!

Braille EDGE 40 is not only the most reliable, high-performance refreshable Braille display, it also helps you manage your daily activities. Create and save notes, or read books and documents with the notepad. Use the scheduler to remind you of important dates. Use the alarm to remind you of upcoming appointments, and take advantage of the built-in calculator, stopwatch and countdown timer.

User-friendly Function Keys!

Braille EDGE 40 contains 2 four-way navigation keys and 8 function keys (Escape, Tab, Control, Alt, Shift, Insert, Windows and Applications) combining the convenience of entering text in Braille with the intuitive functionality of a PC keyboard.

Choose Your Language!

Braille EDGE 40 offers the convenience and flexibility of multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Stay Connected All Day!

Connect Braille EDGE 40 to a computer or PDA via Bluetooth and stay connected throughout the day without the need for charging. For even longer run time, connect via USB and enjoy all the great features of Braille EDGE 40 while simultaneously charging the unit.

Read & Save!

Read and save your data to the SD card. You can use up to 32GB SDHC cards with Braille EDGE 40, enough to carry thousands of books and documents with you for reading on the go.

Specifications

  • Braille EDGE 40
  • Model #": B40K
  • Braille Display: 40 cells
  • Keyboard Type: Perkins-style
  • Supported File Types: DOC, DOCX, BRF, TXT, RTF
  • Battery: Average 20 hours battery life (rechargeable)
  • Flash Memory: SD card (SDHC) up to 32GB
  • Interface: USB, Bluetooth
  • Applications: 7 applications available: Notepad, Scheduler, Alarm, Calculator, Clock, Stop Watch, Countdown Timer
  • Compatibility: JAWS, Window-Eyes, SuperNova, System Access, NVDA, Voice-Over for Mac and iOS, BrailleBack for Android, Mobile Speak, TALKS
  • Size: 12.2” x 4” x 0.9”
  • Weight: 1.73 lbs
  • Warranty: Two-years limited parts & labor warranty

Read more about the Braille EDGE 40

Our Price $2795.00 ($35 Shipping)



Braille Sense U2

Braille Sense U2 The Braille Sense U2 provides power and speed you have never before experienced in a notetaker.

Features of Braille Sense U2

  • Powerful performance with faster processing
    Boasting a 1GHz Mobile CPU and a 32GB flashdisk, Braille Sense U2 offers rapid data processing combined with as much memory as you desire. Power-packed for the office environment
    Create and read documents in any of five languages and use multiple bilingual dictionaries to ensure accuracy and style. Highlight your most important points with advanced font and style options. Always have complete and up-to-date access to your email with IMAP access, and open EML files directly from the File manager. Secure your valuable information with file encryption.
  • A Powerful educational tool
    In addition to the bilingual features and Sense Dictionary for language practice and learning, Braille Sense U2 offers fraction calculation and Nemeth Braille code entry into a fully functional scientific calculator. Our unique built-in LCD allows sighted teachers and parents to view a student's progress while he uses Braille Sense U2.
    Enhanced sound, outstanding media
    Enjoy a clear and powerful stereo audio listening experience with easily accessible audio buttons and 11 equalizer settings. In addition, easily and instantly control FM Radio, DAISY Player and Media Player with designated media buttons located on the front of the unit.
    Created with the Deaf-blind in mind
  • HIMS’ unique, flipable LCD display has facilitated easy and natural communication with the deaf-blind for several years. Now with an added vibrate Motor, a deaf-blind person can be alerted to receive messages or errors in input or navigation.
  • Connectivity anywhere, any time
    Stay connected to your friends, family and the world via Ethernet, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) or 3G USB modem.
    Instant Social Networking
    Take advantage of our mobile connectivity and click on Twitter to instantly access the world of social networking. Chat with your classmates, co-workers, family and friends using Google Talk anytime, anywhere.
  • GPS Receiver and electronic compass
    Improved GPS receiver and electronic compass allow you to explore your surroundings and provide instant, accurate directions or real-time, turn-by-turn navigation to your destination. GPS map data is an optional add-on.

    Regular Price $5595.00 Sale Price $5495.00 ($45 Shipping)




Braille Sense U2 QWERTY

U2 QWERTY The New Braille Sense U2 provides power and speed you have never before experienced in a notetaker.

Features of Braille Sense U2 QWERTY

  • Powerful performance with faster processing Boasting a 1GHz Mobile CPU and a 32GB flashdisk, Braille Sense U2 offers rapid data processing combined with as much memory as you desire.
  • Power-packed for the office environment
    Create and read documents in any of five languages and use multiple bilingual dictionaries to ensure accuracy and style. Highlight your most important points with advanced font and style options. Always have complete and up-to-date access to your email with IMAP access, and open EML files directly from the File manager. Secure your valuable information with file encryption.
  • A Powerful educational tool
    In addition to the bilingual features and Sense Dictionary for language practice and learning, Braille Sense U2 offers fraction calculation and Nemeth Braille code entry into a fully functional scientific calculator. Our unique built-in LCD allows sighted teachers and parents to view a student's progress while he uses Braille Sense U2.
  • Enhanced sound, outstanding media
    Enjoy a clear and powerful stereo audio listening experience with easily accessible audio buttons and 11 equalizer settings. In addition, easily and instantly control FM Radio, DAISY Player and Media Player with designated media buttons located on the front of the unit.
  • Created with the Deaf-blind in mind
    HIMS; unique, flipable USB Plug in Play LCD display(Optional) has facilitated easy and natural communication with the deaf-blind. Now with an added vibrate Motor, a deaf-blind person can be alerted to receive messages or errors in input or navigation.
  • Connectivity anywhere, any time
    Stay connected to your friends, family and the world via Ethernet, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) or 3G USB modem.
  • Instant Social Networking
    Take advantage of our mobile connectivity and click on Twitter to instantly access the world of social networking. Chat with your classmates, co-workers, family and friends using Google Talk anytime, anywhere.
  • GPS Receiver and electronic compass
    Improved GPS receiver and electronic compass allow you to explore your surroundings and provide instant, accurate directions or real-time, turn-by-turn navigation to your destination. GPS map data is an optional add-on.

Regular Price $5595.00 ($45 Shipping)


Braille Sense U2 MINI

Braille Sense U2 MINI The New Braille Sense U2 MINI is the next generation of the popular 18-cell Braille Sense Notetaker.

Braille Sense U2 MINI may look a lot like its predecessor on the outside, but don't let that fool you; it's packed with new features and upgraded hardware on the inside.

Teachers, rehab counselors, AT specialists and other professionals will appreciate the new robust hardware and now-standard capabilities of our proprietary. Sense v8.0 including Excel™ Viewer,  YouTube™ and Dropbox™ applications. Users will enjoy the power and performance of a 1 GHz Mobile CPU, a 32 GB storage capacity and enhanced features such as extended battery run time, improved GPS receiver sensitivity and the addition of a vibration motor. U2 MINI also offers more stable performance than other notetakers, with an optimized Windows-based operating system with a familiar, Windows-like user interface.

Features of the Braille Sense U2 MINI

  • Rapid data processing from a 1 Ghz Mobile CPU, ample storage, 32gb flash memory
  • Windows-based operating system with familiar controls and file system
  • exclusive productivity and collaboration tools including:
  • YouTube™ streaming for accessing educational videos and finding homework help dropbox access sharing files with peers parents teachers and students
  • Excel™ Viewer for navigating complex spreadsheets at work, or for completing math and career training in an education setting (supports XLS and XLSX file types) hims quick browser span for faster surfing and almost instantaneous google search
  • RSS results up to ten times than our previous RSS Reader for fast access to content school website content, news feeds and podcasts, google talk with voice chat for peer-to-peer collaboration.
  • Twitter™ for easy access to the most popular social media platform for those with vision impairments full screen view on vga monitors span so teachers and parents can interact tohelp check grammar syntax or for collaborating with clients colleagues in a business environment.
  • Built-in GPS and Compass for exploring your surroundings and providing directions and turn-by-turn navigation. (GPS map data is an optional add-on)
  • Best-in-class Word Processor that supports more file types than other notetakers, including grade 1 & grade 2 Braille support with TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, BRL, BRF, HBL, PDF and EPUB
  • Built-in DAISY Player that supports DAISY 2.0/2.02, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 (DAISY 3.0), NIMAS, NLS, Bookshare.org and Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D)
  • Built-in Media Player that supports WAV, MP3, MP4, ASF, OGG, WMA, M3U, Audible (AA, AAX), WMV, FLAC and MID
  • External media controls for easy access without entering media player application
  • Audio recording in MP3 and WAV with adjustable bit and sample rates – Using the built-in microphone or external audio device via the microphone jack
  • Easy configuration of IMAP and POP3 email accounts and full automatic translation that allows emails to be written in contracted Braille but read in standard text by sighted recipients, and it also allows Braille users to read any emails written to them in contracted Braille
  • Online help available in every application, making the Braille Sense U2 MINI easy to learn
  • All the little extras our customers know and love including an address manager, schedule manager, scientific calculator, database manager, alarm clock, stop watch, sleep timer, and more

Our Price $3495.00 ($45 Shipping)


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