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overview

A powerhouse in the palm of your hand
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

•Windows-based operating system with familiar controls and file system


•YouTube™ streaming for accessing educational videos and finding homework help


•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)


•RSS Reader for fast access to content school website content, news feeds and podcasts


•Twitter™ for easy access to the most popular social media platform for those with vision impairments


•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

specification

Model

H418B

Keyboard typea

Perkins-style

Braille display

18 Cells

Video display

External portable LCD (optional)

Flash memory

32 GB

Interface

1 USB OTG
1 SD slot(supports SDHC, SDXC)

Network

Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n,
Bluetooth, Support 3G USB modem

Application

Productivity : File manager, Word Processor, Excel Viewer, Sense Navigation,
Schedule manager, Address manager, Database manager, Macro Manager, Scientific calculator, Google maps, Dropbox, Sense Dictionary(optional), etc.
Web tools : Web browser, Quick Browser, Google search, RSS reader
Communication :E-mail, Google talk, Twitter, Facebook, Sense Chat
Audio Information : Media Player, Daisy Player, FM Radio, YouTube

Supported file
format

Document files : HBL(Braille file of Braille Sense), BRL, BRF, TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, EPUB, PDF, XLS, XLSX, HTML/XML(through Web Browser), CSV 
Media files : MP3, MP4, WAV, ASF, OGG, WMA, M4A, M3U, PLS, Audible, WMV, FLAC, MID, AAC, YouTube videos 
Daisy contents : Daisy 2.0/2.02/3.0, NIMAS 1.1, Open Library, protected DAIS Recording files : MP3, WAV

Recording

Internal mic., External mic. Jack(stereo), Line-in

Navigation

Built-in GPS receiver, Electronic compass (map data is optional)

Battery

Rechargeable and detachable Lithium Polymer battery
More than 9 hours battery life
3 hours charge time

Size

172 x 90 x 27 mm
6.7" x 3.5" x 1.0"

Weight

427g / 0.94 lbs



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support

review

The keyboard is comfortable to type on. The space bar is a little close to the other keys, but I'm sure I can adjust quickly. I really really like the Braille display on the U2, the Braille feels very crisp. You are right, the unit does work a lot like Windows, so I'm picking it up quickly.

- Chase Crispin, High School Student, Nebraska

 

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