BrailleNote PK provides full PDA functions for the vision impaired


I always love to hear about cool gadgets that make it easier for people to do things better and the BrailleNote PK certainly fits that category.  Designed to provide a full PDA for the blind the BrailleNote PK has a slew of features:

Bluetooth technology – talk to wireless devices including cell phones and keyboards plus have a wireless ActiveSync connection with your PC.

USB functionality – connect effortlessly to your PC for ActiveSync

WiFi connectivity –surf the net wirelessly at high speed. Connect to a wireless hotspot or securely over a corporate wireless network when you plug in a supported wireless network card sold separately.

Internet Explorer v6 – KeyWeb just got faster, and works with many more web pages, thanks to the latest browser technology. 

Enhanced KeySoft media player. Listen to music (in stereo) while working, with independent synthesized speech and music volumes.

All this new functionality plus all the product features you have already come to know and love.

  • 18-cell Braille display 
  • Eight key Braille keyboard 
  • Speech output 
  • Effortless thumb navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph
  • Context sensitive help and indexed user guide
  • USB client (slave)
  • Blue tooth 
  • Nominal operating time (speech only) 20 hours
  • Weight: 0.45kg/0.99lbs
  • Dimensions: 17.4cm x 9.2cm x 3.2cm/6.8" x 3.6" x 1.3"

(via Gizmodo)

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