PDA for the blind shows real promise


Voice_senseI always love finding out about mobile technology that is designed to help those with special needs be more productive and the GW Micro Voice Sense is just such a device.  Running on Windows CE.NET 5.0, the Voice Sense is chock full of features to rival any PDA:

  • Processor: PXA270, 540MHz
  • Memory: 1GB (separate user data area), 192MB (128 RAM and 64 OS storage)
  • OS: Windows CE.NET 5.0
  • Ports: USB OTG (USB 2.0 Compatible), SD Slot, CF Slot
  • Keyboard: Perkins style Braille keyboard
  • Audio Output: Stereo Speakers, Headphone jack
  • Audio Input: Internal condenser microphone, Microphone jack
  • Battery: rechargeable, detachable, user-replaceable, lithium polymer, 12 hours continuous use
  • Networking: Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g) Bluetooth 1.1
  • FM Radio Receiver
  • Dimensions: W 18.8cm (7.4") x D 7.7cm (3.6") x H 2.5cm (0.98")
  • Weight: .58lbs (266g)

The Voice Sense provides output using synthesized speech but can also be paired up with GW Micro’s SyncBraille, a separate portable Braille display, to provide a rich computing environment on the go.  No word on pricing for the Voice Sense nor the SyncBraille.

(via engadget)

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