Re: [BCAB] BrailleNote and Braille Sense families comparison Ian Macrae 16 Nov 2012 11:46 GMT
I've used a number of Braillenote products but not used a Braillesense. However, previous discussion on this list appeared to indicate that there is little difference across the piece and that most note takers do a large number of things but mostly not very well. Having given up the note taker in favour of the iPhone with Brailliant display option, I then picked up a Braillenote PK second hand but I use it solely as a scratchpad alternative and predominantly as a means of being able to read books in Braille. Otherwise everything is done either on my iPhone/Brailliant combo or Macbook. Ian Macrae Editor Disability Now6 Market Road London N7 9PW ++44 20 7619 7760 ext 7760 ++44 7824 900855 www.disabilitynow.org.uk<http://www.disabilitynow.org.uk> Follow us: @disabilitynow On 16 Nov 2012, at 11:15, <Nick.Adamson@generaldynamics.uk.com<mailto:Nick.Adamson@generaldynamics.uk.com>> wrote: Hi. About a year ago ACB Radio main menu did a series on comparing the note takers which you may find useful. Unfortunately they fell in to the trap of showing you how you do things rather than focusing on what and wasn't supported. I have the voice sense which runs the same software as the Braille sense. Generally the word processer seems pretty good, the email application is a little on the basic side, the web browser is barely usable and is flaky and crashes nearly every time I've tried to use it. The media player is pretty good, There is a dictionary available for it at extra cost but it looks like only an American dictionary is available for English languages. It works with a number of social networks, the twitter application is ok but not as good as twitterific on the iphone. I like its portability and connectivity and the hardware seems pretty solidly made. Generally I use the word processer, media player and timers. I've not done much else with it. HTH. Nick. -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Russell Sent: Friday, 16 November 2012 10:32 To: BCAB Discussion List Subject: [BCAB] BrailleNote and Braille Sense families comparison Hi I'm in the market for a new notetaker. My Braille Lite Millennium 40 has served me for many years, but it is becoming more and more unreliable. I want to find a very comprehensive comparison between the BrailleNote and Braille Sense families. I've looked at the OnHand and really like it for it's size, but certainly prefer the braille keyboard on the Braille Sense U2 model. However, I really want a comparison of all the facilities available on the two ranges. For instance, how does battery life compare with the different models. Is the Oxford Dictionary package available on the Braille Sense. Does the MS Word emulation cover Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 on the BrailleNote and Braille Sense. Is Sendero similar on all products. As I say, I'm looking for a lot of detail in the comparisons. Many thanks for any help with this. Cheers Kevin Kevin Russell CICS Test IBM UK Ltd MP 102 Hursley Park Winchester, Hampshire United Kingdom. SO21 2JN Tel: +44 1962 815531 (internal 245531) Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> Unless stated otherwise above: IBM United Kingdom Limited - Registered in England and Wales with number 741598. Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email and any files attached are intended for the addressee and may contain information of a confidential nature. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that this email was sent to you in error and you should not disclose, distribute, print, copy or make other use of this email or its attachments. Such actions, in fact, may be unlawful. In compliance with the various Regulations and Acts, General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited reserves the right to monitor (and examine for viruses) all emails and email attachments, both inbound and outbound. Email communications and their attachments may not be secure or error- or virus-free and the company does not accept liability or responsibility for such matters or the consequences thereof. General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, Registered Office: 21 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY. Registered in England and Wales No: 1911653. -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email email@example.com.