Re: [BCAB] BrailleNote and Braille Sense families comparison Jackie Cairns 16 Nov 2012 12:01 GMT

Hi Kevin

Firstly, I typed  "BrailleSense and Apex comparison" into Google, and got
some links that take you to some useful articles on the subject, so that
might be a starting point.

Secondly, as a BrailleSense Plus user, I can tell you that it has opened all
Word documents that I have loaded on the device, namely 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Regarding the Oxford, it only seems to support the American version which I
obviously didn't bother purchasing as an extra.  I was told that the licence
to purchase an English version would cost a fortune.

As you probably know, the BrailleSense family is now sold by Sight and
Sound, and the Apex by Humanware.  With the greatest respect, I would
suggest that support for the latter is more favourable as they have on-site
Braillists and at least one blind user.  That said, I have been extremely
happy with my unit, and have managed the updates myself.  I think some of
the applications are a complete waste of time, but I love the Braille
keyboard and responsiveness when writing quickly.

I hope this helps a little.

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [] On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: 16 November 2012 10:32
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Subject: [BCAB] BrailleNote and Braille Sense families comparison


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.



Kevin Russell
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Winchester, Hampshire
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