This unique 3-in-1 device serves as a self-contained book reader, note-taker, and braille display by connecting to a computer or smartphone via USB or Bluetooth. Use stand-alone or connect to a computer or mobile device. Works with all popular screen readers on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android. Read and send messages and emails, browse the internet, or control your computer or smartphone.
Based on revolutionary braille cell technology developed by Orbit Research— uses mainstream components and manufacturing processes to enable unique signage-quality refreshable braille at a fraction of the cost of the piezoelectric technology that has been used in braille cells so far.
When used as a standalone reader, it enables the user to read any file from the SD card. These could be BRF and BRL formatted books, text files, or files in any format. Allows students, especially in developing countries, to have content loaded onto the SD card by teachers and use the unit without any live connectivity to a computer or the internet. The reader has features for easy navigation, inserting and editing bookmarks, browsing through folders, etc.
As a braille display, it connects to PCs and Macs, iOS devices, and Android devices— provides Bluetooth and USB connectivity and can connect simultaneously to multiple devices.
Using the screen reading capability on the computing device, such as Voiceover, Brailleback, or popular PC screen readers, the user can control the functions of their computer or smartphone, use their favorite apps, read and send text messages, and email and browse the internet.
As a note-taker, it offers all essential file creation and editing functions. Create new files, save on SD card, and edit existing files. Also includes file management features, allowing users to rename, delete, copy, and create folders and files.
In addition, the Orbit Reader 20 Plus includes new features for productivity and convenience such as onboard translation to and from braille in over 40 languages, a clock with alarms, a calendar, and a calculator.
—Language independent; prompts and menus can be easily localized for different geographies
—Easy to use— allows seamless and instantaneous switching between reader, note-taker, and braille display modes, as well as selection between connected devices such as a computer or phone
—Compact and lightweight— measures a little over 1 in. high and about 6 x 4 in., weighs under a pound
—Includes a high-quality Perkins style keyboard with 8 keys and a space bar, a cursor pad with 4 arrow keys and a select button, and rocker keys on each side of the braille display to control navigation
—SD Card slot on the back of the unit, a USB Micro B socket, and a power button
—Includes an SD card, charger, and a USB cable
—Powered by a user-replaceable fast-charging lithium battery which is recharged through the USB port
—Fluid and dust resistant; construction is optimized for durability in extreme environmental conditions