have the HIMS BrailleSense Plus! It’s an older model of course as the
BrailleSense U2 has overthrown it <LOL>!!
First, what I don’t like: Continued development of
the software that runs on it in Windows CE 5.0, use of Internet Explorer 6 as
browser, Flaky wireless connectivity—it has a mind of its own; as I type this, I
am sitted directly in front of my router. Forget that ma’am, the
BrailleSense Plus can’t find my wireless network.
never use this thing to access the Internet. I’ll have to wait till the
next set of astronauts return from the moon before it gets through downloading
and sending my E-mails; yes, I get tons of E-mails! I can’t even use it to
surf the Internet and get good results. For such issues, I prefer the use
of my computer or my Shiny Crappy Android phone! Shiny crappy? Yeh,
that’s my way of singing the praise of my Android toy and I am hands over foot
in love with it.
Second, what do I like about my Braille display?
Well, I can use its calculator for simple arithmetic; I can read tons of books
in text, .brl or .brf and .doc .docx formats whilst riding the bus home or when
in a noisy environment. I can open at least seven documents if memory
serves and skip from one to the other. And, yes, the tech support of HIMS
is NOT bad! It’s nearly at par with that of the blessed GW Micro now dying
or folding into another corporation in the name of merger. Oh, it does
have a replaceable battery which, sadly, I must order directly from HIMS!
My local battery dealers can’t find the kind and type of battery it uses.
For the time being, the BrailleSense Plus still gets FREE SOFTWARE and FIRMWARE
updates! How long this shall continue remains anybody’s guess.
used to have the BrailleNote. It fell to pots and I just couldn’t justify
spending over $2,000 to have it repaired by Humanware. The tech support of
Humanware was more than horrible and I’m glad I don’t have to deal with or touch
their product anymore.