Re: Orbit Questions


Pamela Dominguez
 

If nobody answered, I will say what I was told.  On a list a couple of years ago, I asked that question.  I was told that brf if formatted braille, and brl is unformatted.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Orbit Questions
 
I said before that you can just change the extensions.  But on thinking about it, that was an assumption.  Are there any differences between brf and brl other than the extension?  I have always assumed not but then, why are there two extensions?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Orbit Questions
 
Yes, Orbit Reader knows BRF.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Penny Golden  <pengold2@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 18:57
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Orbit Questions

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> While bookshare books are available in daisy format, I get all mine with
> the brf extension.  Does the Orbit believe in brf or only in brl?  Yes,
> BAUD and I were old friends.
> But I was never the user that you all were.  You could probably have
> built an apple II E.
> Best, Penny
>
> Thanks. Penny
>
> On 11/16/2018 3:24 PM, Joe Giovanelli wrote:
> >   Hi again,
> >
> > I remember that you were a BAUD su bscriber. I don't remember if we ever chatted.
> >
> > There are no problems with folders or daughter folders for that matter. The Reader can handle a 32 Gig SD card which means that you can have a ton of stuff in there.
> >
> > Book Share  books are audio books, right? Take note that there is no audio on this device. Braille is its only output.
> >
> > Joe G.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Penny Golden  <pengold2@...>
> > To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> > Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 12:03
> > Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Orbit Questions
> >
> >>
> >> Joe, you and I go back to dos days.  How I remember with great fondness
> >> hearing you and the other old Apple folks chime in on the best ways to
> >> do things.
> >> Thanks for the info on the Orbit.   I tend to use my units as
> >> stand-alone, and don't pair them with anything useful except the
> >> reading-fingers. (Smiles.)
> >> I have approximately 7000 books from bookshare. Does the Orbit allow for
> >> folders of books, let's say, by subject?
> >> So all my history textbooks could be in a folder. when the folder is
> >> opened, the books would show up in alphabetical order?
> >> So just how does that SD card operate?  What sorts of limits are there
> >> to it?
> >> Thanks so much.
> >> Best,
> >> Penny (Golden)
> >> pengold2@...
> >>
> >> On 11/16/2018 10:49 AM, Joe Giovanelli wrote:
> >>> Hi, Penny,
> >>>
> >>> You have the right slant on the Orbit reader. When set to its Stand Alone operation, the device is a simple word processor. It reads .txt, .brl a nd.brf documents.
> >>>
> >>> In its Remote Mode, it can be connected to devices either via a USB cable or bluetooth. Information on the connected device is shown on the Orbit's display.
> >>>
> >>> I only use the Orbit reader in Stand Alone.
> >>>
> >>> The Braille is excellent.  I thought I'd have difficulty with no speech and a 20 cell display, but I have had no problems at all.
> >>>
> >>> I use the device to keep wear and tear to a minimum on my U2. HIMS charges too much for most repairs.
> >>>
> >>> To sum up, I really enjoy my Orbit reader. Once you understand how to work with its Editor, I think You'll love it as well.
> >>>
> >>> Joe Giovanelli
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: Penny Golden  <pengold2@...>
> >>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> >>> Date: Friday, November 16, 2018 11:00
> >>> Subject: [TechTalk] Orbit Questions
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I've changed the subject line a bit.
> >>>> What I like about the Orbit so far is the price. I do not own one, but I own very expensive HIMS notetaking devices. I love them, but if they go down, I'm sunk.  Last year I would love to have gotten a few cells replaced on my 32-cell u2 device.  Nope; they couldn't do it; they wanted 2100 dollars to replace the entire braille display.
> >>>> That's four orbits, in case you're keeping score.
> >>>> I don't own an orbit yet.  I'm considering it.   It would be nice, first, to just be able to hold an orbit and work with it for 5 or 15 minutes.
> >>>> My understanding is that it will open whatever file you have and that is what you see.  if you have a text file, it does not translate it into braille, as we are so used to with our HIMS or braille-note type devices.
> >>>> There is no speech either, isn't that right?   And there's no flash memory, to store things. it's all done on an SD card, right?
> >>>> Someone with an Orbit or with knowledge of it, perhaps you will chime in and help me a little.
> >>>> If my inquiry is beyond the scope of what is desired on the list, I'll gladly move it into a private discussion.
> >>>> all best,
> >>>> Penny
> >>>> pengold2@...
> >>>> the old lady schoolmarm from Eastern Nebraska.
> >>>>
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