Re: Braille Displays


Nimer Jaber
 

For me, when considering a device to purchase, the specs matter less than the value, although everything should be considered.
  • If you are a person looking for a Braille device, for something simple and powerful, for being able to take your notes, you have the budget or someone is paying for the device for you, and you don't care about software and security updates, having good hardware, etc., this device is excellent.
  • If you do care about your security, having decent hardware, don't have the money or care about fiscal responsibility, and you are willing to cobble up a solution with two devices and 3rd-party apps, this device is absolutely not for you.

This device is absolutely not for me. Neither was the BrailleNote, or any of the other devices of this kind on the market. I do appreciate a single device with a Braille display, ease of use, where things tend to just work, but I also appreciate not paying for a device that is antiquated before it was ever released in terms of software and security updates and hardware. I also refuse to be in a position to need to pay for a new device with the same or greater cost in a few years because this device stops getting updates, is even more antiquated than it is today, etc. For me, a display like the orbit, along with an Android phone or iPhone with much better hardware and software support is a much better use of my money, and is a much cheaper proposition. I can make use of many apps on the Play Store, I can still accomplish what I wish to accomplish with my laptop or with my phone, I can still read Braille when I wish to do so, and I don't need to pay the price for the Braille Sense, or any of these other blindness note-taking devices.

It is important that everyone considers their own needs, the use that they will put a device to, what they value out of a device, and their budgets before making such a purchase.  

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 11:54 AM Joe Orozco <jsoro824@...> wrote:
A fair point, but even with the already announced 8 core CPU and 6 GB
of memory, it's already doing better than the closest competitor.--Joe

On 4/4/21, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
<ukekearuaro@...> wrote:
> Please consider waiting on the BrailleSense6!  Yes, it runs Android10 OS,
> but, at this point, no one knows what kind of processor will power it.  If
> it turns out to be an underpowered processor, you shall have thrown good
> pennies after bad.  Furthermore, during the demo process, there were quite
> a
> number of untruths about the Android OS on which it shall run!
>
> There was definitely a processor in the BrailleSense6 when it was being
> demonstrated.  I CAN NOT FATHOM why HIMS, Inc. fails to share info about
> the
> new toy's processor.  For me, anything less than a Qualcom SnapDragon 865
> or
> better will be unacceptable.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
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