question on the longevity of newer braille displays


Madison Martin
 

Hi all,

I know that this answer may vary but on average how long have the newer displays lasted you? I’m unsure when I got mine and I’m just terying to figure out given the fact that it’s been sent in twice in the past couple of years for cleanings how much longer I might have before I have to buy a 5th gen. I’m mainly interested in hearing from users of Focus displays but since most brands are similar I’m not sure what brand you have really matters. I use mine daily but only to follow along with JAWS and it always stays on my desk. Look forward to any thoughts that anyone can provide me!! Thanks

Madison

 


chris judge
 

I don’t know. I bought my mantis q40 almost 2 years ago and it’s still going strong. I have heard of issues with the newer focus displays but never having owned one I can’t say for sure.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: December 6, 2022 12:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] question on the longevity of newer braille displays

 

Hi all,

I know that this answer may vary but on average how long have the newer displays lasted you? I’m unsure when I got mine and I’m just terying to figure out given the fact that it’s been sent in twice in the past couple of years for cleanings how much longer I might have before I have to buy a 5th gen. I’m mainly interested in hearing from users of Focus displays but since most brands are similar I’m not sure what brand you have really matters. I use mine daily but only to follow along with JAWS and it always stays on my desk. Look forward to any thoughts that anyone can provide me!! Thanks

Madison

 


audrey joy
 

Hi Madison,

I'm Audrey in NYC.

I recommend the HIMS products; I have the Braillesense 6 and the QBraille. Both are 18 months to 2-plus years old, and the Braille displays are crisp and very reliable. I also have the U2 Mini, which is about ten years old and still working great.

I went through 2 Focuses, both having display and battery issues.

If you're going to invest in a new display, contact your HIMS dealer.

Good luck.

Audrey

----- Original Message -----
From: chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...>
Date: 12/06/2022 06:47 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question on the longevity of newer braille displays

I don't know. I bought my mantis q40 almost 2 years ago and it's still going
strong. I have heard of issues with the newer focus displays but never
having owned one I can't say for sure.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Madison
Martin
Sent: December 6, 2022 12:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] question on the longevity of newer braille displays

Hi all,
I know that this answer may vary but on average how long have the newer
displays lasted you? I'm unsure when I got mine and I'm just terying to
figure out given the fact that it's been sent in twice in the past couple of
years for cleanings how much longer I might have before I have to buy a 5th
gen. I'm mainly interested in hearing from users of Focus displays but since
most brands are similar I'm not sure what brand you have really matters. I
use mine daily but only to follow along with JAWS and it always stays on my
desk. Look forward to any thoughts that anyone can provide me!! Thanks
Madison