Hims is now shipping two previously-announced products, the Blaze ET digital media player and the 14-cell Smart Beetle braille display. The Blaze ET is the second in the Blaze series and includes a numeric keypad for data entry, similar to the BookSense. In addition to the usual array of book and music playback options, it includes optical character recognition, a calculator, color identifier, and an optional dictionary. It's available now for $749. The Smart Beetle, which currently sells for $1,295,can connect to up to 6 devices at once (5 Bluetooth plus one USB and runs for up to 24 hours of continuous use. Both items are also available from our sister site, A T GuysSource: Hims
I suppose they yet again failed to add Audible support? No so-called book player is complete without this, and so far, the over-priced Blaze line has not supported it at all.
Talkback Friday, 03-Jul-2015 02:53 AM ET:
I think the handwriting is on the wall for these over-priced blindness devices! Can't wiat for the day when we can get devices like this for right around a hundred bucks. Will definitely get baptized in beer when these expensive, out of reach devices go to their graves!
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.