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#csun10: Two New Seika's Coming to the U.S.


Nippon Telesoft, makers of the Seika 40-cell braille display sold in the U.S. by Perkins Products, has debuted two new models which are both scheduled to come stateside this summer. The Seika version 4 includes the previously-mentioned bluetooth support and a built-in battery, meaning it can be charged from the USB port. The battery for the bluetooth module itself, however, is not housed in the unit and hangs off to the side via a USB dongle. Meanwhile, the Seika 80 will also make its debut soon with a price of under $5,000. The unit is a rather long device because of the 80 cells, but is quite narrow. Expected release for both is July 4, according to Perkins.

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Category: Peripherals
Displaying 4 comments.
Wolfy Saturday, 27-Mar-2010 09:20 AM ET:

The Question is will this use a HID Driver, so that way it will work with SA. Other wise it is pointless to buy one.


Blind Paladin Saturday, 27-Mar-2010 6:37 PM ET:

This is excellent news. Even with the dongle another affordable Braille display solution will be most welcome. Now if only they interacted well with System Access.


Blind Paladin Saturday, 27-Mar-2010 6:38 PM ET:

Great news- another affordable Braille display solution will be most welcome. Now if only it interacted well with System Access.


darknexus Sunday, 28-Mar-2010 12:11 PM ET:

You have a weird definition of affordable. These things still cost 3x as much as your typical computer. Maybe it's affordable if $5k is throw-away money to you, but that's hardly the case with the majority of the world's population whether they be blind or not. What I'd care about: Will it work with BRLTTY for Linux support and NVDA, not to mention will it work with OS X?


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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.


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