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Ninepoint Offers Cebra, a Braille Display that Comes in Pieces

This is perhaps old news to some of our international readers, but we'd guess most of you have not heard of a newer product from Austrian company Ninepoint Systems. Cebra is the first commercially-available, modular braille display. Need to carry a small 20-cell display with you on the train? Not a problem. Want a larger 80-cell model at home so you can edit a manuscript? Simply snap the pieces together and Cebra transforms itself into a larger model. It's kind of like Legos for braille displays, but a lot more expensive. For instance, Blazie, the United Kingdom's version of Freedom Scientific (yes they still call it Blazie across the pond), sells the 20-cell model for 2,095 British pounds, or $3,046 as of the time of this writing. The 20-cell model weighs under a pound and supports USB and bluetooth. It's compatible with JAWS, Window-Eyes, and Talks according to the product description. There is currently no U.S. dealer for Cebra, to our knowledge.

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Category: Portable Devices
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icanjam Friday, 29-Nov-2013 4:35 PM ET:

This of course is a rather old post.. News to me! sounds like a cool idea but as usual with braille display technology it costs far more than your average consumer can afford Jack

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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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