According to several sources, Humanware is planning to raise the price for two of their popular notetakers in September. the 32-cell version of the BrailleNote Apex will list for $6,379, a $184 increase over the current price. That's nearly $400 over the price of a Braille Sense Plus and just under $800 over the retail price of a PAC Mate Omni, the latter including 8 more cells.At the same time, the price of the 18-cell version of the Apex will jump to $4,529, a $134 increase. Finally, the price of the VoiceNote Apex, to be released in September, has been set at $2,049. That's just over $50 more than the price of a VoiceSense, but nearly $350 under the price of a PAC Mate Omni without a braille display.Category: Notetakers/PDAs
Yet another reason to not buy from humanware. These prices could be a sign of several things. One could be people aren't buying their overpriced note takers, so they raise the prices. This doesn't make any sence, but these days most of the things humanware does do not make sence.
losalonso Monday, 09-Aug-2010 3:20 PM ET:
One more reason to consider getting a device such as an iPhone and pairing it with a braille keyboard - you will get so much more for so much less $$$ - using a device that you already carry with you. - With an iPhone for example you also get very low cost access to apps such as color identifiers, OCR apps, bar code reader apps, and the list goes on and on. But as long as Rehab. departments keep forking over small fortunes for these devices, companies like HumanWare and FS will continue to hold us all hostage to outrageous pricing.
jc_djmac Monday, 09-Aug-2010 8:11 PM ET:
I agree. I don't need a notetaker, I have my own computer. secont, I will never purchase from humanware.
EsotericQuality Saturday, 27-Apr-2013 3:25 PM ET:
Braille Note pricing is unreasonable, considering the anachronism of the software.
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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.