moderated Re: Elbraille 40?


Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

The idea is that once you put it all together, you have an all-in-one computer with braille keyboard, braille display and Windows. If such a thing could be had in such a way that it weren’t overpriced and underpowered, it would great all-in-one device for a lot of us.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Elbraille 40?

 

OK, could someone who knows far more than I explain what the point is with this new device from FS?

 

ElBraille 40 V combines the flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows® 10 operating system with JAWS® and a 40-cell Braille display with a full Braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact solution. (JAWS and Braille display sold separately.

 

I copied the above from their web site. What is the point if you have to buy the Focus 40 blue and Jaws separately?

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Richard

"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with it." 

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On Jan 8, 2020, at 5:21 AM, Les Kriegler <kriegler01@...> wrote:

Hi Jessica,

If you check FS's site, you'll see that shipping is scheduled for this month.  Back in October, the unit was supposed to be out in a matter of days.  In November, the same statement was made on the FS OpenLine podcast.  I have no idea as to what the issues are, as nobody has publicly indicated anything.  I heard there was a parts issue, but that was supposed to have been resolved last September.  The Focus 40 5 is definitely not out.

Les

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Elbraille 40?

Hi,
Earlier, someone mentioned delays.
Are there production delays?
Is the elbraille 5th generation out?
I keep checking the fs website, but last I saw, it said, "shippingin November."
Thanks,
Jessica





   On Jan 8, 2020, at 7:42 AM, Michael Munn <michaelrbms@...> wrote:
   
   

   
   I don't know whether you can connect the entire note taker and  use it as a Braille display, but you can detach the Braille display and use the braille  in conjunction with your iPhone.
   Thanks for asking.
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   On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 9:44 PM Michael Munn via Groups.Io <michaelrbms@... <mailto:gmail.com@groups.io> > wrote:
   

       It is a Windows 10 computer being compacted in to a small box. You can do anything that used to do on a Windows 10 computer to ElBraille 40. Note Taker.
       > On Jan 7, 2020, at 9:31 PM, Jessica D <jldail13@... <mailto:jldail13@...> > wrote:
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       > Hi,
       > Thank you both for the info.
       > Can you use your microsoft account password, as your login password?
       > This is what I do currently.
       > I'm on the home annual license, and have activated 1 of my allowed 3 computers.
       >
       > Thanks,
       > Jessica
       >> On Jan 7, 2020, at 9:24 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@... <mailto:tcwood12@...> > wrote:
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       >> Hi,
       >> I have the Elbraille 14 and it is very well made. It is not the 40, but it is also detachable.
       >> Thanks
       >>
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       >> -----Original Message-----
       >> From: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>  <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Michael Munn
       >> Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:22 PM
       >> To: main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
       >> Subject: Re: Elbraille 40?
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       >> The El Braille 40 5 Generation is a very well made piece. I I have the opportunity to play with it during NFB Convention last year in Las Vegas NV and the size is a little big. That is the cons of the unit. The Pro of the El Braille 40 5th generation is that you can get a braille display along with 2 activation of Jaws. Unlike ElBraille 40 4th Generation, the El Braille display 5th generation is detachable from the docking Station. A user can take the Braille display with them.
       >> Overall, This is a device that worth buying.
       >> It is a little expensive though.
       >>>> On Jan 7, 2020, at 11:28 AM, Jessica D <jldail13@... <mailto:jldail13@...> > wrote:
       >>>
       >>> Hi,
       >>> I currently have a Braillenote touch+ from HumanWare.
       >>> However, due to battery and other issues, I had to send it in for repair.
       >>> If they can’t fix it, I’m considering purchasing an ElBraille 40.
       >>>
       >>> Does anyone on here have experience with these devices?
       >>> I tired to connect my braillenote to my computer for use with jaws, but it failed.
       >>>
       >>> Thanks,
       >>>
       >>> Jessica
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