moderated Re: Elbraille 40?


Michael Munn
 

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On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 11:19 AM Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:

Hi,

If a 15-inch laptop fits into a backpack, can the Elbraille fit?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Elbraille 40?

 

I don't know about that. I can give Freedom a call and asking them real quick. For the ElBraille 40 4, A user have to send the unit in along with their Jaws Authorization code in to Freedom because ElBraille 40 4 don't come with a docking station. 

Thanks for asking.

Best regards 

Michael Munn 

 

It would be definitely cheeper wwhen a user have both Jaws and a Focus 5. With those 2 units, all a user have to buy is is the docking Station. This is what Vispero offered to user who use a Focus 40 4 in early 2018. 

 

It is fascinating to me that their web site does not give any prices for the 14 or 40 version of this low-end Windows machine combo and if one follows the link to the place to purchase either one, you find a 404 page not found error.
I wouldn't be in the market anyway, but just curious.
I personally would rather have a full fledged laptop and a braille display but I guess I can understand the appeal to some with the extended battery life they claim.

O well, I'll shut up now on this topic.



Richard

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Les Kriegler
Sent: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Elbraille 40?

Hi Richard,

I'll be glad to try and answer your question with the understanding that I know far less than you.  If someone was in the market for a braille note taker, the idea is that you have an integrated unit, braille display and ElBraille unit which runs the Windows Operating System.  So you could run Office 365, 2019, 2016 or 2013.  Many have Jaws already, so one does not have to buy Jaws again.  For those who don't have a Jaws license, it will be more expensive, I don't know the price of the bundle for the unit, Focus 40 Five and Jaws.  In my case, if I purchase the ElBraille 5, I only need the unit as I already have Jaws and the Focus 5 display.  Hope this helps.

Les

-----Original Message-----
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
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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

        -----Original Message-----
        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.
           Best regards
           Michael  Munn


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           On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 9:44 PM Michael Munn via Groups.Io <michaelrbms=gmail.com@groups.io <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:
               >
               > 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:
               >>
               >> Hi,
               >> I have the Elbraille 14 and it is very well made. It is not the 40, but it is also detachable.
               >> Thanks
               >>
               >>
               >> -----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?
               >>
               >> 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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