Yesterday I saw a BrailleNote for the first time

And no boys and girls, I was not impressed! To start with, it is the size and shape of a house brick. All square corners and stepped edges. I don’t know whatever happened to ergonomic design in the general scheme of things.

And then I switched it on. It has a little database, not much more than a card index really, word processor which I didn’t really look at and connectivity with the Internet, so long as you pay extra for a wireless card. Oh yes, and it has some games! Wow! I thought, until I realised that they are the sort of text games we were playing in the late 80s. And best of all, it has a whole 128 mb of internal storage.

So in summary, we have something which looks like a Braille Lite and acts like a Eureka A4!

I won’t be buying one with its hefty price tag of around £3000, especially as my phone, bought for £150 probably has more functionality.

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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