Unfortunately, my Hims QBrailleXL display suddenly died after practically a year of using it.
There were some issues with display that I didn't like (e.g. work with Bluetooth and Windows screen readers when Ins+Shift key combinations didn't work and support of Russian braille tables in built-in apps) but it was okay in general and it worked fine with iOS.
This Hybrid mode was confusing and I practically never used it.
I heard that Humanware displays are much much better, always get new features like USB Hid support and such really cool stuff.
I use Braille with iOS, Windows and Linux and use it mainly for coding, so I prefer 40 cells braille displays.
I am struggling with what is better to choose, Mantis Q40 or Brailliant BI40X?
The things I know:
1. Mantis has Qwerty keyboard. I heard it's extremely cool. But I couldn't find what Bluetooth version it has. Wi-fi isn't important really, since the only thing it can be used in Russia is to update the firmware only. But if it supports 5 GHZ it's cool.
Mantis has 16 GB of internal storage, SD Card which is a little bit outdated IMHO, it doesn't have speakers, volume controls, headphones support.
2. Brailliant has 32 GB of internal storage, has Perkins keyboard which I always feel nostalgic from school and from Perkins brailler, TTS, an ability to listen to books, headphones, stereo speakers and Microphone, Bluetooth 5 and wi-fi 2.4 and 5 GHZ.
I cannot choose between these 2 because one has qwerty keyboard and other doesn't have SD Card, headphones, speakers and stuff. I am not sure if Perkins keyboard will be fine for writing code.
Are there any issues while using Mantis/Brailliant with iOS devices you can mention that for example appear in 1 device and don't appear in another?
For Mantis users, are there things in iOS that cannot be performed from this display that can be performed on Brailliant because of a Qwerty keyboard?
Do you miss not having things that Brailliant has like speakers and headphones in Mantis?
Thank you all in advance for your answers.