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Posted on Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Scott Davert

The Braille Sense u2 Mini is a note taker with an 18 cell braille display which has a large set of features outside of being used as a braille terminal with Apple products. These include a 32 GB internal flashdisk, software to handle such things as spreadsheets, an FM radio, daisy player, and many more. It's very lightweight to carry around...

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Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2014 by mehgcap
What's a RiVO?

The RiVO (remote interface to Voiceover) is made by Mobience, a company in South Korea, but they ship world wide. The RiVO is a small device, about as wide and deep as a credit card and roughly 1/3 inches thick. It has a total of twenty buttons, and is meant to be a remote control of sorts to VoiceOver users and a keyboard/...

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Posted on Friday 7 February 2014 by Jackie Brown

If you are the sort of person who puts their iPhone down and can't locate it, or you live alone and would like something uncomplicated to use as an extra security measure, then consider HipKey.  Here's why! HipKey is a small gadget you can pair with your iPhone using Bluetooth that will emit an alarm if you become separated from...

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Posted on Thursday 30 January 2014 by djflex90

So I picked up my iPad air a few days ago, and the first thing I noticed was how small the box was. I had the chance to play with an iPad 2 the day before, and the box with everything inside felt like it weighed about the same. So what did I find when I opened the box? Simple packaging thank goodness. I felt like a kid with a new toy and I...

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Posted on Sunday 19 January 2014 by Maya Pureseva

Hello Applevis community!

It’s my first review, so I apologize if there are any formatting issues or other inconsistencies. I’ve been browsing the Applevis website but didn’t find much information related to these Braille displays here or on the web, so maybe my experience will be somehow helpful for those who are picking a Braille...

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Posted on Wednesday 15 January 2014 by Jackie Brown

I am not alone in my dislike of Apple's iTunes, and recently came across a product that seemed to fit the bill for bypassing the software to play my music library on an iOS device.The Seagate Wireless Access is a small external hard drive that allows you to copy music, videos, photos and documents between it and iOS or Androidusing the...

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Posted on Sunday 12 January 2014 by thebigt

The iphone fits nice and snuggly in to the Boxwave Buddy case so you don't have to worry about it sliding out. The keyboard keys feel nice under the fingers but theey are kind of small. You can feel the buttons well.

The bad things are that the keyboard will double type meaning you have multiple letters. You have to type slowish to...

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Posted on Thursday 2 January 2014 by Scott Davert

Introduction For the power user, which I consider myself to be, one of the challenges is keeping all of your devices charged and ready to use. As someone who owns an iPod, iPhone, Macbook Air, and who requires braille support, I demand a lot of power each day. A problem for me is that most power strips are huge in size, or they do not have...

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Posted on Saturday 28 December 2013 by blindgator

One of the many fun things about being blind is reading about a product and saying to myself, oh that sounds cool, and then thinking, well will I be able to work it. Yes, it’s great to have to think about that last part every time I buy something.

I recently set out to buy a new pair of Bluetooth desktop speakers. I wasn’t sure if I...

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Posted on Saturday 9 November 2013 by Amber

Bedphones are very flat, very thin earphones you clip to your ears. They are perfect if you want to sleep and listen to music without headphones falling off, hurting your ears, or without disturbing others in the same room.

Imagine a flat metal disk, with standard headphone padding over it and very thin clips attached at the top. The...

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