Hardware & Accessory Reviews

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by Tim Hornik

Introduction

The Trekz Titanium is the latest design by AfterShokz for an open ear bluetooth experience. The Trekz Titanium brings many of the features one enjoyed with their prior bone conduction headsets into a new package. The choice of titanium for the construction resolves issues of the flimsy plastic and other materials from prior generations, while bringing an overall better sound quality and snugger fit. The Trekz Titanium connects over Bluetooth 4.0, and boasts a 6 hour…

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Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by thebigt

I've recently seen some forum topics about the accessibility of some of the Fitbit devices. Here is a review from my blog. This is for the flex including the app. Enjoy.

Back when i was looking in to getting the apple watch, i hmmed and hawed about getting a fitbit. I figured i wouldn't as at the time, i wanted something that would tell me my pace and all, and not just my steps. However since i can use
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Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by Scott Davert

The Smart Beetle is a 14-cell display manufactured by HIMS. If you need any sort of internal programs like a word processor, clock, calculator, or other bells and whistles, this is not the device for you. However, it supports the ability to connect to 6 different devices, and is natively supported in iOS 9 and El Capitan. Note that the 6 devices include 5 bluetooth and 1 USB.

What's in the Box?
Obviously, the Smart Beetle, a Micro USB cable for connecting to devices via USB…

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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 by Scott Davert

The Refreshabraille 18, 3rd generation, is now available from APH. It's an 18-cell display which offers many connectivity options, the ability to flip the Refreshabraille to have the display closer to you instead of the keyboard, and the ability to connect in unsecure or secure mode via Bluetooth.
A Familiar Feeling Device:
For those who enjoyed the solid build of the previous models of the Refreshabraille, you will be happy to know that the keyboard and the material the…

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Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 by Scott Davert

This case is designed to provide protection to your phone while also giving you a battery back-up for your phone in case it goes dead. As someone who is on a budget and who found that the Mophie iPhone 6 case was too snug of a fit for my phone, I was looking for something cheaper and that would also work better with my 6S. This, for the most part, fits the bill, but there are a few draw-backs that you should be aware of.

<h3> Description</h3>
The 1byeone case with…

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Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2015 by Chris Smart

This is a Bluetooth headset, but not the kind you are used to hearing about. Muse is the first lab-grade Electroencephalography (EEG) device for home use. A few years ago, such equipment cost many thousands of dollars, was invasive, and its use was always supervised by medical personnel. That is no longer the case!

Worn comfortably across the forehead and behind the ears, its censor array streams up to 6 channels of realtime brain wave data to your iOS device. This headband works…

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Posted on Sunday, August 9, 2015 by Jerry Berrier

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6 with Verizon. I told the store representative I wanted to also upgrade my Otterbox Defender. I had tried a LifeProof case with a previous model and did not particularly like it. He was so insistent that vast improvements had been made that he finally talked me into paying $99.00 for the latest and greatest LifeProof case. This model allows direct contact with the front surface of the phone, which does make it easier to do Voiceover gestures. The case…

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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2015 by John Cury

Let me start by saying I owned the original ERA and I loved it, it was the smallest BT headset at the time and it is still one of the smallest, but the new ERA 2 takes it to another level.

The headset comes in a really fancy box with 4 eargells, charging cable and a manual.

It has only 1 button and an on and off switch which is good or bad depending who you ask, I however love it.
To pair the device hold the talk button down while turning on ERA. Keep holding the talk…

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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 by Scott Davert

<h3> Introduction</h3>

Ever since the last significant drop in my hearing, I've found it more and more challenging to rely on said hearing to carry out such tasks as using a screen reader, knowing when water is boiling, and the topic of this review: waking up in the morning. As many of the adaptations made for the blind are addressed through the use of hearing, and many of the adaptations made for the deaf are done through vision, this complicates matters for someone…

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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Elena Brescacin

QardioArm is a blood pressure monitor compatible with iOS, and driven by Qardio app, available on the app store for free.

 

Preliminary operations and app accessibility considerations

Just download and install the qardio app and create a user profile, setting it up fitting your needs, including importing and exporting data to Apple Health system.

You can have multiple devices…

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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 by Elena Brescacin

Bem Wireless Speaker Band was presented at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, this accessory is a wearable Bluetooth speaker.

It is a really useful gadget for blind people, as it does not force anyone to wear headphones while walking on the road, with the White cane in hand or holding dog's guide; you finally can have hands and ears free!

This speaker is square-shaped, made of plastic while the band is rubber made, it must be worn as a standard watch. At 3 o'clock hour, on the…

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Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 by djflex90

<p>Spike Keyboard Case Review
By Christopher O&rsquo;Meally

So the other day on my lunch hour, I was thinking about my ever growing need to type quickly and accurately on my iPhone. I have vastly improved at direct touch typing, but something was missing. I needed a small keyboard solution that I could access on demand, and I didn&rsquo;t want to carry around yet another device with me, along with my iPhone 5s, and my apple watch. I thought about a keyboard case…

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Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by Chris Smart

Summary: If you want a very thin keyboard with almost full-sized keys, silent operation, a spill resistant covering, handy iOS-specific hotkeys and decent battery life, check out the Logitech Keys-To-Go.

Dimensions: 5.39" by 9.53" by 0.24" That's right, it's only a quarter-inch thick.

Weight: 6.35 ounces

Battery Life: Logitech states that the battery will last for three months on a full charge, with approximately two hours use per day. Of course…

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Posted on Monday, April 13, 2015 by Larry Thacker Jr.

The speaker is round, approximately 3 inches in diameter, and has a suction cup attached to the back so that you can stick it on the wall. It comes with a charging cable that has a standard USB connector at one end and a mail plug similar to that on a wired headset on the other rend. I would prefer a standard connector for charging, since having a proprietary one means you have to keep it with you if you will need to charge the unit and if you lose it you're toast. However using the…

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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Deborah Armstrong

I've now owned around 5 bluetooth headsets, and the first 4 were unsatisfactory. After repeatedly hearing that bluetooth had gotten honestly better, I decided to try one more time to find something suitable.

The Plantronics M55 is everything I wanted. I spent a long time reading reviews and comparing models. I also kept a list of what I hated about my previous headsets. Let's visit it to see why the M55 is such an improvement.

Previous headsets, even those that…

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Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015 by Scott Davert

Updated 2/6/17
The VarioUltra, a display sold by Baum and distributed in the US by Baum Retech, is a new comer to the market of what the assistive tech industry is calling "smart braille displays". They're called this, because, while they are not full fledged notetakers such as what you will find in a device like the BrailleNote Touch or Braille Sense, they do some other tasks unlike displays such as the Focus line from Freedom Scientific and Brailliant from Humanware.…

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Posted on Monday, January 5, 2015 by thebigt

This is a handy little gadget that plugs in to the earphone jack of a phone.

<h1>What's in the box</h1>
The Ice phone comes with a stand for the phone to sit on which makes it look like an old style phone. There is a space on the stand to put your iphone. It also comes with the handset in a choice of colours, and an instructions booklet.

The ice phone is perfect for sitting at home or whereever you happen to be and you want clearer quality with calls.…

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Posted on Saturday, January 3, 2015 by Tim Hornik

The Plantronics Voyager Legend builds upon the previously released Voyager series by offering a great fitting Bluetooth 4.0 earpiece that is comfortable, offers stellar voice quality, and voice activation features. This review therefore builds off the previous review of the Voyager Pro HD that can be found here: http://www.applevis.com/reviews/accessories/bluetooth-headsets/plantron…

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Posted on Friday, January 2, 2015 by Katie

I just got this headset for christmas. I really love it. This stereo headset is bluetooth and also comes with a detachable cable for use with non-bluetooth devices. It also comes with a micro-usb cable for charging with a computer or standard USBwall charger. A wall charger is not included, just the cable.
The orientation of the buttons is easy to understand. Everything is on the right side of the headset. The only thing on the flat serfice of the headset are four buttons. On the left…

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Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014 by Piotr Machacz

Introduction

I wanted to get a bluetooth speaker for quite a while now. Christmas came along and a relative asked me if there was anything specific I wanted. My first obvious choice was Jambox, because lots of people have it and, apart from the companion website being not very accessible, it's a very awesome speaker. However, thanks to someone on Teamtalk I got to hear comparison between a big Jambox and the Soundblaster Roar. The latter not only sounded more impressive, but is…

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