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Braille Sense U2 MINI

Braile Sense U2 Mini 18-Cell Braille Notetaker for the BlindThe Next Generation of our Popular 18-cell Braille Sense Notetaker


Braille Sense U2 MINI may look a lot like its predecessor on the outside, but don’t let that fool you – it’s packed with new features and upgraded hardware on the inside.

Teachers, rehab counselors, AT specialists and other professionals will appreciate the new robust hardware and now-standard capabilities of our proprietary Sense v8.0 including Excel™ Viewer,  YouTube™ and Dropbox™ applications.  Users will enjoy the power and performance of a 1 GHz Mobile CPU, a 32 GB storage capacity and enhanced features such as extended battery run time, improved GPS receiver sensitivity and the addition of a vibration motor.  U2 MINI also offers more stable performance than other notetakers, with an optimized Windows-based operating system with a familiar, Windows-like user interface.

Braille Sense U2 MINIFeatures & Highlights

  • Rapid data processing from a 1 Ghz Mobile CPU

  • Windows-based operating system with familiar controls and file system

  • YouTube™ streaming for accessing educational videos and finding homework help

  • Excel™ Viewer for navigating complex spreadsheets at work, or for completing math and career training in an education setting (supports XLS and XLSX file types)

  • RSS Reader for fast access to content school website content, news feeds and podcasts

  • Twitter™ for easy access to the most popular social media platform for those with vision impairments
  • Built-in GPS and Compass for exploring your surroundings and providing directions and turn-by-turn navigation. (GPS map data is an optional add-on)

  • Best-in-class Word Processor that supports more file types than other notetakers, including grade 1 & grade 2 Braille support with TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, BRL, BRF, HBL, PDF and EPUB

  • Built-in DAISY Player that supports DAISY 2.0/2.02, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 (DAISY 3.0), NIMAS, NLS, Bookshare.org and Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D)

  • Built-in Media Player that supports WAV, MP3, MP4, ASF, OGG, WMA, M3U, Audible (AA, AAX), WMV, FLAC and MID

  • External media controls for easy access without entering media player application

  • Audio recording in MP3 and WAV with adjustable bit and sample rates – Using the built-in microphone or external audio device via the microphone jack
  • Easy configuration of IMAP and POP3 email accounts and full automatic translation that allows emails to be written in contracted Braille but read in standard text by sighted recipients, and it also allows Braille users to read any emails written to them in contracted Braille

  • Online help available in every application, making the Braille Sense U2 MINI easy to learn
  • All the little extras our customers know and love including an address manager, schedule manager, scientific calculator, database manager, alarm clock, stop watch, sleep timer, and more

Technical Specifications

Model # H418B
Braille Display 18-cell
Keyboard Type Perkins-style
Flash Memory 32 GB
Video Display VGA output, external portable LCD (optional)
Interface 1 USB OTG, SDXC card slot
Network Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
Navigation Built-in GPS receiver, electronic compass, Google Maps
Applications Productivity: File Manager, Macro Manager, Excel Viewer, Word Processor, PowerPoint Viewer, Dropbox, Schedule Manager, Address Manager, Scientific Calculator, Database Manager Entertainment: YouTube, Media Player, DAISY Player, FM Radio Communication: Web browser,E-mail, RSS Reader, Google Talk, Twitter, Facebook Miscellaneous: Terminal for Screen Reader, BookShare, Google Maps, Games Optional: Sense Navigation, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Bible
Supported File Types Documents: HBL, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, CSV, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, BRL, BRF, EPUB, PDF, HTML/XML (in Web browser). Media: YouTube, MP3, MP4, WAV, ASF, OGG, WMA, M4A, M3U, PLS, Audible, WMV, FLAC, MID, ACC. DAISY: DAISY 2.0/2.02/3.0, NIMAS 1.1, BookShare.org, NLS, Open Library, Learning Ally
Battery ~ 9 hours, 3 hours to charge, Second battery included
Size  6.7” x 3.5” x 1.0”
Weight .93 lbs
Warranty One-year limited parts and labor warranty