Polaris

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$5,795.00

BrailleSense Polaris 32-cell notetaker

The new Notetaker that everyone is talking about…

BrailleSense Polaris offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology. We’ve kept the traditional computer interface that has contributed to the popularity of other BrailleSense models. BrailleSense Polaris supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do everyday.

Highlights

32-Cell Notetaker

Polaris is an innovative collaboration of Braille and mainstream technology, offering the blind and visually impaired unprecedented accessible and intuitive productivity in today’s tablet-based world.

Industry Best Math

The BrailleSense Polaris notetaker is the absolute leader for braille mathematics with UEB and Nemeth support, equation creation and editing in the Word Processor, and graphing capabilities. 

Exclusive Productivity Apps

Get more done using integrated Google Search and Google Drive applications builit exclusively for the BrailleSense Polaris. It’s all the power of Google with the ease and convenience of a notetaker.

Perkins Keyboard

With a 32-cell Braille display and a 11-key Perkins-style keyboard with Ctrl and Alt Keys, Polaris looks and feels like a traditional notetaker. However, its competitive modern hardware and connectivity, along with direct access to Android applications, ensure it stacks up solidly against modern off-the-shelf phones and tablets.

Most File Formats Supported

Using our proprietary applications you can open, read, and create .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .brl, .brf, and more. You can also open and read .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, and .epub.

Android OS

Download android apps using the Google Play Store, including the most common apps used in education, work, and at home. This includes apps like Zoom, Google Meet, and so much more. 

Specifications

Main Specs

Device Type: Notetaker

Braille Cells: 32

Physical Specifications

Width: 9.64″

Depth: 5.66″

Height: 0.74″

Weight: 1.65 lbs

Input / Output

1 Standard SD Card Slot

1 USB Type-A

1 USB 3.0 Rapid Data Port

Communication

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth: 4.1

Video Output: HDMI

Audio Output: Stereo Speakers, Headphone Jack

GPS: Yes

 

Tech Specs

OS: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)

CPU: Samsung Exynos 7420 2.1GHz Octa-core

Ram: 3GB LPDDR3

Storage: 64GB (53GB available to user)

Power

Battery Capacity: 4800 mAH, replaceable

Charge time: 4 hours

Run Time: 18 hours