Braille Sense U2

$5,595.00 $4,595.00

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

Purchase the HIMS Braille Sense U2 H432B online. The Braille Sense U2 provides power and speed you have never before experienced in a notetaker.

Top-of-the-line features include:

  • Powerful performance with faster processing
  • Power-packed for the office environment
  • A Powerful educational tool
  • Enhanced sound, outstanding media
  • Created with the Deaf-blind in mind
  • Connectivity anywhere, any time
  • Instant Social Networking
  • GPS Receiver and electronic compass


Change the way you experience the world…

v8.2 Firmware Now Includes: best-in-class Nemeth code support, native access to Excel and PowerPoint files, YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Record in DAISY and more!

Features of Braille Sense U2

  • Powerful performance with faster processing

    Boasting a 1GHz Mobile CPU and a 32GB flashdisk, Braille Sense U2 offers rapid data processing combined with as much memory as you desire.

  • Power-packed for the office environment

    Create and read documents in any of five languages and use multiple bilingual dictionaries to ensure accuracy and style. Highlight your most important points with advanced font and style options. Always have complete and up-to-date access to your email with IMAP access, and open EML files directly from the File manager. Secure your valuable information with file encryption.

  • A Powerful educational tool

    In addition to the bilingual features and Sense Dictionary for language practice and learning, Braille Sense U2 offers fraction calculation and Nemeth Braille code entry into a fully functional scientific calculator. Our unique built-in LCD allows sighted teachers and parents to view a student’s progress while he uses Braille Sense U2.

  • Enhanced sound, outstanding media

    Enjoy a clear and powerful stereo audio listening experience with easily accessible audio buttons and 11 equalizer settings. In addition, easily and instantly control FM Radio, DAISY Player and Media Player with designated media buttons located on the front of the unit.

  • Created with the Deaf-blind in mind

    HIMS’ unique, flipable LCD display has facilitated easy and natural communication with the deaf-blind for several years. Now with an added vibrate Motor, a deaf-blind person can be alerted to receive messages or errors in input or navigation.

  • Connectivity anywhere, any time

    Stay connected to your friends, family and the world via Ethernet, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) or 3G USB modem.

  • Instant Social Networking

    Take advantage of our mobile connectivity and click on Twitter to instantly access the world of social networking. Chat with your classmates, co-workers, family and friends using Google Talk anytime, anywhere.

  • GPS Receiver and electronic compass

    Improved GPS receiver and electronic compass allow you to explore your surroundings and provide instant, accurate directions or real-time, turn-by-turn navigation to your destination. GPS map data is an optional add-on.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10.2 x 5 x 1.5 in
Model #


Braille Display


Keyboard Type


Flash Memory

32 GB

Video Output

VGA output, built-in LCD


3 USB host, 1 USB mini, SDXC card slot


Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth


Built-in GPS receiver, electronic compass, Google Maps


17 hours, 5 hours to charge


One-year limited parts and labor warranty

Supported File Types

DAISY 2.0/2.02/3.0, NIMAS 1.1,, NLS, Open Library, Learning Ally, HBL, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, CSV, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, BRL, BRF, EPUB, PDF, HTML/XML (in Web browser), YouTube, MP3, MP4, WAV, ASF, OGG, WMA, M4A, M3U, PLS, Audible, WMV, FLAC, MID, ACC


File Manager, Macro Manager, Excel Viewer, Word Processor, PowerPoint Viewer, Dropbox, Schedule Manager, Address Manager, Scientific Calculator, Database Manager, Sense Navigation (optional), Dictionary (optional), Thesaurus (optional), Bible (optional), Terminal for Screen Reader, BookShare, Google Maps, Games, Web browser, E-mail, RSS Reader, Google Talk, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Media Player, DAISY Player, FM Radio

15 reviews for Braille Sense U2

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    Looking at Twitter for the first time, having woken up in middle of the night and looking at stuff on Braille Sense! Well done HIMS! – Ross, via Twitter

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    HIMS makes the best products for people with blindness! I love my BookSense and Braille Sense. – Kyle, via Twitter

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    Reformatting the [Braille Sense] was amazingly easy and quite awesome. It deletes all your files, but your settings remain. – Dory, via Twitter

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    I have an Apex and its alright but the Braille Sense is much better and has more features. – Emma, via Twitter

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    Something nice about using my BrailleSense U2 when my iPhone is on other side of room: nice just navigating/reading in Braille. – David, via Twitter

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    My BrailleSense has become essential. I can’t imagine trying to do law school without it. – Dory, via Twitter

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    Quote from a blind teen on Simply Accessible’s Nethermind panel: “It’s really cool. (+ good for Braille math!)” – Lainey, via Twitter

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    I love my Braille Sense U2 that I just got for my 27th birthday. – Kieth, via Twitter

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    At my presentation, someone said they wanted to get an Apex. I told them why the Braille Sense is so much better. I may have saved a life 🙂 Seriously: Nemeth, Twitter, Facebook, Bookshare, Daisy recording, Youtube, Dropbox… How does anyone still choose Humanware over HIMS nowadays? – Alex, via Twitter

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    I’ve got the Braille Sense U2 and I really like it. A superb Braille keyboard and display. – Kevin, via Twitter

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    I love my braille sense. It’s a great machine. – Melissa, via Twitter

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    I’ve just opened a ppt file on my braille sense. perfectly accessible. HIMS are amazing and technology is a gift from God. I am so thankful. – Jasmine, via Twitter

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    HIMS Inc. sure has one loyal customer! Fastest repair turnaround ever! Best blind technology service I’ve ever seen!! Blind folks really should use HIMS! Sent my Braille Sense in for repair Tuesday, came back today (Friday)! – Brooke, via Twitter

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michele Paley

    Yayness in a box. . . Because the Braille Sense is #AwesomenessInABox – Joseph, via Twitter

  15. Rated 4 out of 5


    We love the product. Chargers don’t last long enough. Does anyone know where we can purchase another charger with the right adapter (tiny). Would a USB charger work?

    • Michele Paley

      You can purchase a new charger online or by calling our office. We cannot guarantee the efficacy or reliability of 3rd party accessories.

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