Russian based Elita Group, recently announced the release of the all-new ElBraille Notetaker.
What is this?
Elbraile is a full mobile portable computer running on Windows 10 together with Jaws for Windows.
It contains a docking station, integrated with Freedom Scientific’s Focus 14 Braille display. This docking station contains the perkins style keyboard and all the navigation options that you find on the Focus 14.
One could say that this is a component based system so, if you already have a Focus 14 Blue, you would not have to buy a new Focus 14 Blue again.
189 mmx 118 mm by 38 (7.4 x 4.7 x 1.5 inches
Weight with Focus 14 included: 750 g (1.65 pounds)
On the front you have the Focus 14 Blue control, like the selector buttons, panning, buttons, rocker bars, etc.
On the right side you have an extractor button, 3.5 mm jack, sd card slot, usb port and then power port.
On the back there is nothing.
On the left, there’s nothing.
On the top there are 6 keys. From left to right: E1, E2, Volume up and down buttons then E3 and #4.
The Sim card slot is right on the top left.
Windows 10 32bit
1.8 GHz Quad-core atom processor
2 GB of ram
64 GB SSD drive
Built-in 32 gb sd card – not usable by user, for the OS
Expansion card slot up to 256 gb storage
Vibration motor – Device vibrates and beeps.when being turned on, shutting down, when placed on charge, etc.
SMS messaging capability
You can also make and receive phonecalls.
3G modem (Micro sim card required)
Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n
3.5mm headphone jack
USB port – used for external storage, full qwerty keyboard etc.
20 hours of battery life.
The device has a rescue menu – used in a potential situation if there is no speech or Braille feedback.
This menu has a self-voicing and self-Brailling capability.
1. Restart Jaws.
2. Shut the system down.
3. Forced restart.
I don’t know anything else about the device but, on paper, it looks great! I’m honestly quite excited.