I'm not the best person to answer this question as I've handled some of the devices listers say are slow or fast, and in most cases, I can't say I notice much of a difference. When you unlock the screen, you go to the KeySoft main screen familiar to anyone who has used a Braille Note: KeyWord, KeyWeb, KeyMail, Planner, Etc. Does it work reasonably well? Please note: The BrailleNote device is also able to download books directly from our site using its built in web browser. Do you mean it's usable? For example, instead of the Book Reader, it has the Victor Reader. In most cases, the rest of the fields will be correctly configured by the connection itself, however this will vary depending on how the wireless network is set up. My thoughts were that the touch screen was a nice novelty, but nothing I'd use in real life. Fifthly, you say that browsing the web is like on Android.
Now that I have it, I'm happy to answer questions. Anyway, you lift the keyboard, like lifting the lid from a box, to access the touch screen. We're still working out bugs. We are apparently about to see some major improvements with the next talk back. I'm not sure what else to describe.
But of course, this machine is using key web and an older version of android. The screen on the first beta unit I had wasn't great. Touch exploration is standard Android mode. Allow me, if I may, to ask a few questions if you would be so good. That is, can one recover to the keysoft suite at any time? You will also need access to a wireless network. Ifso, that would be most unfortunate, given the price. Using the web on the touch is like using it on Android.
I think I remember pressing the menu button to select a level, but I can't swear on a stack of bibles. In fact, the only problem I had was not remembering that the at sign is dots 74 in eight-dot computer braille. Swiping and double-tapping works well, but exploring, which is my preferred mode, seemed less responsive, not sure why. I found myself scrambling, unconsciously looking for physical buttons and landmarks, like the first time I used a touch-screen phone. HumanWare has done a lot to smooth out the rough spots, but the Android creeps in here and there.
This may be in your home, workplace or school, or in an airport, café or library. Does it work reasonably well? The first field is the connection configuration name. KeySoft provides commands for moving between records and reviewing the fields within them. I think a newer touch screen is being tested now, but I haven't worked with it yet. That is, does the machine lose calibration if you don't stop writing? KeyMail uses a series of folders to organize your mail, and you can add folders of your own to streamline the filing of your mail.
It also allows you to set the size limit for automatic download. You can read and write in contracted braille in most areas. By then, we'll be on Android 9, whatever that may be called or something. You can hold down the power button for 20 seconds to perform a soft reset as you can for Android, and you can go into system settings to do a factory reset. How does all that work? I'm a bit confused because surely, once you've calibrated once, you can just continue typing for as long as you want so long as you don't stop, right? Braille, of course, is where the Touch is at its best. I don't know what the reason for this is.
I didn't notice any differences in speed when using KeyWord. I wish the price were lower, so more people could enjoy the touch, but maybe this is where the B2G can be disruptive. You can switch between touch mode and touch Exploration. Beta testers haven't been given any information about whether the Android version will be updated or not. Hi all, I'm a beta tester for the touch, Humanware's newest version of the Braille Note. It is also sometimes referred to as WiFi or 802.
It sounds like bugs you are encountering are getting better over time which is a good sign. To get more information on how to do this, please go to HumanWare directly at:. That is, does the machine lose calibration if you don't stop writing? The only things Android users might miss are button labeling and single-tap mode, which the touch doesn't have. And I think it's built on top of Firefox. Now that I have it, I'm happy to Answer questions. Psychologically, this was disorienting for me. You say that browsing the web is like on Android.
Fourthly, is it possible to do something so foolish as to make the unit unusable without sighted help? But do you have the focus jumping problems and the continuous reading problems and other problems like the lack of proper control navigation? Note: Details of the actual internet connection are listed separately. For me, Braille Note and Android seem like a great fit. In the unusual situation that you have two wireless networks with configurations in the same vicinity or two configurations for the same wireless network, so that there is a chance it may pick up the wrong one, you can change the order of the list so that the preferred configuration will get picked up first. After running, the utility will report how much space has been freed. KeyMail is it's own email app. However wireless networks with low, or no security, such as are found in libraries, airports and cafés etc. I use the Braille Note Apex regularly for note taking at one of my jobs.
It's been a few weeks so I don't remember for sure, but I think we used standard web navigation elements e. The default setting is 50K, or approximately 50,000 characters. The Planner syncs to Google Calendar, so I could read my Nexus 5X events on the Touch and vice-versa. Beyond that, I was able to go through Humanware's setup, which orients users to the device, and I was able to go through standard Android setup as well. Obviously, feel free to answer none, some, or all of these as you wish. You are presented with the KeyMail Setup Menu and Receive Options is the second item on this menu.