Braille Sense U2 MINIBraille 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 MINI Features & 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, 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 cells

Keyboard Type Perkins-style

Battery 9 hours battery life/ 2 hours charging time. 2 batteries are included along with battery charger.

Size 6.7”x3.5”x1.0” – 17.2x9x2.7mm

Weight 0.93 lbs – 425g

Flash memory 32 GB

Video Display External Portable LCD (optional), remote PC viewing via ActiveSync

Interface 1 USB mini OTG, SD slot

Network WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth

Navigation Built-in GPS receiver & electronic compass (map data is optional)

Applications Productivity: File Manager, Excel Viewer, Word Processor, Dropbox, Schedule Manager, Address Manager, Scientific Calculator, Database Manager, etc. Entertainment: YouTube, Media Player, DAISY Player, FM Radio, etc Communication: Web browser, E-mail, RSS Reader, Twitter, etc. Miscellaneous: Terminal for Screen Reader, BookShare download, Google Maps, Sense Navigation (optional), Sense Dictionary (optional), Sense Bible (free optional), Games.

Supported File Documents: Document Files: HBL, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, RTF, TXT, BRL, BRF, EPUB, PDF, HTML/XML (through Web browser). Media Files: YouTube, MP3, MP 4, WAV, ASF, OGG, WMA, M4A, M3U, PLS, Audible, WMV, FLAC, MID, ACC DAISY Content: DAISY 2.0/2.02/3.0, NIMAS 1.1,, NLS, Open Library, Learning Ally