Mantis Q40 Braille Display – The first of its kind integrated keyboard and refreshable braille display

The Mantis Q40 is the first-ever Bluetooth® QWERTY keyboard and 40-cell refreshable braille display that you can pair with your screen reader or smartphone or simply use as a standalone device. Either way, you have braille at your fingertips, every time.


How does the Mantis Q40 change your life?

The Mantis Q40 is a complete all-in-one, laptop-sized QWERTY keyboard with a built-in, refreshable 40-cell braille display that you can pair with your screen reader or smartphone via Bluetooth and USB connections.

image of the Mantis Q40 with a full QWERTY keyboard with a refreshable braille display below

As you tap the keys on the laptop-sized Mantis, the refreshable braille line under the keyboard delivers braille reinforcement to your chosen screen reader simultaneously. The product is slim, lightweight and fits easily into a laptop sleeve. On the go, the built-in memory and Editor application allow you to turn it into a standalone braille reader and notebook. Once connected, access online libraries to upload your favorite books.

With the Mantis Q40, you no longer have to choose between a keyboard and a braille device. It’s a truly innovative tool that makes it easier for you to get involved and get things done.

Mantis Q40 Specifications:

Functional specifications

Qwerty keyboard with 40 cells braille display

  • Connects to 5 Bluetooth devices and 1 USB device simultaneously
  • Onboard applications to be productive like Daisy book reader
  • Compatible with several file formats including doc, docx, txt, brf, brl pdf and more
  • Government mode (optional on purchase)
  • Exam mode
  • Access to online participating libraries including Bookshare
  • Over 250 Onboard language braille tables
  • HumanWare signature thumb keys
  • Battery life: 20 hours


  • Editor
  • Terminal
  • Date and time
  • Online library
  • Library
  • Calculator

Screen reader compatibility: JAWS 18 and above, Dolphin SuperNova, NVDA, VoiceOver iOS, and MAC iOS

System languages supported (including Menu translation)

  • English
  • French fr
  • French ca
  • Dutch (language only)
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Slovenian
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian
  • Czech
  • Portuguese Brazil

Physical specifications

  • Device weight: 950 g (2.1 lbs)
  • Device dimensions (w x d x h): 290 x 170 x 20 mm / 11.4’’ x 6.69’’ x 0.78‘’
  • Removable battery

Technical specifications

  • 32-bit ARM based Cortex®-A, 536MHz processor
  • 4 GB of RAM memory
  • 16 GB of internal storage to serve as the boot device, firmware and data storage
  • Rechargeable and user replaceable Li-Ion Battery
  • USB device high speed interface for connection to a computer and recharge
  • Real Time clock with battery backup
  • User accessible SD card socket
  • Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 module (dual mode)
  • Wireless Wi-Fi module (2,4 GHz)
  • Haptic feedback

What’s in the box?

  • Mantis Q40 braille display
  • USB-C charging cable with power supply (works with any USB charger, but may charge slower)
  • User guide (stored on the device)
  • TPU case (green)
  • Printed quick start guide