[nabs-l] Braillenote Touch thoughts and an invitation for all

Vejas Vasiliauskas alpineimagination at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 04:44:21 UTC 2016


Hi Zach,
Could you explain what the Touch is less efficient than the Apex?
I have an Apex and would like to know.
Vejas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zachary N.  Griego-Dreicer via NABS-L" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
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Date sent: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:35:59 -0600
Subject: [nabs-l] Braillenote Touch thoughts and an invitation 
for all

 Good morning everyone, I hope that your Sunday is off to a great 
start! On Thursday the UPS driver delivered two packages, one of 
which was my braille note touch.  I'm liking it quite a lot in 
terms of speed and efficiency etc.,  but definitely agree with 
other people that I do miss some of the functionality of the 
apex.  There is a Facebook group of braille note users, just go 
to your search box on Facebook and type braillenote users to join 
the group, this has taken the place of the braille note user 
group on the list.  humanware.com website.  The Facebook group is 
relatively active, and old and new users of any of humanware's  
line of braille note products would help it grow from its current 
status of just over 200 members.  I hope everyone enjoys using 
their touch, and in the future email I will include the direct 
join link for the group if that would help anyone.  Have an 
enjoyable rest of your day.

Sent from my iPhone 6 Using VoiceOver

 On Aug 14, 2016, at 09:05, Jameyanne Fuller via NABS-L 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:

 Hello all,
 I got my BrailleNote Touch about two weeks ago now, and it's 
been a bit of a
 rocky start, honestly.  It kept freezing up when I unlocked it, 
and I lost
 several documents that way.  Since the update last week, it 
hasn't frozen
 once, so hopefully that's fixed.  I'm not a huge fan of the 
case, honestly.
 It's bulky and heavy, and I found that the tactile keyboard 
keeps missing
 the dots I'm typing, and I'm actually more accurate using 
TouchBraille on
 the screen.  Also I hate the Velcro to close the compartment up 
above, and I
 feel like the magnets that close the case aren't that secure and 
they keep
 moving so my BrailleNote either keeps waking up out of sleep 
mode or, once,
 turned on after I shut it completely down.
 I do love how much it can do, and I feel like I've barely 
scratched the
 surface.  On the other hand, until it can open multiple word 
documents at
 once and allow easy switching between them, I'll probably be 
using my Apex
 in class, because I like to have my textbook open in one file 
and my notes
 open in another.
 Basically, there's a lot of good to be said for the BrailleNote 
Touch, but
 there are definitely some features about the Apex I miss.
 Looking forward to hearing what others think of it.
 Jameyanne

 -----Original Message-----
 From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of 
Cullen via
 NABS-L
 Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:30 PM
 To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
 Cc: Cullen <gallagher123123 at gmail.com
 Subject: [nabs-l] Braillenote Touch

 Hi Cricket and all,
 The touch 32 began shipping in late May, and the 18 began 
shipping about two
 weeks ago.  I just received my touch Thursday, so I am still 
figuring it out
 and learning how to use some of the new Keysoft apps.  So far, I 
am amazed.
 It's really powerful, and it performs so much better than my 
apex.  I look
 forward to putting it through the real test, using it in class 
for my senior
 year in highschool.  Right now, I'm just so impressed with what 
Humanware has
 done, and I can't believe I won it at convention.  Those are my 
initial
 thoughts so far.
 Cullen

 Sent from a Braillenote Touch 18
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