[nfbmi-talk] mini guide info

gkitchen ghkitchen at comcast.net
Sat Dec 25 06:54:48 UTC 2010

Dear all,

Here is the mini guide. Tonya was inquiring about it and perhaps others will be interested. It sounds apealing if I could attach it to me somehow. Otherwise no thanks.
Merry Christmas.

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      Miniguide Detailed info 
      Miniguide Online Price: $369. We cannot sell Miniguides to Europe, please 
      do not order online. 
      Shipping Notes: If items are in stock, they will normally be shipped from 
      Sendero within 2 days. Contact us or call to check the product status 
      before placing your order. 
      By default, products are shipped from Sendero in California via UPS 
      Ground, 5 to 7 days IN TRANSIT to the East Coast after the order is ready 
      to ship. Choose the Rush shipping option for an additional $20 if you wish 
      to reduce the shipping time to 3 days. 
      Sales tax applicable for California addresses 

      Detect obstacles in the palm of your hand with the 2 ounce ultrasonic 
      Augment information from other mobility aids, like the cane or dog 
      guide,with obstacle-detection by the Miniguide from 1.5 to 26 feet. 
      The Miniguide is 3 inches long, 1.4 inches wide and .75 inches thick 
      including the single 123A battery. Two sensors covered by mesh at the 
      front of the unit send and receive the detection signals. Durable plastic 
      casing covers the rest of the unit. 
      The Miniguide uses ultrasonic echo-location to detect objects up to 8 
      meters away. The aid vibrates to indicate the distance to objects - the 
      faster the vibration rate the nearer the object. 
      The aid utilizes the latest electronics to provide excellent robustness, 
      reliability and battery life. The batteries normally last for many months. 

      A single push button* is used to switch the aid on or off and also change 
      settings. The aid has various modes and options. The main modes are: 
        26 feet (8 meters) 
        13 feet (4 meters) 
        6.5 feet (2 meters) 
        3 feet (1 meter) 
        1.5 feet (half meter) 
      * The double push button model, Miniguide US is available exclusively from 
      American Printing House for the Blind and can be purchased with school 
      quota funds. 
      Cane and guide dog users have found that the Miniguide has assisted them 
      in many ways, including: 
        Avoiding obstacles such as parked cars, poles and street furniture. 
        Detecting overhanging obstacles such as tree branches. 
        Locating a person at a sales counter. 
        Locating the end of a line. 
        Locating doorways, gaps and determining if elevator doors are open. 
        Navigating around tables, chairs and office environments. 
      Important Message
      The Miniguide is only intended as an accessory to the more traditional 
      aids such as the white cane and guide dog. The Miniguide is not a 
      replacement for these primary aids, it should only be used as a secondary 
      The Miniguide can not detect drop offs. So please rely on your primary aid 
      in areas where drop offs might be present, for example, railway stations, 
      near stairs and so on. 
      People should only use the Miniguide once they have read and understood 
      the instructions, as the instructions include important information and 
      warnings about its use. People who may have difficulty understanding the 
      instructions should only use the aid under expert supervision. Children 
      should only use the aid under adult supervision. 
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      Sendero Group . 429 F Street, Suite 4 . Davis, CA 95616
      Phone: 530-757-6800 . Fax: 530-757-6830

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