Ed:  My take on this is that a compass is something you use when you'are
perhaps having a problem, like say being lost in bad weather.  So, simple is
good.  Yes, a GPS unit can give you a direction of travel, but moving around
when you're already lost or unfamiliar with the environment is not such a
good idea, particularly for blinks.  I know a lot of people like talking
compasses, but again, they're subject to fail when wet etc.   

So, I've had good luck with two brands of Braille compass which are:

Silva compass 



And Brunton Compass

www.brunton.com <http://www.brunton.com/>  


Both these outfits make or at least made Braille compasses, of the kind
where you have a free-floating wheel with cardinal directions on it which
locks when the lid is opened.    I rarely leave home without one BTW.

-----Original Message-----
From: blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com [mailto:blindhandy...@yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of Edward Przybylek
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 15:14
To: BlindHandyMan
Subject: [BlindHandyMan] Reliable Compass



Hi all,

I realize this topic has been discussed before and I did look in the
archives before sending this message but found the number of messages on the
topic to be a bit daunting. I'd simply like to know if anyone is using a
Braille compass that works reliably for them. I tried the Columbus Talking
Digital Compass and I found it to be absolutely worthless. In a majority of
the times I tried to use the compass it gave me readings that were
completely wrong. I returned it yesterday. I've seen advertisements for a
couple of Braille compasses but I'd like to know if they're any better than
the talking compasses before I go through all the trouble of ordering one
only to return it a few days later. Any advice on a reliable Braille
compass will be greatly appreciated.

Take care,

Ed Przybylek

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