RE: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-14 Thread Susie Stageberg
@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: Bi14 experiences? Any such compendium would be out of date within a short time after compilation because there are constantly new entries coming out in the field. You might want to go to www.blindbargains.com and peruse their articles and podcasts that relate to the exhibits

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-14 Thread Andy Baracco
thought I would. Andy - Original Message - From: "Mary Otten" To: Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:26 AM Subject: Re: Bi14 experiences? Well, for whatever it maybe worth, I have decided to return my BI14 that was on loan. I just don’t like the keyboard. And frankly, I d

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-14 Thread Andy Baracco
conventions as well as the CSUN conference in March of this year. Andy - Original Message - From: "Susie Stageberg" To: Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:26 AM Subject: RE: Bi14 experiences? I am still pondering which Braille display to get; 14 cells just doesn't seem like very ma

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-14 Thread Mary Otten
Well, for whatever it maybe worth, I have decided to return my BI14 that was on loan. I just don’t like the keyboard. And frankly, I don’t think the 14 cell display is what I want. I don’t think they make what I want, because I don’t need 40. I want something that does have notetaking

RE: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-14 Thread Susie Stageberg
-Original Message- From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Sadam Ahmed Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:42 AM To: viphone@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: Bi14 experiences? The exchange rate hits hard. Baum made excellent displays, pity the firm crashed. 14 seems

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-13 Thread Sadam Ahmed
The exchange rate hits hard. Baum made excellent displays, pity  the firm crashed. 14 seems to be the new 18. On 8/14/2018 5:35 AM, Mary Otten wrote: That seems like quite a large price difference. Here in the US, the price difference between the two devices is $300. I’m just not sure if I

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-13 Thread Mary Otten
That seems like quite a large price difference. Here in the US, the price difference between the two devices is $300. I’m just not sure if I 14 sale display is going to be enough, even with a better keyboard. I wish they would settle on 20, like the folks from Baum did. But that device was so

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-13 Thread Sadam Ahmed
You're welcome Mary. I, too, have the larger BI display in my case the 40, and the keyboard on that unit is great. I'm still within my 30 day return window with Humanware so may decide to send it back myself. The Focus 14 and even for that matter the Focus 40  are fantastic. Very well

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-13 Thread Mary Otten
Thanks for your comments. I have never seen any of the focus displays. A friend of mine has the 40 and loves it. I had a brilliant 32 and like the keyboard and the ergonomics. I wish I knew if the focus had similar layout in terms of the keys. I’m going to take this to a meeting tomorrow and

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-13 Thread Sadam Ahmed
I did recently get the BI14 after waiting almost 6 months after order placement. They sure did have lots of issues getting this one out the door. The compactness is appreciated, but the keyboard of the device is very mushy, and not at all as pleasant as say, the larger BI40 that I use.

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-12 Thread Mary Otten
I have to admit, I have never thought of connecting a braille display to an Apple TV. I have used a Bluetooth keyboard in the past, because it is so much faster to enter necessary passwords etc. That new touch remote that they have on the fourth generation and following has not appeal to me. I

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-12 Thread Barry Abbott
Hi Mary. I just received the BI14 this week. I have a first generation focus 40 and a Braille Sense 40 display which was my wife's. I decided to keep the Braille Sense as I like keeping : fidential information on it. It has some note taking capability and works very well with the computer.

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-12 Thread Mary Otten
Thank you, Barry. How are you dealing with the short display length? Have you used other displays, those from humanware or elsewhere? What do you think of the input keys on this compared with other displays you might have used? Mary Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 12, 2018, at 6:27 AM, Barry

Re: Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-12 Thread Barry Abbott
Hello Mary. What you have to do first is one if using Gmail for example go into your google Account and make sure that notes is turned on. Two on your BIA 14 when you’re in your notes application make sure that you are in the Gmail folder when you write the note. Then if you want to force a

Bi14 experiences?

2018-08-11 Thread Mary Otten
Hi all, I have a humanware bei14 on loan for a week or two. I like the compactness, but I just haven’t been able so far to get used to having so few cells. Especially with word wrap I guess, where sometimes, several cells are blank because the next whole word won’t fit on the line. I also don’t