Monday, July 16, 2007

Next Generation PDA for the Blind

This thing sounds awesome. VoiceSense is a new type of PDA aimed at blind users that includes a pocketful of features including:
  • Voice navigation
  • MP3 player
  • MSN Messenger
  • FM Tuner
  • Daisy talking book player
Runs for 12 hours on a full charge and the button you see in the grey are a Perkins-style Braille keyboard. So the price is about the same as business laptop, $1,795, which puts it out of reach of many in developing countries. However, it definitely gives an underserved market much needed indepedence. Maybe they can trick out a version a la OLPC for less than $200.

More at Endgadget and Core77

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