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Smart Beetle

Do what you want, where you like


Do what you want, where you like

Slim, sleek and beautiful, the Smart Beetle is the perfect complement to your smartphone or tablet for Braille access on the go. Small enough to hold in your hand, operate up to 6 devices at once. Use it as a traditional Braille display, or use the Braille keyboard like a QWERTY keyboard with our patented Bluetooth keyboard function.

Sleek and slimline

Measuring just 4.59″ x 2.34″ and weighing only 0.617 lbs, the Smart Beetle can fit anywhere you can store or carry a 5”smartphone.

Connect to up to 6 devices at onceline

With 1 USB and 5 Bluetooth simultaneous connections, have instant Braille access to all of your devices, easily switching between them on the fly.

Compatibility with major screen readers across multiple platformsline

Smart Beetle is compatible with most major screen readers for Windows, Mac, android and iOS.

Unique Bluetooth keyboard functionline

Allows you to use your Braille keyboard to emulate a standard Bluetooth QWERTY connection for operation of devices that do not support Braille input.

Combination Modeline

Lets you use both the Braille display and Bluetooth keyboard connection with the same device, and instantly switch input to the Keyboard Mode when using the screen reader interface is not convenient.

Long Battery lifeline

A 24-hour battery life ensures uninterrupted Braille access to all your devices, no matter how long you are out and about.

Model B14K Braille display 14 refreshable Braille cells
Keyboard type 9-key Perkins style Controls 2 scroll keys and 4 function keys
Interface USB 2.0 / Bluetooth 2.1 Accessory Carrying case (optional)
Connectivity 6 simultaneous connections (5 Bluetooth and 1 USB) Bluetooth keyboard Bluetooth keyboard function to use Braille keys to emulate QWERTY keystrokes
Battery Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery
24 hours battery life
4.5 hours charge time
Battery level indicator
LED light for battery status (red/green)
Compatibility Computers : System Access (via Bluetooth), JAWS, Window-Eyes, SuperNova, NVDA, COBRA, VoiceOver for Mac
Mobile : Mobile Accessibility and BrailleBack for Android, VoiceOver for i devices
Audio alert Power on/off, Bluetooth connection/disconnection, etc Size 149 x 86 x 27 mm
5.86 x 3.38 x 1.06″
Weight 280g / 0.617 lbs

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