- HIMS BrailleSense Polaris MINI
BrailleSense Polaris MINI offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology.
Innovative collaboration of Braille and mainstream technology, offering the blind and visually impaired unprecedented accessible and intuitive productivity in today’s tablet-based world.
With a 20-cell Braille display and a 11-key Perkins-style keyboard with Ctrl and Alt Keys, Polaris Mini looks and feels like a traditional notetaker. However, its competitive modern hardware and connectivity, along with direct access to Android applications, ensure it stacks up solidly against modern off-the-shelf phones and tablets.
Customized for the blind, and compatible with the mainstream, Polaris seamlessly combines accessibility and autonomy. Connect and communicate with the world, wherever you are, wherever you go. Customize with the apps that fit your lifestyle, and ensure connectivity with colleagues, friends and family using the same apps. Supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do everyday.
Android Lollipop OS provides improved performance with a more open operating environment. As Android continues to grow, Polaris will grow with it, ensuring you will always stay contemporary.
Advanced connectivity and control
Wi-fi 802.11AC dual band, Bluetooth 4.2, IRDA, USB 3.0 and HDMI. Built-in 13 MP camera ensures accessible applications can take clear photos. In addition to a traditional 9 key Perkins Braille keyboard and function keys, Polaris offers special touch enabled function keys for quickly performing common operations, like copying and pasting in the Word Processor, or switching tracks in the Media Player. Conveniently charge Polaris via the included AC jack, USB, or via wireless charging.
Braille terminal and visual output
Offers a unique multi-touch 32 cell Braille display that lets you navigate and control Braille Sense with touch gestures as you read its output in Braille. Use Polaris as a Braille display for PC, Mac, Smart phones and tablets. Provides visual output via the built-in LCD, HDMI display, or via Miracast.
Advanced tools for students
Scientific calculator and full Nemath and UEB math support.
Power-Packed for the office environment
Use the Word Processor to create and print Braille and text documents. Open and read text, RTF, DOC and DOCX, PPT and PPTX, PDF, and Epub files in contracted Braille. Send email using POP or IMAP. Keep track of contacts and appointments and sync them with your Google account.
Mobile connectivity and communication
Search for and download accessible applications in the Google Play store. Use accessible Android apps for social networking, game play, Google services and more. Browse the web with our accessible Web browser based on Google Chrome.
Entertainment and Edutainment
Play and navigate DAISY and NIMAS compatible digital talking books. Listen to and record FM radio Search for and play videos on YouTube, or stream audio content. Certified to use all Google services, including the play store. Thus, users can choose from among the thousands of accessible Android apps and access them via Polaris’s intuitive screen reader.
GPS sensor and electronic compass
Use the built-in GPS sensor and digital compass to navigate independently without the need for external devices. Download favorite navigation app to plan, save, and guide your routes.