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The fifth generation of the Focus 40 Blue braille display is more rugged and stronger than ever. We’ve built the housing from aluminum and steel, added bumpers to absorb shock, and physically isolated the Braille cells to create a Braille display to meet the demands of the active user.
And, like previous Focus Blue models, the fifth generation is lightweight and compact with a user-friendly keyboard and control layout. You can have up to five Bluetooth connections so that you can easily connect to iOS and Android™ devices such as smartphones, iPads®, and tablets. You can also use the Perkins-style keyboard for effortless Braille text input to control your computer. When you combine the Focus 40 Blue with JAWS®, you have the ultimate in speech and Braille access to your computer.
The Scratchpad feature lets you take notes and read books even when you aren't connected.
40 Braille cells
8-dot Braille keyboard
Seamless braille with a more crisp and uniform feel
Convenient front panel controls and customizable NAV rockers
Our exclusive NAV Rockers let you rapidly scroll by line, sentence, paragraph, or pan through a document
Menu button, conveniently centered above the cursor router buttons, for quick access to calendar, clock, Bluetooth connections, and more
Built-in Scratchpad with BRF Book Reader
Micro SD Card up to 32 GB
Select your personal Braille firmness with VariBraille
USB-C micro connector - always right-side-up to reduce wear and tear
Compatibility and connectivity features
Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity - switch between five Bluetooth devices and one USB connection
Out-of-the box compatibility with Apple® iOS* and Android devices
Use with JAWS for combined speech and Braille access
Use with JAWS for Braille Study Mode to learn and teach Braille
Works with JAWS BrailleIn™ for contracted Braille input and full control in Windows®
*Requires iOS 11. Beta users of iOS 11 already enjoy this connectivity.