Here is what our customers say about our products:

I cannot imagine the difference chatting will make to blind and deaf people.  The end of isolation is at hand.  Awesome!

These two apps, Teacher and Chat, have more use for me than what Orbit Research might have developed them for. I can not read brail in the conventional way but I still regard braille as my first “language” so I developed an alternative way to read braille and these two apps makes my Orbit so much more valuable. I nearly purchased one of the other braille devices but I am now so glad that I chose the Orbit.

Fanus Buys

I use the Orbit Reader 20 to take notes, read private files, and navigate my iPhone SE. I really like the Orbit Reader’s Braille and compact size. The fact that the Braille is firm and doesn’t give when pressed down is great, but in my opinion, the notetaker’s simplicity and price are the most appealing points to me. The ability to switch quickly between my iPhone and my notes is easy and quick. It provides essential notetaking functionality without duplicating what we can do on our computers and smart devices. It is the best notetaker I’ve ever owned!

Rebecca Skipper, Individual User

This is G. Tejaswi. I have recently completed my 11th standard (in Telangana state). The results have been announced on 18th April 2019. I got 9th rank in the Telangana state and stood first in the Ranga Reddy district with 94%. In this great success, Orbit Reader helped me a lot. I have carried all my material in the device and read it in my college. This success would not have been possible without this device. Thank you to Orbit Reader

G. Tejaswi

I just finished reading my first book, on the Orbit Reader 20. It’s simply amazing! The battery is only at 30%, but, it still will last a day without charging it. This shows the battery backup is solid. With Orbit Reader 20, I had the best braille reading experience, I ever had in my entire life! Panning buttons worked great. This display, works wonderfully and amazingly! A highly recommended device!

Josh, Individual User

I have an Ibill. It’s great. Well worth the money. It’s read everything I’ve thrown at it, even worn and crumpled bills. I used to never use cash because it was such a hassle to keep track of what I had. I have no issues now and am happily using cash once again.

Anonymous, on the Internet

Yes it (iBill) is worth the price and more. I got mine yesterday, and I can’t speak to highly of this fine product. It took about 8 weeks to get. But, believe me; it is well worth the wait to have this fine little gadget in your hands.

Angel (Blind Tech)

It (iBill) is really small, about half the size of a pack of sigs.I have a Note Teller II and a voice mate or what ever that unit that does recordings poorly. The IBill is more accurate than both of these units. I got mine for $99.

Gator, on the Internet

I have an IBill. It’s great. Well worth the money. It’s read everything I’ve thrown at it, even worn and crumpled bills. I used to never use cash because it was such a hassle to keep track of what I had. I have no issues now and am happily using cash once again.

Bunny, on the Internet

I leave my books open all the time and when I power up again, I’m right back where I left off. That’s one of the beauties of the machine to me.

Larry Lumpkin

I just got the Orbit Writer, thank you very much. It was such a breeze to set it up, the package and the documentation make sense, in a couple of minutes I had it up and running with my iPhone.
I was absolutely impressed by the quality.
I really love the convenience, ease of use, and the comfort of braille typing. So much better than any of the other braille display keyboards I own. This is the first keyboard that allows me to pair 6 devices at the same time, finally something I can connect to all working machines on my desk.

Tom Babinszki, Your Content Goes Here

I agree. I have an orbit reader 20+, and they are the best braille displays on the market paired with my iPhone. I can do things with the orbit and an iPhone or iPad that I could never do with the traditional $5000 braille note-takers.

Josh Kennedy, Orbit Research

I have never seen a better braille display than the Orbit ones.
They are the best braille displays.  I like that you can still take notes with them and store on sd cards.

Jan Howells, Orbit Research

In my opinion, there is no other braille display as good as the Orbit Readers.  I have never seen a braille display like that one.  It is worth it.  Have you had a chance to see the display part of it? It is incredible.

The Braille Me is not even as good as the Orbit.  I have had so many notetakers with braille displays, and I promise you, nothing compares with the Orbits. 

Have a nice day.

Jan

Jan Howells, Orbit Research

I saw the Orbit, and I love the braille display.  I never saw one as good.  I am waiting for the 40.

Anonymous, Orbit Research

The Orbit Reader is one of the most innovative products I’ve seen in a long time.

Rebecca Skipper, Orbit Research

Honestly, I like how the Orbit Reader 20 offers a lot of features not dependent on the screen reader when in stand-alone mode.

Rebecca Skipper, Orbit Research

I never saw Braille as good as on the Orbit products.

Jan Howells

The Orbit Reader has many features that you would find on more expensive displays.

I like the fact that it has a full SD Card slot rather than the Micro SD Card.

The smaller cards are not easy to remove or handle to me.

Rebecca Skipper

I have had many different braille displays over the years that are also notetakers. But the braille on the Orbit is quite different. It is the best that I have ever seen. The dots cannot be pushed down. They are more stable, and they stay put.

Jan Howells

I like the Braille.  It’s the best I’ve seen on any Braille display.

Kaye Kipp

The dots are very crisp. When it says “signage quality”, it’s indeed signage quality. When the dot is raised, it does not move. At all. I mean like you can’t push it down. Not even a little bit. It feels like braille molded onto a plastic signboard. There’s nothing else remotely like it.

Buddy Brannan

The keyboards on other displays can be very noisy, and I find that the Orbit Reader 20 display has the best quality Braille I’ve seen in a notetaker.

People make plenty of noise when texting on their phones so I am no longer worried about the noise of the Orbit Reader.

Rebecca Skipper

When people describe the Orbit Readers braille as “signage” braille, they are trying to describe the clarity of the braille. It feels like the braille you find on some signs. It is very firm, and the dots also stand up a little higher than other displays, so it is more distinct than other displays. 

To me, it is the best feeling braille of any display.

Richard Turner

I love my Orbit 20 Plus, and the automatic translation that it offers. It has the best quality braille I’ve ever seen on any display. Since I’ve gotten used to
reading on it, now even new hard copy paper braille looks a little soft.

Ann Tate

In my personal opinion, the Orbit Writer is well worth the money.  It hangs straight from a neck lanyard when I need to use the keyboard while standing or sitting. It sure is faster to write with a keyboard than to swipe all around on my iPhone’s screen. Especially when I have a lot to write.

James Bentley

James Bentley

I recently purchased an orbit reader 40 and am enjoying it so far.

Chris Westbrook

Chris Westbrook

I’m very happy with it! I’m leaving it alone to charge for a bit, but just set a date and time and learned to use the calculator. Also, set up my profiles. I really love the haptic feedback, as my ears have gotten a little untrustworthy with moderate hearing loss + hearing aids. I’m looking forward to learning more about it. I’ve also successfully paired it with my iPod. I can’t wait to read books with 40-character lines again. It was worth waiting the month between ordering and arrival. (Ok, a couple of days short of a month.) But I’m very impressed.

Teresa Cochran

I have recently become the owner of an Orbit Reader 20 Plus and am making slow progress with re-learning the Braille I learned thirteen years ago, but it is great fun with the Orbit.

Giles Turnbull
I cannot imagine the difference chatting will make to blind and deaf people.  The end of isolation is at hand.  Awesome!
Kim Polman
These two apps, Teacher and Chat, have more use for me than what Orbit Research might have developed them for. I can not read brail in the conventional way but I still regard braille as my first “language” so I developed an alternative way to read braille and these two apps makes my Orbit so much more valuable. I nearly purchased one of the other braille devices but I am now so glad that I chose the Orbit.
Fanus Buys

I just finished reading my first book, on the Orbit Reader 20. It’s simply amazing! The battery is only at 30%, but, it still will last a day without charging it. This shows the battery backup is solid. With Orbit Reader 20, I had the best braille reading experience, I ever had in my entire life! Panning buttons worked great. This display works wonderfully and amazingly! A highly recommended device!

Josh

I use the Orbit Reader 20 to take notes, read private files, and navigate my iPhone SE. I really like the Orbit Reader’s Braille and compact size. The fact that the Braille is firm and doesn’t give when pressed down is great, but in my opinion, the notetaker’s simplicity and price are the most appealing points to me. The ability to switch quickly between my iPhone and my notes is easy and quick. It provides essential notetaking functionality without duplicating what we can do on our computers and smart devices. It is the best notetaker I’ve ever owned! Let me be clear, there are notetakers that can provide an integrated experience, but they often need upgrading. The Orbit Reader’s simple functionality will make the unit’s value apparent for years to come as other technologies advance. This is one of the greatest investment for Braille users of all ages.

Rebecca Skipper

I leave my books open all the time and when I power up again, I’m right back where I left off. That’s one of the beauties of the machine to me

Larry Lumpkin

I have never seen a better braille display than the Orbit ones.
They are the best braille displays.  I like that you can still take notes with them and store on sd cards.

Jan

I agree. I have an orbit reader 20+, and they are the best braille displays on the market paired with my iPhone. I can do things with the orbit and an iPhone or iPad that I could never do with the traditional $5000 braille note-takers.

Josh

In my opinion, there is no other braille display as good as the Orbit Readers.  I have never seen a braille display like that one.  It is worth it.  Have you had a chance to see the display part of it? It is incredible.

The Braille Me is not even as good as the Orbit.  I have had so many notetakers with braille displays, and I promise you, nothing compares with the Orbits. 

Have a nice day.

Jan

I saw the Orbit, and I love the braille display.  I never saw one as good.  I am waiting for the 40.

Anonymous

The Orbit Reader is one of the most innovative products I’ve seen in a long time.
Honestly, I like how the Orbit Reader 20 offers a lot of features not dependent on the screen reader when in stand-alone mode.

Rebecca Skipper

I love my Orbit 20 Plus, and the automatic translation that it offers. It has the best quality braille I’ve ever seen on any display. Since I’ve gotten used to reading on it, now even new hard copy paper braille looks a little soft.

                                                           Ann Tate

I have recently become the owner of an Orbit Reader 20 Plus and am making slow progress with re-learning the Braille I learned thirteen years ago, but it is great fun with the Orbit.

                                               Giles Turnbull

I have an Ibill. It’s great. Well worth the money. It’s read everything I’ve thrown at it, even worn and crumpled bills. I used to never use cash because it was such a hassle to keep track of what I had. I have no issues now and am happily using cash once again.

Anonymous, on the Internet

After months of bottled up anticipation, I finally got hold of my own iBill. It was only fair that I put it to test. But first, I familiarized myself with the button commands. It’s been a month now since I started using the iBill and I must say that it lives up to its advertised promises. As noted by other beta users, it is lightweight, very accurate, and really small compared to other note tellers. There are buttons on either side of the device. Holding down one button, loop through the 3 options of note identification by pressing the other button. Users have a choice of vibrate, tone and voice. My personal preference is the vibrate mode because it gives you more privacy and can identify notes even in noisy environment. Besides, the voice is so soft even at maximum volume. I haven’t been so happy with my note identifier till now. The price is the icing on the cake. Bottom line, I’m a happy camper.

Posted on the Hawaii Association of the Blind website

Recently, we had an article on this website about this latest entrant, iBill by Orbit Research, into the assistive technology bank note identifier. What got me was its aggressive pricing – just $99 with very convincing features compared to those we already have in the market. 99.9% Accuracy, 1 second reading, lightweight, small size, portability, 1 AAA battery required, affordable just to name a few. It’s interesting to read early users review of this invaluable device. Here’s a good one with a downloadable pod cast even.

R Graham (Access Ability)

We blind people should be independent when it comes to our money; I feel that having different sized paper money would be clunky and impractical. All the cash registers would probably have to be redesigned to handle it for starters. Also, though we fold money in our wallets, and that makes it different sizes, when we unfold it to give it to people, it’s the same size, making it Easter to handle, at least in my opinion. Also, for about $100, there is a device called the iBill, which, from what I’ve heard on various pod casts, is extremely portable, and can be set to three different modes to identity money: Voice, Vibrate or Tone. I also hear that this device is extremely accurate. Even if you made a transaction somewhere, came home, used this device and found you’d been cheated, you could still call the company deal with the situation. But, you could also take the device with you, and check each bill as it’s handed to you. Then, if something didn’t seem right, you could deal with it right there. Either way, I feel that this system would be faster and better than trying to compare different sized bills, as I sometimes have to do with pennies and nickels, as to me, they feel very similar.

A Phillippi – on the Internet

Yes it is worth the price and more. I got mine yesterday, and I can’t speak to highly of this fine product. It took about 8 weeks to get. But, believe me; it is well worth the wait to have this fine little gadget in your hands.

Angel (Blind Tech)

It is really small, about half the size of a pack of sigs.I have a Note Teller II and a voice mate or what ever that unit that does recordings poorly. The IBill is more accurate than both of these units. I got mine for $99.

Gator, on the Internet

It is called the iBill and is marvelous.

D.Hansen, on the Internet

I have an IBill. It’s great. Well worth the money. It’s read everything I’ve thrown at it, even worn and crumpled bills. I used to never use cash because it was such a hassle to keep track of what I had. I have no issues now and am happily using cash once again.

Bunny, on the Internet

I love my iBill! I got one!

Anonymous, on the Internet

It actually reads bills when they’re crumpled or warn? Awesome!

Tiffanitsa, on the Internet

Love love love my IBill! I can’t find one single bad thing to say about it!

G Zoner, on the Internet

I for one appreciate information such as this. Until I can identify my own money tactually, VI consumers need as many choices as possible, and this sounds like a good one.

S Styron, on the Internet

It looks like the wildly popular IBill talking bank note identifier is finally available directly from its manufacturer, Orbit Research. It looks like they are accepting orders rather than placing customers on a waiting list, so they are probably ready to be shipped. I just received mine from Handy Tech after waiting almost two months, and I must say, the wait was well worth it. This currency identifier is superior to any other similar product on the market. In a side-by-side comparison with my Note Teller 2, which is three times the size of the IBill, the IBill was able to correctly identify the most worn-out or crumpled up bills I could feed it, while the Note Teller almost always failed to identify the same bills. This is truly a great product at a reasonable price ($99). You can order one directly from Orbit Research, or from a few third-party vendors like Handy Tech North America, Speak to Me and Bay Area Digital. Before ordering, it would be a good idea to call the seller first to check availability.

G Levy, on the Internet

…. I have one of the expensive units, $300. It is not as accurate as I would like it to be, but better than not having it at all. This new unit will identify money for me (if it does what it says) until my life is almost over when identifiable currency is printed. Until then, I want my additional independence of knowing which bills are which now, not in ten or fifteen years.

K Metz, on the Internet

I just wanted to let you know the iBill arrived today, and I thank you!!! It’s so little! Although I’d read the measurements of the unit, I was still surprised when I saw it. It’s perfect for carrying in one’s purse or pocket. Just perfect. It is very easy to use, even for someone like me who has a lot of hand problems. I love the fact that the buttons are on both sides of the unit, and accomplish the same tasks. This makes it easy for both right-handed and left-handed users. (We left-handers seldom get such a break!) The announcement modes are great: Words, tones or vibrations. The vibrations will mean that the deaf-blind community can use this unit; I am happy on their behalf. I don’t have a mini-disk player, so can’t play the recording that came with the unit. The User’s Guide doesn’t scan very well, so I tried going to orbitresearch.com, but there is no User’s Guide there. There is a brochure, and I tried doing the download for the text version, but nothing happened. It’s not really an issue for me, as I can use the Option to get the information I need, but you may want to fix the download button for others who may need to download the User’s Guide. I am very, very happy with the iBill, Carla, and so very pleased that you were able to send one to me, and that it arrived on Christmas Eve! The timing was perfect, for I’d just taken my guide dog out and was returning to the building when the FedEx guy arrived. Happy holidays, and thank you for such great service and a great little product!

J Chambers, on the Internet

Its very easy to use, the keys are setup to calculate easily and the functions are easily accessible.

– Lex Bard,
Three Springs, PA

In my personal opinion, the Orbit Writer is well worth the money.  It hangs straight from a neck lanyard when I need to use the keyboard while standing or sitting.  It sure is faster to write with a keyboard than to swipe all around on my iPhone’s screen. Especially when I have a lot to write.

James Bentley

I recently purchased an orbit reader 40 and am enjoying it so far.

Chris Westbrook

I’m very happy with it! I’m leaving it alone to charge for a bit, but just set a date and time and learned to use the calculator. Also, set up my profiles. I really love the haptic feedback, as my ears have gotten a little untrustworthy with moderate hearing loss + hearing aids. I’m looking forward to learning more about it. I’ve also successfully paired it with my iPod. I can’t wait to read books with 40-character lines again. It was worth waiting the month between ordering and arrival. (Ok, a couple of days short of a month.) But I’m very impressed.

Teresa Cochran