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Orbit Speak Plus – Speech-based Braille Notetaker and Entertainment Center

//Orbit Speak Plus – Speech-based Braille Notetaker and Entertainment Center

Orbit Speak Plus – Speech-based Braille Notetaker and Entertainment Center


  • Modern pocket-sized notetaker – redefines convenience, simplicity and affordability
  • Braille input and speech output
  • Book-reader – read your favorite books and files in DAISY, DOCX, PDF and ePUB formats
  • Note-taker – take notes and edit files in text and braille
  • Onboard Apps: Clock and Alarm, Calendar, Address book, Calculator, File Manager
  • Entertainment: Media Player, Internet Radio, Podcatcher, Voice Recorder
  • Library Access: Bookshare, Newsline and many others
  • Switch easily and instantly between modes and apps
  • Industry-standard braille keypad commands and shortcuts
  • Onboard forward and backward translation with support for 70+ languages
  • High-quality speech (TTS): Vocalizer, Google Voices and others
  • Ergonomic Perkins-style braille keyboard with high-quality scissors keys for smooth and quiet operation
  • Cursor pad with 4-way arrows and select key for easy navigation and four configurable function buttons
  • Haptic (vibration) feedback
  • Onboard microphone and speaker
  • Connect to the internet, computers, smartphones, headsets and other peripherals with onboard Bluetooth, USB and WiFi
  • Works with all popular screen readers on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Chrome OS and Linux
    • Read and send messages and emails
    • Browse the internet
    • Control your computer or smartphone
  • 32GB of onboard internal storage
  • Full-sized SD Card slot for expandable and removable storage
  • USB-C port for charging and connectivity
  • Headphone/headset jack
  • Over the Air (OTA) software update capabilities for convenience
  • High-performance octa-core processor from Mediatek, specifically designed for low-power mobile devices
  • Fast-charging long-life battery
  • Ultra-compact, lightweight and durable design easily fits in the pocket or purse
    • 7.4 oz, 6.7 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
    • 210 grams, 17.0 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm

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The Orbit Speak Plus is a speech-based notetaker and entertainment center with a braille keypad, designed to offer a convenient and efficient way to take notes and access information. It features a high-quality Perkins-style keyboard and speech output, supporting connectivity with smartphones and computers via WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB. It’s perfect for everyone who needs a portable, affordable, and versatile braille notetaker that has been designed from the ground up with the involvement of blind users.

The Orbit Speak Plus is equipped with features of a modern braille notetaker with a braille keyboard and synthesized speech output in a compact, pocket-sized device. It offers built-in note-taking and productivity applications including a book reader, file editor, calendar, address book, calculator, clock, and alarms.

The Orbit Speak Plus is offered at $699. It includes a music player, internet radio, podcatcher, voice recorder, and a book reader for reading files in many different formats including PDF, ePub, DAISY, and DOCX. It can also access popular online library services including Bookshare and Newsline. A comprehensive audio tutorial is included!

Weighing less than eight ounces, the Orbit Speak Plus is similar in size to modern smartphones, allowing it to fit comfortably in a pocket or purse. Despite its compact size, it provides an ergonomic Perkins-style braille keyboard, with high-quality scissors keys and includes a cursor keypad for navigation.

The Orbit Speak Plus is a perfect complement to the Orbit Reader family of braille displays and the Orbit Writer. It combines the compact form-factor of the Orbit Writer with the note-taker features of the Orbit Reader while adding high-quality speech output to offer the essential functions users expect from note-takers. The onboard Wi-Fi is a game-changer, enabling instant access to the vast variety of online services and information available on the internet.

For students, it is a convenient note-taker in the classroom and for reading. The onboard braille translator enables them to do classwork and homework assignments and easily share them with teachers. For adults, it provides rapid access to professional and leisure reading, the ability to take notes in meetings or at home, and a powerful set of productivity tools. The pocket-sized device offers seamless and intuitive use and turns on instantly, bringing you back to exactly where you left off! With multiple high-quality speech options including Vocalizer and Google Voices, haptic feedback, and support for over 70 languages, the Orbit Speak Plus makes reading, writing, and note-taking accessible, affordable, efficient, and fun!

The Orbit Speak Plus supports a wide range of languages and is designed for worldwide use. Popular file formats are supported for reading and editing. Hotkey combinations allow easy and rapid switching between apps and between standalone and connected modes, enabling a high degree of productivity. The Orbit Speak Plus connects to computers and smartphones over Bluetooth or USB, providing an instant, seamless connection to multiple devices simultaneously and allows switching between devices with a simple key combination. It is fully supported by the extensive ecosystem of screen-readers available for the Orbit Reader family of braille products and works out of the box with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Amazon Fire tablets, Chromebooks, and Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. In connected mode, it can be used to read and send text messages and emails, browse the internet and social media channels, control all functions of the smartphone, tablet or computer, and operate all apps.

The Orbit Speak Plus comes with a full-sized SD Card slot and includes a built-in speaker, headphone jack, and a vibrator to provide haptic feedback for status indications. It is powered by a fast-charging lithium-ion battery, which is charged through the USB-C port. It can be attached to a lanyard or strap to provide convenient carrying options. A custom-designed carrying case is also available.

The Orbit Speak Plus is based on a powerful octa-core Android platform, that has been specifically designed for low-power, high-performance mobile devices and comes with 3GB of memory and 32GB of onboard storage capacity. We will continue to add new apps and exciting features in response to requests from our users! The Orbit Speak Plus may be the only productivity and entertainment device you will need!