The BlindShell Classic 2 provides all the accessibility of the BlindShell Classic, but also gives you new features, including WhatsApp, YouTube, an internet browser, built-in screen reader, a colour detector and NFC object tagging.

It still has large, tactile buttons on the keypad and voice control, but it now has brand new, specially designed hardware, which includes an improved loudspeaker, long-life battery and a 13MP camera. Most importantly, it’s still really simple to use.

If you need more apps than the ones that are pre-installed, use the BlindShell app catalogue to choose what you need.

As well as the colour detector and NFC tagger, other assistive tools include a magnifier, GPS location, and an SOS button. You can also have single button access to your favourite apps.

Add NFC tags to items to help you identify them with your phone – for example, distinguish between toothpaste and hand cream.

BlindShell Classic 2 also offers you a book reader, games, email, FM and internet radio, a music player and a voice recorder.

When you buy this phone, you can access a free 30-minute remote training session to help get you started. Call VisionAid on 0800 002 5555 to book your remote training session.

Available in two colours – black and red. Select your colour from the drop-down menu below before adding to the basket. You are currently viewing the listing for the red BlindShell Classic 2.

Quick look

  • New and improved loudspeaker.
  • Large, tactile keypad.
  • 13MP Camera.
  • WhatsApp.
  • YouTube.
  • Voice control.
  • Screen reader.
  • Web browser.
  • Emails.
  • Magnifier, localization, and colour detector.
  • NFC object tagging.
  • Manufacturer part number: BSC2-RED

Basic functions

  • Calls.
  • Call blocking.
  • SMS messaging.
  • SOS button.
  • Contact back up and import.
  • Alarm.
  • Calendar.
  • Timer.
  • Notes.

Additional features

  • Games.
  • Internet radio and FM radio.
  • MP3 player.
  • Book reader.
  • Weather.
  • GPS location.
  • Colour recognition.
  • Voice recorder.


  • Bluetooth version 4.2.
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz.
  • GPS.
  • FM radio receiver.
  • NFC object tagging.
  • Please note, this phone is not compatible with 3G or 4G bandwidth on EE.


  • Size: 135.2 × 54.6 × 16.7mm.
  • Weight: 0.149kg
  • 2.83 inch display.
  • 2GB (RAM).
  • 16GB internal storage.
  • Up to 128GB additional storage with a micro SD card.
  • 13MP camera.
  • 1.5W loudspeaker.
  • Dual microphone and noise reduction.
  • 3.5mm stereo audio jack.
  • LED flashlight.


  • Magnetometer.
  • Barometer.
  • Accelerometer.
  • Gyroscope.
  • Proximity sensor.


  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • Up to 96 hours of battery life.
  • Supplied with a charging cradle for ease of use.
  • Or charge via USB-C cable (supplied).


The alphanumeric keyboard has the following parameters: 

  • Width: 10.5mm.
  • Height: 6.3mm.
  • Convex.
  • Tactile mark on button number 5 (mark diameter 1.3mm, height 0.6mm).
  • Space between the keys: vertical 2mm, horizontal 5.3mm.

RNIB Technology Support 
For information or advice on technology that will be suitable for your needs, please contact our team on 0303 123 9999 and speak to one of our advisors within the Sight Loss Advice Service.

RNIB Technology Grant Scheme

This device is available to purchase with support from the RNIB Technology Grant Scheme; we’re able to fund up to a maximum of £350 towards the cost of a BlindShell smartphone – additional terms and conditions apply. Other items available under the grant include video magnifiers, RNIB PenFriend 3, kitchen equipment, phones, and DAISY players. For further information, visit or call 0303 123 9999.

In the box

  • Blindshell Classic 2 red.
  • USB-C charging cradle.
  • USB-C cable and wall plug.
  • Wired earphones.
  • Lanyard.
  • Charging cradle.
  • Three NFC tags.

Special order 

We work with partners to deliver products on our behalf. If you’re buying a special order product, we will pass on your contact information to our partners to enable delivery. We may also quote extended delivery times, outside of our standard terms and conditions for these products.

Important – warranty and returns

  • You must notify us within 14 days of receipt if you wish to return the BlindShell as unsuitable.
  • Please note, your phone will arrive pre-set-up with the correct time and date, and fully charged.
  • This product is non-returnable, unless faulty, after 14 days.
  • This phone has a two year warranty.
  • This phone's battery has a 12 month warranty.

Important – order cancellations and returns 

We are unable to cancel your order once it has been placed. Should you change your mind about this special order product, you will need to accept the delivery and then contact RNIB Helpline to arrange its return; guidance on how to do this can be found in our Returns Policy.

This item is eligible for VAT exemption.

SKU Code: HM90-R

Barcode: HM90-R

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