BrailleSense U2 Mini notetaker

Top view of the BrailleSense U2 mini portable notetaker

The BrailleSense U2 mini portable notetaker is the successor to the Braille Sense OnHand 18. This new 18 cell braille display is packed with new features and upgraded hardware on the inside.

Teachers, rehab counselors, AT specialists and other professionals will appreciate the new robust hardware and now-standard capabilities of proprietary software including Excel™ Viewer,  YouTube™ and Dropbox™ applications.

Users will enjoy the power and performance of a 1 GHz Mobile CPU, a 32 GB storage capacity and enhanced features such as extended battery run time, improved GPS receiver sensitivity and the addition of a vibration motor. U2 MINI also offers more stable performance than other notetakers, with an optimised Windows-based operating system with a familiar, Windows-like user interface.

Features and highlights

  • Rapid data processing from a 1 Ghz Mobile CPU.
  • Windows-based operating system with familiar controls and file system.
  • YouTube™ streaming for accessing educational videos and finding homework help.
  • Excel™ Viewer for navigating complex spreadsheets at work, or for completing math and career training in an education setting (supports XLS and XLSX file types).
  • RSS Reader for fast access to content school website content, news feeds and podcasts.
  • Twitter™ for easy access to the most popular social media platform for those who are blind or partially sighted.
  • Built-in GPS and Compass for exploring your surroundings and providing directions and turn-by-turn navigation. (GPS map data is an optional add-on).
  • Best-in-class Word Processor that supports more file types than other notetakers, including uncontracted and contracted braille support with TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, BRL, BRF, HBL, PDF and EPUB.
  • Built-in DAISY Player that supports DAISY 2.0/2.02, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 (DAISY 3.0), NIMAS, NLS, and Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D).
  • Built-in Media Player that supports WAV, MP3, MP4, ASF, OGG, WMA, M3U, Audible (AA, AAX), WMV, FLAC and MID.
  • External media controls for easy access without entering media player application.
  • Audio recording in MP3 and WAV with adjustable bit and sample rates – Using the built-in microphone or external audio device via the microphone jack.
  • Easy configuration of IMAP and POP3 email accounts and full automatic translation that allows emails to be written in contracted braille but read in standard text by sighted recipients, and it also allows braille users to read any emails written to them in contracted braille.
  • Online help available in every application, making the Braille Sense U2 MINI easy to learn.
  • All the little extras our customers know and love including an address manager, schedule manager, scientific calculator, database manager, alarm clock, stop watch, sleep timer, and more.


  • Braille display: 18 cell.
  • Keyboard type: Perkins.
  • Internal memory: 32GB.
  • Video output: VGA Output or optional LCD Display.
  • Ports: One USB OTG, one SD Card.
  • Navigation: Built-in GPS receiver, electronic compass, Google Maps.
  • Battery: Approximately nine hours use, three hours charge time.
  • Warranty: Two years - limited parts and labour.
  • Dimensions in cm: W17, D9 H3.
  • Manufacturer: HIMS.

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We work with partners to deliver products on our behalf. We will pass on your contact information to be able to deliver the product effectively. Please see below for additional delivery and return information. The price includes £9.95 delivery charge.

Barcode: 600331

  • Cell quantity 18
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