Uniquely powered by Bluetooth 5 wireless technology, this refreshable 40-cell braille display will double your pairing speed and quadruple your range, providing a more reliable and stable connection for an outstanding user experience.

Brailliant BI X braille displays are the first to include text-to-speech, bringing you closer to a hybrid notetaker feel. Plus, the KeySoft Lite application suite is ready to give you a smarter, more intuitive user experience.

This faster, stronger, future-forward braille display offers you a reliable connection to multiple devices at once.

By allowing you to speak the word under the cursor and announce an unfamiliar word, the text-to-speech feature promotes braille proficiency, making it easier to switch from uncontracted to contracted braille.

You can customise the main menu, configure HumanWare's signature thumb keys, select the braille table, and adjust the auto-scroll speed to suit your reading preferences and maximise your comfort.

The KeySoft Lite editing application makes discreet note taking a pleasure. With 32GB of usable internal storage and the included onboard translation ensuring compatibility with various file types, managing data has never been easier.

Once paired with your screen reader via Bluetooth or USB connections, emailing, saving, and transferring documents of various file types couldn't be easier.

The future-ready Brailliant BI 40X is designed for those who value connectivity and productivity in one single device.

For more details about this product, check the product instructions manual (in the User Guides tab) to help you decide if this product is suitable for you.


  • 40-cell braille display with cursor routing keys.
  • Connects to five Bluetooth devices and one USB device simultaneously.
  • Wake up iOS function.
  • Text-to-speech (TTS) – applies to English, Spanish and French system languages only.
  • Connect to participating online libraries including Bookshare, NLS BARD and NFB Newsline.
  • Exam mode.
  • DAISY unprotected audio playback.
  • Onboard applications powered by KeySoft Lite including DAISY.
  • BookReader and Editor.
  • More than 250 onboard language braille tables.
  • File compatibility includes docx, brf, brl, txt, html and pdf.
  • HumanWare signature thumb keys for ergonomic reading.
  • Eight-dot Perkins keyboard with two space bars.
  • Six command keys.
  • Screen reader compatibility with JAWS 18 and above, Dolphin SuperNova, NVDA, VoiceOver iOS and MAC iOS.
  • Size: 304 × 89 × 20mm (12 × 3.5 × 0.8 inches).
  • Weight: 690g (1.5lbs).

Battery information

  • Rechargeable, non-removable Li-Ion battery (2500 mAh).
  • USB type C device high speed interface for connection to a computer and recharge.
  • Battery life: 20 hours.

Technical specifications

  • 256 MB of RAM memory.
  • 32 GB of internal storage capacity to serve as the boot device, firmware and data storage.
  • 32-bit ARM-based Cortex®-A5, 536MHz processor.
  • Bluetooth 5 technology.
  • Audio Codec with volume control, 1W stereo speaker output and stereo headphones output.
  • Microphone (currently inactive).
  • USB 2.0 type A host to connect an external thumb drive (FAT32 and xFAT).
  • Real Time clock.
  • 801.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless module for wi-fi connectivity (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Vibration motor for haptic feedback.

System languages supported (Including Menu translation)

  • English.
  • French fr.
  • French ca.
  • Dutch.
  • German.
  • Spanish.
  • Italian.Slovenian.
  • Arabic.
  • Swedish.
  • Norwegian.
  • Polish.
  • Czech.
  • Portuguese Brazil.

In the box

  • Brailliant BI 40X braille display.
  • Microfibre carrying case and shoulder strap.
  • USB-C cable.
  • USB power adaptor.
  • Printed quick start guide.


  • Two-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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Barcode: HT396

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