Orbit Reader 20 Plus

HT358-Plus

This compact and revolutionary refreshable braille display offers onboard forward and backward braille translation as well as easy book reading and note-taking at an affordable price. The Orbit Reader 20 Plus is portable and features 20 refreshable eight-dot braille cells. Now, as well as reading books and simple note-taking, you can use the clock/alarm, calculator and calendar apps.

The Orbit Reader 20 Plus will arrive with a Quick Start Guide in braille (Grade 2) and a Quick Start Guide in print, the full instructions will also be on the SD card which will be in the machine. All user guides can be downloaded below, please click 'read more' to find them, towards the bottom of this page. If you require a hard copy of the instructions in an alternative format, please select from the related product section at the end of this page.

The Orbit Reader 20 Plus is portable and features 20 refreshable eight-dot braille cells, as well as onboard braille translation. It offers reading books via SD card, simple note-taking, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

In book-reader mode, you can read books and files stored on an SD card. In note-taker mode, you can take notes and edit files. Braille display mode connects the device to computers and mobile devices by Bluetooth or USB – please note, the Orbit Reader 20 Plus works as a stand-alone device, as well as a connected one. The device switches easily between these three modes as you need them.

The Orbit Reader 20 Plus works with all popular screen readers on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Chrome OS and Linux, to allow you to read and send messages and emails, browse the internet, and control your computer or smartphone.

To increase your productivity, the Orbit Reader 20 Plus offers onboard braille translation (forwards and backwards), compatible with more than 40 languages.

It also has a clock with alarm function, calendar and calculator.

The Orbit Reader 20 from RNIB comes with pre-installed content, including a variety of books and a searchable Oxford English Dictionary.

Use Bluetooth to connect to your Apple, Android or Kindle device and access a world of books through reading apps such as Kindle®, Adobe Digital Editions® or iBooks®.

  • 20 refreshable eight-dot braille cells; pins represent any six- or eight-dot braille code.
  • Eight braille input keys and space bar and two panning control bars.
  • Five-way arrow and select control keys; navigation commands let you easily move around books and magazines.
  • Onboard forward and backward braille translation.
  • Apps: clock with alarm function, calendar, and calculator.
  • SD card; pre-installed with a selection of books when purchased from RNIB.
  • Reads content of files on an SD card for stand-alone operation.
  • Connects to computers and portable devices via USB or Bluetooth.
  • Compatible with all popular screen readers on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Chrome OS and Linux.
  • Simple note-taking capability.
  • Micro-USB charging/communication port.
  • Size: 16.8 × 10.9 × 3.2cm (6.6 x 4.3 x 1.25 inches).
  • Weight: 435g (0.96lb).

Further information

  • The Orbit Reader 20 Plus support page hosts the most current version of the firmware and user manual and other supporting documents and information.
  • The Orbit will arrive with a Quick Start Guide in braille (Grade 2) and a Quick Start Guide in print, the full instructions will also be on the SD card which will be in the machine.

Returns and warranty

  • 12-month warranty.
  • If your Orbit Reader 20 Plus is faulty within the first 12 months we’ll replace with a new unit from stock; we must receive your faulty unit back first. Please keep your SD card.

Barcode: 5060325624461

  • Cell quantity 20

Quick start guide

  • Contracted braille quick start guide (BRF)
  • Uncontracted braille quick start guide (BRF)
  • Print quick start guide (DOCX)
  • Audio quick start guide (ZIP)

Full user guide

  • Contracted braille full user guide (BRF)
  • Uncontracted braille full user guide (BRF)
  • Print full user guide (DOCX)
  • Audio full user guide (ZIP)

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