We list all posted deals, including those that have expired since some of them may still be available.
Humanware has announced some vast improvements to its My Reader system for low-vision users. The My Reader 2 includes Multi-page storage with a 10-page memory. Also, the release claims that the new reader will take streams of words and reorganize them in a way that is more suitable for reading, such as in a single column or row. More details are found in their press release.
Telesensory, now with new owners, has returned to the scene with their first new product. The Vertex-1, a semi-portable magnification system weighing less than 5 pounds, is being shown at CSUN. It magnifies up to 48X and has a 17-inch monitor. Read the press release for details, and thanks to the Ranger Station blog for the link.
Newegg.com has the A-Data Value 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $119.99. With about $5 for shipping, it's the cheapest 16GB flash drive we've seen. If you're trying to justify the cost of a flash drive compared with an external hard drive, there are several advantages to flash drives including less power consumption, smaller size, and the lack of moving parts.
CircuitCity.com has the D-Link Vonage Phone Adapter for $49.99. With new service activation, use a mail-in rebate of $175 and receive $125.01 profit. It's one of the best deals we've seen for new Vonage service. Vonage is one of the largest providers of broadband telephone service. Rebate ends April 7.
Newegg.com has the openbox Seagate Barracuda 750GB Internal Hard Drive for $241.99. With about $6 for shipping, it's the cheapest 750GB drive we've ever seen. Although this drive is advertised as an openboxed model, it still carries the usual 5-year manufacturer's warranty.
Jeremy reports on the GW Micro blog about some forthcoming press releases from the company. The Voice Sense will be a voice-only version of the Braille Sense PDA. Also, a new USB braille display, called SyncBraille, will be available, in a 20 and 32-cell version. A new camera enhancement for the SenseView low-vision magnifier was also announced. We'll post official press releases as they become available.
Buy.com has the Fantom Titanium-II 500GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $129.95 after a $20 mail-in rebate. With free shipping, it's the lowest price we've seen for an external hard drive of this capacity. Deal ends March 25.
An Ebay seller has listed a TeleSensory Navigator Braille Terminal for $299.99. It is guaranteed to work upon arrival, though it does not include a power supply. Auction ends March 23.
Buy.com has the Fantom Drives G-Force 1TB USB 2.0 Hard Drive for $329.95. A $30 rebate cuts the cost to $299.95. With free shipping, it's the lowest deal we've ever seen for a 1 terrabyte drive. It runs at 7200RPM and comes in an aluminum enclosure. Deal ends March 25.
Handy Tech U.S. is offering 10 percent off its line of braille displays at CSUN. Of note, the Easy Braille with Blue Tooth falls to under $4,500, a $500 savings. Formerly Triumph Technologies, Handy Tech is now the exclusive distributor for this international company in the United States and Canada. Find them at booth 302.
Watch Blind Bargains through next week for coverage of the Center on Disabilities 2007 Technology Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN). We don't exactly have money in the budget to fly there ourselves, but we'll keep you updated with the latest product announcements, company news, and demonstrations. We'll also link to the most interesting content provided by other sources, the ones that will actually be there. If you are planning on attending and wish to help with our coverage, or if you have CSUN news or press releases to share, please contact us. CSUN is March 19-24 in Los Angeles.
An Ebay seller has listed two braille displays, both with a starting bid of $380. The Telesensory Navigator is an 80-cell unit, and will work with modern screen readers as a PowerBraille. The Notex is a 40-cell display which was actually part of an older 486 computer. Both are advertised as working items. Auctions end March 18.
Newegg.com has the Western Digital Scorpio 160GB Notebook Hard Drive for $104.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we've ever seen for an internal 160GB laptop drive. This drive runs at 5400RPM.
Buy.com has the SimpleTech 4GB USB 2.0 Mini Hard Drive for $19.95. With free shipping, it's one of the cheapest 4GB hard drives without rebates. This drive has a retractable USB cable and runs at 4200RPM. It's important to realize that some mini hard drives, like this one, are designed like traditional hard drives. It's still a very portable item, but is not a flash memory-based drive.
On this week's Main Menu, Larry Skutchan will discuss the latest products from APH, including the Book Port 2 and the Icon Braille Plus. You will also have an opportunity to call in with questions. Main Menu starts at 9 eastern, 6 pacific in the United States, which is an hour later due to the change in time.
Buy.com has the Transcend 2GB MicroSD memory card for $32.95. With free shipping, that's about $6 less than the card we mentioned last week and the lowest price we've ever seen for a 2GB MicroSD card. Deal ends March 18.
Buy.com has the Kingston TravelLite Memory Card Reader bundled with a Kingston 2GB Secure Digital Card for $14.95 after a $14 mail-in rebate. With free shipping, this is one of the best deals we've seen, especially since 2GB SD cards cost around this price. Rebate ends March 17.
An Ebay seller has listed a Pac-Mate BX400 personal digital assistant with an opening bid of $499.99. The item also comes with a leather case. This is the braille keyboard version of the Pac-Mate and comes with the latest firmware, version 4.1. Auction ends March 12.
Sendero Group is giving away copies of its Sendero GPS System to current BrailleNote or VoiceNote users without the software. Register at the link in this post. A valid notetaker serial number is required. The contest promises a winner for every 100 entries received. No end date is given.
Buy.com has the Gear Head 126-Key Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo for $19.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate, with free shipping. This set includes ergonomically-designed keys and rechargeable batteries. It connects using your USB ports. Deal ends March 11.
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