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HIMS Introduces the Powerful New Braille Sense U2 Notetakers

Standard Features Include Social Media Connectivity, Bluetooth and GPS Technology

Austin, TX, July 01, 2012 --( HIMS, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of products for the visually impaired, announces the new Braille Sense U2 product line—the latest release in its proven series of Braille Sense notetakers. The new Braille Sense U2 delivers the highest performance and speed in the industry—as well as several new features never before available.

The new Braille Sense U2 introduces a 1GHZ Mobile CPU and 32 GB flash disk to provide increased speed and storage. And, released with v7.0 firmware, this enables users to create and read documents in any of five languages, and use multiple bilingual dictionaries to ensure accuracy and style. It also offers fraction calculation and Nemeth Braille code entry into a fully functional scientific calculator. In addition, the unique built- in LCD allows sighted teachers and parents to view a student’s progress while he or she uses the Braille Sense U2. A GPS receiver and electronic compass come standard. The Braille Sense U2 also provides internet connectivity via Ethernet, WI-Fi (b/g/n) or 3G USB modem. Users can click on Twitter to access the world of social networking, or chat with classmates, co-workers, family or friends using Google Talk anytime and anywhere. With its extended 17-hour battery run time, the Braille Sense U2 offers the dependability of long-time use on the go.

“We are very pleased to introduce our customers to the new Braille Sense U2 notetaker, which has been designed to expand the independence and capabilities of our clients,” said James McCarthy, President at HIMS, Inc.—who is himself legally blind. “Our newest notetakers offer more power and functionality than any other similar device on the market today, and provides exciting features such as social media connectivity and GPS access to Google Maps on our standard models,” he said. “Professionals and students will appreciate the privacy and security of file encryption, as well as perpetual free firmware upgrades.”

HIMS developed its line of notetakers to equip blind persons for higher productivity in the classroom or in the workplace. The devices offer a host of personal productivity applications and entertainment features—including both Braille and speech outputs.

HIMS will be demonstrating the Braille Sense U2 at the National Convention of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) June 30-July 5, 2012 in Dallas, Texas held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel –and at American Council of the Blind National Convention, July 7 – 13 held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY.

For more information about the conferences please visit the NFB or ACB web site at or

For more information about HIMS and product specifications for the company’s innovative assistive technology products, please call 888-520-4467 or visit

About HIMS
HIMS is a worldwide leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of assistive technology products for the blind and people with low vision. The HIMS product line consists of 17 models of Braille and voice notetakers, desktop and portable video magnifiers, and DAISY players. Today, HIMS Braille Sense products are among the top two leading refreshable Braille notetakers worldwide. HIMS new LifeStyle HD desktop video magnifier incorporates industry-leading HD technology, and HIMS new CANDY P500 and CANDY GRIP G500 5.0” LCD HD portable video magnifiers offering the first 5.0” LCD handheld video magnifier. HIMS BookSense DAISY player models are considered by users to be the most stylish and feature-packed products in their class.
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