----- Original Message ----- From: "Sharon" <mt281820@xxxxxxxxxxx To: <icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date sent: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:36:13 -0400Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: Question about the noise level of the
I would say that a mistake occurs about every 20 key presses on
my part. If
you are not doing pages and pages of brailling I think it's
Sharon -----Original Message----- From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:37 PM To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxSubject: [icon-discuss] Re: Question about the noise level of
IF it's that bad, maybe I should look closer at the Icon
you think? Are the rubber keys also bad?
From: David.Tanner@xxxxxxxxxxx To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; richard@xxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:33:13 -0500Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: Question about the noise level of
I don't think that the sound is as critical as it is that the
and materials of the Braille keys needs a huge change. It is
possible to type on the Braille Plus nearly as quickly or
as on most Braille keyboards. And, I don't know what the
keys now are exactly like, but the Braille keys on the unit that
have are mushey, wobbely, and both feel and sound cheap and
made. I don't think I have seen as poor quality Braille keys on
other Braille device in a long time. And, I cannot believe thatthis keyboard is going to hold up very well, and is not designed
such a way to make it possible to type very fast when; as has
said before on this list; if you don't press in just the right
the keys won't register correctly or at all.
I had my Braille Plus less than three weeks and had to send it
to APH to have the keyboard adjusted, and it really needed more,
I didn't want to wait an additional 3 weeks to a month for it to
to Colorado to get that done. The bottom line is that the
used to make the keys on the Braille keyboard need to be
and something about how the keyboard is designed needs changed. Since I don't know what they are doing below the surface of theunit. The problem is that the current design is not any place
to what it should be when you consider how many people type on aBraille keyboard because of their habits formed back when they
using a Perkins Braillewriter.
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richard@xxxxxxxxxxxx 4/16/2008 9:24 PMHi, It isn't any louder than a standard keyboard. At least, none of the keyboards I've used.
And, as someone else pointed out, the ADA would not allow
to be that picky.
I took notes on a slate and stylus all the way through a Masters program andnot one professor complained about the noise and the clicking of
slate and stylus is way more annoying than the keys on the Braille Plus.
So, go order it and use the 30 day return policy to find all
out for yourself. You won't be sorry you did.
From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rob Lambert Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:40 PM To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxSubject: [icon-discuss] Re: Question about the noise level of
Understand that I have not actually seen the unit myself, but I rememberhaving a professor who forbade laptops (except for me because I
aspecial case) because she thought the keyboard was too noisy -
hated the"click click click" sound. Essentailly I didn't want a set of
that would be so loud that they'd annoy a teacher while a student was trying to take notes from a lecture situation.
From: ljgehres@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxSubject: [icon-discuss] Re: Question about the noise level of
keys Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:38:34 -0700
Hmm, I must be unique as I think the Braille+ keys are quiet, especially compared with the Braille 'n Speak.
----- Original Message ----- From: Rob Lambert <mailto:rml695@xxxxxxxxxxx To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 3:41 PMSubject: [icon-discuss] Question about the noise level of the
I was curious. Several people on the list noted that the keys
the Braille Plus are noisy, both the rubber and plastic keys. Is the noise level the same on the Icon or is it quieter?
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