Thanks, Jackie. I remember reading a review on here a few years ago, I
think, that said that it was a Jack of all trades but a master of none.
Would you agree?
I've got to say, I'm tempted with the OrCam myself. A bit pricey for my
friend, but I'm going to save up for it.
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As far as I know, there has been a firmware update to fix some of these
issues but I haven't seen it since that review.
The Blaze ET is similar, except it has a regular keypad so lets you do a lot
more regarding inputting text, and jumping straight to various applications
on the unit. The trouble is that both these devices are quite expensive for
what they offer, and I do think they are prone to crashes!
There is OrCam, but it is rather more tricky for a totally blind person to
use than someone who has some sight to see where to point.
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Has the firmware been updated to fix the problems with the Blaze EZ that
were highlighted in Jackie Brown's excellent review of the gadget:
Here's the concerns Jackie mentions:
"As outlined above, the clock facility needs to be rectified of the bug that
clearly exists in setting the time correctly. Similarly, the Web Radio
application needs a lot of work to accommodate a more structured way of
adding stations, with a simple search facility to look for them on the
I was concerned to see that books in MP3 format did not hold their place
when more than one title was opened. With more books than ever being
available in MP3 format, the need for automatic bookmarking is crucial."
Finally, would you say that this is a good piece of kit to use primarily as
a portable OCR for someone who is avoiding touch screens like the plague?
What alternative might there be other than mobile phone software?