[access-uk] Re: REVO KEYBOARD was Re: KNFB - Try before you buy

  • From: Ian Macrae <ian.macrae@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:49:04 +0000

Thanks Steve, must visit the website more regularly. How do you get it on to
the REVO?

On 23 Aug 2015, at 19:35, Steve Nutt <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Ian,

The new RiVO with 1.3 firmware is better with newer versions of the OS.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ian Macrae
Sent: 23 August 2015 12:11
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] REVO KEYBOARD was Re: KNFB - Try before you buy

I used the REVO keyboard less than I thought I would. but this is mainly
due to my own laziness and/or lack of organisation. There have also been
some minor problems with the interface between it and recent versions of
IOS. But when I have used it I've found it, well, useful. I agree with
Carol that getting used to the old fashioned keypad method of text entry all
over again is initially slow but, as in the old days,you eventually pick up
speed. The last thing I'd say is that, as good as it is, the price point is
rather too high in my opinion.
On 22 Aug 2015, at 20:00, Carol.Pearson29@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Alison,

I do have KNFB Reader but, for some reason, on my 4S it has ceased to work
in the last upgrade, so I've left it for the time being. This means that I
haven't even considered a document stand. There are a few around now but
I'm not sure which are over here. Amazon is probably your best choice to
try to find one.

I have two bluetooth keyboards, though I don't use them all the time as I
often use the Braille input facility now available to us and/or the mBraille
app. OK, the keyboards are the Apple Wireless Keyboard, which I've had for
years and got it first to go with my iPod. It's not by any means the only
offering out there and I would suggest, even if you want to have an Apple
one, that you hold off until later this year when, it is rumoured, there
will be a new Apple keyboard available.

I have also recently purchased a RiVO keyboard, which is about the size of
a credit card, so not big. I hoped, after listening to a very good podcast
by David Woodbridge in Australia, that I'd get to taking it out with me. I
may well do this when needed, but it's not as fast as the Apple keyboard
because (on the RiVO) I'm using the older method of input where you have
letters on each number (remember the Nokia phones)?

The RiVO is quite expensive at £89, currently, and I'd suggest you listen
to the podcast before even considering this.

I think the podcast is on Applevis, but I have a copy that I could put
into my dropbox if it helps.

If you have any further questions about these two then do ask.

I'd just reiterate that there are other keyboards too and I haven't
necessarily got the "best buys"; though I'm currently very happy with what
I have. I know there is one which is popular which you can purchase from
Argos.

Sorry my info is a bit sketchy but I tend not to be able to bring to mind
all I've heard about.

Carol P

----- Original Message ----- From: "CJ &AA MAY" <chrisalismay@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2015 6:16 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB - Try before you buy


Yes the podcast talked about this and also, how with the upgrade, you can
set it to save your documents to Dropbox.
Alison


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of
Eleanor burke
Sent: 22 August 2015 18:11
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB - Try before you buy

very easy I do not use a Bluetooth keyboard when manipulating the app.
The
other thing where it is very good is that if you have an image PDF file
you
can import this into the app and it does a fantastic job.



On 22 Aug 2015, at 18:04, CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have just been listening to the Apple-Vis podcast on KNFB where they
are announcing the free 25 scans on the new upgrade. It says something
about you being able to download the locked version but once your 25
free scans have expired, you will need to pay the $99.99.
What did interest me is the new feature for scanning multiple pages. I
know about the Giraffe but it would appear there are other stands
which can also be used to assist with scanning multi-pages. What do folk
on this list use?
Also, in the demonstration, they are using a Bluetooth keyboard to
manipulate the app. How easy/fiddly is it to operate in the usual
fashion, swiping and tapping etc.

Alison


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Sandra Heaton
Sent: 22 August 2015 13:40
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB - Try before you buy

OK thanks.

I thought I might have just missed it or something.

Thanks for putting me straight Eleanor.


Sandra
Braille Greeting Cards
www.braille-greetings-cards.co.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eleanor burke" <eleanormarthaburke@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2015 1:33 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB - Try before you buy


currently the offer is not there yet for some reason they have had to
delay this.



On 22 Aug 2015, at 13:30, Sandra Heaton <sandra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Hi Guys,

This KNFB reader I found it in the apple store but where abouts
does it say try before you buy? all I can find is how much it is,
can anyone tell me how to get it before I buy it please?




Sandra
Braille Greeting Cards
www.braille-greetings-cards.co.uk

----- Original Message ----- From: "john gallagher"
<john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 9:30 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB - Try before you buy


well all i can say is that it's the best even though it costs it is
way out the very very best again my way of thinking is you only
have "one life if you get it the app will certainly be of great use
for reading text. get the best i say.

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Nutt <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, 21 August 2015 9.15 am
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB--Try before you buy



Hi, Looks as though Try Before You Buy is not here quite yet.

Having researched this a bit more, it looks as though that tweet
is correct. So I guess those who want to try it will have to wait
for 2.1. Sorry Eleanor.

All the best

Steve
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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Barry Hill
Sent: 20 August 2015 15.53
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB--Try before you buy

There is a little confusion as to whether or not this try before
you buy is actually available. A tweet from them says:

Due to an unforeseen problem, Try Before You Buy is not available
in
V2.0 but is coming soon in V2.1.

Still, the update to 2.0 is there in the app store and says that
you can now try free for 25 pictures.

Cheers

Barry


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Terry Clasper
Sent: 20 August 2015 15.25
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB--Try before you buy


Yes, it, is, I've just updated it!
Because I already have the app I cant confirm about the try before
you buy, for sure though its in the store!
I guess it could take a little time to migrate but yup its there!



From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Eleanor burke
Sent: 20 August 2015 15.21
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: KNFB--Try before you buy

unfortunately this is not the
case.https://twitter.com/,knfbr;eader/statuses/634364997527863296

On 20 Aug 2015, at 15.18, Terry Clasper
<terry.clasper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
Hi Barry.
The update is in the app store right now!


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Barry Hill
Sent: 20 August 2015 15.16
To: 'Barry Hill' <barry.hill3@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [access-uk] KNFB--Try before you buy

Hi all

The excellent KNFBReader iOS App for turning printed text into
speech is due for an update sometime this week, perhaps as early
as today, and

one new feature will be a try-before-you-buy option.

Cheers

Barry








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