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Trekker Braille GPS

Trekker Braille GPS

So every now and then I watch an episode of one of the CSI television series, There are a few series now and they are all full of magic things. Methods of research that are so new that nobody ever heard about, and research that takes only 10% of the time that it takes in real life. ;-)

In this (old?) episode of CSI Miami I saw this magic GPS device: a speaking GPS for the blind. And like more often I was sceptical, but decided to do a search for that device. It did exist! I did find that Trekker Braille GPS! I could not believe my eyes. Great!

I think I know something, but not everything. The device was already introduced in 2005 when I read Engadget. I am confused by the brand name, type and maker, because the device has so many names.

Nice specs:

  • Real-time information: Announces streets, intersections, addresses and stores as you come to them.
  • On/offline Map Browsing: Virtually tour an area before visiting it.
  • Route planning and recording: Create your own itinerary.
  • Flexible level of vocal information.
  • Vocal Point of Interest creation: Allows you to create your own point of interest.
  • Access to GPS status information
  • Motorized mode: Use Trekker in a moving vehicle.
  • Route mode: Trekker creates an itinerary based on an entered address.
  • Free mode: Receive and enter information away from street networks
  • Tactile keyboard: For easy data entry and instant function access.

I will do my best to get my hands on one to tell you something more about it.

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March 5th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in hardware, navigation, smartphones, software
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