Braille Mobile Phone

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London-based firm OwnFone has released what it says is the world’s first Braille phone.
The Braille phones come in a variety of different colours | image source :  engadget.com

The Braille phones come in a variety of different colours | image source : engadget.com


The front and back of the phone is constructed using 3D printing techniques and can be customised.

Other companies have designed Braille phones in the past, but OwnFone says its device is the first of its kind to go on sale.

For those who can’t read Braille, the company can print raised text on the keypad.

The phone, currently only available in the UK, retails for £60 and according to its inventor Tom Sunderland, 3D printing the front and back of the device helped to keep the costs down.

“3D printing… provides a fast and cost-effective way to create personalised Braille buttons,” he says.

The device is designed to provide an instant connection between blind users and their friends and family.

OwnFone
Manufactured by: OwnFone
Model: 3D printing
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Price : £60 New

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