Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Apr 30 11:43:40 UTC 2017

Tony Baechler replying to myself. Just a slight clarification. Neither the 
Icon nor the Braille Plus have a Braille display. They have Eloquence 
speech. I bought a docking station with a qwerty keyboard, better speakers 
and longer battery life. Even so, the battery didn't last long. The full 
package cost about $2,300.

On 4/30/2017 4:07 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Tony Baechler here.
> There was a company called Levelstar who produced the Icon. It ran a 2.X
> kernel. APH added Braille support and a Braille keyboard. They sold it as
> the Braille Plus. I have one for sale if interested. It definitely runs
> Linux and bash. I don't remember the kernel version. I'm thinking 2.2 or
> 2.4. I have no idea what the hardware is either. I bought it, tried it,
> decided I didn't like it and there it sits. It's in almost brand new
> condition and can play NLS BARD books. Write off list if you want to buy it.
> tony at baechler dot net

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