Category Archives: Hardware

Articles about newly available hardware, or hardware which hasn’t previously been reviewed on ATMac.

AfterShokz: Bone Conduction Headphones

AfterShokz are wireless headphones which use bone conduction to transmit sound through the bones of your skull and, unlike standard headphones, don’t cover your ear. Bone-conduction headphones can be used by people with certain types of hearing loss such as those with Treacher-Collins Syndrome, and are favoured by some blind users because they don’t cut off audio input from the surroundings the way regular headphones do. Continue readingAfterShokz: Bone Conduction Headphones

Braille Writer for Max OS X – Grades 1 and 2

Braille Writer Pro was designed to be helpful for sighted people working to learn Braille.

Features:

  • Handles both Grade 1 and Grade 2 contracted and uncontracted Braille
  • Translates Braille to English
  • Reads / Writes .DXB files
  • Supports emailing and printing files with and without translation
  • Dictionary that supports both Braille and English

Braille Writer lets you use six keys from a standard Apple keyboard as if they were a braille keyboard, and displays the resulting braille visually on the screen so that sighted students can practice their braille entry and reading skills on a regular computer.

– Ricky

Dim Your iPad Screen Below the Minimum Brightness with Dimmy

The Dimmy iPad screen cover looks like a possible solution for those who are very sensitive to bright lights, especially at night.

The dimmy is a reusable screen cover that makes it easy to dim your screen below the minimum brightness setting.

With a dimmy, you can comfortably and discreetly use your iPad in any dark environment, expanding the iPad’s overall usability.

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