One of the most anticipated cool devices for blind people will arrive next month for those who preordered. The Dot braille smart watch connects to your phone via Bluetooth. The device has four cells of refreshable braille, a crown for scrolling, and two more programmable buttons to carry out app specific functions.
Once your finger slides off the four cells of braille, the next four cells automatically refresh. In this way, you can have a continuous reading experience. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to use this device to read a book, but it is perfect for telling the time, reading, and responding to messages, and checking social media accounts. I’m sure that app developers will come up with even more clever ways to use this technology.
140,000 smart watches have already been preordered at the incredible price of $290. 100,000 will arrive this year, and the next 40,000 will arrive next year.