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Braille notetaker Actilino on a conference table


Braille display and notetaker in one device

Actilino is the super-compact portable notetaker for blind users. Whether traveling by train or bus, cozy in the garden or concentrated at work. The 16 piezo ceramic Braille cells and the silent Braille keyboard make the Actilino your reliable everyday companion. Actilino displays information in Braille in real time, for tactile reading. Simply type your notes with Actilino and send it to your smartphone or PC. The built-in microphone and loudspeakers allow you to make calls with programs such as Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp when connected to your smartphone. The patented Active tactile control technology (ATC) allows using the device like the touchscreen of a tablet. ATC offers continuous reading. When reaching the end of the displayed text, it scrolls automatically to the next text position.

  • 16 concave piezoelectric braille elements

  • ATC: relaxed reading without pressing the Advance key

  • integrated practical functions such as editor, calculator, scheduler, and more

  • write, read and send messages via smartphone or PC

  • interactive connection via Bluetooth and USB with up to four devices at the same time

  • 16 GB of storage space on SD Card

  • battery life 30 hours plus

The advantages at a glance:

Actilino Braille notetaker side view slanting upwards

The portable note taker

Actilino is a complete note taking device. It provides a wide range of functions, like the easy-to-use editor, calculator, scheduler, timer or alarm clock. Actilino even includes interactive games and support for MusikBraille literacy.

Just switch on the Actilino and start writing. Without the need of additional software send your notes to your smartphone or PC with a simple key command.

Nonstop reading

Actilino has something for everyone. Whether you are just learning to read Braille or you are an avid reader. Enjoy reading a book cover to cover without ever pushing a button. Actilino’s memory card (micro SD) can hold literately thousands of books. You will never run out of reading material.

The touch control technology of Actilino makes reading a pleasure. The ATC-technology detects your reading position on the Braille display in real time. The sensitivity of the ATC is adjustable, so it is ideal for Braille readers at all levels.

Your control center

Actilino offers it all: Braille output, speech output, text input and PC control. With wireless Bluetooth connection, the integrated headphone and microphone will let you stay in touch with the world.

Up to four devices can be connected simultaneously to the Actilino: up to three Bluetooth devices and one USB.
Additionally Actilino offers Bluetooth Audio. Get your Screen reader voice from the Actilino via the build in loudspeakers or discreetly with headphones.

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The ultimate mini Braille display

Actilino is both, a Braille display and notetaker in one device. Thanks to the integrated HID-(human-interface-device) technology, Actilino will be automatically recognized by computer systems and will be working without the need to install a driver. Window screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA or Supernova can be used with the Actilino, either wireless via Bluetooth or by a USB connection.


Thanks to multi Bluetooth, Actilino can connect up to three devices at once. Compatible with Apple iOS, Android or Chrome OS. 

Enjoy the Ergonomics

The Braille input keys are placed in that way that you can enter text in a convenient position: The control stick, located in the front center, can be comfortably reached with the thumbs. The detection of the reading position enables relaxed reading without the need to continuously press the scrolling keys. The unique concave Handy Tech Braille cells of Actilino allow reading Braille in a relaxed ergonomic reading position.

Input / Output

  • 16 concave piezoelectric Braille cells with cursor routing

  • 8 function keys/Braille keys

  • 2 space keys

  • Active Tactile Control (ATC)-technology

  • Polyphonic sound chip

  • Mini loudspeaker

Navigation / Controls 

  • 2 triple action keys

  • 1 control stick

Connectors / interfaces

  • 1 USB type A port (for keyboard)

  • 1 USB type C port (for PC or charger)

  • 1 plug for head set 3.5 mm

  • Wireless Bluetooth technology


  • Memory 16 GB micro SD card

Rechargeable batteries 

  • Lithium-ion battery 2800 m Ah

  • Battery duration: approx. 30 hours 

  • Quick charge circuitry: 6 hours

Dimensions and weight 

  • Measurements (W x D x H): 16.6  x 10.9 x 2.9 cm (6.5“ width, 4.3“ depth, 1.1“ high)

  • Weight: 420 gr (0,92 lb)

 Technical Data

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