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BlindShell Classic 2 - with VAT relief
£399.00
£449.00

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The BlindShell Classic 2 is a fully accessible mobile phone. It can be voice-controlled and has a comfortable tactile keypad too. It is compatible with WhatsApp and Facebook messenger and you can even watch or listen to music on the YouTube app!

The BlindShell Classic 2 is full of fun and useful functions yet still simple to use!

Friendly and expert remote phone or video training session is included.


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The new generation of the BlindShell Classic provides users with a voice-controlled phone with a comfortable tactile keypad. It has brand new hardware, a new louder speaker, larger keys, longer battery life and a 13MP camera.

With WhatsApp and Facebook messenger you can stay in contact with family and friends easier than before! The phone boasts a range of assistive tools and the new BlindShell app catalogue enables you to download additional apps if required.

General Features

Voice control 

You can control the phone with simple voice commands.

Loudspeaker

A new and improved loudspeaker means it's easy to hear your phone.

Tactile keypad

An easy-to-use keypad with large tactile buttons.

Long-life battery

Up to 96 hours of battery life. 

Lifetime free updates

Free software updates are provided.

Charging Cradle and USB-C cable included

To make charging the BlindShell Classic 2 as easy as possible, it includes a handy, sit-in, weighted charging dock. To make the dock even more secure, a 3M sticky pad is also included to allow you to permanently affix the charging cradle to a known location and prevent any chance of it being knocked while inserting or removing the phone. 
You can also use the included standard USB-C charging cable (which plugs in either-way-round) to charge the phone.

Day & Night mode 

You can choose to set up a day sound profile and a night sound profile and set the time of day the profiles come into effect, the phone will automatically update and switch between the profiles. This means you can set your phone to have quiet or silent notifications during your sleeping hours and louder notifications during your waking hours, you can also manually override the settings should you need to for one cycle.

LED Notification

BlindShell Classic 2 has a LED missed notification light for low-vision users, to notify things such as missed calls new texts ect. this will flash a different colour depending on the notification.

Mute mode

Turn off the voice completely while keeping all other sounds.

Making & Receiving Calls, Text Messages & Emails

Voice control & dictation 

You can easily control the BlindShell Classic 2 with your voice by simply asking it to make a call or send a text. Text messages and emails can be dictated with ease rather than typed. 

Voice feedback

With the BlindShell Classic 2 you can choose 3 ways to type:

  • Full feedback - feedback for letters and punctuation while typing
  • No feedback for letters -  feedback for punctuation only whilst typing
  • No feedback at all - no feedback while typing

Email

Send and receive e-mails! BlindShell E-mail Client supports mailboxes supporting IMAP protocol.

**Please note Pop3 email addresses are not supported**

Searching The Internet 

Web browser

You can check the news, search for new information, browse websites and use services that are accessible for the visually impaired.

The Camera 

13 MP camera

With the new 13MP camera you can capture every moment and save precious memories with a voice tag.

Video camera 

The video camera application can record video using the phone's camera. Recorded videos can be shared by E-mail or third-party applications.

Video player

The video player allows you to play videos. All standard formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV are supported. Video files can be recorded by the camera app, downloaded from the Web Browser, sent by E-mail or a third party application like Whatsapp. Users can choose if they prefer landscape or portrait orientation of the video on the screen.

Reading 

Book reader

Use the Book Reader for reading audio and textbooks.

BlindShell screen reader

BlindShell screen reader turns text and image content into speech, a fantastic tool for browsing the Internet as well as using your apps.

Document reader

This application reads documents in PDF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint presentations, Rich Text format and TXT file formats. Users can read documents sequentially or navigate through the text in a way similar to the BlindShell Web browser. Searching is also supported. The app will be integrated with the rest of the environment hence it will be possible to open a document from a website by using the Web Browser, view E-mail attachments or files sent by third-party applications such as WhatsApp, Messenger etc. It can also read documents manually copied to the internal storage or SD card from a computer.

Talking Newspaper

This app allows you to listen to various national and local British audio newspapers.

Entertainment 

Spotify 

Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from creators all over the world. * This app will only work for premium subscribers of Spotify.

YouTube

You can listen to music or watch videos on YouTube.

Podcast player

This app can play podcasts listed in iTunes and other sources. Both online (streaming) and offline playback is supported.

FM and internet radio

Listen to the radio! There are thousands of internet stations and local FM broadcasts to choose from. 

Games

You can play Hangman, a Memory game or Dice roller. 

New games with Dec 2021 update:

Wumpus game - A simple maze game with adventure elements that require memory, imagination and a bit of logical thinking.

Simon game - An adaptation of a classical 80s electronic game that will challenge your hearing and memory.

New game with April 2023 update:

Tic-Tac-Toe - A simple Tic-Tac-Toe game. It's possible to play against BlindShell or with another player on the same phone.

Organisation

Alarm, calendar and timer functions.

Toolbox & Added Extras 

Assistive tools

BlindShell assistive tools can help you with daily tasks such as identifying colours or magnifying 

Step counter

Step Counter is an application for tracking daily activity (steps, distance, moving time and calories). It is possible to view the history and statistics of a user's daily activity. Once enabled, the step counter counts the steps automatically all day, in the background.

NFC object tagging

Toothpaste or face cream? With the help of NFC object tagging application, you will be able to distinguish between them in a few

 seconds.

BlindShell Beep

Attach the BlindShell Beep to objects that you want to keep track of and locate when misplaced. To find the missing object simply ring the beep using your BlindShell Classic 2 phone.

Apps

BlindShell app catalogue

The BlindShell app catalogue has a selection of additional apps for your phone.

Favourite apps

A single button press is all that's needed to access your favourite apps.

WhatsApp

Send messages and make voice calls using WhatsApp. 

Facebook Messenger

Stay in touch with your friends, wherever you are, via Facebook messenger.

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa allows you to set up your Alexa-enabled devices, get news updates and help you perform various tasks such as creating shopping lists.

Amazon Shopping

The Amazon Shopping app lets you shop millions of products and manage your Amazon orders from anywhere.

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes connects you with a global community of volunteers and company representatives who are ready at a moment’s notice to help you see – to lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks.

Google Lookout

Google Lookout uses phone camera to assist with everyday tasks. The functions include text recognition, object recognition, food label recognition and banknote recognition.

Lazarillo GPS

Lazarillo GPS provides real time audio messages and alerts as you navigate, allowing you to explore any city in the world more safely and with greater awareness of your surroundings. You can also experience enhanced indoor and outdoor navigation within the large network of businesses and organizations that have mapped their facilities with Lazarillo.

Shazam

Shazam is an excellent application that helps you find out the title of every song at the moment you're hearing it.

Skype Lite

Stay in touch with your friends on Skype.

Metronome

A basic metronome app for musicians. Can also be useful for other purposes when pace keeping is essential.

Guitar tuner

An essential app for people who play the guitar, bass, violin or other string instruments.

Zoom

Zoom allows you to perform conferences and meetings.

ARxVision

ARxVision is a lightweight bone-conduction audio headset that connects directly to the Blindshell Classic 2, the headset and app are able to analyze and understand the environment in real-time. Using a combination of cameras, sensors, and advanced computer vision algorithms, the headset can provide detailed descriptions of surroundings; it can scan and read books, letters, and handwritten notes, as well as street numbers and storefronts. It can help recognize people, search for objects and scan QR-codes.

In-Built Help & Support

Getting started guide

A step by step guide on how to set up and use your BlindShell Classic 2 phone.

User manual  

Easily access the user manual on your phone whenever you need it.

GPS Location   

Use your phone to provide your location via GPS.

GPS Points

This app helps you create a database of GPS points and show the direction and distance to them.

SOS button

Dedicated SOS button with an assigned contact to call in an emergency situation.

What's Included?

  • BlindShell Classic 2
  • Battery*
  • USB-C wall charger
  • USB-C cable
  • Earphones
  • Lanyard
  • Charging cradle 
  • 3 NFC tags

The BlindShell Classic 2 requires a Micro-SIM, from your preferred network operator.

*Please note that we pre-install the battery into the BlindShell Classic 2 before shipping to you.

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Connectivity

  • WCDMA (3G): B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
  • FDD-LTE (4G):
  • B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B20/B25/B26/B28/B66/B71
  • TDD-LTE (4G): B38/B40/B41
  • VoLTE
  • Bluetooth: 4.2
  • WiFi: 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • GNSS: GPS, Galileo, BeiDou
  • FM radio receiver
  • NFC

Hardware

  • Dimensions: 135.2 x 54.6 x 16.7 mm
  • Weight: 100 g (phone), 49 g (battery)
  • Display: 2.83" (480 x 640)
  • Memory (RAM): 2 GB
  • Internal storage: 16 GB
  • External storage: micro SD memory card up to 128 GB (FAT32)
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • SIM Card: Dual micro-SIM
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Loudspeaker: 1.5 W
  • Microphone: Dual microphone, noise reduction
  • 3.5 stereo audio jack
  • USB Type-C
  • Buttons: SOS, Volume, Side action button
  • Indication LED
  • Camera LED flashlight
  • LED flashlight

Sensors

  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity sensor 

Certifications

CE, FCC, IC, ICASA, ACMA, RoHS, HAC, UN38.3, MSDS, IEC 62133

HAC: M3/T3

The box contains

Mobile phone, battery, USB-C wall charger, USB-C cable, earphones, lanyard, charging cradle , 3 NFC tags

**Please note Pop3 email addresses are not supported**

BlindShell App Catalog
BlindShell applications
Third-party applications

BlindShell Vision Aids

Book Reader

Internet Browser

Calendar

Card Wallet

Chess

Covid Pass (EU)

Currency Converter

Dice Roller

Document Reader

dzb lesen

E-mail Client

Éole

File Manager

Hangman

KDD

Librivox

Light Sensor

Mau-Mau

FM Radio

Camera and Image viewer

Music Player

BlindShell Podcast Player

Internet Radio

Video Camera and Video Player

Youtube Player

Metronome

Memory game

Czech and Slovak Public Transport

QR Object Tagging

Simon Game

SKN

Step Counter

BlindShell Telegram Client

Check Lists

BlindShell Productivity Tools

Translator

Guitar tuner

Weather Forecast

Wumpus Game

SBB Mobile

Load Shedding Notifier

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Shopping

Audible

BBC Sounds

Be My Eyes

twavox

Facebook Messenger

Google Lookout

ARx

Shazam - song recognition

Skype Lite

Voxiweb

WhatsApp

BARD Mobile

Israeli central library for the blind

Aira Explorer

Localisateur

VA Connect



How to import and back up contacts in your BlindShell Classic 2.

Importing contacts

The Import contacts from file menu item will import of contacts from the file to the phone's contacts list. 

  • To import contacts, copy .vcf file to the root folder of the SD memory card, if present, or to the root folder of the internal phone's internal storage. The file has to be named Contacts.vcf.
  • If Contacts.vcf is present in both storages, the file located on the SD memory card will be used. 
  • Contacts in the Contacts.vcf file identical to contacts already stored in the contacts list will be skipped during import.
  • After the contact import finishes the Contacts.vcf file is renamed to Contacts-imported.vcf.

Backing up contacts

The Backup contacts to file menu item runs a backup of contacts to Contacts.vcf file.

  • If the SD memory card is present in the phone, the Contacts.vcf file is created in the root folder of the SD memory card. 
  • If no SD memory card is present in the phone, the Contacts.vcf file is created in the root folder of the phone's internal storage.

Please follow the links below to view tutorials on YouTube for the BlindShell Classic 2:

An Introduction to your new blindshell classic 2How to use the app catalog on your blindshell classic 2how to use whatsapp on your blindshell classic 2how to use nfc tagging on your blindshell classic 2how to use sreenreader on your blindshell classic 2how to use blindshell beep with your blindshell classic 2

Please follow this link to a selection of Audio Tutorials on YouTube