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.
You can control the phone with simple voice commands.
A new and improved loudspeaker means it's easy to hear your phone.
An easy-to-use keypad with large tactile buttons.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
You can check the news, search for new information, browse websites and use services that are accessible for the visually impaired.
13 MP camera
With the new 13MP camera you can capture every moment and save precious memories with a voice tag.
The video camera application can record video using the phone's camera. Recorded videos can be shared by E-mail or third-party applications.
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.
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.
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.
This app allows you to listen to various national and local British audio newspapers.
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.
You can listen to music or watch videos on YouTube.
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.
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.
Alarm, calendar and timer functions.
Toolbox & Added Extras
BlindShell assistive tools can help you with daily tasks such as identifying colours or magnifying
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
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.
BlindShell app catalogue
The BlindShell app catalogue has a selection of additional apps for your phone.
A single button press is all that's needed to access your favourite apps.
Send messages and make voice calls using WhatsApp.
Stay in touch with your friends, wherever you are, via Facebook messenger.
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.
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 uses phone camera to assist with everyday tasks. The functions include text recognition, object recognition, food label recognition and banknote recognition.
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 is an excellent application that helps you find out the title of every song at the moment you're hearing it.
Stay in touch with your friends on Skype.
A basic metronome app for musicians. Can also be useful for other purposes when pace keeping is essential.
An essential app for people who play the guitar, bass, violin or other string instruments.
Zoom allows you to perform conferences and meetings.
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.
Easily access the user manual on your phone whenever you need it.
Use your phone to provide your location via GPS.
This app helps you create a database of GPS points and show the direction and distance to them.
Dedicated SOS button with an assigned contact to call in an emergency situation.
- BlindShell Classic 2
- USB-C wall charger
- USB-C cable
- 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.