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Orbit Reader 40 Braille Display, Book Reader Note-taker Preorder

  • Model: OR-40
  • Shipping Weight: 3lbs
  • Manufactured by: Orbit Research

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We are now taking preorders for the Orbit Reader 40, and hope to ship the first batch of orders by the end of January. Order now to be first in line to get one once they are available.

The Orbit Reader 40 is a next generation braille display from Orbit Research. Orbit Research have refined and perfected these displays over the past few years, and we are excited to bring you the latest.

The Orbit Reader 40 braille display brings with it many new and requested features, including cursor routing buttons, haptic (vibration) feedback, USBC charging, forward and backwards braille translation, pairing to multiple devices, a clock and alarm, calendar, calculator, and more. All of this with comfortable, signage-quality braille dots. Use it in stand-alone mode or pair with your computer or smartphone.


  • Unique signage-quality Braille
  • 40 eight-dot refreshable Braille cells
  • Book-reader mode – read your favourite books and files from SD Card
  • Note-taker mode – take notes and edit files
  • Braille display mode connects to computers and mobile devices over USB and Bluetooth
  • Use stand-alone or connected to a computer or mobile device
  • Works with all popular screen readers on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Chrome OS and Linux
    • Read and send messages and emails
    • Browse the internet
    • Control your computer or smartphone
  • Cursor Routing buttons
  • Audio and Haptic output
  • Switch easily and instantly between modes
  • Onboard forward and backward translation with support for 40+ languages
  • Onboard Apps
    • Clock and alarm
    • Calendar
    • Calculator
  • Full-featured, high-quality Perkins-style 8-key Braille keyboard
  • Cursor pad with 4-way arrows and select keys for easy navigation
  • Panning control rocker keys at each end of the display
  • USBC port for charging and connectivity
  • Fast-charging long-life battery
  • Compact, lightweight and portable
  • 1.65 lb, 11.6 x 3.8 x 1.3 inch
  • 750 grams, 29.5 x 9.6 x 3.3 cm
  • Solid, durable construction, resistant to fluids and dust


For support, drivers, and documentation, visit the Orbit Research support page (opens in a new window)

Info on Preorders

We are offering preorders on the Orbit Reader 40 to best ensure availability when it is released. You can cancel the preorder for a full refund at any time with no penalty. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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