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HumanWare Drops Price on Trekker Breeze Talking GPS — But it Still Costs More Than an iPad

By December 8, 2012

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HumanWare's Trekker Breeze GPS

The Trekker Breeze GPS from HumanWare, like the company's Victor Reader Stream, is very sleek as far as assistive technology for the blind goes.

Its claim of being as easy to use as a TV remote is also true: the nine buttons are easy to navigate.

But as with so many assistive products these days, including desktop video magnifiers, the price (recently reduced to $699) seems exorbitant in this age of the smart phone and tablet.

Most blind people I know cherish their iPhone's ability to eliminate the need to carry dedicated devices, including audiobook players, portable CCTVs such as the Pebble, and GPS systems.

The Breeze is elegant, but an app for one tenth the price beats is far more attractive these days.

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