Category: braille and tactile output

Blaze ET

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The Blaze ET is designed for individuals that are blind or visually impaired. The device gives users access to pocket-sized book players integrated with OCR text-to-speech to capture and read aloud hardcopy printed documents on-demand. The Blaze ET features a numeric keypad as well as several built-in apps including Calculator, Memo, and Dictionary, plays audio books and music files from internal memory or SD card, and connects through built-in Wi-Fi to access online media, podcasts, and internet radio. It supports more than 20 file formats including formats from BookShare, NLS, and Learning Ally. Users can create high-quality recordings using the internal microphone, external stereo microphone or stereo line-in, and enjoy live radio using the built-in FM Radio.

Technical Specifications: 

Flash Memory: 16 GB (12 GB available to user).

Interface: 1 micro USB, 1 SD slot.

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0.

Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n.

CD Rom: Supports external CD ROM via USB connection (DAISY, Audio).

OCR: Capture, save and read, store as image or text.


  • Daisy Player: Daisy2.0, 2.02, XML DAISY, ANSI/NISO, Z39.86 (DAISY3.0), NIMAS1.1, NLS,, Serotek (SAMNet), Open Library.
  • Online Services: NLS BARD Download, Bookshare Download, CNIB Download, Web Radio, Podcasts.
  • Media Player: MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV, OGG, ASF, AAC, AVI, FLAC, 3GP, MPG, M4A.
  • Book Reader: TXT, RTF, HTML, HTM, XML, DOC, DOCX, PDF, EPUB, FB2, PDF.
  • Recorder: MP3, WAV, DAISY.

Additional Tools: Color Reader, FM Radio, Clock (with alarm),  Calculator, Memo, Dictionary(optional), Copy, Paste, Zip/Unzip within File Manager.

Audio Output: Stereo speakers, headphone jack.

Optional Accessories: Premium Option Pack including: OCR Stand, Cradle, Spare battery, AC Adaptor; Dictionary options: US English, English Thesaurus, UK English, Spanish/English, French/English, Italian/English, Arabic/English.

Battery: Rechargeable and Detachable Lithium Polymer battery. More than 12 hours battery life, 3 hours charge time.

Size: 4.59 x 2.31 x 0.64 inch.

Weight: 4.8 ounces.

Warranty: 1-year limited parts and labor warranty.


Price Check
as of: 
Blaze ET

Made By:

Hims, Inc.
Organization Type: 
Phone: 888-520-4467
Fax: 512-837-2011
Phone (U.S. and Canada): 
Blind & Low Vision, Communication, Computers

Sold By:

NorthState Assistive Technology
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NorthState Assistive Technology is dedicated to enhancing the independence of blind, vision-impaired and cognitively challenged individuals through adaptive technology. We proudly offer hundreds of products that improve the quality of our customer's lives.

At NorthState Assistive Technology the customer comes first. By carrying multiple manufacturer's products we can ascertain your needs and find the right product to fit your lifestyle. There are new products coming out in the adaptive technology field all the time and it is hard for the consumer and doctors to be up on the latest and greatest. We attend all the major assistive technology conferences and keep up on the latest techniques and trends. With NorthState AT on your side, you will have access to all the latest product options.

Even more important than the product choices we offer is the service and training we provide to our customers. For anyone that has worked in the adaptive technology or rehabilitation there is nothing more discouraging than seeing thousands of dollars spent on equipment that the end user has no idea how to use. What's worse is when there isn't anyone around who can train them how to use it. At NorthState AT our experienced and well-trained staff offer several training options, whether it is a quick run through with a video magnifier or an at home training appointment.

Thank you for stopping by and please let us know if you would like a no obligation demonstration on any of the devices we represent. We are located in Northern California, but work with many dealers in other states. We can be reached by phone at (877) 682-0452 or (530) 877-1625 , or by email at

Phone: 1-877-682-0452