BlindShell Classic 2
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BlindShell Classic 2
BlindShell Classic 2

BlindShell Classic 2

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BlindShell Mobile phone - as seen on the Today Show

The new generation BlindShell Classic 2 provides a unique design for people who are blind or who have low vision; a tactile keypad, voice dictation and loud speaker, plus many fully accessible apps - delivering the power of a smartphone without the hassle of a touchscreen.

The BlindShell Classic 2 has dozens of useful functions “built-in”, yet it is still simple to use “out of the box”. There are many optional apps  including voice recorder, weather updates, radio, podcast and book player, calendar, reminders and many more.  No need to learn “VoiceOver” or complex swipe gestures, the Blindshell Classic 2 is entirely menu-based using a minimal amount of tactile buttons. 

While not a fully-featured iPhone-style voice-activated Personal Assistant (or example, you can’t speak a “Hey Google” voice command) Blindshell Classic 2 does remove a lot of the complexity of smartphone use, which is often a barrier for many vision impaired people.


Visit us in our Sight Support Centres for a demo – try before you buy!  Or call us on 1300 883 853 for advice about whether this product is right for you.

Key Features 

  • Very loud speaker
  • Tactile keypad
  • Long life 3000 mAh battery
  • 13 Mpx Camera
  • Charging cradle
  • USB-C cable
  • Voice Dictation capability for all text fields, eg for text messaging (but it is not a Personal Assistant like Siri for the iPhone)
  • BlindShell app catalogue
  • Assistive tools
  • NFC object tagging
  • Single button access to the favourite apps
  • BlindShell Screen reader
  • Lifetime free software updates for Classic 2 model
  • SOS button
  • GPS location
  • Games
  • Book Reader
  • Email
  • FM and Internet radio


This 4G phone is unlocked and not linked to any particular carrier / service provider. You have the freedom to arrange your own mobile phone plan with your chosen telco. 

If you want to transfer your existing phone SIM card to the BlindShell Classic 2, you should be aware that the device does not have the small NANO SIM slot. You will need to ask your local mobile phone store or current provider for a MICRO SIM holder, which they will normally provide at no cost.

Technical specification


  • GSM (2G): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 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


  • 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


  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity sensor


  • CE, FCC, IC, ICASA, ACMA, RoHS, HAC, UN38.3, MSDS, IEC 62133
  • HAC: M3/T3

Download the manual here.

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Warranty 12 months on battery, 24 months for Blindshell phone