Focus 80 Blue Generation 5
Focus 80 Blue Generation 5
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Focus 80 Blue Generation 5

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Built for productivity, the Focus® 80 Blue, is a portable, wireless braille display with crisp, paper-like braille, ultra-responsive keyboard, and Bluetooth for connectivity to any phone, tablet, or computer.

The newly improved Focus® 80 Blue, the most RUGGED portable braille display available, has been tested to rigorous standards.

The new Focus 80 Blue combines the latest braille technology, the most user-friendly keyboard and control layout, and both USB and Bluetooth connectivity in an extremely lightweight and compact design.

This fifth generation of the Focus braille display line incorporates our vast knowledge base from manufacturing and servicing displays in the previous designs. The new housing is an aluminium extrusion on a steel base. Each braille cell is physically isolated from its neighbours. The housing incorporates bumpers that absorb shock when the unit is dropped or knocked against a wall or door. The durable unit has been drop-tested to US Military Standard MIL-STD-810G.

A single smooth cell cap covers the braille, so you feel only the braille pins, no seams. Special attention has been paid to the dot keys and spacebar to ensure smooth positive feedback and quiet operation. The braille pins have been retooled to provide a crisper, more uniform feel that you’ll notice with your first reading.

The Scratchpad feature allows reading of BRF braille documents and books on the included microSD card and also the taking of notes without having to connect to another device. 

Compatibility and Connectivity

  • Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity – switch between five Bluetooth devices and one USB connection
  • Out-of-the-box compatibility with Apple® iOS* and Android devices
  • Use with JAWS for combined speech and braille access
  • Use with JAWS for Braille Study Mode to learn and teach braille
  • Works with JAWS BrailleIn™ for contracted braille input in Windows®


  • 80 braille cells
  • 8-dot braille keyboard
  • Smooth, paper-like feel
  • Convenient thumb key and panning buttons
  • Our exclusive NAV Rockers let you rapidly scroll by line, sentence, paragraph, or pan through a document
  • Menu button for quick access to settings
  • Adjustable key repeat for rapid scrolling and panning
  • Select your personal braille firmness with VariBraille
  • Time and date display
  • 620 x 78 x 19  mm
  • 1.18kgs
  • 20 hours battery life with typical use

Also available with 14 or 40 cells