VarioUltra 20/40

VarioUltra is our mobile braille device that will change the way you think about refreshable braille technology. Available with either 20 or 40 braille cells, VarioUltra is quite possibly the most beautiful braille device on the planet.

Simply put, the ergonomic design of VarioUltra is beyond anything else you have seen or heard about. From the beautiful brushed aluminium housing, to the incredibly quiet and responsive braille keyboard, to the crisp braille cells that feel almost paper-like, VarioUltra is an experience to be enjoyed every day.

VarioUltra 20 / 40 Anwendung in der Schule

now with USB-C connection

The type C plug is more robust and can be plugged in on both sides. It is smaller and has the decisive advantage of a symmetrical design over previous USB connectors. There is no different top and bottom and therefore it does not matter which way around you insert the plug. USB-C is backwards compatible, i.e. With the help of adapters, older connections can also be connected to the new ones.

Everything you would expect from a braille display:

  • Multiple device connectivity
  • 32 GB internal storage and USB external drive connectivity
  • Braille display and notetaker, all in one
  • Productivity apps, e. g. word processor
  • Time-checks, date, timer, calculator
  • Braille cells with cursor routing
  • Robust, and extremely lightweight
  • High quality construction
  • Stylish leather carry case with strap

VarioUltra 20 / 40

Technical specifications and Downloads

Key features

  • 8-button braille input keyboard with two ergonomic space bars
  • 40 or 20 braille cells with integrated cursor routing
  • 3 navigation keys left and right of braille display
  • Navistick and 4 function keys

Productivity applications

  • Notetaker with Grade II translator
  • Opens DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, BRF, BRL, XLS, XLSX, PDF files
  • Spreadsheet viewer and PDF viewer
  • Calculator, scientific calculator and file manager with ZIP archives
  • Time-checks, date indicator, alarm-clock, stopwatch and timer


  • PC and MAC
  • iPhone, iPad, Android, GNU/Linux
  • Screen reader, e. g. COBRA, WindowEyes, JAWS, and SuperNova

Battery and voltage

  • Internal Li-ion battery
  • USB battery charger inclusive
  • Battery life: 8 – 12 hours (usage-dependent)


  • 256 MB RAM
  • 32 GB Flash

Size and weight
VarioUltra 40:

  • 31.6 × 8.9 × 2.0 cm (appr. 12.4 × 3.5 × 0.7 in.)
  • 530 g (1.1 lb)

Size and weight
VarioUltra 20:
  • 18.8 × 8.9 × 2.0 cm (appr. 7.4 × 3.5 × 0.7 in.)
  • 320 g (0.7 lb)


  • USB-C
  • 4 Bluetooth connections
  • USB external drive connectivity