Mantis Q40

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Keep braille at your fingertips anytime, anywhere, with the Mantis Q40 which is a first-of-its-kind Bluetooth keyboard and 40-cell refreshable braille display from HumanWare and APH. With the Mantis, students and professionals no longer need to choose between a keyboard or a braille device. The refreshable braille below the keyboard provides a multi-modal braille complement to the screen reader, making it easier to participate in and succeed at school or at work.


  • Weight is 772 grams.

  • Bluetooth 4.2.

  • 40 Braille cells with cursor keys.

  • WI-FI 802.11 b/g/n, supporting 2.4ghz only.

  • 16Gb Internal storage.

  • Maximum 64 GB.

  • USB-C.

  • USB Host Type A connector.

  • Haptic feedback.

  • Removable battery with 15 hrs autonomy.

  • All-in-one, full-size QWERTY laptop-style keyboard and built-in 40-cell refreshable braille display, students and professionals no longer need to sacrifice the use of braille when using a keyboard.

  • Supports up to 5 Bluetooth connections, along with one USB connection.

  • Functions as another device's keyboard when connected via USB or Bluetooth; functions as a stand-alone device when not connected.

  • Online library access such as Bookshare.

  • Toggles between QWERTY and Perkins-style input when using the onboard smart applications only. Does not apply when connected to a host device.


  • At the same time a professional or a student is typing on the Mantis, the refreshable braille below the keyboard is providing a multi-modal braille complement to the screen reader, making it easier to participate in and succeed at school or at work.

  • Pair the Mantis Q40 with your screen reader and computer, smart phone or tablet or other devices that support Braille such as the Apple Watch or Apple TV.

  • As you type on the Mantis' comfortable laptop sized keys, the refreshable braille line below the keyboard simultaneously provides braille reinforcement to your chosen screen reader via a Bluetooth or USB connection.

  • Use on the go as an autonomous all-in-one braille reader and notepad.

  • Mantis Q40 includes onboard memory and Editor application allowing you to make, save and share quick notes on the move.

  • Simple smart and easy to use.

  • Note-taking.

The keyboard is thin, lightweight and can easily fit in a laptop bag or backpack, providing ease of use for the user. Make the most of your time; Mantis' Book Reader application allows you to open and read work documents, school assignments and the latest novel from your favourite author, in crisp refreshable braille.

Please noteThis product is non-returnable unless faulty.


Product Dimensions
  • Length17 cm

  • Width19 cm

  • Height2 cm

Package dimensions
  • Weight0.8 kg


  • MaterialThin, lightweight material

  • Warranty2 Years

  • Powered (No / Battery / Electrical)Electrical

  • Returnable (Yes / No)No

  • Training recommended (Yes / No)No

1 x Mantis Q40
1 x USB-C charging cable with power supply (works with any USB charger, but may charge slower)
1 x Green TPU case
1 x User Guide (stored on device)

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