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Double Tap Podcast Episode 56: Aira pricing, Orcam features, Steven’s Top 5 gadgets

On this week’s episode of Double Tap Canada, Steven Scott, Tim Schwartz and Shaun Preece discuss a wide range of topics as usual in their own inimitable style.

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Aira announces new pricing

The company that is becoming known for providing smart assistance through its app and glasses technology is making some changes to its pricing structure so more blind and partially sighted people can try out the service.

Aira is now allowing its users to use the service through its app at an introductory price of $29 US, with additional plans starting at $124 US to use the service with its glasses with built-in camera.

In this week’s episode, Tim Schwartz talks about how he used the service and why he made the decision to give it up. What do the other members of the team think about that?

Orcam gets new features

The popular camera mounted on glasses that helps the blind and partially sighted read their mail, restaurant menus and more is getting some new features.

Orcam is available in many countries, including Canada, and consists of a small camera that magnetically connects to a mount on your glasses, or glasses provided by Orcam should you not wear them.

Read all about the new features in Orcam

The guys talk about this kind of technology which can cost in the region of $4,000 CAN depending on the model you choose, and whether it has any place in the modern tech world.

Steven’s Top 5 gadgets

Steven loves buying new technology as many of our listeners know, but this time around he decides to talk about what he already has, and what he considers to be his ultimate Top 5 gadgets. He fully expects many people to disagree with his list and welcomes your feedback via
Steven’s top 5 gadgets are:

  1. Apple iPhone
  2. Amazon Echo
  3. Olympus DM-7 dictation machine
  4. Aftershokz Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones
  5. Windows Laptop

Double Tap Canada airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on AMI-audio and is available as a podcast.

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I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!

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