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Reviewing the QwerkyWriter Mechanical Keyboard: A Little Qwerky, but way Better than Qwerty!

Dive into this podcast to learn about the Qwerky Writer Mechanical Keyboard, a keyboard dedicated to those who want the greatest typewriter feeling under their fingertips at all times. I reviewed this keyboard as a courtesy of the company providing me with a unit. As you can hear, I could not be more than pleased with the design, build, and overall retro feel of this product. While you can pick up other keyboard claiming a typewriter feel, I truly challenge you in these three qualities...


CBT Live! at Google I/O ’18: Accessibility for AR and VR

In this session, Google covers ways to make Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality more accessible to more users.


CBT Live! At Google I/O ’18: What’s new in Android accessibility

Learn about the latest feature additions to Android P, get an update on accessibility testing and best practices, and hear about new APIs that developers can use to create more accessible app experiences. This session will also offer a unique look into how Google conducts UX research for users with disabilities.


Ultimate Ears ROLL 2: Designed to Take Your Music Where it Shouldn’t Go!

CBT takes a dip in the water with the Ultimate Ears roll 2. Will this portable bluetooth speaker sink or swim? No speaker has the same versatility or unique portability that ROLL 2 does. Strap it to your backpack, and it’ll still be there. Wirelessly Double Up with a second Ultimate Ears ROLL 2 speaker and take your sound to a whole new level. every ROLL 2 comes with a free inflatable floatie. Now while you're lounging on your giant inflatable swan, your ROLL 2 can float right beside you....


Diving Into GarageBand Part 3

This time out we take a look at recording audio. This covers everything from setting up the computer to know which device/microphone to record from to telling GarageBand which track to record onto. Especially useful in projects with more than one tracks.So warm up those vocal pipes or playing fingers and lets continue our dive into recording with GarageBand. Keyboard Commands Covered in this Episode: K = Toggle Metronome on/off Shift K = toggle Count In on/off R = Start recording SpaceBar...


Diving Into GarageBand 2

In this episode we get into the basics of doing some midi recording. You’ll hear the lovely Steinway Grand Piano on a childhood classic while learning some concepts of how GarageBand handles recording. Grab a copy of GarageBand and lets dive in! Keyboard Commands Covered in this Episode: K = Toggle Metronome on/off Shift K = toggle Count In on/off R = Start recording SpaceBar = Start/Stop Playback (technically play/pause), Stop Recording Return = Go to beginning of the project Command K =...


Diving Into GarageBand

Packed with the greatest hits of sounds from its big brother Logic, GarageBand frees you up to be creative without any of the overwhelming sensation of option paralysis that can confront a new comer in more “Pro” apps. In this introduction we cover acquiring GarageBand, setting up the app, and getting familiar with its interface. Also showing off one of its cool features to get you playing with just your Mac. Grab a copy of GarageBand and lets dive in!


Monster Adventurer Bluetooth Speaker Drop Test!

We put the Monster Bluetooth speaker to a sound and drop test, guess what happens? Your life is an adventure, and you need to have CBT wherever your adventure takes you. With an “everything proof” exterior (weatherproof, rust-proof, dust-proof), the Monster® Adventurer can follow you into the fray and survive the most harsh climates and environment. Be prepared! Charging your devices is easy with Adventurer's battery reserve. As you rise to meet any challenge, the Monster Adventurer's...


Victor Reader Stream New Generation First Impressions

The Victor Reader Stream is ubiquitous in the blindness community with over 36000 units in circulation. Imagine having the latest novels, magazines, your favorite music, audio-described films, texts and your own voice recordings, all in the palm of your hand. With its new lightweight and compact design, Victor Reader Stream delivers hours of listening pleasure ANYWHERE! The new Victor Reader Stream is 28% smaller than its predecessor. Its new sleek design is thinner and features rounded...


Essential PH-1, A Premium Phone Without the Premium Price

CBT gives you the first impressions of the new Essential Phone. The Essential Phone’ has a stunning edge-to-edge Full Display and is a large-screen device that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Essential PH-1 features Materials Titanium body Ceramic back Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass Dimensions Height: 141.5mm Width: 71.1mm Thickness: 7.8mm Weight: 1000:1 (typical) Technology: CGS / LTPS Human Input + Sensors 10 finger multitouch; palm and water-error rejection Fingerprint...


Fanmail: November 27, 2017

The CBT Team is back again with another Fanmail show? Keep sending us your emails and messages from social media and we will read or play your feedback on our show. You can contact us via email to or call our new toll free number at 1-855-330-2665 anytime night or day. From: Kelley Armstrong Hi everyone, I just want to say thank you for putting all of this educational information out there! I have been a long time listener for years! This is my weigh in on the iPhone...


VIP: Moving On Up with BCAB

In this week’s VIP, Nelson and James are joined by Jackie Brown from the British Computer Association of the Blind. They discuss the top stories from Cool Blind Tech and give you some of their favorite Cool Picks. Established in 1969, BCAB is the oldest association of blind and partially sighted technology users in the world. Members include people of all skill levels, ages and interests. Top Stories RUDY The Robot Is Now Available To Care For Seniors Engineering Students Develop Pulse, An...


New Gestures and Button Controls for the iPhone X Using VoiceOver

Nelson Régo demonstrates the new gestures and button controls for the iPhone X! Oh yeah, just one more thing… Nelson shows a hidden trick for a virtual Home button.


Setting Up the iPhone X with VoiceOver

CBT is back setting up the new iPhone X!


The New iPhone X Unboxing and First Impressions

CBT is back with the unveiling of the new iPhone X! Is this iPhone for you? Find out by listening in as we give our impressions and show what happens when you call emergency services! From Apple: Our vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device […]


VIP: How To Unbutton the Google Assistant Button

In this week’s VIP, Nelson and James are joined by Carlos Alvarez. They discuss the top stories from Cool Blind Tech and give you some Cool Picks to think about. Top Stories Airport Announces New Service For Blind and Low Vision Passengers Reviewing the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsofts revision to a vision: Part […]


Bubble Level: Creative Ways in Balancing Your Home

CBT shows some creative uses for Bubble Level for iPhone and iPad. The 5 in 1 app could be the handiest utility app and it is FREE! Grab it now! New and UNIQUE features and functionalities: Object alignment. Angle measurement. Surface flatness. Metal detection – detect wire inside the wall before drilling it. Inclinometer – […]


Fanmail: October 25,2017

The CBT Team is back again with another Fanmail show? Keep sending us your emails and messages from social media and we will read or play your feedback on our show. Win a chance to get a $50 Amazon gift card by helping us renaming the Fanmail show. Keep sending us your suggestions and we […]


Cranking Up the Volume on the iPhone 8 Plus!

The CBT Team cranks it up with this test! According to Apple the latest iPhones are 25 percent louder than last years version, can you tell the difference? We compare the loudness between the iPhone 7 Plus and the new iPhone 8 Plus.


VIP: The Naked Truth About Pixels

In this week’s VIP, Nelson and James are back talking about the top stories from the world of assistive tech and give you their Cool Picks. News Flash Say Goodbye to Groove Music and Hello to Spotify Be My Eyes is Now Available for Android You Can Now Change Your Google Assistant in to a […]