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Acrobat HD Long Arm & Short Arm
Full-color, portable, auto-focus rotating camera on a flexible "long" or a sturdy "short" camera arm designed to enable users with low vision the ability to perform a variety of daily tasks more effectively. Easy-to-use and ideal for near, distance and self-viewing. Provides 1.6x to 99.5x adjustable magnification (varies with LCD size). Computer-compatible (additional hardware required). By rotating the camera, the user can read, write, groom and magnify images at any distance. www.visionaidsystem.com/ www.aroga.com/ www.magnificationresources.com/
Acrobat HD-mini
Portable battery-operated electronic video magnifier for viewing photos, reading books and working on hobbies. Also ideal for distance viewing, seeing near, far, and everything in between. The 13.3" high-definition monitor provides vivid colors and contrast, and crystal-clear pictures and vibrant display and a magnification range of 1.3x to 65x. Computer compatible with easy toggle between camera and PC images. Its small footprint and lightweight design provides true portability from the classroom to home and work. Order Acrobat HD-mini from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Acrobat Ultra LCD
Video magnifier that features a 3-in-1 camera for seeing one's self up close, reading, and distance viewing. Comes with 20", 22", 24", or 27" high-resolution LCD monitors that provide 1.6x to 99.5x adjustable magnification (varies with LCD size). The camera is also detachable, allowing one to use it at various workstations.Order Acrobat Ultra LCD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
AE5
Color video magnifier with a long-range varifocal lens designed for use with an arm. Displays distant objects and close-up text with simple manipulation.
Amigo
Handheld portable magnifier with a 7" high resolution LCD with large field of view adjustable magnification of 1.4x to 25x. May be used to read price tags, restaurant menus, ingredients on a package and directions.Multimedia
Aumax VGA
Flexible, portable video magnifier for both near and distance viewing at school, work and home. May be used to view text, photos, blackboards, crafts, etc. and can magnify from 3.5x to 79x on a PC screen or VGA monitor. Has three viewing modes: reading, distance and self-view. The dual control panels on the top and bottom of the camera makes it easy for left-handed or right-handed users. Carrying case included.
Aumed Image
Easy-to-use handheld magnifier with a comfortable grip. May also be used for reading or reviewing small print or writing--signing your name, writing checks and filling out forms. Offers a magnification range of 1.5x to 22x when used as a handheld magnifier (with handle extended) or 4.5x, 6x, 9x and12x when used as a stand magnifier (with handle folded) and five viewing modes: full color; black on white; white on black; yellow on blue; yellow on black. May also be plugged into a television to view images on a larger screen.Sales@MagnifyingAids.com
Butterfly
Portable handheld pocket video magnifier with 1.5x to 15x magnification on a 3.5" LCD screen. Weighs 4.2 ounces and is ideal for people on the go. May be hung around the neck. Tangible magnification and color mode adjustment buttons are handily located above on the right. When placed flat on books or photographs, offers a comfortable viewing angle with a foldable reading stand. Has an auto-focus camera for shooting unreachable materials, such as books on a high shelf. Includes a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery with 1400mAh capacity and an AC charger, stand, carry case and strap.Order Butterfly from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Candy
Five-inch LCD high-definition handheld portable video magnifier with 2.8x to 22x magnification. May also be used as a stand magnifier. Its unique, ergonomic three-position handle may be comfortably held in the center-balanced position for right-handed or left-handed use. Continuous digital zoom magnification easily increases or decreases the size of the text, photo or object being viewed. All function buttons, including the Freeze Image button, are large and conveniently located on or adjacent to the handle. Weighs less than 10 ounces and may be carried in a coat pocket or purse.www.perkinsproducts.org/store/ www.maxiaids.com/
Compact 5 HD
Portable video magnifier that features continuous zoom with 1.5x to 18x magnification, 8 megapixel high-definition and auto-focus camera for superior images, 5" full color TFT wide screen display and 16 high-contrast colors. Has a low vision customizable large icon menu and ergonomic design with two reading positions.Order Compact 5 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
DaVinci HD
Desktop video magnifier with a 24" high-resolution LCD screen, text-to-speech (OCR) software that reads any printed text aloud with the push of a button, and a 3-in-1 camera that rotates 340 degrees. Offers magnification up to 77x and 8 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness. Monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or iPad (additional hardware required).
DaVinci Pro HD
Desktop video magnifier that features a full high-definition Sony 1080p screen, a 3-in-1 camera, magnification up to 77x, and full page text-to-speech system. Great for applying make-up, shaving, reading, writing, viewing presentations and whiteboards. The slide mechanism provides flexibility for various camera arm positions.Order DaVinci Pro HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
E-Bot Pro
iPad-compatible, portable, reading, writing and distance video magnifier that provides full-page OCR capability. Can be connected to a Mac via USB 3.0, a PC via USB 2.0/3.0, to a television or computer monitor with HDMI, or directly to an iPad screen via a dedicated Wi-Fi wireless access point. Common touchscreen gestures may be used to adjust the magnification level and image color on an iPad. Reading material may be manipulated smoothly and easily with a joystick control or touchscreen gestures which move the camera in response to touch. The OCR may be used to a scan and listen to a full page of text through a built-in speaker or headset (speaker jack available for earphone or headset). Order E-Bot Pro from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ESight eyewear
eSight eyewear can give you fully functional sight. With eSight, you can read, walk around and see your surroundings, see the faces of loved ones in full detail, and more fully engage in your life. A wearable, electronic assistive technology designed specifically for low vision, eSight uses a high-definition camera to capture everything you look at. A powerful computer processes the video and displays it onto near-to-eye screens that enable sight - with no perceptible delay. eSight can replace other low vision tools, such as CCTVs, digital magnifiers, screen reading technology and more. Your eSight will be customized for you, with your prescription lenses built right into the eyewear. No other electronic low vision aid is mobile, hands free, and suitable for near, far, and mid-range tasks. Book your one-hour evaluation now by calling 1-855-837-4448. www.esighteyewear.com
Explore 3
Portable handheld video magnifier with 2x to 16x magnification, continuous zoom to clearly see every detail, auto-focus, freeze-frame, color mode selector. Also has a built-in stand for signing and filling out forms. Includes a flashlight. May be connected to a television to magnify what?s on the screen. Features large buttons for adjusting magnification and contrast modes.Order Explore 3 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explore 5
Smallest, lightest 5" high-definition handheld electronic video magnifier that offers a magnification range from 2x to 22x. Offers more than 18 customizable enhancement modes and three modes of use--out of pocket, with folding handle, or tabletop use. May be connected to a television to display enlarged pictures and text on a bigger screen. Can also store thousands of images for viewing anytime. Order Explore 5 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explore 7
Portable, high-definition handheld electronic video magnifier with a 7" high-definition LCD screen that offers a magnification range from 2.3x to 19x. Offers more than 12 contrast and 3 favorite color settings and three modes of use: out of pocket, with folding handle, or tabletop use. May be connected to a television to display enlarged pictures and text on a bigger screen. Can also store thousands of images for viewing anytime. Order Explore 7 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Explorer HD 22"
Flexible desktop magnifier with magnification ranges of 2.5x to 57x (19" model), 2.8x to 65x (22" model) and 3.2x to 73x (24" Model). Offers three additional Select-A-Color modes with the standard modes (full color, black on white, and white on black. Viewing table is equipped with front-to-back and side-to-side (x-y) slides for positioning materials under the camera unit for reading, writing, and viewing various items. Order Explorer HD 22" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Eye-pal ACE
Eye-Pal Ace is a portable reader and magnifier to help individuals who have difficulty reading printed text. Abattery powered device with cameras, controls and a screen are integrated into a single convenient unit. Easy to carry and easy to use.
Eye-Pal Ace Plus

The Eye-Pal® Ace Plus is a portable scanner, reader, and video magnifier in one lightweight, battery-operated device. The Eye-Pal Ace Plus also has a simple one-button, spam-free, email system to keep you connected. You can navigate your email with the simple controls or attach a voice message or audio labeled picture with the push of a button. The built-in WiFi connects to Bookshare and NFB Newsline so you can download books and access publications. Read your magnified books and publications or listen to them being read aloud.

Use our exclusive AudioMinder to set an alarm and get an appointment reminder. A pair of headphones easily plugs into the front of the device for privacy, and the ergonomic thumbwheels and tactile controls are intuitively located for ease of use. You can also upload your photos to a photo album with audio labels. The Eye-Pal Ace Plus weighs only 3.5 pounds, making it easy to carry and easy to use. Stay connected, informed, and independent with Eye-Pal Ace Plus.

Features
  • Accurately and instantly scan, read, and magnify text
  • Built-in WiFi to download books from Bookshare and access NFB Newsline
  • Simple one-button email system
  • 10-inch monitor with built-in anti-glare LED lights
  • Use with rechargeable battery or AC power
  • Easy-to-use, lightweight, and portable weighs only 3.5 lbs.
Advanced Features
  • Create alarms and voice reminders in the calendar using AudioMinder
  • Save and share scanned documents and photos
  • Create photo albums and tag photos with voice labels
  • Connect a keyboard for easy text entry in emails
http://www.lighthousetoolsforliving.com/Eye-pal-ACE-Plus_p_1284.html
Flick
Portable, immersive and touchscreen camera system that connectc to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer. Compatible with any Windows or Mac operating system and works with touchscreen, keyboard or mouse. Includes interactive, selective OCR text reading and iZoom Screen Magnifier.www.magnifyingaids.com/
i-Stick
Laptop-compatible video magnifier with a rotating camera that allows for near and distance viewing, and has the ability to take a "picture" of an image and save it to the computer. Can also be connected to a computer or VGA monitor.
Liberty Scholar
Portable video magnifier that features full color and enhanced display modes, including a full range of semi-colors, line-markers and a wide selection of magnification ranges from 1.5x to 50x, a 12" flat-panel monitor with mouse camera and top-mounted pan, tilt, and zoom distance camera. www.enablemart.com/
Liberty Scholar 2
Portable video magnifier with both near and distance viewing capabilities for reading, writing and viewing distance objects with a magnification range from 1.5x to 50x and a12" TFT display. Function buttons include overview mode, freeze image function, viewing mode selection, brightness adjustment and semi-color selection. www.magnifyingaids.com/ www.maxiaids.com/
MagniLink Student Professional
MagniLink Student Professional Features include: HD camera results in smoother character edges, excellent color condition and a flicker-free image. Magnification range from 1.5x - 56x with15" screen. The unit only weighs 3.3 lbs and connects to USB 2.0. Video recording with sound, freezing of image and dual monitor support. It can connect to a Computer via USB, and a Computer monitor
MagniLink Zip
Foldable, portable video magnifier with an auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional), can be used to read text aloud. Available in four models: 13.3" monitor and HD camera, 13.3" monitor with Full HD camera, 17.3" monitor, with HD camera, and 17.3" monitor, with full HD camera. www.magnifyingaids.com/ www.specialneedscomputers.ca/ Multimedia
MagniLink Zip 13
Foldable, portable video magnifier with a 13.3" monitor with full auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional) for reading text aloud. Order MagniLink Zip 13 from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 13" full HD
Foldable, portable video magnifier with a 13.3" monitor with full high-definition auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional) for reading text aloud. Order MagniLink Zip 13" full HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 17" HD

True, portable video magnifier

MagniLink Zip 17 is a true, portable video magnifier with an HD reading and distance camera. It comes with a low-vision adapted 17.3 inch monitor and a stable X/Y table for comfortable reading and precise control. It has all the functions offered in a desktop video magnifier, but can be folded and carried to another location easily.

This is a good choice for users that read frequently and sometimes need to move their video magnifier between different locations, for example home and work, hotel, summer house, etc. The stylish, space-saving design makes MagniLink Zip easily placed in both homes, schools and workplaces.

Order MagniLink Zip 17" HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MaxLupe
Color portable video magnifier with a magnification range of approximately 7.3x to 30x for reading and approximately 3x to 12x for writing. Comes with a 5.8" TFT-monitor (can be tilted). Order MaxLupe from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Merlin Elite
Desktop video magnifier that features a high-definition Sony auto-focus camera, high-resolution 24 " LCD monitor and text-to-speech feature software (Nuance). Offers 28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness, adjustable magnification from 2.4x to 70x, and a low profile x-y table with a user friendly lock mechanism, The monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or connected to an iPad (additional cables required). The screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position www.nanopac.com/ www.beyondsight.com/
MiniMax
Small lightweight portable magnifier with a 2.8" TFT screen and three easy top-access buttons identified with high-contrast icons. Offers three discrete levels of magnification of approximately approx. 3x, 4.5x and 6.5xfull range of color and color-select options. A freeze frame mode allows for storage and image manipulation. Order MiniMax from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Mobilux Digital
Mobile and portable, the handheld video magnifier with a 3.4" diagonal screen and four viewing modes: black on white, white on black and color, yellow/black. Offers 3 levels of magnification: 3x, 4.5x, and 6x and image display in real image (true colors), contrast enhancement of black on white, white on black and black on yellow.www.visual-techconnection.com/ www.magnifyingaids.com/
Mobilux Touch HD
Portable, handheld video magnifier with a 4.3" high-definition TFT LCD screen. Provides time and date information, has an automatic shut-off feature after 5 minutes of non-use to save battery power, and 5 contrast modes so users can customize the colors of the text and backgrounds to their individual needs. Magnification powers range from 4x to 12x and include the middle range powers of 5x, 6x, 8x, and 10x. Has a 4GB SD card that stores photos, which are downloadable to a PC or Mac computer through the included USB connection. When connected to a PC, a live image can also be seen on a computer monitor. Order Mobilux Touch HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ONYX
Foldable and lightweight portable video magnifier designed to connect to a monitor or a PC and provides magnification up to 100x. May be mounted on a swinging arm or flexible arm and provides distance, document, and self views. http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX Deskset 17
Portable video magnifier with a 3-in-1 flexible camera for reading documents, distance viewing, and self-viewing. The camera, mounted on a rotating arm on a 17" flat panel monitor, has three axes and rotates up to 350 degrees.http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX PC Edition
Features the ONYX camera mounted on an arm secured to a sturdy base and comes with USB connectivity to any PC and MAGic? Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGic EyeMerge? image management features. EyeMerge allows user to switch back and forth between magnified PC images and magnified camera views in any of three viewing modes: distance views, document views, and self views. Comes in choice of a swing arm or flex arm. http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/
OPTi Verso
Portable video magnifier that offers distance magnification, viewing for classroom, and meeting room use, as well as near magnification for desktop-style reading and writing. Connects to either a PC or notebook. Offers magnification range of 1.5x to 50x on a typical 15" screen and the full color and a complete range of enhanced color viewing modes.http://shop.magnificationresources.com/ www.maxiaids.com/
OPTRON Mobile
Portable video magnifier camera mounted on a modular swivel arm with 360-degree surround view capability. Features auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial color image adjustments. Connects to various monitors. Features a magnification range of approx. 2.5x to 100x. Available in 22" and 24" screen sizes.
OPTRON Observer
Portable CCTV camera mounted on a modular swivel arm. Features an auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial color image adjustment. Can be connected to various monitors.
OPTRON Pro
Portable video magnifier camera mounted on a modular swivel arm for near, distance, and self viewing. Features an auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial colors image adjustment. VGA computer-compatible. Connects to various monitors.
Pebble 3.5 Portable Video Magnifier
Lightweight, handheld magnifier with 2x to 10x magnification for reading labels, prescriptions, price tags, menus, bus schedules and more. Features a 3.5" high resolution LCD display with adjustable brightness.
Pebble HD
Lightweight, portable video magnifier with a high-definition camera with a 4.3" LCD display and adjustable magnification from 1.25x to 13.5x. Has easy-to-use large tactile buttons in two color choices and offers 28 available color select modes. Multi-purpose handle allows usage in various positions.Order Pebble HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Pebble Mini
Lightweight, portable video magnifier with adjustable magnification from 2x to 10x that weighs less than 4 ounces. Offers 28 viewing modes, freeze image feature with capability to magnify and change mode, and image capture with save and recall. www.enhancedvision.com/ www.lssproducts.com/ www.visabilitystore.org/ www.sightconnection.com/
Pico
Small, portable handheld magnifier that easily fits into a purse or pocket.
Portix
Portable, foldable, and compact magnifier with a high resolution 10.4" LCD screen and is about the size of a laptop. Offers a variety of viewing modes: color, black and white, inverse, yellow on blue, and black on yellow with a magnification range of 3x to 36x. The easy to use rotational camera can be moved from desktop, distance, and self-viewing modes.
Presto Lite
Portable, desktop video magnifier with a 15" diagonal Active Color Matrix TFT LCD display and simple four-button front control panel and a magnification range of 3x to 21x. Also features a low profile display, a reading table, and three image modes - photo, positive and negative images www.magnifyingaids.com/
Prisma AF
Portable auto-focus video magnifier with a magnification range of 2.5x to 30x on a 17" television screen. Viewing modes available include full color, enhanced black on white and enhanced white on black. Uses any standard PAL or NTSC television set with a video input jack.www.maxiaids.com/ www.magnifyingaids.com/
Quicklook Zoom
Handheld, lightweight full-color, electronic magnifier with an integrated 4" TFT display and a magnification range of 3x to 18x. Has a built-in rechargeable battery, charger, cable, and a protective carrying case with belt loop, shoulder strap, and a wrist/neck strap. www.maxiaids.com/
Select
Desktop video magnifier with a fully adjustable auto-focus camera and monitor with a magnification range of 2x to 65x. Offers true color, enhanced black on white and reverse white on black contrast viewing. Controls at the bottom of the monitor allow for easy operation. The monitor is connected to an adjustable arm which may be positioned above, level with, or to the left or right of the x-y table. The table organizer in the x-y table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.www.visiontechnology.com/store/
SelectUltra
Desktop auto-focus video magnifier with a magnification range of 2x to 65x with an adjustable camera and 17" or 19" flat panel monitor with black and white, color, and reverse white on black viewing for seeing near, intermediate and distant objects. The table organizer in the x-y table provides a small storage space for pens and papers. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading, and line markers.www.visiontechnology.com/store/
Smartlux Digital
Portable video magnifier with a 5" LCD TFT display, 5x, 7x, 9x, or 12x magnification and 5 different viewing modes: full color, black on white, white on black, black on yellow, and yellow on black. Order Smartlux Digital from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Smartview 360
Desktop video magnifier magnifies with a 19" LCD monitor and 3 viewing modes: desktop (2.6x to 57x magnification), distance (0.6x to 27x magnification) and self view (1x to 4x magnification).Order Smartview 360 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Snow 4.3"
Lightweight handheld video magnifier with a large 4.3" widescreen LCD display and large tactile controls. Provides magnification from 2x to 16x, 10 contrast modes, as well as the ability to freeze an image for a closer look.Order Snow 4.3" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Snow 7" HD
Lightweight handheld video magnifier with a 7" display with 12 different modes: full color, grey, black on white, white on black, blue on white, white on blue, black on yellow, yellow on black, blue on yellow, and yellow on blue. Provides 2.2x to 16x magnification.Order Snow 7" HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
STRIX
Handheld, full-color video magnifier with an integrated 7" TFT display and an auto-focus camera for reading and writing, and distance viewing. Provides magnification range of 4x to 22x. Viewing modes include full-color, high-contrast black on white, and high-contrast white on black.
The View
Completely collapsible and portable tabletop video magnification system with x-y table with a rotating camera for seeing near, intermediate, and far distances with an ultrathin LED backlit monitors with 1680 x 1050 resolution with both color, black and white viewing modes. Optional battery pack available. Optional Effects Package includes color combination options, window shading and line markers.www.visiontechnology.com/store/index.php
Topolino Smart
Portable video magnifier that can be used in conjunction with a laptop/PC through a USB port or be connected directly to a monitor via the VGA port. Has a magnification range of approximately 1.7x-86x, depending on the monitor. Comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Primarily designed for use by students for reading and distance viewing. Latest settings are always saved automatically. Video recording is also an option and can be selected during installation. Order Topolino Smart from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
TVi Color
Video magnifier that consists of a control box and a small television camera in an ergonomic, handheld mouse. The camera incorporates a zoom lens that allows the level of magnification to be altered without refocusing. The magnified image is displayed on a standard television in high-contrast black-on-white or white-on-black for text, or in full-color photo mode for photographs. Mouse rollers can be used to facilitate easy scanning of text, allowing difficult-to-read items such as medicine bottles or cooking instructions on food containers to be magnified easily. An overview mode can be used for orientation or for tasks, such as looking at one's own face. All functions can be controlled from the mouse. Optional handwriting stand available. Offers a magnification range of 18x on a 14" screen and 13x-26x on a 21" screen.https://magnificationresources.com/
Versa
Easy-to-use electronic handheld video magnifier that can magnify images up to 15x. Features include simple-to-use buttons, a large 4.3". wide screen color LCD display, five high-contrast viewing modes, and television connectivity for increased magnification.www.rehabmart.com/
VisioBook S
Portable, foldable, video magnifier with a 12.5", 16:9 wide screen monitor that can be folded to about the size of a laptop computer when not in use. Uses a high-definition camera to magnify documents (correspondence, newspapers, magazines, etc.) and photos from 1.8x to 30x magnification. With auto-focus, can be used with curved materials such as a pill bottle. Includes built-in batteries. Order VisioBook S from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreImage
Zoom-Twix
Portable, laptop-compatible scanner/reader, magnifier and flexible video magnifier with for near, distance, and self-viewing. Offers four tools in one: autofocus flexible video magnifier camera for distance and close viewing (Zoom-Frog); instant reader with its OCR software; smart magnifier that eliminates the need for an x-y table; and fast scanner (20 pages per minute).www.independentliving.com/

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