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Desktop Video Magnification at Its Best

The TOPAZ® desktop video magnifier provides a clear, crisp image on a 17-inch monitor or widescreen 20-, 22-, and 24-inch monitors for more magnified text on the screen. The large work surface is illuminated with long life LEDs, and the forward-mounted camera is 8.25 inches above the table, providing ample room for long sessions of reading, writing, or enjoying your favorite hobby.

Simple to Use, Yet Packed with Features

Just flip the switch to turn on the TOPAZ, and three dials are all you need for your basic video magnification functions – increase and decrease magnification, step through the enhanced color modes, and adjust brightness.

Freeze Frame Feature


Need to reference a phone number as you dial it? Just point to it with your finger, and press the Freeze Frame button. You’ve got it fixed on the screen and both hands are free for the phone.

Find Feature

When working at high magnification, it can be difficult to find your place on the page. The TOPAZ Find feature makes it a snap. Just press the Find button to zoom out for an overview of your page. Crosshairs make it easy to center the section of interest. Then release the button to zoom back in to your working magnification level.

The MAGic® Large Print Keyboard provides low vision users with an easy-to-read keyboard with 22 dedicated MAGic keys that make learning and using MAGic screen magnification software easier than ever.

Easy on the Eyes

Bold high contrast keys with oversized characters provide fast, accurate typing with less of the eye fatigue experienced when straining to locate keys on standard keyboards.

One Touch Access to MAGic features

The most-used functions of MAGic screen magnification software are preassigned to single keys to provide quick access to these features. Press a single key to launch MAGic. Quickly zoom out to 1x to check formatting, and then return to your working magnification level. Toggle on and off visual enhancements for mouse, cursor, and focus tracking. Adjust reading speed on the fly. Control all these features and more with the 22 specialized keys, making the MAGic keyboard a true independent living aid.
Read more about MAGic screen magnification software.

Keys Reserved for User Assignment

The M1, M2, and M3 keys are intentionally unassigned, allowing individual users to assign them to their favorite MAGic functions. They can also be assigned to user-created shortcuts and Windows commands available in the MAGic keyboard manager.

Built-in Controls for Dual Monitor

The Toggle Monitor and View Locking keys improve productivity for MAGic users working with different applications in two independent monitors.

Benefits for JAWS® Users


While the keyboard enhances functionality for MAGic users, it is also designed with JAWS screen reading software users in mind. Several keys have already been assigned in JAWS to features such as adjusting speech rate and bringing up the Links List and the Research It tool. Other MAGic keyboard feature keys can be assigned JAWS functionality through the keyboard manager of JAWS. 


High-Definition Text, Dual-Monitor Support, and Customizable Speech are Just the Beginning

MAGic opens up a whole new world of computing to low vision users. Whether you are surfing the Web, creating a document, e-mailing, or engaging in social networking, MAGic provides you the tools you need to work more efficiently.

MAGic’s high-definition text delivers smooth, crisp letters for all fonts, even at the highest magnification. MAGic features 46 magnification levels from 1x to 36x. Built-in training tools, text and audio training, talking installation, online Help, and context-sensitive Help work together to make MAGic extremely easy to learn and use.

MAGic with Speech features built-in human-sounding voices that you control independently for speaking text, mouse echo, and typing echo. Speech On Demand™ lets you easily access this aid only when you need it.

Features at a Glance:


  • 46 magnification levels from 1x to 36x
  • High-definition text provides crisp fonts for hours of comfortable use
  • High-definition mouse and cursor enhancement options
  • Built-in color enhancements eliminate glare and increase contrast
  • Unique productivity tools that enable users to excel at their jobs
  • Dual-monitor & Citrix Remote Access support for greater workplace opportunities - learn more
  • Speech option adds human-sounding voices to speak text and echo user actions

The PEARL brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human- sounding voices. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material.

Freedom Scientific's SARA CE (Scanning And Reading Appliance, Camera Edition) is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for the blind and those with low vision.

Freedom Scientific's SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance is an affordable and easy-to-use solution for reading a wide variety of printed material, including books, mail, newspapers, magazines, and so much more. For the low vision user, SARA can be attached to a computer monitor, providing colorful, large print access to supplement the speech.

Freedom Scientific is the world leader in assistive technology for those with vision loss or learning disabilities. Our low vision products include video magnifiers, screen magnification software, and products for scanning and reading.

For the many people who need help reading text and seeing details because of low vision, traditional magnifying glasses work only up to a point. The RUBY video magnifier takes handheld magnification to the next level and beyond. The RUBY's 4.3-inch full color, high brightness video screen makes it outstanding for reading bills and writing letters and checks. It is so small and unobtrusive that it easily slips into a pocket or purse as the perfect traveling companion for visiting the grocery store, the pharmacy, the bank, the library, bookstore, restaurant, or anywhere else. The RUBY is easy to use for those who are unfamiliar with technology products. Just turn it on with one button, place it over an object, and adjust enlargement to your preference with the easy zoom button. The unit stays flat on the table, and the magnified image appears in the display window. With only one button, you can adjust the screen from full color for viewing pictures to any of four high contrast text modes.

Powerful Vision Management

Turn your PC into a vision and image management tool that enables you to work with magnified camera images and a magnified PC view at the same time. The ONYX® Flexible-arm PC Edition produces exactingly clear magnified images in three distinct modes: distance, document, and self-view.

The powerful ONYX camera is uniquely mounted on an omni-directional articulating arm that can move horizontally, vertically, and laterally, with a total reach of up to 32 inches. This enables users to adjust the camera in a wide array of positions to accommodate any need or viewing situation. The camera produces magnification up to 75x on a 15-inch PC screen.

The Flexible-arm PC Edition captures multiple snapshot views — whether near-at-hand or from across a large auditorium. You can work with these images on your PC in full screen or split window view without the need for constant camera adjustments.

Features of the ONYX Flexible-arm PC Edition

  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • RF remote control
  • A compact, lightweight design that sets up and disassembles quickly for easy portability
  • Camera can be powered from a PC via two USB ports

Enhance Productivity Quickly and Easily

The ONYX Flexible-arm PC Edition has USB connectivity to any PC and comes with Freedom Scientific’s MAGic® screen magnification software, including the unique image management features of MAGic EyeMerge. With MAGic EyeMerge, customize, save, and manipulate images to maximize productivity when working with a PC, documents, and/or viewing a presentation or lecture. All this combines with powerful distance and up-close magnification, as well as PC screen magnification.

MAGic Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGicEyeMerge Features

  • Switch easily between magnified PC view and camera view
  • Create multiple split screen views
  • Change text and background colors
  • Capture images
  • Flip between multiple snapshots
  • Adjust contrast levels
  • Masking and Reading Lines


Positioning Options for Any Task

The ONYX® Flexible-arm camera can be configured in any number of adjustable positions to accommodate almost any viewing need – even working with three-dimensional objects. The camera delivers magnification up to 100x the original size (based on a 20-inch NTSC TV screen) and provides three distinct viewing options: distance, document, and a self-view with a true mirror image.

With a total extended reach of up to 32 inches and the ability to rotate on any of four axes, the ONYX Flexible-arm is both a long-distance magnifier and a fine-detail magnifier, all in one lightweight and portable low vision tool.

The Features of the ONYX Flexible-arm Include:

  • Four high-contrast modes: color, inverse color, enhanced black on white, and enhanced white on black
  • Omni-directional articulating arm
  • Brightness adjustments to eliminate glare and enable viewing in low-light environments
  • Masking and Reading Lines
  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • Position Sensor memorizes your settings in each viewing mode
  • RF remote control
  • Detachable camera
  • Universal 110-240 volt power supply
  • Magnification up to 100x, based on a 20-inch NTSC TV screen

Quick and Seamless Adaptability

The ONYX Flexible-arm easily connects to any VGA monitor or NTSC TV, transforming it into a powerful and flexible video magnifier. With its easy-to-use RF remote control, there is no need to touch the camera once you have it aimed correctly, providing you with freedom of movement and a perfectly balanced image. 

Goes Wherever You Need It to Be

The adjustable locking clamp fits easily on a desk or table’s edge and requires very little surface space. Move it quickly from one work station to another or from room to room.



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