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The Optelec Compact 4 HD is the first High Definition video magnifier that uniquely combines all the benefits of a hand-held and dome magnifier in a single design for a comfortable reading experience.

Use in combination with the detachable magnetic stand, and the Compact 4 HD’s special soft-touch coating is easy to grip and slides effortlessly over letters, books, magazines and photographs at an angled raised position. Without the stand, it becomes a pocket-sized, thin and lightweight magnifier for use on the go. Adjust the display settings to meet your specific needs by using the special large icon menu.


  • Two parts incorporated in a single design and consisting of a viewer and detachable magnetic stand
  • Continuous magnification of 1.7X to 12X
  • High Definition auto-focus camera for superior images and intuitive reading
  • 4.3-inch full color TFT widescreen display
  • High contrast viewing modes for easier reading (set up to 4 combinations from a possible choice of 16)
  • Angled screen for comfortable viewing (when positioned on the detachable stand)
  • Designed to move smoothly over reading materials or hold for use on the go
  • Innovative LED lighting design for even illumination
  • Snapshot function with audio indication sounds
  • Large icon settings and information menu
  • 3-hour continuous use rechargeable battery; large icon battery status
  • Portable and lightweight at only:
    • Viewer: 8.7 ounces
    • Viewer with stand: 13.6 ounces
  • Dimensions:
    • Viewer: 5.1 x 3.2 x 1.1 inches
    • Viewer with stand: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.9 inches
  • 2-year standard warranty


    Makes Reading Easy Again

    Does reading your newspaper or favorite book become too tiresome with a video magnifier? Do you lose time searching through text? Now enjoy the Optelec ClearView+ Speech, a completely new approach for the integration of OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Just sit back, relax, and listen to any printed documents as they are read aloud.

    The ClearView+ Speech combines video magnification and accurate text-to-speech that makes it easy to select what you want to read. It allows you to enlarge materials to a more comfortable size or change the high contrast viewing modes with one master dial. To activate the Speech feature, just simply touch the screen and instantly enjoy listening to articles, letters and books with a natural sounding voice and full page overview.

    The Optelec ClearView+ Speech is available as a complete system or as a separate module. Thanks to its compatibility, all existing ClearView+ models (G1 & G2) will be upgradable; meaning you too can enjoy the new Speech functionality if you're an existing ClearView+ user!

    Read with reliable Speech Technology

    The ClearView+ Speech can instantly convert printed text into speech. Now you can enjoy having access to accurate information in a way that is most comfortable and easy for you, especially long text. The Point & Read interface allows you to simply touch the screen for the Speech feature, and then sit back, relax and listen. You also have the option to select video magnification to view photos, bills and read shorter text.

    Capture the whole page and navigate quickly

    The ClearView+ Speech displays full pages and automatically identifies the document or photo layout. Switch instantly between full view and navigate to various sections. Never lose track of where you are again!

    Point directly at columns or words and read

    To scroll within the magnified document, swipe your finger on the 24-inch HD touchcreen monitor. Simply tap a paragraph, column or word to activate the Speech function and instantly enjoy listening to articles, letters and books. That's how easy it is!

    Store documents or view your favorite photos

    You can enjoy the convenience of saving documents or viewing digital photos on a SD card or USB drive and access them when you need them.

    Key Features

    - Intuitive 24" HD Touchscreen monitor

    • - Read long documents with accurate and reliable Text-to-Speech
    • - Point directly at a column, paragraph or word & Read
    • - Capture the whole document with Full Page overview
    • - Navigate quickly with intelligent document layout recognition
    • - Swipe your finger to scroll through the magnified text or photos
    • - Read text in high contrast while viewing pictures in original color
    • - More than 50 reading voices in over 30 languages
    • - Document and photo storage to reference later
    • - Picture viewer with zoom and slideshow options to view favorite photos
    • - Continuous magnification of 1X to 85X (depends on model type)
    • - Ergonomic product design with customizable features
    • - Built-in high sound quality stereo speakers and headphone port
    • - Compatible with all existing ClearView+ Systems and easy to upgrade
    • - 3-year limited warranty

    The Optelec ClearReader+ Advanced includes the Optelec ClearReader+ and Magnification Feature Pack. The Magnification Feature Pack expands the functionality of the Optelec ClearReader+ scanning and text-to-speech reading device, and now offers electronic video magnifier and document saving capabilities. By the press of a button, low vision users can both view and/or listen to scanned or saved text instantly and simultaneously with user-friendly controls.

    Connect the Optelec ClearReader+ to any VGA monitor, TV or video magnifier and select your preferred high contrast color and text magnification using the Magnification Feature Pack. View photos and save important documents on a SD memory card or USB flash drive for later reference.

    You can also use the Magnification Feature Pack and ClearReader+ with voice-only menu options. Blind users will be able to utilize the intuitive interface control to hear documents read aloud with preferred settings, and save materials with expandable memory options. 

    The Optelec ClearReader+ Advanced combines ease of use, video magnification, high quality multilingual speech output, and fast text-to-speech recognition technology with an attractive portable design. The Optelec ClearReader+ Magnification Feature Pack is also available separately for existing ClearReader+ users. 


    • Modern design with a retro look and feel
    • Quality of sound
    • Excellent OCR performance on difficult brochures, flyers and newspaper columns
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Battery operated up to 5 hours
    • Modularity and ability to upgrade as technology advances
    • No fan for less noise and quiet when in use
    • Multiple languages integrated

    Key Features

    • 4 pre-selected reading voices (US Samantha, US Tom, Mexican Spanish Paulina, Canadian French Julie)
    • 42 total different voices available, in 29 languages with 3 in American English and 2 in Spanish
    • Photo and text mode (column and line view)
    • 12 selectable high contrast colors
    • Up to 16 X magnification of the original document
    • 3 menu options (advanced, basic, voice-only)
    • 2 font options (Arial and Verdana)
    • Save text, photos or books
    • Expandable memory on SD card or USB drive
    • 3 saving options (save without voice label, save with voice label, save book)
    • 2 word highlight options (block or box)

    Rediscover the joys of reading anytime and anywhere with the Optelec ClearReader+, combining fast text recognition, a choice of high quality naturally sounding voices, and, all in an attractive portable design.

    To read any printed text by dictation, the Optelec ClearReader+ device integrates ease-of-use with a high-quality, multilingual voice output and fast optical character recognition (OCR) and text-to-speech recognition technology, all within a sleek and retro design. With only five controls, the Optelec ClearReader+ is one of the most intuitive and user-friendly text-to-speech devices available.

    Access to printed documents such as magazines, newspapers, books or a letter from a friend has never been so easy. Portable and battery powered, the Optelec ClearReader+ assistive technology device can be used in the home, at school or work, making it ideal for reading books, newspapers, receipts or reviewing bills and bank statements.

    To operate, simply power on the unit, release the camera arm and place the reading material under the high-resolution camera. Press the scan button to take a snap shot of the text, and in seconds the Optelec ClearReader+ will read the desired text in high quality speech. The Optelec ClearReader+ Basic offers all the benefits of the ClearReader+ but is AC Powered and without a built-in rechargeable battery. 
    Additionally, the Optelec ClearReader+ is easily customized to read text at different speeds, in up to 29 supported languages and 42 different voices.

    Highlights Include:

    • Camera: High-resolution camera with state-of-the-art wide angle optics and integrated object lighting.
    • Text recognition: High-quality, multilingual text recognition for the user to click and read in a few seconds.
    • Languages: Four languages installed with 29 languages supported, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese, Catalan, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak.
    • Voices: Support for 42 different voices and choice between male, female or different dialects and regional accents.
    • Battery and Power: Integrated Li-ion batter for five hours of continuous use. (Optelec ClearReader+ Basic is AC Powered)
    • External Buttons and Controls: Forward/backward, play/pause, speed, scan, volume, on/ off.
    • Connections: Headphone and power connectors.
    • Handle and Speakers: Foldable carry handle and built-in stereo speakers.
    • Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.4 x 3.9 inches / 23 x 24 x 10 cm
    • Weight: 5.4 lbs / 2.46 kg (ClearReader+) and 4.97 lbs / 2.26 kg (ClearReader+ Basic)
    • Accessories: Carrying Case and Wireless Headphones (not included)

    Optelec ClearNote Portable is a powerful laptop magnification solution just like the ClearNote+, but streams power directly from a USB making it easier to transport. An ultra-flexible camera head rotates both vertically and horizontally, providing crisp and clear images from any distance. With a foldable and lightweight design, the ClearNote Portable is ideal for students or professionals in a classroom or meeting.


    • Continuous magnification of 4X to 40X (varies by screen size)
    • 3-in-1 camera for near, self and distance viewing or reading
    • 10X optical zoom for superior functionality and image quality
    • Full color, black and white, reverse and semi-color high contrast viewing modes
    • Picture-in-Picture™ software enables viewing window to be positioned anywhere on the PC screen
    • Compatible with ZoomText and SuperNova
    • Ability to save work on displayed screen to the computer
    • Operated by computer hotkeys or remote control for simple and easy adjustment of magnification, modes, auto focus and reading lines
    • Integrates with laptop or PC with USB connection; power streamed directly from USB
    • PC compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
    • Extremely lightweight and portable at only 2.4 lbs
    • Simple set up and collapse; carrying case (included)
    • 2-year standard warranty



      Combining near, self and distance viewing with a robust, portable and user-friendly design makes the Optelec ClearNote+ your ideal companion for the classroom, office and home. View the white board during a meeting, take notes from a lecture or read printed reports while simultaneously accessing information on a PC. This lightweight unit makes transportation convenient.


      • Continuous magnification of 1.7X to 57X (varies with screen size)
      • 3-in-1 camera for near, self and distance viewing
      • 18X optical zoom for superior functionality and image quality
      • Always-In-Focus™ technology ensuring crisp clear focus on every image
      • Full color, black and white, reverse and semi-color high contrast viewing modes
      • Picture-In-Picture™ software enables the viewing window to be positioned anywhere on the PC screen
      • Line markers and text windows
      • Compatible with ZoomText and SuperNova
      • Ability to save displayed screen
      • Integrates with laptop or VGA monitor through USB and VGA connections
      • 4-hour internal rechargeable battery (included)
      • PC compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
      • Simple to set up and easily transportable with carrying case (included); weighs only 5.6 lbs.
      • 2-year standard warranty

      The Optelec Compact 7 HD is the newest, truly portable 7-inch widescreen electronic video magnifier with High Definition image quality, extreme simplicity and an attractive style. Integrating the largest screen available in the Optelec Compact product family, it is still small enough to easily carry from one location to another.

      The high contrast widescreen provides an increased field of view and the ability to see even more of the material compared to traditional portable magnifiers. You can rely on the ultra sharp High Definition and Auto-Focus camera with a patented LED lighting system for even, glare-free illumination to deliver the best available image quality. Reading newspapers, letters or viewing photos anywhere at home, in the office, at school or on holiday is easier than ever!


      • Continuous magnification of 2X - 24X
      • 7-inch High Definition full color TFT widescreen display
      • Immediate reading with “one-touch” to open and power on
      • 4-hour continuous use rechargeable battery; large icon battery status
      • Patented indirect camera LED lighting system for even, glare-free illumination
      • 8-megapixel High Definition and Auto-Focus camera
      • Large icon settings and information menu to save user settings
      • Adjustable brightness with full color photo mode and 16 high contrast color combinations
      • Two reading positions
      • Snapshot function with audio indication sounds
      • Carrying case, wrist strap and a microfiber screen cleaning cloth
      • Portable and lightweight at only 1.4lbs (22.6 oz.)
      • Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
      • 2-year standard warranty

      Experience a revolutionary breakthrough in electronic hand-held low vision technology with the Optelec Compact 5 HD portable video magnifier. Lightweight, always in focus and easy to use, the Compact 5 HD offers two different ergonomic reading positions. In High Definition, you can now read from glossy magazines, letters, displays or price tags in both the lowest and widest continuous magnification range available. To meet your specific needs, each low vision setting can be customized and saved through a special large icon menu. A true replacement of the traditional optical magnifier.



      • Continuous magnification of 1.5X to 18X
      • 8 megapixel High Definition and Auto-Focus camera for sharp, clear image quality
      • 5-inch High Definition widescreen display
      • Two ergonomic positions: Closed for on-the-go, or raised screen for perfect angle and a steady position
      • 4 times increased field of view compared to traditional electronic hand-held magnifiers
      • 3 times higher resolution quality in all magnification levels
      • Patented indirect camera lighting system to eliminate glare when reading glossy materials
      • Large icon menu to save user settings
      • 16 high contrast viewing modes and adjustable brightness
      • Snapshot/freeze frame with continuous zoom capability
      • Portable and lightweight at only 10.4 oz.
      • 3-hour rechargeable battery; large icon battery status
      • Leather carrying case and wrist strap (included)
      • 2-year standard warranty

      Discover the power of using an ultra-slim electronic video magnifier. The Optelec Compactmini is the smallest and lightest electronic video magnifier offered by Optelec, designed as a simple and effective, high contrast alternative to a traditional optical magnifier. Read medicine labels, airline tickets, restaurant menus or price tags; the Compactmini delivers convenience in a modern, pocket-sized solution.



      • Adjustable magnification of 2X, 5X, 8X, and 11X
      • 3.5-inch full color screen
      • Multiple high contrast viewing options
      • Stored personal settings
      • Pocket-sized, lightweight at only 4.7 oz.
      • Centrally positioned camera for intuitive reading
      • Reading stand for steading reading position
      • Snapshot / freeze frame mode
      • Protective carrying case and wrist strap (included)
      • 3-hour rechargeable battery; auto-shut off to retain battery life
      • 2-year standard warranty

      The Optelec Compact+ portable video magnifier is the perfect combination of sophisticated design and functionality. Take the Compact+ on the go to read price labels, maps, bus schedules, directions and your favorite restaurant menus. Portable and lightweight for the active individual, magnify your text and images with ease and convenience.


      • One-button simplicity control
      • Adjustable magnification of 5X, 7.5X and 10X
      • 4.3-inch widescreen full-color display
      • Five high contrast viewing options available
      • Snapshot / freeze frame mode
      • Adjustable center camera for reading or quick writing
      • Collapsible handle for comfortable reading convenience
      • Portable and lightweight at only 10.6 oz.
      • Leather carrying case (included)
      • Available in six different colors
      • 3-hour rechargeable AA battery pack (included)
      • 2-year standard warranty


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