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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.


With the ONYX® Swing-arm PC Edition, your PC becomes a powerful vision tool that brings your digital world and physical world together seamlessly in an intuitive work environment. Work with a magnified PC screen and view magnified camera images at the same time.

Featuring a small but powerful camera that provides magnification up to 75x on a 15-inch screen, the ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition creates clear magnified views of your documents and distant objects. It’s ideal for use in workplace environments and classroom situations. The ONYX camera moves quickly and easily back and forth between three distinct views: distance, document, and mirror image self-views. 

Complete View Management on Any PC

The ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition features USB connectivity to any PC and comes complete with Freedom Scientific’s MAGic® Screen Magnification Software with Speech. The addition of new MAGic EyeMerge® features means you get powerful distance and up close magnification, PC screen magnification, and the ability to customize, save, and manipulate images to maximize productivity when working with a PC, documents, and/or viewing a presentation or lecture.


The Many Features of the ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition include:

  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • RF remote control
  • Detachable camera
  • Universal 110-240 volt power supply
  • A compact, lightweight design that sets up and disassembles quickly for easy portability
  • Camera can be powered from a PC via two USB ports
  • Magnification up to 75x, based on a 15-inch screen


With MAGic EyeMerge, You Can:

  • Switch easily between magnified PC view and camera view
  • Create multiple split screen views
  • Change text and background colors
  • Capture images
  • Flip easily between multiple snapshots
  • Adjust contrast levels
  • Add masks to reduce glare
  • Add reading lines

Productivity in Overdrive

Increase your productivity by quickly capturing multiple snapshot views of a blackboard, for example, so that you can easily flip through them on your PC rather than constantly panning and readjusting the camera. Capture blackboard or presentation images before they are erased or removed and save them as your notes. 

The unique Position Sensor function retains your settings in each of the three modes — distance view, document view, and self-view — so there is no need to readjust the camera as you move from one view to another and back again.  

Total Fingertip Control

The easy-to-use RF remote control means there is no touching or jiggling the camera once it is aimed. And because the remote control does not need to be pointed at the camera — as is the case with a typical infrared remote control unit — ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition users have complete freedom of movement.

Powerful and Versatile Magnification

The small yet powerful ONYX® Swing-arm camera provides magnification up to 100x and is uniquely mounted on a swinging arm to provide you with three distinct views: distance, document, and self-views. Easily connects to any VGA monitor or NTSC TV for an affordable video magnification solution.

The 11 3/8-inch workspace under the camera provides the room you need to work on objects with your hands and tools. Use the Find Feature to aim at a distant object before zooming in. Auto Focus eliminates the need for constant refocusing as the viewing field changes.

The many features of the ONYX Swing-arm include:

  • Four high-contrast modes: color, inverse color, enhanced black on white, enhanced white on black
  • Brightness adjustments
  • Masking and Reading Lines
  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • RF remote control
  • Detachable camera
  • Universal 110-240 volt power supply
  • Magnifies up to 100x, based on a 20-inch NTSC TV screen

Putting You in Control

Change the magnification, brightness, contrast, and tracking features with a unique and easy-to-use RF remote control.

Use Focus Lock to keep an object or document in focus when working or writing under the camera. There is no need to touch the camera once it has been set, and you don't even need to point the remote control at the camera as with an infrared remote control.

A Portable, Versatile Answer to Low Vision Needs

For students, professionals, and others with macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, or other forms of vision loss, the ONYX® Deskset XL is a perfect magnification solution that goes where you go in one easy-to-carry, self-contained package. The ONYX Deskset XL fits in any classroom, business, or home and moves from one viewing situation to the next as quickly as you do. Plug it into any standard wall plug, and it's ready to deliver crisp, clear magnification.

The ONYX Deskset XL 17, with a 17" monitor, magnifies from 1x up to 64x. The ONYX Deskset XL 19, with a 19" monitor, magnifies from 1.1x up to 71x. The widescreen ONYX Deskset XL 22, with a 22" monitor magnifies from 1.3x up to 96x. The widescreen ONYX Desket XL 24 magnifies from 1.6x to 104x.

Unique Camera and Monitor Mounting System

  • The low vision camera is mounted on an arm that telescopes to lift the camera, so it is easy to focus on the whiteboard or the teacher in the front of the classroom
  • The mounting arm has three axes. It swings in a 350 degree arc, and the camera rotates 350 degrees on the end of the arm to look in any direction.
  • The camera can be focused on the desktop directly in front of the user or moved to the side of the monitor to increase the work area
  • The monitor can be raised, lowered, or tilted to the most comfortable position


Three Magnified Views

The ONYX Deskset XL offers three distinct views: distance view, document view, and self-view.

In distance view, even objects from across large rooms or auditoriums can be seen in sharp focus.

Document view gives you the ability to magnify items such as reading materials, daily business tasks, classroom assignments, product labels, and craft projects.

With self-view, you get a magnified true mirror image close up.

The camera remembers its settings in each position so you can switch back and forth between viewing modes without refocusing or otherwise readjusting the camera.

ONYX Deskset XL Models also Feature:

  • A range of brightness adjustments to eliminate glare and enable viewing in low light 
  • Masking and Reading Lines
  • A compact, lightweight design —
    ONYX Deskset XL 17 weighs 16.2 lbs.
    ONYX Deskset XL 19 weighs 16.3 lbs.
    ONYX Deskset XL 22 weighs 17.4 lbs.
    ONYX Deskset XL 24 weighs 18.8 lbs.
  • Focus Lock to keep an object or document crisp and clear when working or writing under the camera
  • Optional Accessory: Rolling carrying case with telescoping handle for 17-, 19-, and 22-inch models

Now Freedom Scientific brings you the most versatile desktop video magnifer available - with the clarity and crispness of high definition plus PC connectivity. The TOPAZ XL HD uses a true high denition camera to produce a clearer picture with sharper images and crisper text even at the lowest mag- nication. Lower magnication means you can maximize the amount of information displayed on the screen, especially with a widescreen monitor. It also reduces the need to move the reading table when reading text, looking at photo albums, or working on crafts and other projects. The TOPAZ XL HD supports magnication levels from 1.5x to 67x, depending on your monitor size. While the TOPAZ XL HD employs the latest in advanced technology, it's easy to operate, with three large, colorful dials for basic functions - magnication, high contrast color modes, and bright- ness - conveniently located under the adjustable monitor.

The TOPAZ XL models have all the great ease-of-use features of our TOPAZ video magnifiers plus two ways to connect to your computer.

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.

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.

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


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