More Mouse-Style Reader-Magnifiers

February 16, 2010

Shenzen Deemal Technology Co of Guandung, China has developed three models of mouse -style Reader-Magnifier as a source for CCTV magnification. Their web site does not yet have prices.


Low Vision CCTVs to fit any Budget

January 18, 2010

The CCTV Closed Circuit TV’s designed for those with low vision, both portable and desktop,  can be purchased to fit all budgets. The prices range from $3,200 down to $40. The high priced units have all sorts of nice features. But if you are on a tight budget, there is no reason to be deprived of this helpful device entirely. Consider one of the low priced models.


Merlin Plus                 $2,800 to $3,200

Merlin                        $2,800 to $3,000

Optelec Clearnote        $2,700 to $3,100

Onyx Deskset             $2,600 to $2,800

SmartView Extend      $2,400 to $2,800

Topaz                        $2,000 to $3,000

Prisma Color Magnifier        $1,000

Primer by Magnicam           $285

Eazy Reader                      $169

Carson DR-200                  $100

IPEVO P2V                        $70

Maxiaids Vision Booster      $40


Dinoview Color                  $225      

Smartview Nano                $250

Optelec Compact Mini         $395

Advance Vision Pebble        $595

Smartview Pocket                   $615

Quicklook Color                 $695

Nemo                               $795

Opal                                $795

Optelec Compact               $795

Amigo Color                      $1,695

Low Cost CCTV – $40

November 19, 2009

Amazingly low-cost Vision Booster Magnifier from Maxi-Aids for only $40

The Vision Booster Magnifier easily connects to any computer monitor and allows you to view text and pictures magnified up to 24x on the screen. It’s a handy, yet inexpensive device that makes it easier for those with low vision to view maps, recipe cards, crossword puzzles, medicine bottles, pictures, newspapers, books and magazines.

Simply plug the Vision Booster into the USB port of your existing computer (requires USB 2.0 and XP or Vista) and place the mouse-shaped device on top of the print or image you want to view. It will magnify 12-point type to 1” high on a 17” monitor. The zoom function makes it up to 3” high. (NOTE: Monitor not included.)Weighs only 7 ounces. Color: Silver.

New Low-Cost Handheld Device offers Independence for Millions of Visually Impaired Americans

April 13, 2009

Enhanced Vision, America’s leading manufacturer of magnifying solutions for the visually impaired, launched a powerful new hand-held device today that can bring affordable independence to the 15 Million+ Americans suffering from low vision conditions such as macular degeneration. At just $595 and no larger than a men’s wallet, “Pebble” is an exciting new vision device that gives users the freedom to read menus, check price tags, write checks, and much more while on the go.

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The Pebble features:

  • Bright, 3.5″ high resolution LCD display that magnifies words and objects from 2-10X the normal size
  • Choice of six video viewing modes for optimal contrast
  • “Freeze image” feature with additional magnification capabilities
  • Hands-free mode for reading and writing
  • Built-in LED light source for dim lighting conditions(e.g. restaurants)
  • 2 AA rechargeable batteries, wall adapter and carrying case