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.
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
Optelec Compact $795
Amigo Color $1,695
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.
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.
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