Explorē 8 Portable Electronic Video Magnifier


Need Help?

Product Layout: Request a Quote/Demo
Request Type *

Explore 8 – Big-Screen experience in a portable package.Explorē 8 Portable Electronic Video Magnifier

Explore 8 is a smart, portable, touch-screen, two-camera tablet, designed with the user in mind.  The unmatched clarity of image with the most powerful camera on the market.  Easy to use, intuitive use, and one-touch buttons to activate features.  Light, portable, customizable.  This is the perfect electronic video magnifier for anyone with low vision and age-related macular degeneration.

Why choose Explore 8

  • Explore more of the world, more image, less border – Biggest screen for tablet size
  • You read a newspaper one moment and admire the view the next, your Explore 8 follows your gaze. No fooling around with switches, twists or buttons. – Foolproof, automatic, hands-free switch between near and far vision, TWO cameras instead of one to make your experience seamless
  • Need to see better a road sign on the other side of the street? Freeze that frame with one touch and pinch the touch screen to zoom. – Touch screen, easy to magnify distant images
  • Crispest, clearest image, most beautiful true to life colors. PERIOD! – Top of the line cameras for unmatched image quality
  • Explore YOUR WAY – custom features designed to suit your needs
  • Easy to connect to your TV
  • Does the thinking for you – Automatic shut off
  • Ready when you are – instant turn-on time
  • Recharging flexibility is no problem. Explore 8 has a USB charger – The only tablet USB charger enabled
  • Fantastic value for the price

Quick Overview

  • The first 8-inch handheld magnifier on the market
  • Magnification up to 30X with HD stunning image quality
  • Fully customizable functions
  • Touchscreen to navigate easily through menus
  • Twin Ultra HD cameras for desktop or distance viewing
  • Large physical buttons to adjust magnification and contrast
  • Can be connected easily to a large screen TV
  • Battery life : 4.5 hours

Big Picture in a Small Package

More than ever, people with low vision are looking for a powerful yet lightweight tool to help them see clearly in their daily activities. Our latest innovation? The Explore 8, a Touchscreen HD handheld magnifier for active people who prefer a large screen but still want maximum portability. It is smaller, lighter and more affordable than most 7-inch magnifiers on the market while providing a screen more than 30% larger, designed to make life easier—and a whole lot clearer.

Delivering unmatched image quality, the explorē 8 features two 21-megapixel cameras—one for things less than 15 cm away like documents, books, and newspapers, and a second camera for distance viewing away to see things like street and store signs.

The device boasts the largest screen in the smallest package, designed with the latest technology, innovative features, and an easy to use the touchscreen for unmatched mobility, comfort, and convenience wherever you go.

Lightweight device loaded with next-level features

The Explore 8 may be compact but it packs a powerful punch, with a large Ultra HD screen for easy reading and a host of other cutting-edge features to help keep things in focus when you’re on the move.  Take it to your doctor’s appointment, meeting with a financial advisor, attorney or anywhere you need a portable device.

  • The first 8-inch handheld electronic magnifier on the market
  • Touchscreen to navigate easily through menus
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • HD screen with stunning image quality
  • Large physical buttons to adjust magnification and contrast
  • Twin Ultra HD cameras with outstanding image quality
  • Extra comfort with solid alloy folding stand for reading on tables
  • Weight : 580g (1.30 lbs – 20.8 oz)

Cutting-edge design

With its compact design and smart, intuitive features, the Explore 8 is changing the way vision-impaired people experience and interact with the world around them.

  • Intuitive touchscreen
  • Easy to use with few buttons
  • Customizable features like preferred zoom level settings
  • Automatic toggle to switch easily between desktop and distance viewing
  • Rubberized grip to hold the device
  • Solid reading stand that sets up quickly and easily
  • Elegant, streamlined design
  • Compact and lightweight for life on the go

Intelligent software

The Explore 8 was designed to be as user friendly as it is intelligent, with next-level software made with the mobile user in mind.

  • HDMI compatible
  • Fully customizable functions
  • Easily transfer images to and from a computer
  • USB C-type quick charge
  • Can be connected easily to a large screen TV
  • LED lights power off when device is raised
  • Auto shutoff after 1, 2, 5 or 10 minutes
  • Battery life : 4.5 hours

Exploring the world has never been easier

With its innovative and comprehensive family of products, HumanWare is changing the way vision-impaired people communicate, work and travel. Now with the explorē 8, people with low vision can enjoy all the benefits of a large screen in a compact, portable package, with zero compromises on style, quality, and comfort.


Use this form to request a quote or to schedule a free demonstration:
Product Layout: Request a Quote/Demo
Request Type *

About New England Low Vision and Blindness

New England Low Vision and Blindness uniquely brings hope through technology, training, and care.  We are a full-service assistive technology rehabilitation training provider. We offer nearly 100% of all major electronic low vision, blindness, and software products. and have two (2) assistive technology showroom centers – one in Worcester, MA, and a second in Shelton, CT.

At each of our technology showrooms, we provide ‘patient choice’ showcasing numerous technology options from the world’s most respected suppliers, all in line with one’s individualized budgetary limits and personal, educational, or professional goals. We also provide custom training solutions and troubleshooting support.

Widely known, tested, and trusted throughout New England, our team brings 75+ years of low vision experience. Our talent, technology, and training offerings are unmatched and highly respected. We are an extremely unique and extraordinary resource for anyone suffering from vision loss in New England. We are here to help.

Through our free demonstrations – either at one of our conveniently located assistive technology showrooms or in their home, office, or school – clients experience a relaxed 2-hour free personal demonstration of almost 100% of all low vision and blindness technologies available on the market.

To learn more about how we Bring Hope to people who are blind or with low vision, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness please call our toll-free number 888-211-6933 or email us at info@nelowvision.com.  You can also use the form above to request information about our services or a free demonstration on this or any of our products.

Watch Video
Unit Dimensions and Weight:
- Height: 0.94” (24 mm)
- Width: 8” (204 mm)
- Depth: 6” (153.2 mm)
- Weight: 1.30 lbs – 20.8 oz (580 g)

- Screen: 8-inch ISP LCD screen
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Polymer 6700 mAh battery
- Camera: Two HD 21M pixels
- Power Input: C-Type USB connector, 5V@3A and Quick charge 12V@1.5A
- Charge Time: 2 hours (unit off)
- HDMI Compatibility: Supported HDMI formats
1280x720p 60Hz, 50Hz
1920x1080p 60Hz, 50Hz, 24Hz
1920x1080i 60Hz et 50Hz
No support of DVI emulation

- Other:
Zoom: 2x – 30x
Focus: Close-up: Fix auto-focus; Far: auto-focus or locked auto-focus
Languages available: English US (is default),English UK, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Norwegian(Bokmål), Italian, Swedish, Finish, Russian, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Icelandic, Estonian, Turkish, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Latvian, Arabic
Touch screen gesture configuration: Live zoom gestures, tap & hold to save
Preferred zoom: Save a preferred zoom level
Line and blinds: Enable/disable line or blinds
Menu text size: Small, Medium and large
Battery Life: 4.5-hours
Power saving: Auto shutoff after 1min, 2mins, 5mins or 10mins
Color schemes: Full color, White on black, Black on white, Yellow on black, Black on yellow, Orange on black, Black on orange, Black on cyan, Cyan on black, Black on purple, Purple on black, Black on green, Green on black, Blue on yellow, Yellow on blue, White on blue, Blue on white
Display frequency: 50Hz-60Hz
Close-up viewing distance: 50Hz-60Hz
Close-up viewing distance: 8.5 cm – 15 cm / 3.35” – 5.90”
Far viewing distance: 15cm – infinity / 5.90” – infinity
Operating Conditions: Temperature: 10 ˚C to 40 ˚C / 50 ˚F to 104 ˚F; Humidity: 20% to 80%
What's in the box:
explorē 8 electronic magnifier

USB Charger

USB Cable

HDMI cable

User manual

Quick Start guide

Warranty Card

Product Registration Card

Protective case
LCD Protector