Explorē 8 Handheld Magnifier


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Explore 8 Handheld Magnifier– Big-Screen experience in a portable package.

Explore 8 Handheld Magnifier 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 Handheld Magnifier

  • 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 Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier, 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 Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier 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 Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier 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.


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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)
  • Specifications:

  • 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

  • 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

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