MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier With Text-to-Speech for iPad, PC, Mac, Chromebook


iPad & Chromebook compatible. OCR software included.

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MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier includes text-to-speech software

The MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier, your unrivaled companion in the realm of video magnifiers, is meticulously crafted for individuals who demand nothing short of excellence in quality and mobility. With its unparalleled image clarity, cutting-edge technology, and ingenious functionalities, this device surpasses expectations. Seamlessly portable, it effortlessly transitions between environments, whether it’s the comfort of your home, the dynamics of a classroom, or the productivity of a workplace. Plus, its versatility knows no bounds, as it seamlessly integrates with various platforms, be it a PC, Mac, Chromebook, or iPad, ensuring that you have the freedom to tailor its features and options to your unique needs and preferences. Experience a new dimension of visual empowerment with the MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier.

MagniLink S now directly connects to an iPad

The latest version of our software for iPad, MagniLink Viewer, is available in the App store. It allows a MagniLink S camera to be connected directly to an iPad via USB-C. This is the solution that many of our customers have been asking for and looking forward to for a long time. Users who have a compatible MagniLink S video magnifier simply install MagniLink Viewer from App Store on their iPad and connect it to their video magnifier. All necessary requirements and details about compatibility between MagniLink S, MagniLink Viewer and iPad models can be found here.

Important Notes:

  • iPad is not included.
  • Works with iPad Pro 11” (4th Gen 2022 with M2 chip), iPad Pro 12.9” (6th Gen 2022 with M2 chip) with USB-C connector and IOS 17.0.
  • If MagniLink iTAB is purchased without camera, some MagniLink video magnifiers can be used instead, such as a MagniLink S, manufactured from 1st of November 2021.

Chromebook Compatible

The MagniLink S Premium portable magnifier for people with low vision is now available with text-to-speech is Chromebook Compatible and is the ultimate video magnifier for anyone with high demands on both quality and mobility. It offers superior image quality, modern technology, and really smart features. It’s also easy to carry, for example, between home and school or a workplace – and can be connected to a computer (PC/Mac/Chromebook) or a monitor. Thus, you can choose the features and options that fit your needs.  And yes, you read that right – Chromebook, this product is compatible with Chromebook.

Superior image quality, choose HD or FHD

MagniLink S Premium portable magnifier excels in brightness, sharpness, and contrast, and the unit has the latest technology. The result is a superior image for maximized reading speed and reading endurance. You can get the MagniLink S Premium 2 video magnifier with an HD camera or Full HD camera.

HD quality

There’s no ghosting with 60 fps (full digital frames/second). High brightness and contrast (high-quality light sensitive lens). HDMI connection and HD (720p) progressive high resolution for flicker-free image and sharp edges.

Full HD quality

The MagniLink S Premium portable magnifier with Full HD (1080p), an image transfer of 60 full digital frames per second, high brightness/contrast and a high quality, light-sensitive camera lens, for flicker-free images and sharp edges, offers exceptional image quality. With Full HD, even more, details can be viewed in texts and images and the sharpest possible image in both reading and distance mode. Full HD also offers an even lower initial magnification, providing a better overview of the materials to be scanned and OCR processing of a full A4 page (US Letter) with optional TTS Text To Speech feature.

Simple and flexible

MagniLink S Premium portable magnifier is always accessible; sets-up and is ready to use in virtually seconds. The foldable support legs minimize the footprint, and makes it possible to place the unit tightly alongside a laptop, either on the left or the right side. Fits perfectly also on small desktops. It’s easy to switch between distance and reading mode. Just turn the camera head and flip up the camera lens and your MagniLink S Premium 2 becomes a distance camera in a second. The user will never worry about battery strength or misplaced battery chargers as the unit is powered by the computer.

Included software

Software for computer connection is included. The software controls the unit’s features, such as magnification, artificial colors and brightness and provides the user with the facility to make individual adjustments for the best possible experience. For increased participation – in school, at work, and at home! The software is available in versions for PC, Mac, and Chromebook – all of them have unique and innovative features.

MagniLink S Premium 2 is compatible with assistive software such as ZoomText and SuperNova.

TTS (Text to Speech) as an option for PC and Mac

For PC and Mac, you can add TTS (Text To Speech) as an option. It provides multiple functions, including speech output. To have the text read aloud enables increased reading speed as well as endurance. The text is read line by line, word by word, character by character, picture and word, and picture and line, and can be presented on the screen, synchronized with the audio. The software automatically detects the language being used in the text and reads the text with a corresponding voice.

The text can be saved and opened in a text editor for proofing or processing. Up to a full A4 page (US Letter) can be scanned at once and by using keyboard commands you can quickly and efficiently scan multiple pages in a matter of seconds.

Clever accessories

We offer a wide range of unique accessories that make your MagniLink S Premium 2 video magnifier more useful, effective and even smarter. contact a Low Vision Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more about these and other accessories:

  • Smart docking stations. With a docking station, you convert your MagniLink S Premium 2 into a stationary system when needed. Dock and undock in seconds to switch between a stationary and a portable system. All docking stations are supplied together with an external control panel. You can choose between docking station with X/Y table, docking station with table clamp or docking station with a plate.
  • High-quality monitors from LVI(18,5″ or 23″), developed for low vision users.
  • Two-in-one carrying case, large enough for the unit and a 15.4″ laptop.
  • Motorized distance camera for situations where a dual camera solution is needed.

Great news for MagniLink ChromeViewer users – software further enhanced!

To improve everyday life for anyone using a MagniLink Portable Magnifier with a Chromebook, we have now updated our software MagniLink ChromeViewer. The new version 4.1 has some additional smart features that we present below.

View multiple images simultaneously

MagniLink ChromeViewer can display image simultaneously from multiple connected MagniLink camera systems. The camera images can be displayed simultaneously on the screen, e.g. image from the MagniLink AIR distance camera and a document camera. For example, this can be very practical for a student in the classroom who wants to be able to see (using the distance camera) what the teacher is doing in front of the board and at the same time see (using the document camera) an enlarged image from the school book.

MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier With Text-to-Speech for iPad, PC, Mac, Chromebook

Support for motorized cameras in the MagniLink AIR family

If you are using our motorized cameras from our latest product family MagniLink AIR, you can control the cameras directly from the software via icons, via the keyboard or by dragging the mouse pointer over the camera image. You can also save up to three different camera positions, which would be helpful for a student who quickly needs to switch between different camera positions. Then the student can easily go, with just a push of a button, from seeing the teacher at the board to another saved camera position (such as looking at the door when someone enters the classroom).

Option – improved OCR/TTS-function

The TTS option makes it possible to OCR text from a picture taken with the connected MagniLink camera and have it read aloud. This gives a more relaxed reading, increased reading speed as well as reading endurance. The OCR processed text can be displayed in several different picture view modes synchronized with the speech and it is possible to enlarge and navigate in the OCR-picture. ChromeViewer 4.1 has a new Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine with support for up to 25 languages and also improved OCR processing.

MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier With Text-to-Speech for iPad, PC, Mac, Chromebook

Incredible Notepad Tool

We also want to emphasize the very useful notepad tool in ChromeViewer that provides possibility to draw, write, enlarge and pan in the image. You can easily choose to navigate between different images, and there are several different functions for inserting text, drawing, and writing with a pen or highlighter in different colors and sizes. You can also save and open images. The notepad tool is excellent for marking on worksheets or filling in forms and exams that can then easily be saved or forwarded.

MagniLink S Premium Portable Magnifier With Text-to-Speech for iPad, PC, Mac, Chromebook

Free update from version 4.0 to 4.1

MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.1 is a free update for those who already use MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.0 and is automatically updated for these users. New users will find the software in the Chrome Web Store where it can be downloaded.

Read more about MagniLink ChromeViewer

Product Compatibility for MagniLink ChromeViewer Version 4.1

  • MagniLink S and MagniLink Pro units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Zip units manufactured from January 1st 2022. (Please note that your MagniLink Zip also needs to be equipped with the connection board to be compatible with computer connection.)
  • Manufacture date is located on the unit near the serial number.
  • Units manufactured prior to the above dates can be used with version ChromeViewer 4.1 after purchasing an upgrade package and sending your video magnifier to the LVI America Service Center for a factory firmware upgrade.

Other Helpful and Important Links:

Important Note: This product does include text-to-speech software / OCR.

Product Manual

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Magnification: 1.4x - 75x (HD) / 1.1x - 75x (FHD) (15.4'' screen)
Illumination: LED
Power Source: Laptop (not included)
Weight: 3.7 lbs.
Dimensions: Deployed: 13.3'' x 3.5'' x 4.9''
Screen/Display Size: Connects to laptop (not included)
Viewing Modes: 6 color viewing modes, plus 6 false colors
Image resolution: HD camera with adjustable arm, rotates 300 degrees
Warranty: 2 years
Accessories: Zippered case with shoulder strap (included)
Miscellaneous: TTS optional - translates text to speech in different languages, compatible with Windows 7 and 8, Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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 visionblindness, and software products, multiple assistive technology showrooms and a team of Vision Technology Rehabilitation Trainers to help anyone who is visually impaired.

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 and blindness 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 no-obligation demonstrations - either at one of our conveniently located assistive technology showrooms or in their home, office, or school - clients experience a relaxed 2-hour no-obligation 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 . You can also use the form above to request information about our services or a no-obligation demonstration on this or any of our products.