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    We are pleased to announce the release of our Top 10 Handheld Magnifiers:

    A handheld magnifier is a great low vision aid for anyone to read small print while on the go. These magnifiers come in different shapes and sizes, with different magnification powers. They are typically portable and can be carried in a purse or pocket for easy access.  In this article, we will discuss the variety of handheld magnifiers and some factors you should consider when choosing one to help you remain functionally independent.

    1. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

    2. explorē 12 Handheld Magnifier With Stand

    3. explorē 8 Handheld Magnifier

    4. explorē 5 Handheld Magnifier

    5. Mr. Magnifier 5″ Handheld Magnifier

    6. Ruby 7 Handheld Magnifier

    7. Ruby 10 Handheld Magnifier

    8. Traveller HD Handheld Magnifier

    9. Amigo 8 Handheld Magnifier

    10. Pebble HD Handheld Magnifier


    1. Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier

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    The Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier is back again at #2. Often our most popular handheld magnifier because it is very simple to operate, has a 3-hour rechargeable battery, angles at a built-in 45 degrees on a 5″ screen, easy automatic ‘on/off’ feature, displays a crystal clear image, hides a foldable built-in handle, and it is does not tip…it is stable. The slim Ruby XL HD Handheld Magnifier goes anywhere with you, and you can magnify materials up to 14 times. Great for restaurants, Rx #’s, expiration dates, price tags, thermostats, labels, and more. Easy to learn and to use, whether at home, in the office, or on the go. 

    2. explorē 12 Portable Magnifier With Stand

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    The explorē 12 Portable Magnifier is the largest in the Explore line of portable magnifiers.  Designed as an easy-to-use electronic magnifier that offers superb full high-definition image quality for improved near and distance viewing allowing you to do the things you want. The 12-inch touch screen is the perfect magnifier for anyone who wants a larger interface for reading, writing, painting, drawing and so much more.  With its superior magnification range, this tablet-sized magnifier allows the continuation of everyday activities like reading and writing, viewing pictures and maps, and much more, just about anywhere. With a lightweight design and 3.5-hour battery life, it’s an ideal companion for maintaining your active lifestyle wherever you are, at home or on the go. explorē 12 Portable Magnifier is not only easy to carry but also very simple to use. Just pull it out of your bag, turn it on and it’s ready when you are! 

    3. Explorē 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 vidTop Handheld Magnifiers Technology Top Choices eo magnifier for anyone with low vision and age-related macular degeneration.  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 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. 

    4. explorē 5 Handheld Magnifier

    Top Handheld Magnifiers Technology Top Choices The explorē 5 Handheld Magnifier offers one of the best image quality low vision magnifiers packed into a portable powerhouse. The ease of use and outstanding ergonomics make the explorē 5 Handheld Magnifier the device selected by active people who are looking for a magnifier they can take everywhere.  Magnify menus, fine print on documents, packaging and much more – the explorē 5 Handheld Electronic Video Magnifier makes life easier for anyone with vision problems. The product is ready to use as soon as you take it out of your purse or pocket.  No instructions are necessary.  The large, bright buttons are clear and simple to navigate and the features are intended to help in every need. 

    5. Mr. Magnifier 5 Handheld Magnifier

    The Mr. Magnifier 5 Handheld Magnifier is a convenient aid for anyone with low vision. Small and compact, it can come to your aid anytime, anywhere. It magnifies from 2X to 32X on its LCD screen. The Mr. Magnifier 5 Handheld Magnifier offers multiple display modes to suit your individual vision needs. It allows you to freeze text, adjust brightness, highlight on reading text horizontally and vertically, and capture/save/recall images for easier viewing. The Mr. Magnifier 5 Handheld Magnifier is the perfect magnifier for reading, and viewing maps, menus, recipes, and medication labels.  It is also great for reading labels and tags at retail stores or anywhere you need bright light and convenient magnification. It is also the perfect handheld magnifier to view photographs on all digital devices or physical photos! This handheld magnifier allows you to take that trip down memory lane.

    6. Ruby 7 Handheld Magnifier

    Ruby 7 Handheld Magnifier is Freedom Scientific’s newest handheld magnifier in the popular Ruby series. Ruby 7 HD comes with a bigger screen, higher magnification and all sorts of new and improved features, including the new PivotCam™— a rotating camera that gives you even more viewing options. The PivotCam on Ruby 7 HD puts 3-in-1 video magnification in the palm of your hands so you can see near, far and everything in between (middle distance). This HD camera rotates (or pivots) so you can: Read, Write, Enjoy Hobbies Again, Use it for Quick Spotting, See in the Distance, Use Self-View Mode to See Your Magnified Mirror Image Ruby 7 Handheld Magnifier has a bigger 7-inch screen (2 full inches larger than other Ruby magnifiers) that lets you see more and gives you even more magnifying power. This larger screen can display more text and images so you can see more and reading is easier. The bigger screen size also gives you 24x magnification (versus a 14x maximum with other Ruby magnifiers). 

    7. Ruby 10 Handheld Magnifier

    The Ruby 10 is a portable handheld magnifier for people who have low vision – the convenience of a touchscreen and optional text-to-speech. The Ruby 10 portable handheld magnifier has a 10-inch touchscreen and three dedicated cameras. The RUBY 10 can magnify letters, magazines, labels, and photos. The swing-out arm allows you to view items in your hand and write. When extended, the arm also enables full-page OCR. With a touch of a button, you can scan pages and have them read aloud to you. The third camera is dedicated to seeing objects at a short distance such as signs and menus on a wall. Perfect for individuals who want a larger screen and desktop capabilities in a portable package. Choose the speech model for text-to-speech functionality. Use right out of the box with intuitive controls, built-in reading stand. Unique, patent-pending viewing modes improve contrast and maximize comfort. The Ruby 10 is available with and without Speech. 

    8. Traveller HD Handheld Magnifier Top Handheld Magnifiers Technology Top Choices

    The Traveller HD Portable Handheld Magnifier is so versatile, it can serve as both a portable and a desktop magnifier.  Its 13″ screen is large enough for the most avid readers, yet small enough to fold and fit perfectly in a purse or travel bag. Its easy-glide rails and rolling support base offer the smoothest reading experience in the world, allowing you to effortlessly navigate entire texts in the easiest way yet. The high-definition camera used in the Traveller HD Portable Video Magnifier offers a clean, sharp image, even in full-color and lower magnification levels, like you have never seen before. The Traveller HD Portable Handheld Magnifier’s large, tactile buttons and intuitive menu system are easy to learn and even easier to use. With the angled screen on Traveller HD, you can read comfortably anywhere you like! 

    9. Amigo 8 Handheld MagnifierTop Handheld Magnifiers Technology Top Choices

    The Amigo 8 Handheld Magnifier is perfect for people on the go! Amigo 8 Handheld Magnifier makes undetectable text visible again with the help of Dynamic Contrast, a proprietary feature that enhances the contrast of similar colors and provides sharper, clearer, and more defined images. View enlarged images on a generous, 8-inch widescreen LCD, offering a large viewing area. Lightweight and easy to use, simply place it directly on your reading material or hold it up to view objects at a distance. Adjust magnification and contrast with an easy press of a button. Read price tags, menus, labels, street signs, and more, anywhere!

    10. Pebble HD Handheld Magnifier

    Top Handheld Magnifiers Technology Top Choices Pebble HD Handheld Magnifier is the only handheld low vision magnifier you’ll ever need — now comes with its own stand! Pebble HD with stand is a low vision handheld magnifier that has an HD camera providing a crisp, clear, colorful, high definition picture. The Pebble Stand gives you increased magnification (3x more) without having to lift your pebble from the reading surface. Its ergonomic design allows you to sit back and read at a more comfortable angle. This portable low vision handheld magnifier with a hands-free stand allows you to effortlessly glide through reading materials. Its ergonomic lightweight compact design makes it the perfect low vision aid whether at home, at school, in the office, or on the go. Carry this low vision magnifier in your pocket, or purse, or clip it on your belt with the included carrying case. 

    Financing Is Available!

    Our convenient Peace of Mind financing options makes these products affordable with a low monthly payment. In addition, our Peace of Mind program means everything is included in your affordable monthly payment, designed to eliminate any worry or concern.  Here’s what is included in your low monthly payment?

    • Easy Monthly Payments: Our easy-to-understand monthly payment plan allows you to own the latest technology to help you live independently and enhance your life!
    • Delivery & Set-Up: We drive to your location to deliver, set up, and provide you with instructions on your new technology. Premium White Glove service guaranteed.
    • Training & Tips: Schedule a meeting at your home, work or school, so you can be trained in the actual environment where you are using the technology.
    • Troubleshoot & Service: If we can’t solve on the phone, we drive to you and take care of everything – logistics and shipping with the manufacturer, providing a loaner unit, etc.

    How Can We Help You Or A Loved One

    Mr. Magnifier: If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, our Mr. Magnifier handheld magnifiers are perfect 1st Step for anyone with Macular Degeneration!  Here’s a link to very helpful information, including a free Magnification Guide –

    Free Low Vision Guide: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, we have created this 12-section Low Vision Guide – a free resource to help you or loved one who has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. <Click here to download a PDF of the entire report.>

    Technology: We offer the latest and most advanced low vision and blindness technology supported by world-class personal service. We have nearly 100% of all major electronic low vision, blindness, and software products. Our complimentary, no-obligation demonstration on any of our products will make sure our clients are getting the right product for their specific eye condition.

    Training: Technology rehabilitation training services for people with low vision and blindness.  We go to our clients – home, school, or business – training where they need it – from caring assistive technology professionals.

    Smart Home: Our Smart Home services can help design a solution to help our clients or their loved ones remain independent by using the many features of a Smart Home. <Click here to learn more.>

    Bring Hope: We Bring Hope to people who are blind or visually impaired through the many products and services we offer. <Click here to learn more about our Bring Hope services.>

    Convenience: Our two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms are a wonderful resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers and blindness products. Our clients schedule an appointment with one of our Technology Specialists who can help you find the right technology, training, and care solution.  If our client cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Vision Store to them, for a no-obligation product demonstration.

    To learn more about how we can help you or a loved one, contact a Technology Specialist at New England Low Vision and Blindness today. You can call our toll-free number 888-211-6933 or email us at and we will be happy to help.

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