The SAPPHIRE™ Portable Magnifier
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The best on-the-go low
vision reading magnifier
Macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and other
causes of vision loss no longer will prevent you from reading small print
on menus, maps, receipts, pill bottles, and other items. With the
battery-operated SAPPHIRE handheld magnifier, you can magnify reading and
detailed illustrations from 3.4 to 16 times on a bright, high-contrast
display screen while at the store, on trips near and far, and at home as
you move from room to room.
A superior independent living aid
to a clumsy magnifying glass
A sliding magnification bar makes it easy to adjust
and readjust the SAPPHIRE pocket magnifier to the level you need for any
size type in any situation. Easily go from reading the larger type on a
contract or bill to the fine print - and back again. There's no
frustrating distortion and readjusting when you move the SAPPHIRE like
there is with a magnifying glass.
The SAPPHIRE sits flat for
document reading - and quickly flips to magnify three-dimensional
Open the SAPPHIRE top to magnify
three-dimensional objects. Hold prescription bottles, box or
canned food labels, and other objects above the camera for a magnified
reading view. Use the Freeze Frame feature to take a video snapshot, so
you can take time reading without holding the object still and in place.
Rotate the top of the SAPPHIRE backward
for reading flat documents or books. Because the SAPPHIRE sits
flat on your reading material, you won't experience hand fatigue while
reading as you do with a heavy magnifying glass, and there's no shaking.
Elevate the SAPPHIRE with its built-in
writing stand, and you have space to work under the camera with
a small tool or the writing end of a pen or pencil. See your notes,
letters, and checks magnified as you write them.
Ready to go
The SAPPHIRE electronic optical enhancement device
(EOED) is ready to travel with its included carrying case.
Do you have difficulty reading black or grey
letters on a white background?
Easily change the color of type and background until
you can see type better. Change to white type on a black background,
yellow type on a blue background, full color - or any of 23 type and
background color combinations. The seven-inch LCD screen reduces glare
from lamps and direct sunlight, making the SAPPHIRE a valuable reading
Want to see even larger?
The SAPPHIRE connects with a video cable to your TV
for its highest magnification. Imagine reading magnified text from books,
letters, bills, and the phone book right on your TV screen - or viewing
photos and working crossword puzzles that are displayed on a TV screen.
Reading Line and
To make tracking easier when moving the SAPPHIRE
across a page of text, the new version offers an adjustable Reading Line
that can be positioned anywhere on the screen. New Reading Masks can be
adjusted to block out everything but a single line of text, reducing glare
for those who are light sensitive.
No computer knowledge is necessary to operate this
easy-to-use vision aid.
The SAPPHIRE runs on batteries for four hours and is