Image of the Connect 12- Smart Portable HD Magnifier viewing a math equation on a desktop

Connect 12 – Smart portable HD magnifier

A smart, ultra-portable magnifier for the connected classroom


Combining the power and connectivity of mainstream technology with the efficiency and ease of use of assistive technology, Connect 12 is a unique, powerful, and portable digital magnifier. This versatile device has a range of features designed to address low vision needs, including crisp, high-definition magnification up to 24x, online book access, calculators, Google search, email, app downloads, and an optional distance camera. Best of all, if you suffer from eye fatigue, text can be read out loud! It’s the ultimate independent living aid that can be used anywhere. Now with an ALL NEW TABLET!

How does this product change your life?

More than a magnifier, the recently upgraded Connect 12 is designed to move seamlessly with you through daily life and allow you to stay connected at all times, in class, at work, or on the go.

Image of the Connect 12- Smart Portable HD Magnifier being used by an individual riding in a bus who is reading an e-book

This versatile device offers a perfect blend of portable functionality with all the powerful features of a high-definition, 12-inch Android tablet. Delivering crisp, clear images, exceptionally accurate optical character recognition (OCR), and superior sounding text-to-speech (TTS) to assist with reading tasks – Connect 12’s Prodigi software also provides access to online books, study skills tools like notes and highlighters, and three calculators to aid the completion of any task at hand. In addition, opening the Android operating system brings the world of productivity tools like Google Suite or Microsoft 365 and your favorite apps from the Google Play Store to your fingertips.

Humanware recently announced the release of Connect 12: version 4.8, featuring a new edition that will empower you and your students – an all-new Dictionary application developed in partnership with Accessibyte and powered by Oxford Languages. Designed to enhance reading compression support, the new Dictionary application is now available for your students using Prodigi on Connect 12 v2.1 tablets. This feature will be an exceptional addition to your education toolkit.

Image of the Connect 12- Smart Portable HD Magnifier showing the available applications such as Chrome, G-mail, google play store, calculator, books, and camera. With the carrier bag.

Extend the use of Connect 12 with the optional 10x or 25x external cameras that support distance viewing for an unmatched image quality and experience at any distance!

Image of the Connect 12- Smart Portable HD Magnifier being used by a student in the classroom who is viewing a textbook with the teacher beside them Image of the Connect 12- Smart Portable HD Magnifier being used by a student at home to view their school work while sitting at a desk


Functional specifications
  • 1x – 40x live magnification
  • 1x – 80x capture or image
  • Full HD 12 inch touchscreen with gestures
  • 13MP ultra high-definition camera
  • LED light in stand
  • Image capture with auto-rotate
  • Import JPEG, PDF
  • Export JPEG, TXT or PDF
  • Diamond edge font
  • Optical character recognition in 58 languages
  • Voices in 20 languages
  • Install up to 4 voices at a time
  • Full page, column, and line reading modes
  • Customizable: Reading modes, color schemes (20), contrast, system fonts, fonts
  • Standard, scientific, graphical calculators
  • Dropbox, Google docs, and other apps pre-installed
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • High resolution video outputs
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Up to 64GB removable storage (*not included)
  • 7 hours continuous use (tablet only)
  • 4.5 hours continuous use (using stand led light)
Physical specifications
  • Folded unit dimensions (w x d x h): 9.4 x 15.7 x 1.1 inch / 240 x 400 x 29 mm
  • Tablet only (w x d x h): 11.9 x 7.3 x 0.4 inch / 301 x 186 x 10 mm
  • Unit weight: 4.3 lbs / 1940 g
  • Tablet only weight: 1.8 lbs /840 g
Technical specifications
  • Magnification: Live 1x – 40x / capture or image 1x to 80x
  • Stand viewing distance: 8.86 inch / 22.5cm
  • Screen: 11.6 inch diagonal full high-definition LED TFT-LCD
  • Screen ratio: 16:9
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (full HD)
  • Camera: 13mp ultra-HD
  • High resolution video output compatibility
  • Operating System: Android 12 “Snow Cone”
  • WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; 1×1 Access Points with SISO standard
  • Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone/speaker stereo jack
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • Internal storage: 32GB (eMMC)
  • Removable storage: microsdhc to 64gb
  • 1 USB Connection: Type-C (power and data)
  • Battery life tablet only: 7+ hours
  • Battery life tablet and stand with LED:  4.5 hours
  • Charging time: <4 hours

What’s in the box?

  • Connect 12 tablet with Prodigi software
  • Tablet stylus
  • Folding stand
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable
  • Carrying case
  • LCD protector
  • User manual
  • Getting started guide
  • Quick start sheet
  • Warranty Sheet
  • Portable battery pack


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