Explore 8 magnifier sitting on newspaper

Explorē 8 handheld electronic magnifier

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

Explore 8 magnifier with man at desk


The 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 explorē 8, 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 touchscreen for unmatched mobility, comfort and convenience wherever you go.

Lightweight device loaded with next-level features

The explorē 8 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.

  • The first 8-inch handheld 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 explorē 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 explorē 8 was designed to be as user friendly as it is intelligent, with next-level software made with the mobile user in mind.

  • High-Resolution video output 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 compromise on style, quality and comfort.


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)


  • 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)
  • High-Resolution video output Compatibility: Supported High-Resolution video output formats
          • 1280x720p 60Hz, 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
  • High-Resolution video output cable
  • User manual
  • Quick Start guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Product Registration Card
  • Protective case
  • LCD Protector