An effective and affordable solution for capturing and reading printed text aloud

Enhance your next reading journey with the Odyssey Desktop Reader … HumanWare’s compact, lightweight, easy-to-use text-to-speech reader features large, tactile keys and generates an incomparably streamlined reading experience. Reading a letter, a recipe or any other document has never been easier!

image of the odyssey reader from the side with the handle up and the camera locked

With minimal set-up, you can capture and read everything from small text, such as product packaging, all the way to large, A3 documents. Once you’re done, fold in the arm and stow it away… until your next journey!

How does the Odyssey Desktop Reader change your life?

The Odyssey Desktop Reader turns letters, books, magazines, newspaper articles, medicine boxes, food packaging or any other printed text, whether written vertically or horizontally, into speech and reads it aloud. You can even save all the text you read by pressing and holding the menu button while reading. Up to 1,000 original texts can be stored in the built-in memory. It’s that simple.


  • Size: 280mm x 155mm x 155mm
  • Material: ABS
  • Power: DC 5V/2A
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40C
  • Autonomy: 6 hours
  • Battery capacity: 6700 mAh
  • RAM + ROM: 2GB + 16GB
  • Camera: 13MP
  • Input and output: 3.5 mm headset jack, video interface
  • Extension interfaces: USB-A, USB-C, SD card slot


What’s in the box?

  • Desktop reading machine
  • Power adapter
  • Power cable (USB-A to 5V/2A round plug)
  • User manual