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Aumed video magnifier Eye-K (3.5 inch screen)

Aumed video magnifier Eye-K  (3.5 inch screen)

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Price: 69.00 Including VAT

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{Summary}
Magnification 1.2X to 36X (continuous zoom).

With its stand it is small enough to slip into little bag; unclip it from the stand and you can comfortably carry it in a top pocket.

Rechargeable batteries last up to four hours on one charge (charger included).

Seven viewing modes (the text colour and background colour can be changed).

To read an outline of video magnifiers (the quality compared with lenses, their effectiveness and features) click here.

{Features}
Magnification 1.2X to 36X (continuous zoom).

Has a plastic stand, the magnifier simply slides into it and is held at a slant, easy for sliding along the page.

Freeze-frame function, press the button the 'picture' stays on the screen, good for reading items that are too far away such as timetables at bus stops or labels on high-up supermarket shelves.

Seven viewing modes to suit various eye conditions, each one changes the text colour and background colour, e.g. for viewing colour photographs you'd use full colour, for the severely visually impaired white on black (which is high-contrast) would be best, if you don't have "an eye condition" just play with these to find the one you like.

'Video Out' socket

Auto-power-off if it isn't used for a minute or two

"Anti-blur" technology. I think this means the image remains stable (doesn't go fuzzy) when you move the magnifier backwards and forwards across the page.

{Specification}
Screen size according to manufacturer: 3.5 inch

Magnification: 1.2X to 36X, continuous zoom, i.e. you're not restricted to 3 or 4 set magnifications, you can zoom in and out to set the magnification anywhere between 1.2X and 36X.
Area of View:
When used on its stand on SMALL newspaper print:
- at its lowest magnification, vertically 5 lines, horizontally 3 or 4 words
- at its highest magnification, 3 to 4 letters fill the entire screen.
When removed from the stand you can make the magnification less than 1.2X (= more words visible) by holding the magnifier closer to the text, or you can make it more than 36X (= fewer letters visible) by moving the magnifier further from the text.

Exact dimensions of screen: Just under 3" just under 2½" (73 X 55mm)

Exact dimensions of entire item: 4" X 2¾" X ½" (105 X 73 X 17mm) - plus the clip-on stand, which is about the same size again.

Weight: 118g without its stand, or 150g including the stand.

Viewing Modes
- full colour
- grey tones
- black and white
- white on black
- blue on white
- white on blue
- yellow on black


Power: built in rechargeable batteries gives 4 hours of use on each charge. A USB lead is included (any device that takes a USB lead will charge it) and a mains-plug charger is included too.

Extras:

USB lead, mains plug/charger, soft carrying pouch, hand strap.

Other

'Video Out' socket

{Pros & Cons}

PROS
Small size, easy to carry. I could even suggest that if you have severe eye problems - buy a large digital magnifier for reading books and magazines and buy one of these to keep in your bag or pocket for when you go out.
Remarkable price for the features:
- continuous zoom, you're not restricted to 3 or 4 set magnifications
- good quality screen, there are plenty of cheaper models if you're happy with a fuzzy image
- seven viewing modes.
Long battery life, approx. four hours on one charge (the previous models lasted 2.5 hours, and I have some samples from manufacturers which last 30 minutes).

CONS
The small size limits you to reading only a few words at a time - obviously; you can't squish several lines of text onto a tiny screen and make them large.
Its many features are controlled by just three buttons, so you have learn which to press once, which to press twice, which to hold down, it's not obvious. And the function for 'Brightness' is labelled in Chinese.
The buttons are small and fiddly, anyone with shaky hands or arthritis will not be able to operate them.

{VAT-free}

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