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Compact Touch HD


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The Optelec Compact Touch HD is the first of its kind to offer touchscreen technology. It allows you to stay connected by reading letters, newspapers or your favorite magazine unlike any other low vision aid! Optelec's newest portable video magnifier offers High Definition image quality, multiple reading and writing positions, and an easy-to-use, intuitive touchscreen display.

Simply adjust the magnification, select your preferred high contrast color, and pan through snapshots just by swiping your fingers across the 5-inch screen. Designed to use in a tilted position to move smoothly over reading materials or with its foldable handle to view objects close by and in the distance. Plus, connect it to an external monitor or TV for a bigger image, and enjoy it twice as long with the easily interchangeable, rechargeable battery.

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Image of the Compact Touch HD portable hand-held video magnifier with foldable handle extended Foldable handle provides added comfort during daily use and to hold for viewing distant objects.

Adjust the usability when folding the handle inwards for an ergonomic viewing angle or to be used as a writing stand.

Image of the Compact Touch HD portable hand-held video magnifier being used  inits tilted position for reading

Image of the Compact Touch HD portable hand-held video magnifier in its tilted to the side position for easy writing

Foldable handle contains the built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery pack and can be easily removed when not in use. This allows you to bring along an extra charged handle as a back up if needed. Extra handles, ie: battery packs, are sold separately.

Foldable handle includes a magnetic strip for steady reading with the enclosed magnetic sheet. Simply slide the sheet underneath the document you want to read, and place the Compact Touch HD on the document. The ridges in the magnetic sheet will guide the device along the lines, making it easier to keep straight while reading.

Key Features of the Optelec Compact Touch HD:

  • Immediate reading with "one-touch" to open and power on
  • Continuous magnification of 2X to 20X by sliding your finger up or down on the left or right hand side of the touchscreen display
  • Bright, vibrant and intuitive touchscreen to adjust settings by a simple swipe of fingers
  • 5-inch full-color High Definition widescreen display with simple tap-to-focus camera
  • Multi-purpose, foldable and battery integrated handle
  • Adjustable document viewing modes for easier reading: 2 photo modes (full-color and grayscale) and 10 customizable, high contrast color combinations
  • Snapshot capability with zoom and easy panning of image with fingers
  • Reading and short distance viewing in one design
  • Steady reading with the enclosed magnetic sheet
  • Large icon information menu to customize settings, switch horizontal or vertical lines on/off, adjust brightness, view battery level and more
  • Connect to an external monitor or TV with an HDMI or an RCA Composite video input for a bigger image (cables included)
  • Easy interchangeable battery pack offering 3-hours continuous use


  • Viewer Dimensions: 5.2 x 3 x 1.3 inches
  • Viewer Weight: 10.6 ounces

Compact Touch HD
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Power Requirements: Charge Compact Touch HD with a standard AC adapter power setup. Input: 50-60 HZ, 120-240 VAC. With the proper plug adapter, the Compact Touch HD can be charged and used anywhere in the world where AC power is available.

Warranty: 2 year (US) with a 30-day money back guarantee.

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