Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier
Snow 12 by Zoomax was designed to be the portable video magnifier that will make life easier. Zoomax added an analog stick to allow you to pan around a document without needing to move your reading material so much. The foldable stand lifts Snow 12 off the table for times when you’d prefer to place reading materials or objects like a medicine bottle or small item underneath. The stand also makes it much easier to see what you’re writing.
An optional external distance camera makes Snow 12 perfect in school or at work when you need to look at something across the room.
Detachable & Foldable
Snow 12 can be used with or without the foldable stand.
When used outside of the foldable stand, Snow 12 functions like most other handheld video magnifiers. Being folded shut, Snow 12 is thinner than a notebook computer.
A carrying case big enough to hold the Snow 12 and foldable stand together, and a sleeve case bag to hold just the Snow 12 are included for times when you need to travel.
Superior Image Quality
Looking at family photos or enjoying illustrations and other images in recipes and magazines can be enjoyed even more with Snow 12. The advanced color rendition results in images that look better than ever. Contrast customization transforms fonts thinner or thicker on demand. If you like to read text in a high contrast mode such as white on black, you will love how sharp the contrast is with Snow 12.
Comfortable Writing Space
Trying to hold the magnifier while signing a check? Make things easier with Snow 12. When used with the foldable stand, Snow 12 is elevated off the table leaving you ample room to write, just like what you find with larger desktop magnification systems. Resume your writing, doodling, signing and creating today!
OCR and Text-to-Speech
With the latest OCR technology, Snow 12 can recognize any of 20+ different languages and convert printed words into speech. Changing the reading speed can be done on the fly. You can even choose between male and female voices. Documents can be saved on Snow 12 for future reading and even exported to a Windows® PC.
More Than Listening to Books
Button or Touch Screen Control with Voice Prompts
When you need to change settings in Snow 12, you can browse through the menu of choices by tapping the on-screen button you want, or by stepping through them with physical buttons on Snow 12. Best of all, Snow 12 speaks to you as you move over on-screen buttons or select them. The ability to use buttons to control and configure Snow 12 is ideal even for the most severely visually impaired. The verbal feedback is helpful too, especially when using Snow 12 for the first time.
Distance Camera (Optional)
If you attend school or attend meetings at work, you will frequently need to read or see things that are on the board or being displayed as part of a presentation. The optional external camera for Snow 12 lets you view things that are not close to you, even in high contrast.
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- Viewing distance up to 115 feet
- 5 megapixel camera for excellent image quality, especially when used in conjunction with the image enhancement features of Snow 12
- Lightweight and portable — about the weight of an apple! (4 oz)
- Plug & play — connect the camera with Snow 12 via the supplied USB type-C cable and the device switches automatically to distance view mode. When you need to read something close-up, simply pull out the cable and Snow 12 automatically returns to normal view.
- Flexible legs — the camera sits on a small tripod with flexible legs. With the tripod open, the distance camera can sit on the table beside Snow 12. Or, securely attach it to the foldable frame using the tripod’s flexible legs.
For Students & Everyone: Reading Accessible Instructional Materials
Providing accessible curriculum materials to students with visual impairments is important. Snow 12 makes it easy, too.
When connected to a Windows® PC, Snow 12 appears as an external storage device. You can copy over books and other documents in JPG, PDF, RTF, and TXT formats to the memory storage of Snow 12. Documents in JPG and PDF become available immediately for magnified reading. You can also open the documents in all 4 formats within the text-to-speech mode and have words spoken out loud.
A standard headphone port lets you listen to spoken books and documents without disturbing others.
Portable Video Magnifier Specifications
● Detachable & foldable stand
● Full page scan & reading
● Superior image quality
● Adjustable high contrast color intensity
● Comfortable writing space
● Reading accessible instructional materials
● Analog stick and touch screen control
● Voice prompts
● Power saving stand-by mode
● OCR and text-to-speech in 20+ languages
● Distance camera (optional)
|Magnification||2.7 – 19X|
|2.5 – 19X on the Foldable Stand*|
|Display Modes||Zoomax Snow 12 high contrast colors|
|Full color and 10 high contrast color modes|
|Screen||12″ touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||1920 × 1280p|
|Panning||Touch screen panning & analog stick panning|
|Focus||Auto focus/tap to focus|
|Reading Line and Masks||Adjustable horizontal/vertical reading line and masks, 4 types in total|
|Snow 12 reading line and masks|
|Standby Mode||Short press the Power button or stop using after 3 minutes|
|Optional Distance View Camera||5 MP
Viewing distance 16.4 – 115 feet
Dimensions: 5.3″ × 3.9″ × 9.6″
|Connection||To PC through type-C port
To TV/Monitor through HDMI-in port
To SnowLink through HDMI-out port
|OCR Text-to-Speech (optional)|
|User Interface||Image user interface/Text user interface|
|No magnification/color mode adjustment is available in image user interface|
|Automatic Language Detection||Available for most languages|
|File Formats||JPG, PDF, RTF, and TXT|
|Full Page Reading||Full-page content scanning on the Foldable Stand|
|Voice Gender||Female/Male (6 languages available only in female)|
|Zoom Level (Text user interface)||7 magnification levels|
|Text Color (Text user interface)||4 high contrast color modes|
|Snow 12 OCR Text-to-Speech high contrast colors|
|Device Weight & Dimensions|
|Unit Weight||960g/2.12 lbs|
|Stand Weight||1280g/2.82 lbs|
|Unit Dimensions||290mm × 220mm × 24mm/11.4″ × 8.7″ × 0.94″|
|Stand Dimensions||350mm × 230mm × 40mm/13.8″ × 9″ × 1.6″|
|29mm/11.4″ on the Foldable Stand|
|Input||100 – 240V|
|Operation and Storage Condition|
|Temperature||10 – 40 °C|
* Foldable Stand is available in several regions. Please contact us for more information.