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OrCam Read 3 - with VAT relief

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OrCam Read 3 Videos

By OrCam

Product Code: K2242
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OrCam Read 3 is an all-in-one solution for people with vision loss or reading fatigue. It can be used as a customisable, next-generation magnifier for pictures, handwriting, math formulas, and text; as a handheld reading companion; or as a stationary reader.

  • The lightest most portable reading device in the world
  • Converts any printed text into clear speech within a second
  • Online handwriting recognition 
  • Live view magnifier to a computer or tablet
  • Barcode and currency (banknote) recognition
  • Simple to use with just 4 tactile controls
  • AI document summarisation
  • Translation - Coming soon

VisionAid is proud to be OrCam's longest-standing and largest approved provider.

OrCam devices come with:

  • Friendly, expert training provided by one of our specialists
  • Unlimited lifetime remote support
  • 30-day returns
  • 2-year warranty 

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The Ultimate All-in-One Solution!

OrCam Read 3 is an all-in-one solution for people with vision loss or reading fatigue. It can be used as a customisable, next-generation magnifier for pictures, handwriting, math formulas, and text; as a handheld reading companion; or as a stationary reader.

Empower Your Reading Journey

Inspired by the invaluable feedback from the low-vision community, we designed a holistic tool that provides the right solution at the right time. From magnifying text and images to transforming any text into speech at home or on the go, OrCam Read 3 supports your evolving needs.

Handheld Reading Companion - Read Anywhere, Anytime

Like the OrCam Read Smart, you can instantly read printed or digital text from any surface, at home or on the go, and use Smart Reading to find and jump to specific words, or any content of interest, simply ask for the text that interests you: “Read the headlines”, “Read amounts”, or “Start from” a specific section (like “desserts” in a menu).

  • Smart Reading
  • Offline operation
  • Full page capture

Stationary Reader - Relaxed Reading at Home

If you prefer hands-free reading at home, you'll enjoy OrCam Read 3's Stationary Reading Stand. Just place the device on the specially designed stand, and it instantly transforms into a stationary reading companion. Sit back and listen as it reads any printed or digital text aloud to you. With easy navigation through:

  • Vocal commands: Including the newest “Read everything”, "start Stand Mode", "exit Stand Mode" commands.
  • Intuitive hand gestures: You can now point a finger at a page, and the device will start reading, to stop reading, simply show a full hand (like a stop sign).
  • Button Contol: Simply use the capture button!
  • Enjoy a seamless reading experience, with 3 ways to control the OrCam Read 3 it couldn't be easier to use!

Next Generation Magnifier - A Magnifier Like Never Before

Empower your reading using our exceptional magnifier. Connect the OrCam Read 3 through Wifi to your computer screen or tablet. Turn any screen into a customisable browser-based magnifier when you connect to the internet and log in to your personal OrCam account. Zoom into text, images, handwriting, and more; changing text colour and background.

  • Zoom in and out
  • Customise contrast
  • Copy, paste and save
  • Read text aloud

Identify Products

Instantly identify consumer products and read barcodes.

Money Notes

Verify the denominations of paper currency, and shop more independently.


Available in more than 20 languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, and more.

OrCam ReadOrCam Read SmartOrCam Read 3
Button ColourBlackBlackYellow
Read Standard Features 
Smart Reading
Stand & Speaker Included
Next Generation Magnifier
Barcode & Money Note Reader✔ 
Handwriting Recognition*
Interactive AI AssistantSummarisation (English)

* Using the Magnifier feature, the OrCam Read 3 can recognise handwriting in nine different languages:

English, Chinese Simplified, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.


What is OrCam Read 3?

OrCam Read 3 is an advanced, portable, and intuitive device designed to assist people with vision loss, reading fatigue, or those who find reading challenging. It offers a variety of features, including next-generation magnification, handheld reading capabilities, and an AI interactive assistant.

How does the OrCam Read 3 work?

OrCam Read 3 uses highly accurate OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to capture and read aloud printed or digital text from any surface. You can use the device at your own pace, reading the text yourself or having OrCam Read 3 read it to you.

What is the Smart Reading feature of OrCam Read 3?

The Smart Reading feature is a function that allows you to find and navigate specific words or sections within the text. This makes it easy to jump straight to the information you're interested in.

What is the Summarisation feature on the OrCam Read 3?

The Summarisation feature uses AI technology to provide a concise summary of scanned text, from a few sentences to an entire page. This feature requires a Wi-Fi connection, and the text should be in English for it to function.

How does the next-generation browser-based magnifier work?

This feature transforms any screen into a browser-based magnifier. You can zoom in on text, handwriting, photos, graphics, and even math equations. You can extract and customize the text formatting according to your needs and choose to read by yourself or have OrCam Read 3 read aloud to you.

Which screens can be used to magnify with the OrCam Read 3?

Since the OrCam Read 3 does not come with a built-in screen, you can connect it to a variety of screens, such as a Computer, Laptop, or Tablet. The screen should have an internet connection and a browser. Phones are not supported currently as their screens are too small to use as a magnifier.

Is there a specific stand for the OrCam Read 3?

Yes, OrCam Read 3 comes with a specially designed stand that turns any screen into a browser-based magnifier for an optimized reading experience.

Does OrCam Read 3 require internet access to work?

While many features of OrCam Read 3 can function offline, certain features, such as Summarisation and the upcoming Translation feature, require an active Wi-Fi connection to operate.

What's Included?

  • OrCam Read 3
  • OrCam Stand
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Wired earphones
  • Lanyard
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • UK charger
  • Manual

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  • Integrated 3.5mm headphone jack 
  • Integrated rechargeable battery with 4 hour battery life and LED battery indicator (700 mAh, 3.8VDC)
  • Weighs just 50 grams (1.8 oz)
  • Dimensions 123 x 27 x 19mm
  • USB-C charging port
  • No internet connection required - works anywhere (Internet connection required for some features)
  • Built-in LED automatically provides the correct illumination in more challenging lighting conditions such as restaurants
  • Connects to Bluetooth headphones for privacy & increased volume
  • Able to read font size 4pt and up
  • Compatible with the Phonak Audéo Marvel and Starkey Livio Edge AI Hearing Aids 

Please select the image links below to view tutorials on YouTube for the OrCam Read 3:

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