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Snow 12 With OCR And Stand - with VAT relief

Zoomax Snow 12 with OCR and stand

Snow 12 With OCR And Stand Videos

By Zoomax

Product Code: K1401
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Snow 12 is a portable electronic video magnifier that delivers true visual independence for people with low vision. With Snow 12, you can read, write, look at objects or even perform full-page content scanning with OCR text-to-speech. 

  • Magnifier with text-to-speech
  • Up to 19x magnification
  • Powerful, continuous autofocus camera
  • Distance viewing  
  • Touch screen
  • Zoom in/out and pan around images
  • Lightweight foldable stand
  • Reading lines and masks
  • 2 hours fast charging

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Snow 12 has been designed to make life easier. The added analogue stick allows 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.

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. Our advanced colour rendition results in images that look better than ever.  Added contrast customization so that you can make 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.

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.

Key Features

  • Detachable & foldable stand
  • Full page scan & reading
  • Superior image quality
  • Adjustable high contrast colour intensity
  • Comfortable writing space
  • Reading accessible instructional materials
  • Analogue stick and touch screen control
  • Voice prompts
  • Power saving stand-by mode
  • OCR and text-to-speech in 20+ languages

What's Included?

  • Snow 12
  • Foldable stand
  • Carrying case
  • Sleeve case bag
  • User guide
  • Quick guide card
  • UK Power adaptor
  • USB cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Cleaning cloth
Trevor Osbourn
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I am 88 years old, with dry AMD in one eye with which I can read very little and wet AMD in the other eye in which I have monthly lucentis injections. I am finding this device invaluable. It really does do what it says on the tin. I keep it on my desk on its stand and always plugged in. I am all the time popping items I cannot normally read under it and I can usually read them without difficulty. It is very, very easy to use. The controls are very simple and well thought out, and the read from text facility works very well. I think I will be using this more and more as my sight gets worse. Writing a cheque for example with it takes a bit of getting used to, but it is much easier than unaided. There is an excellent series of instructional videos on the Zoomax site, well worth looking at if you are thinking of buying. I have knocked one star off for two reasons. One, at the moment it cannot be used in tandem with my iMac, although I do not find this a great disadvantage as the Accessibility features on the Mac are so good. And secondly, I don’t find it as useful if not on the stand as you cannot slide even a single sheet of paper under it. That is a bit restricting, but on the ingenious stand , no problem. It is not cheap, but in my view well worth it.

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Magnification RangeMagnification Range2x to 19x
screen size
Screen Size
12 inches
self viewing
Self Viewing
distance viewing
Distance Viewing
Reading area Reading AreaA4
on-screen reading & writing guides
Reading & Writing Guides
enhanced reading colours
Colour Combinations
reads out loud
Reads Out Loud
Available languagesAvailable LanguagesChinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (US), English (UK), English (Australian), French, French (Canadian), German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian) Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Spanish (Mexican), Swedish.
image storage
Image Storage
Approx. 1000 images
freeze frame
Freeze Frame
touch screen
Touch Screen
battery life & type
Battery Life / Type
3 hours / li-ion
13 megapixel
Auto-focus camera
960 grams
2.12 pounds
Dimensions L x W x D
290 x 220 x 24mm
11.4 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
external display connections
External Display Connections
HDMI - output
pc connectivity
PC Connectivity
HDMI - output
USB - image transfer
2 years