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Readit ZEN - with VAT relief

Product Code: K2131
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A computer connectible video magnifier and document camera.

When paired with Readit software, the ZEN delivers fast and accurate OCR with the ability to read text as small as 4pt. The ZEN is both user-friendly and portable (weighing just 750g).

  • Quickly capture entire pages of text / books at a rate of 20 pages per minute
  • Enjoy high accuracy reading, including the ability to read columns and bank statements
  • Experience seamless, multi-page reading with 21 adjustable speed options 
  • Benefit from the automatic language detection feature, with over 30 languages available
  • Reformatted text output
  • Choose the optional Readit Wireless Keypad for added functionality

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Readit ZEN is an advanced portable text to speech and video magnifier system that provides quick and accurate access to printed or electronic format documents. It is ideal for visually impaired or blind computer users who want a compact and easy-to-use solution, weighing just 750g.  It delivers excellent live image quality, allowing users to easily write or take notes underneath the camera.

Simply place your document under the camera, press Enter on your keyboard and a few seconds later, your document is being read aloud to you, in your chosen text size, colour and formatting. Reading couldn't be easier!

Designed specifically for students, business professionals, and laptop users on the go, ZEN’s lightweight and compact design means it can be easily moved between locations. The attachable positioning guide allows for easy document placement, even for users with no vision.

Readit ZEN is designed for quick and easy setup, with a process that takes less than 10 seconds. Simply unfold the device, connect it to your laptop or PC using one USB cable, and you're ready to go. No complicated assembly or additional connections required. 

It also features adjustable LED lighting, auto language detection in over 30 languages, and automatic table recognition.

The Readit v5 software, paired with Readit ZEN, offers continuous multi-page reading at 21 adjustable speeds with high accuracy, the ability to analyse page layout, and save or export documents. 

Please follow this link to hear vocalizer voice samples.

Readit v5 software will not install on computers running Operating Systems before Windows 10.

Other features include 4 text highlight options, intelligent motion detection for improved accuracy, and support for Microsoft multi-touch screens

The 6 enhanced viewing modes, powerful text search, and the ability to save time by reading from an exact location, make Readit ZEN an ideal solution. 

Readit software supports various file formats including MS Word, text, PDF, MP3, and image, and can import almost any file format with MS Office installed. The virtual X/Y mode allows for quick magnification and enhancement of sections of text. 

The system includes a soft transport pouch, cleaning cloth, and positioning guide.

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Readit Zen Weight: 750g / 1.65lbs

Readit Magnification and Performance

Magnification:    0.2x to 120x (depending on screen size, potentially over 200x)

Time to read approximately 3 seconds (this depends on both the computer speed and complexity of the document).

Readit Documents

See below for information on the Readit document format (VisionAid Document format (VAD)) and supported import / export document types with the Readit software

Please note, for importing and export for documents other than image files or PDFs, Microsoft Office must be installed on the user's computer.

VisionAid Document Format:    Size per page: 0.2 to 3 MB (typically 1MB per page)

Multi-page capture speed:    Up to 20 pages per minute

Import formats supported:    Adobe PDF, Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF), MS Excel (XLS and XLSX), MS PowerPoint (PPT and PPTX), MS Word (DOC and DOCX), OpenDocument Formats (ODF), plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF)

Export formats supported:    Adobe PDF, Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF), Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX), MP3, Open Document Format (ODF) plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF).

Readit Computer Requirements

Although Readit will function on any computer system 3 years old or newer, below is information on the minimum and recommended computer requirements.


Processor:    Intel Haswell 4400 or later 

Operating System:    Windows 10 (or later)

RAM:    4GB Minimum

GRAPHICS: DirectX 11.0 or greater

HDD Space:    Minimum 4GB (dependant on voice packs)


Processor:    Intel Haswell 4400 or later

Operating System:    Windows 10 (or later)

RAM:    8GB

GRAPHICS: DirectX 11.0 or greater

HDD Space:    10 GB (to include document storage)

Dimensions folded:

3 x 4.7 x 27 cm (WxDxH)

1.1 x 1.8 x 10.6 inches (WxDxH)

Dimensions unfolded with positioning guide:

4.7 x 20 x 27 cm (WxDxH)

1.8 x 7.8 x 10.6 inches (WxDxH)

Footprint - no positioning guide: 

7.3 x 8.4 cm (WxD)

2.8 x 3.3 inches (WxD)