Readit Scholar HD magnifier with OCR and speech

Readit Scholar HD


Readit Scholar HD could be ideal for you if you:

  • Are a student, business professional, or anyone on the move with a laptop
  • Need a portable desktop video magnifier
  • Want live closeup and distance magnification
  • Need instant access to printed documents with magnification, contrast, and speech
  • Want to capture and read entire books

The Readit Scholar HD is the latest portable video magnifier. Weighing just 2.6 pounds, the Readit Scholar HD is the ideal solution for users on the go. Including full close-up and distance CCTV functionality, the Readit Scholar HD has the unique ability to capture both closeup (up to tabloid size paper) and distant objects. Any text can then be automatically displayed on screen and read aloud in seconds!

What makes the Readit Scholar HD so great?

Readit Scholar HD with math book using distance view to capture whiteboard.
  • Compact with a folded size of just 11 x 6.7 x 1.8 inches.
  • Set up for document capturing, the camera is just 14.2 inches tall.
  • Measures 40.5 cm tall off the desk.
  • The Readit Scholar HD weighs in at just 2.6 lbs.
  • 720p (1280×720 resolution) up to 60 fps via single USB 2.0 connection (Core i3 processor required for 60 fps live view at full resolution).
  • Automatic switching between close-up and distance viewing modes as the camera head is lifted.
  • Open base design means it’s easy to hand write and read in the traditional video magnifier way, without the base getting in the way of the paper or book.
  • 16MP sensor with A3 capture area down to 6pt text – this is 8x the resolution of the nearest competitor in the market that has a usable live image view.
  • Zoomed in, 4pt text can be captured and read with 100% accuracy.
  • 21x Optical zoom (larger than any other camera)
  • The camera is optically and digitally stabilized (a first for our industry) meaning the Scholar HD is far less prone to shake and wobble than any other product on the market.
  • The combination of the 16 MP sensor, 21x optical zoom, optical and digital stabilization means it can perform OCR at distance (for whiteboards and projectors) further away than a human with 20:20 vision can see – this is a unique feature again.
  • Full whiteboard and projector screen capture for easy navigation with trackpad / mouse, removes the need for the end user to constantly track around the board by holding and re-positioning the camera, even if OCR is not possible (on pictures or non computer based text).
  • Powered via 1 USB 2.0 port. No separate battery to worry about charging.
  • Adjustable length, integrated USB cable – again this is unique.
  • Includes magnetic positioning guide with three positions: Storage, Letter, and 11 x 17 for easy positioning of documents for blind and well as low vision users.
  • Includes headphones and laptop rucksack with easily enough space for user’s laptop, charger, books and Readit Scholar HD.

Additional Information

Live Magnification Range

0.9x to 14.6x on 15.6 inch laptop

Magnification Range of capture image



11 x 6.6 x 1.7 inches


2.6 lbs

Recommended Computer Requirements

Processor: Intel Core i3, equivalent or faster
Operating System: Windows XP – 32bit, Vista, 7, 8 – 32 bit and 64 bit (Windows 7 & 8 recommended)
RAM: XP 1GB, Vista 1GB, Windows 7 & 8 2GB
HDD Space: Language dependent, maximum 4 GB
Graphics Card: 64MB dedicated video card memory with Direct X 9.0C Support
Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 Port (2 if Readit Keypad required)

Minimum Computer Requirements

Processor: Dual Core Intel Pentium 2.0Ghz or equivalent
Operating System: Windows XP – 32 bit, Vista, 7, 8 – 32 bit and 64 bit
RAM: XP 1GB, Vista 1GB, Windows 7 & 8 2GB
HDD Space: Language dependent, minimum 400MB
Graphics Card: 64MB shared video memory with Direct X 9.0C Support
Connections: 1 x USB 2.0 Port