Synapptic Smartphone XL

If typical smartphones are too difficult to see or too confusing to use, Synapptic is designed for you.

  • Android smartphone
  • Displays high-contrast, large text
  • Simplifies phone interface making it easy-to-use at all levels of vision
  • Speaks the menus and selected text
  • Operates via touchscreen or voice commands
  • Scans printed documents and reads aloud
  • Includes a video magnifier function to magnify images & text up to 20x!
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Low vision software for your phone or tablet!

Synapptic makes your smartphone or tablet easy to use and accessible to people with vision impairments. If smart devices are too difficult to see or too confusing to use, Synapptic is designed for you.

Synapptic takes over your smart device to make everything operate through easy-to-see, high-contrast, speaking menus (size and contrast color of your choice). The menus are simple to understand and use. If that’s still too confusing, you can even control your smart device simply by talking to it and telling it what to do. Whatever you want to do on a smart device, Synapptic makes it easy and accessible.

Synapptic also turns your smart device into a powerful magnifier and reader. It can magnify your reading materials as well as scan printed text and read it back to you aloud.

Synapptic is software you can easily download and install on any smartphone or tablet that runs Android 6.0 or higher.

Download the free 15-day trial and test Synapptic on your smartphone or tablet download now.

Just need to use your smartphone to make calls, write texts, use your calendar and voice controls? There is a reduced-feature version of the Synapptic software that is only $199. Learn More


Key Benefits


The Synapptic Smartphone XL harnesses the same power of a typical smartphone but is designed with a simplified-interface for efficient navigation making it the ideal smartphone for seniors and people living with low vision.

Packed with helpful features such as a digital handheld magnifier, speech on every screen, voice-recognition, email, internet and a reading machine all-in-one, this tablet delivers ultimate versatility all in a single device.

The built-in speech and magnification mean you can use the Synapptic smartphone at all levels levels of vision and if your sight changes, it can evolve with you.


Synapptic is so intuitive to use that even if you’re new to technology or lack confidence, it’s easy to get started with its clear and simple menus.

You can even change the colors, menu layouts, magnification levels and speech options to make navigation easier for you. Our unique Touch & Release® touchscreen control means you can move your finger up and down each menu option and it will be read out, until you stop on the option you want to use. It’s as simple as that!

And built-in voice recognition means it’s easy to complete tasks, even if you’re not confident with using the keyboard. Simply say what you want typed into an email, a text messageor to search in the internet browser and it will appear and be read out on the screen.


A help button on every screen means you can access instant help documents and videos for that particular screen, ensuring you’ll never get lost or be stuck for too long.

Our unique built-in Lifeline® support feature means you’re only ever 3 taps away from accessing our remote support service.

This means that whatever screen you’re on we can access your phone remotely (with your permission) and provide technical support wherever you are.


Because the handheld video magnifier allows you to enlarge text or any object up to around 20 times, it’s ideal for magnifying menus, bus schedules, price tags, recipes, photos, reading materials, receipts and much more!

Our unique Tab & Jump® internet browser makes it easy to do your own online shopping, banking, or access information anytime, anywhere.

Using the reading machine makes it easy to translate any text into speech, including letters, mail and written instructions.

And our built-in Voice Control option makes it simple to control many of the features of your phone with just your voice. Select menus, dial numbers, write text messages and even compose emails making it easy to manage everyday tasks.


Keep in touch and share news with your friends and family through calls, emails, texts, voice messages and free Skype calls for friends and family living abroad. Our step-by-step menus mean you’ll find communicating easier than ever before.

Easy access to social media services like Facebook and Twitter means that you can share all those special experiences with your closest friends and family.


Catch up with all the latest news and features you’ve missed, with access to a wide range of local and national internet radio stations.

General Features


  • Find your way around with clear menus and bright, bold icons.
  • The unique Touch & Release® touchscreen control means you can move your finger up and down each menu option and it will be read aloud until you stop on the option you want to use. It’s as simple as that!
  • All screens have a consistent look and feel making them easy to learn and simple to use – once you’ve learned how to use one screen, you’ll know everything you need to use every other screen.


  • All products have in-built natural-sounding speech on every screen. Choose from the latest high quality male and female voices.
  • Change zoom levels to make the text you are reading or typing get bigger or smaller on every screen. Increase or decrease the zoom level to change the number of options on the screen.
  • Use the arrow at the bottom of the screen to move to the next page of menu options, if there are more options than can fit on a single screen.


  • Customize the Main Menu to display as a grid on one screen to make finding your way around Synapptic even easier
  • Never get lost and always find your way back to the Main Menu with the red cross. Each screen has a red cross in the top left corner, which speaks out the words ‘cancel and go back’ when touched. Use this on any screen to go back to the previous screen.
  • Change the magnification levels, color schemes, speech, voice speed and voice volume, beeps and other sounds, screen brightness, menu items, ringer and other volumes, menu operation, auto start, and lots more, to make navigation even easier for you.


  • Control the Smartphone with just your voice. Select menus, dial numbers, write text messages, compose emails and lots more! All with just voice commands making it a truly hands-free device!
  • Type messages faster by dictating them! Voice Recognition is amazingly accurate and words are automatically spell-checked.
  • Dictate text messages, emails or any other text. Find the keyboard on the screen and use the microphone icon in the top right corner to enable Voice Recognition so you can dictate instead of typing.

Making & Receiving Calls


Press the numbers on the large high-contrast number pad directly, or explore the number pad with your finger, lifting your finger off the screen on each number required.
As the number builds up, it’s shown at the top of the screen. From here the number can be checked or spoken out before it’s dialed.


  • Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate each page of contacts in your Address Book. Select a particular contact to have their number dialed.
  • If there are several people in the address book, it can be filtered to show just a few names at a time.


  • Use the up and down arrow keys to navigate each page of contacts in your Address Book. Select a particular contact to have their number dialed.
  • If there are several people in the address book, it can be filtered to show just a few names at a time.

Email Features


  • Use the Synapptic Smartphone to send and receive emails from anywhere you have an internet connection!
  • Compose new messages, read messages, reply to messages, forward messages and delete messages.
  • Use your smartphone to effortlessly send and receive photos, documents, voice recordings and other attachments.


  • Select any message in your Inbox to read it, reply to it, delete it, save it or forward it


  • All emails you receive are displayed on screen in large-print and are also spoken aloud making reading them easy.


  • Even if you’ve never sent an email before, sending an email with Synapptic is simple. With magnification and spoken feedback, the keyboard lets you find each letter before you type it. If you’ve never used a keyboard before, you can dictate your message instead.

Internet Features


  • It’s easy to browse the internet using the unique Tab & Jump® feature. This allows you to navigate a page easily, either between blocks of text, headings or links to other pages. Move around the page using magnification and touch, or by using the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of the screen. As you move about the text on the page with the Next and Previous buttons, or touch an item on the page, a description for it is spoken aloud.
  • The Web Browser Menu has options for searching the web, typing a web address, going to a homepage, keeping a list of favorite web sites and allowing easy navigation back to recently visited sites.

Machine Reading Features


  • The Reading Machine uses a process known as OCR (Optical Character Recognition), which is used to convert text to speech.
  • Photograph a document and have it spoken out! Operates by just tapping the screen. Simple to do, fast and accurate.
  • Utilize the Synapptic reading stand for hands-free operation.

Entertainment & News

Play music, books or other MP3 recordings

  • Playing a music MP3, a book or other MP3 recording couldn’t be easier. Large buttons on the screen make it easy to play and pause, rewind or skip forwards, move to the next or previous track or read out the name and duration of the current track.
  • As with all Synapptic screens, the MP3 player is intuitive to use, high contrast, large print and speaks everything out.

Using the Camera

Take Photo

  • Take photos with our fully speaking and large print camera! Using our step-by-step menus, zoom in or out, turn the flash on or off then touch the screen to take the photo.
  • Photos can be attached to an email quickly and easily, so you can share them with friends and family.

View Photo

  • View and magnify photos on the screen. Move between saved photos using the up and down arrow keys at the top and bottom of the screen. The date and time for each photo is spoken aloud.
  • Touch the screen to expand the photo to cover the full screen where it can be magnified further if needed.
  • Sending a photo by email is as simple as pressing a button!

Handheld Video Magnifiers


  • Control the magnifier using bright, bold icons on-screen. Or hide the control icons, to maximise your screen viewing experience.


  • A range of color contrasts available so you can choose the color combination that’s most comfortable for you


  • Magnify text and images whether you’re in live-mode or frozen-mode, with smooth and continuous magnification
  • Zoom in and out with pinch-and-zoom, pan around or rotate any image or text you’ve captured


  • Capture any text with the camera and Synapptic will convert the text to speech, with clarity and accuracy


  • Save hundreds of captured images, for viewing later
  • Name or rename images for easy storage and retrieval


    • Includes an in-built light, so you can still use the magnifier even in low light conditions.

Storage & Organization

One Address book for all contacts

  • Store all your phone numbers, email addresses, Skype addresses and mailing addresses in the Address Book: one place for all your contacts.
  • The Address Book can be searched and all details are both spoken aloud and displayed in large print on the screen.

calendar, reminders and alarm

  • Never forget or miss another appointment! Set calendar reminders or use the alarm clock to get up on time!

Organize MP3s into folders

  • Organize your MP3s into folders, which can be easily setup and named. Store your favorite music, books and newspapers in easy-to-find folders.

SD cards and memory sticks

  • Play music stored on your tablet or play it from an SD card or memory stick.

Toolbox & Extras

Two keyboards in one!

  • Rotate the Mag&Read Tablet 90 degrees and the keyboard will rotate to fill the whole width of the screen giving you a portrait or landscape view.

Note pad

  • Write notes, lists and other information using the keyboard or dictate using Voice Recognition.
  • Notes can be saved and recalled later, or even emailed!

Record and play Voice Memos

  • Recording a spoken voice memo is a quick and easy way to keep track of important information without having to write it down. Recordings are listed with the latest one at the top and have the recording date and time automatically included.
  • Each recording can be played back, emailed or deleted.

Find your current location (internet connection required)

  • Use the built-in GPS feature to find your current location along with a list of restaurants, hotels, stores and churches etc. around you. The full address and street name is displayed and spoken aloud, along with names, addresses and telephone numbers of the places nearby.

Color identifier

  • Place any object a few inches in front of the tablet’s camera and this tool will tell you the color and show it on the screen. It will also provide a more detailed description (dark green, sky blue etc.).


  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide easily with the Synapptic large print, high-contrast and talking calculator.

Phone and tablet information (Internet connection required)

  • This option gives a quick overview of useful information about the tablet and includes phone signal strength, Wi-i signal strength, battery level, missed calls, current ringer mode, ringer volume, date/time and software version.

Built-in Help & Support

Easy access to healp

  • Help is available throughout Synapptic. Just about every screen has a Help icon in the top right hand corner, which displays help documents and videos for that particular screen.
  • In addition to the Help on every screen, the Help option on the Main Menu allows all the Help documents and videos to be searched.
  • With the unique Lifeline® support feature built-in  you’re only 3 taps away from accessing our Remote Support service. Whatever screen you’re on, we can access your phone remotely (with your permission) and provide technical support wherever you are.

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