Faster than a flatbed scanner and weighing in at just one pound, the Eye-Pal is a portable USB scanner/reader that instantly converts printed material into speech, txt or MP3 files or refreshable Braille. The Eye-Pal may be used with Braille displays from Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and Handytech. The Eye-Pal may be purchased for use with a PC or Mac computer.

The Eye-Pal has two lightweight legs that pivot into an L-shaped position from their compact carrying position. This securely supports the Eye-Pal, assuring that its scanning camera is always at the exact distance to obtain a crystal-clear image. It also serves as a tactile guide for users who are blind to precisely position the material to be scanned. No camera focus adjustments are ever necessary.

At home, at the office, and even in the dark, the Eye-Pal allows you to quickly browse through piles of letters and organize them either as paper or computer files. With the Eye-Pal, you can read bound books, newspapers, professional magazines and instructions on food packaging.

Text can be saved as a txt file for future editing. With the press of a single key, the Eye-Pal will describe a page layout as a sighted person sees it. You can instantly read text placed under the camera using a Braille program.

The Eye-Pal’s patented motion detector can scan up to 20 pages per minute in a bound book. Just turn a page in your book and wait for the shutter sound. Turn the page again. It’s that easy. With a single keystroke, you can easily start and stop scanning or reading or get the description of the page layout spoken as a sighted reader sees it.

Save an MP3 file and carry it with you by uploading it onto your iPod, or flash drive or burning it onto a CD.


Minimum System Requirements

Computer type Windows-based PC Apple Mac Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows® XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 – 64 bit only OS X Version 10.5 or higher
Processor 2 GHz Pentium or equivalent AMD processor Intel Processor
Memory 1GB 1 GB
Free Space on Hard Drive 1GB 2 GB
USB Port USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Installation Drive DVD DVD


This product is available from Digital Apex for customers in Arizona and Utah only

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