The line between small and large video magnifiers is becoming more blurry as Humanware releases an 8-inch model with portability and modern specs.
The new 8-inch Explore model includes both a 21-megapixel camera for close up reading and a distance camera for reading far away text. It features touchscreen and button controls and 4.5 hours of battery life. It also includes an HDMI output for connecting to a bigger screen and a built-in stand.
Humanware launched the Explore series of magnifiers at the beginning of 2016. This model appears to replace the Explore 7 which debuted for the same price at this time. The 3 and 5 inch models remain.
The Explore 8 is available from Humanware's site for $1,099. Here's the text of the press release:
August 21, 2017 — HumanWare is thrilled to announce the launch of the latest addition to its groundbreaking explorē line, including the explorē 3 and explorē 5: the powerful and portable explorē 8 handheld magnifier.
Featuring an eight-inch touchscreen, the explorē 8 is smaller, lighter and more affordable than most seven-inch magnifiers on the market, designed for active people who prefer a large screen but still want a portable device they can carry with them.
The big picture made portable
The explorē 8 boasts the largest screen in the smallest form-factor available today, designed with the latest technology, innovative features, yet so easy and simple to use with either touchscreen or buttons for unmatched mobility, comfort and convenience on the go.
Life just got a whole lot easier—and clearer
Delivering unmatched image quality, the explorē 8 features a twin 21-megapixel camera—one for reading documents, books and newspapers, and a second camera for distance viewing to see things like street and store signs more clearly.
Lightweight device loaded with next-level features
The explorē 8 may be compact but it packs a powerful punch, with a large screen for comfortable reading and a range of cutting-edge, customizable features to help keep things in focus when users are on the move or at home. Intuitive and easy to use, the touchscreen makes navigating through menus a breeze, while the twin UHD camera delivers outstanding image quality.
Modern design meets intelligent software
The explorē 8 was made with the mobile user in mind, designed with the latest technologies and software. With its elegant and streamlined design, the device comes with a durable reading stand that sets up in a second, as well as customizable features like an automatic toggle to switch easily between desktop and distance viewing. The explorē 8 is HDMI compatible and can be connected quickly and simply to any large-screen TV, with LEDs that power off when the device is raised and automatic shutoff for extra peace of mind.
Exploring the world has never been so easy
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