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explorē 12 – Portable video magnifier

An HD video magnifier for the active lifestyle

The explorē 12 is one of the most popular electronic portable magnifiers on the market for anyone living with low vision or sight loss. It is an easy-to-use, smart video magnifier that offers HD image quality for improved near and distance reading and viewing. The 12-inch touchscreen makes it the largest portable magnifier in our explorē series. It provides the added benefit of a foldable stand enabling easy use for reading, writing, and other manual tasks. This video magnifier is perfect for anyone needing extra help seeing things up close.

explorē 12 without the reading stand is also available by special order.
To place a special order, please contact customer service at 1-800-722-3393, ext. 50.


I think the 12-inch screen is great. It’s a good size and still easily portable. The stand gives you so much since you can write under it and you don’t need to lean in to use it. It brings the screen closer, meaning you can have good posture without needing as much magnification. Lots of people need a magnifier at home and work; it’s the ideal solution.

Heather, Scotland

As a wet AMD patient awaiting cataract surgery, optical magnifiers were of little use to me. However, after trying the explore 12, I was amazed at what I could read compared to prescription glasses alone. The white-on-black feature is my favorite because it soothes the effects of my photophobia, and I love the device's ease of use and portability. It makes my life 1000 times better.

Veteran, United Kingdom

How does this product change your life?

explorē 12 includes essential and easy-to-use tools to address low vision or vision loss needs, regardless of your age. With superior magnification, this tablet allows you to continue daily activities like reading and viewing photos or maps and maintain productivity in your work or classroom environment.

When used with its foldable stand, explorē 12 rises above the table, giving plenty of writing room. The touchscreen’s zoom-in and pan functions also allow you to read without moving your documents. In addition, its lightweight design makes it an ideal companion for on-the-go use, facilitating your active and mobile lifestyle.


Functional specifications

  • 2-30x magnification with autofocus built-in stand; 1-15x on the reading stand
  • HD image quality
  • Brilliant 12-in ISP LCD touchscreen with pinch zoom in/out and live panning
  • 2 HD autofocus cameras
  • Built-in and reading stand
  • Customizable: Preferred zoom, lines/blinds, menu text size, color schemes (17)
  • 30 available languages
  • Power save/sleep mode
  • High-resolution video output
  • Image gallery capacity: 1000s
  • 3.5 hours continuous use (device only)
  • 2 hours continuous use (using the stand with LED lights)


Physical specifications

  • Device weight: 2.5 lbs / 1134 g
  • Device dimensions (w x d x h): 11.1 x 8.0 x 0.9 in / 282 x 202 x 24 mm
  • Screen dimension: 305 mm (12 in)
  • Reading stand weight: 2.5 lbs / 1134 g
  • Reading stand dimensions – folded: (w x d x h): 13.6 x 10.6 x 1.4 in / 340 x 269 x 35 mm
  • Reading stand dimensions – open: (w x d x h): 13.6 x 10.6 x 11.1 in / 340 x 269 x 282 mm
  • Non-removable battery


Technical specifications

  • Magnification: 2x - 30x; 1x - 15x in reading stand
  • Near viewing built-in stand: fixed 11cm / 4.3 in; auto-focus
  • Near viewing on reading stand: 11 - 25 cm / 4.3 - 9.8 in; continuous, manual, or fixed focus
  • Far viewing: 15 cm - infinity / 5.9 in to infinity; continuous, manual, or fixed focus
  • Screen: 8-inch ISP LCD Screen (1920 x 1080)
  • Cameras: 2 high-definition 21MP (near and far)
  • High-resolution video output compatibility
  • Power input: USB Type-C; 5V@3A, 9V@2A; Quick charge 12V@1.5A
  • Battery: Non-removable, li-polymer, 10.05Ah
  • Battery life: 3.5 hours (2.0 hours continuous use with LED Lights)
  • Charge time: ~4 hours (unit off, from 0%)

What's in the box?

  • explorē 12 electronic magnifier
  • Neoprene carry case, screen protector, cleaning cloth, and shoulder bag
  • Folding and transportable reading stand
  • International power adapters
  • Type-C USB and high-resolution video cables
  • User and Getting started manuals


2-year warranty


  • 1-year care program (<30 days from purchase)
  • 1-year care program (>30 days from purchase)
  • 2-year care program (<365 days from purchase)
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