A smart, ultra-portable magnifier for the connected classroom

Connect 12 is a high-performance 12-inch digital magnifier combined with the functionality, connectivity and versatility of an Android tablet. It offers up to 24X live HD magnification with intelligent LED illumination. Including a lightweight and sturdy stand, the Connect 12 is easily foldable and extremely portable. Staying engaged and connected in the classroom has never been this satisfying.



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The Connect 12 is like wearing a pair of glasses that goes everywhere with me. My favorite feature is the ability to scan printed material and read back to me with a clear distinct voice. It gives me independence in not having to depend on others to read to me. I consider this wonderful device to be my personal reader!

Margaret, teacher, Kentucky, United States

I like that the Connect 12 allows Diamond Edge which does not hurt my eyes and it is a portable device that can be used on the go no matter where or the time of day. It brings back quality of life, the freedom of reading and it allows me to achieve my full potential.

Kyle, student, South Africa

Its portability makes it a perfect solution for a middle school or high school student. Being able to go from class to class with a device that is lightweight is great with the access to both the whiteboard and his documents. The split screen feature is important to my student, especially for his math class.

Colleen, teacher, Illinois, United States

How does this product change your life?

Never miss anything in class or online with Connect 12. This unique, intelligent magnifier perfectly combines high portability and low-vision support with all the possibilities offered by a 12-inch HD Android tablet.

In addition to optical character recognition (OCR), with the award-winning Diamond Edge™ font delivering text with amazing clarity, and text-to-speech (TTS) to read aloud, you can enlarge printed documents, read books from online libraries and complete written assignments and exams with ease. Built-in Prodigi software provides all the tools a student needs in one interface with ready to use apps like: Calculator, Books, Gallery, Magnifier to name a few. Switch to Android and you can access Dropbox, Google docs, and many more educational apps.

Connect 12 also comes with a Bluetooth keyboard and has optional external 10x and 25x distance cameras to support distance viewing. These outstanding features make Connect 12 an extremely powerful tool that is also suitable for professionals and active seniors in the workplace or at home.


Functional specifications
  • 1x – 40x live magnification
  • 1x – 80x capture or image
  • Full HD 12 inch touchscreen with gestures
  • 13MP ultra high-definition camera
  • LED light in stand
  • Image capture with auto-rotate
  • Import JPEG, PDF
  • Export JPEG, TXT or PDF
  • Diamond edge font
  • Optical character recognition in 55 languages
  • Text-to-speech with 4 voices
  • Full page, column, and line reading modes
  • Customizable: Reading modes, color schemes (20), contrast, system fonts, fonts
  • Standard, scientific, graphical calculators
  • Dropbox, Google docs, and other apps pre-installed
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • High resolution video outputs
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Up to 64GB removable storage (*not included)
  • 7 hours continuous use (tablet only)
  • 4.5 hours continuous use (using stand led light)


Physical specifications
  • Folded unit dimensions (w x d x h): 9.4 x 15.7 x 1.1 inch / 240 x 400 x 29 mm
  • Tablet only (w x d x h): 11.9 x 7.3 x 0.4 inch / 301 x 186 x 10 mm
  • Unit weight: 4.3 lbs / 1940 g
  • Tablet only weight: 1.8 lbs /840 g


Technical specifications
  • Magnification: Live 1x – 40x / capture or image 1x to 80x
  • Stand viewing distance: 8.86 inch / 22.5cm
  • Screen: 11.6 inch diagonal full high-definition LED TFT-LCD
  • Screen ratio: 16:9
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (full HD)
  • Camera: 13mp ultra-HD
  • High resolution video output compatibility
  • Wi-Fi connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.0 and GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone/speaker stereo jack
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • Internal storage: 32GB (eMMC)
  • Removable storage: microsdhc to 64gb
  • USB connection: C-type USB connector
  • Battery life tablet only: 7+ hours
  • Battery life tablet and stand with LED:  4.5 hours
  • Charging time: <4 hours

What's in the box?

  • Prodigi Connect 12 tablet
  • Tablet stylus
  • Folding stand
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable
  • Carrying case
  • LCD protector
  • User manual
  • Getting started guide
  • Quick start sheet
  • Bluetooth keyboard
  • Portable battery pack
  • Tablet leather case


1-year warranty

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


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  1. I recently got a Prodigi Connect with the distance camera and it has changed my life.
    I recently got a Prodigi Connect with the distance camera and it has changed my life. I work as a teaching assistant in a secondary school but could no longer support in class as I was unable to access the whiteboard due to my loss of vision. Now with the Prodigi Connect I can now support in class again. Not only has it helped me to achieve my dreams of supporting in class again but it has helped me access paperwork without going home with a bad back, I can now access everything sitting in an upright position instead of bent over all day. The people at Humanware were easy to talk to and explained all the functions in clear simple steps. I highly recommend this product.

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  2. Very good portable solution to several problems
    I'm still trying this however the distance camera has allowed me to view a presentation for the first time in my working career without having to request printed copies. I'd have liked to see the distance view incorporated into the main prodigy software rather than using Sony Play Memories so that the sma efunctionality can be quickly accessed e.g. OCR contract change zomm and panning. At present a still needs to be taken before you back out, go to gallery and transfer the image to prodigy and then view it. doing this live would probably result in you missing 5 slides. I consider this however to be a niggle. I also found using a small tripod mounted on our conference table better than the supplied clip mount.

    Reading under the tablet would easy and relaxing it sits well on a table or depending on your sight on your lap even in it's frame. The tablet itself is good. I'd have liked an IOS version as I find apples own accessibility functionality easier to use but I'm still getting used to Android.

    Overall this is well thought out, very portable and has a great battery life. as you get a standard tablet as well it also means having a device that can take care of email etc rather than having to carry a separate tablet or laptop

    Well done humanware - on the next update I'd love to see the distance option using the same layout as the magnifier.

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  3. A true blessing for my son!
    I am always researching new technology for my teenage son to make his life easier. I came across the Prodigi Connect on Pinterest of all places. My husband and I borrowed the money for this piece of technology for our son a few months ago. My sons life has changed drastically since he got his hands on it. Before he had to push a large cart from classroom to classroom with a huge CCTV, a laptop and keyboard along with his personal iPad for extra assistance. Now he carries a backpack with this piece of equipment in it. My son can now leave class with his friends which has given him more opportunity for a social life instead of missing the end of one class or the begging of another class because he had to leave earlier than everyone else to manage getting through the hallways with the cart. His independence has hugely improved along with his confidence. I am thankful for this technology and humanware for putting it on the market. Thank You!

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