Snow 12
Simple and Powerful
Zoomax Snow 12 is a portable video magnifier that delivers true visual independence for people with low vision. With Snow 12, you can more easily read, write, look at objects or even perform full-page content scanning with OCR text-to-speech. With standard features like a 12″ full-HD display, magnification up to 19x, and a simple accessible interface, Snow 12 is perfect for all situations.
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We Thought of Almost Everything

We designed Snow 12 to make life easier. We added an analog stick to allow you to pan around a document without needing to move your reading material so much. The foldable stand lifts Snow 12 off the table for times when you'd prefer to place reading materials or objects like a medicine bottle or small item underneath. The stand also makes it much easier to see what you're writing.

An optional external distance camera makes Snow 12 perfect in school or at work when you need to look at something across the room.

We thought of almost everything - Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier

Detachable & Foldable

Snow 12 can be used with or without the foldable stand.

When used outside of the foldable stand,Snow 12 functions like most other handheld video magnifiers. Being folded shut, Snow 12 is thinner than a notebook computer.

A carrying case big enough to hold the Snow 12 and foldable stand together, and a sleeve case bag to hold just the Snow 12 are included for times when you need to travel.

Detachable & Foldable - Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier

Superior Image Quality

Looking at family photos or enjoying illustrations and other images in recipes and magazines can be enjoyed even more with Snow 12. Our advanced color rendition results in images that look better than ever. We also added contrast customization so that you can make fonts thinner or thicker on demand. If you like to read text in a high contrast mode such as white on black, you will love how sharp the contrast is with Snow 12.

Superior Image Quality - Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier

Comfortable Writing Space

Trying to hold the magnifier while signing a check? Make things easier with Snow 12. When used with the foldable stand, Snow 12 is elevated off the table leaving you ample room to write, just like what you find with larger desktop magnification systems. Resume your writing, doodling, signing and creating today!

Comfortable Writing Space - Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier

OCR and Text-to-Speech

With the latest OCR technology, Snow 12 can recognize any of 20+ different languages and convert printed words into speech. Changing the reading speed can be done on the fly. You can even choose between male and female voices. Documents can be saved on Snow 12 for future reading and even exported to a Windows® PC.

 OCR & Text-to-speech - Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier

More Than Listening to Books

Button or Touch Screen Control with Voice Prompts

When you need to change settings in Snow 12, you can browse through the menu of choices by tapping the on-screen button you want, or by stepping through them with physical buttons on Snow 12. Best of all, Snow 12 speaks to you as you move over on-screen buttons or select them. The ability to use buttons to control and configure Snow 12 is ideal even for the most severely visually impaired. The verbal feedback is helpful too, especially when using Snow 12 for the first time.

Button or Touch Screen Control with Voice Prompts - Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier

SnowLink Distance Camera (Optional)

If you attend school or attend meetings at work, you will frequently need to read or see things that are on the board or being displayed as part of a presentation. SnowLink, the optional external camera for Snow 12 lets you view things that are not close to you, even in high contrast.

This accessory will become available this summer.

For Students & Everyone: Reading Accessible Instructional Materials

Providing accessible curriculum materials to students with visual impairments is important. Snow 12 makes it easy, too.

When connected to a Windows® PC, Snow 12 appears as an external storage device. You can copy over books and other documents in JPG, PDF, RTF, and TXT formats to the memory storage of Snow 12. Documents in JPG and PDF become available immediately for magnified reading. You can also open the documents in all 4 formats within the text-to-speech mode and have words spoken out loud.

A standard headphone port lets you listen to spoken books and documents without disturbing others.

For Students and Everyone - Reading Accessible Instructional Materials - Zoomax Snow 12 Video Magnifier


● Detachable & foldable stand

● Full page scan & reading

● Superior image quality

● Adjustable high contrast color intensity

● Comfortable writing space

● Reading accessible instructional materials

● Analog stick and touch screen control

● Voice prompts

● Power saving stand-by mode

● OCR and text-to-speech in 20+ languages

● SnowLink distance camera (optional)


Magnification2.7 - 19X

2.5 - 19X on the Foldable Stand*
Display ModesZoomax Snow 12 high contrast colors

Full color and 10 high contrast color modes
Screen12″ touch screen
Screen Resolution1920 × 1280p
PanningTouch screen panning & analog stick panning
Camera13M pixels
FocusAuto focus/tap to focus
Reading Line and MasksAdjustable horizontal/vertical reading line and masks, 4 types in total

Snow 12 reading line and masks
Input PortType-C/HDMI
BatteryApprox. 2.5h
Charging Time2h
Standby ModeShort press the Power button or stop using after 3 minutes
Distance View CameraSnowLink (optional)

To PC through type-C port

To TV/Monitor through HDMI-in port

To SnowLink through HDMI-out port

OCR Text-to-Speech (optional)
User InterfaceImage user interface/Text user interface

No magnification/color mode adjustment is available in image user interface
Automatic Language DetectionAvailable for most languages
File FormatsJPG, PDF, RTF, and TXT
Full Page ReadingFull-page content scanning on the Foldable Stand
Voice GenderFemale/Male (6 languages available only in female)
Zoom Level (Text user interface)7 magnification levels
Text Color (Text user interface)4 high contrast color modes

Snow 12 OCR Text-to-Speech high contrast colors

Weight & Dimensions
Unit Weight960g/2.12 lbs
Stand Weight1280g/2.82 lbs
Unit Dimensions290mm × 220mm × 24mm/11.4″ × 8.7″ × 0.94″
Stand Dimensions350mm × 230mm × 40mm/13.8″ × 9″ × 1.6″
Camera Height140mm/5.5

29mm/11.4″ on the Foldable Stand

Power Adapter
Input100 - 240V

Operation and Storage Condition
Humidity< 70%
Temperature10 - 40 °C

* Foldable Stand is available in several regions. Please contact your dealer for more information.

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