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Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision

Snow 12

Zoomax Snow 12 is a portable electronic 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.

Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision


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 electronic 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.

Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision


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.

Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision


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!

Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision


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.

Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision


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.

Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision


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.

Zoomax Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier for Low Vision

What’s in the box


  • 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


OCR Text-to-Speech (optional)

Weight & Dimensions

Power Adapter

Operation and Storage Condition

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

Snow 12 Introductional Video #1: Unpacking Snow 12

Snow 12 Introductional Video #2: Intro to Snow 12 Magnifier

Snow 12 Introductional Video #3: Using Snow 12

Snow 12 Introductional Video #4: Snow 12 Menu & Settings

Snow 12 Introductional Video #5: Text to Speech with Snow 12

Snow 12 Introductional Video #6: Using the Foldable Stand with Snow 12

Snow 12 Introductional Video #7: Using File Transfer

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Distance Camera for Snow 12

Distance Camera

The Distance Camera is an external accessory for Snow 12 portable video magnifier. Using the Distance Camera, you can easily see things captured meters away on the screen, without lifting or moving Snow 12. It’s light, portable, and flexible to use.

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