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DISCONTINUED. (Verified 2/2006) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Travelmate is a portable video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This video magnifier has a rotating autofocus camera with several mounting options. It comes with an X/Y reading table, a flex arm with a clamp mount, and a portable TravelViewer rolling stand. The camera has a quick release mechanism so it can be removed from one mount and attached to another. Monitor options include a television, computer, laptop, LCD (liquid crystal display), or head mounted glasses (not included). The camera unit can also be held in the user's hand. The rotating camera has autofocus and can be used for both near and distant viewing. It magnifies from four to 60 times on a 20-inch TV, or four to 90 times with rolling stand, and magnifies up to 24 times when used for distance viewing (two-inch tall letters are 2.75 inches at a 20 foot distance). The magnifier has four controls (power, mode, contrast, zoom), with advanced modes including line markers, manual focus override, lighting adjustment, electronic media mode, variable contrast control, and mode and mid magnification memory. Objects and text can be viewed in color, black and white, and inverse modes. The magnifier comes with a carrying bag. The camera is also available with a handle and cable attached, so the user can hold it by itself. POWER: Uses battery pack (optional). OPTIONS: Portable monitor; long arm for working with large objects. WEIGHT: With clamp mount, less than 8 pounds. WARRANTY: Lifetime warranty on material and workmanship.
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