The Mercury Handheld Magnifier & StandScan

If you or a loved one are in the market for a portable magnifier and OCR, perhaps you should consider the Mercury Handheld Magnifier and OCR.  The Mercury Handheld Magnifier and OCR is a touch-based live magnification device that can perform accurate full page OCR.  The magnifier features a wide 5.5 inch display screen with a built-in LED light and more!

Mercury Handheld Magnifier Features:

  • Magnification up to 10X in live mode and 30X in OCR mode
  • Talk back menu
  • False color options
  • Intuitive touch navigation
  • Ability to save and load photos and documents
  • Accurate full-page OCR
  • Various reading options
  • Free Grip Case and charger

Mercury handheld magnifier

Mercury’s Specs:

  • Dimensions: 5.16 x 2.64 x 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 4.97 oz (141 g)
  • Display: 5.5 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Touchscreen: Multi-touch
  • Camera: 13 megapixels
  • Processor: Quad Core, 1200 MHz
  • Built-in Storage: 8 GB
  • Battery Life: 10 hours, continuous use
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Charger: Mini USB

Click here for pricing information and to learn more! 

StandScan

To make using the Mercury Handheld even more convenient, it’s recommended to also purchase the StandScan.  The StandScan is a portable document scanner you can use with your Mercury Magnifier, as well as any smartphone!

The StandScan provides an “elevated platform support for high-quality scanning of documents and photos using your smartphone.  It is a cost-effective, portable and lightweight phone accessory that also helps you scan live 3D objects.”  The ScanStand is simple to use, sets up in seconds, and folds flat to fit in a computer bag.

StandScan Features:

  • Compatible with any smartphone
  • Super lightweight and durable
  • Instant sharing with friends and family
  • Scan high-quality copies of receipts/documents in under 10 seconds
  • No drivers, cables, or software required
  • Saves time and space
  • Assistance for visually impaired

Click here to learn more on the Mercury Magnifier and StandScan!

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