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Ruby handheld video magnifier

Product code: HC55
£455.40 (inc VAT) £379.50 (ex VAT)

The ex VAT price will apply to blind or partially sighted people, or someone buying on their behalf.

A lightweight portable video magnifier with clear 4.3-inch screen, offering two to 14 times magnification (2x to 14x). The image can be viewed in full colour or one of the four high contrast modes.


This magnifier is small and lightweight enough to fit into your bag or pocket, whilst providing the magnification you need to read information at home or out and about. Easy to use, with large colourful easy-to-see and tactile buttons against the black face of the device; the handle and outer casing are ruby red.

With the handle closed, this video magnifier can be placed directly onto a document and set to magnify at five times, seven and a half times or 10 times (5x, 7.5x, 10x). With the handle extended the device offers two to 14 times magnification (2x to 14x).

The image on the 4.3-inch screen stays crisp and clear, even when rapidly moving the Ruby across lines of text. View in full colour, black on white, white on black, yellow in blue or yellow on black. The image capture feature means you can freeze an image at arms-length and then bring the screen closer to read. Save up to 15 images for future reference.

Can be used with standard AAA batteries, or the supplied rechargeable batteries. On a full charge you can continually use the Ruby for about two hours.

Delivery charge:

The price includes £7.50 delivery charge.


  • compact 4.3-inch screen
  • 2x to 14x magnification with handle extended
  • 5x, 7.5x and 10x magnification flat on a table
  • lightweight design, weighs just 7.7 ounces (218g)
  • built-in LED lighting; can be turned off to avoid glare when viewing reflective surfaces
  • freeze frame with adjustable magnification
  • five high-contrast colour viewing modes
  • store up to 15 images
  • fast reading with no blur
  • easy flip-out handle
  • supplied with batteries, charger, wrist strap and fabric carry case.


  • supplied with four rechargeable AAA NiMH batteries; takes approximately two hours to charge
  • can be used with disposable AAA batteries
  • when using the mains charger, please ensure the rechargeable batteries are installed
  • two hours continuous use; indicator LED flashes red when batteries are low
  • contained within the handle giving Ruby a light and balanced feel.


  • display: 10.9cm (4.3 inches), widescreen LCD 16:9 aspect ratio
  • dimensions: 12.5cm by 7.5cm by 3.4cm (4.9 by 2.9 by 1.35 inches).

Product instructions:


We will make every effort to deliver within 5 working days, however if  you have not received your goods within 10 working days please contact our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 who will be able to help you. Please note that for special orders the delivery can take up to six weeks and this is stated in the product details, where relevant.

Most of our products and some publications in large print (16 point and above) can be sent by freepost under the 'Articles for the Blind' scheme.

However, the Articles for the Blind scheme offers no guarantees of delivery or insurance for valuable items. We do, therefore, have to make delivery charges for some high value products which need to be sent by a special delivery method. Where a product incurs a delivery charge this is highlighted in the product details and will be added to your order at checkout.

When we send your products, the package will include a 'dispatch note' with details of the contents. It is really important to check this against the actual contents of the package and alert us immediately (within 7 working days) of receiving the order about any discrepancies. 


If you find this product is unsuitable for your needs, or is faulty, then follow our returns instructions to ensure we deal with your enquiry efficiently.  Some products cannot be returned.  More information can be found in product description where applicable. 

Special order products are non-returnable unless faulty. We kindly ask our customers to ensure that any faulty products being returned are packaged securely for stable transit, or the warranty may be voided. Where possible, please use the original packaging. These include specially ordered items that are not part of our standard range. This also includes personalised items, including computer packages, as well as special order canes, walking sticks and more.

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