This lightweight handheld device uses a smart camera and AI technology to instantly read out text from any printed surface or digital screen.

Designed for people with mild low vision reading fatigue reading difficulties including dyslexia and anyone who consumes large amounts of text this highly sophisticated device is simple to use – just point the Orcam Read Smart towards the text and press a button.

It will instantly read printed or digital text from books newspapers smartphone screens computers and more. It can also recognise barcodes and detect currency using laser targeting and its 13 megapixel sensor. In dimly lit environments an LED light gives the right amount of illumination to make reading possible.

You can listen via the mini speaker on the device or through headphones (wired or Bluetooth) or a Bluetooth speaker.

Orcam Read Smart is the most efficient smart pen on the market – it is designed for all ages and does not require an internet connection. In addition to offering Speed Reading it is the only smart pen that has Full Page Capture. It has four large tactile buttons making it easy to use.

  • Lightweight smart camera for reading printed or digital text.
  • Ideal for newspapers books menus signs product labels and screens.
  • Able to read font size 4pt and up.
  • Clear synthetic English voice – switch easily between male and female.
  • Barcode recognition.
  • Currency detection.
  • Easy-to-use with large tactile buttons.
  • Designed for all ages.
  • Does not require an internet connection.
  • Listen via device’s mini speakers wired headphones or Bluetooth headphones or speaker.
  • 13 megapixel sensor.
  • Built-in LED light for reading in dimly lit environments.
  • Integrated 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 year warranty


  • Size: 120 × 30 × 11mm (4.72 × 1.18 × 0.43 inches)
  • Weight: 49g (1.73oz)

Battery and charging

  • Built-in rechargeable battery with three-hour battery life and LED battery indicator.
  • USB-C charging port.
  • USB-C cable and power adapter supplied.

RNIB Technology Support  

For information or advice on technology that will be suitable for your needs please contact our team on 0303 123 9999 and speak to one of our advisors within the Sight Loss Advice Service.

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Important - order cancellations and returns

We are unable to cancel your order once it has been placed. Should you change your mind about this special order product you will need to accept the delivery and then contact RNIB Helpline to arrange its return; guidance on how to do this can be found in our Returns Policy.

This product is returnable as unsuitable within 14 days of receipt in an “as new” condition in original undamaged packaging.  

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.

This item is eligible for VAT exemption.

Barcode: HT387

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