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C-Pen Reader 2 (ReaderPen)

C-Pen Reader
Approximate Price: $405

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Last updated: Dec 20 2022

Short Description

The C-Pen Reader is a portable, pocket-sized device which reads text aloud with an English, Spanish or French digital voice. It has a in-built speaker and a earphone jack. It contains five dictionaries built-in. It can also capture and upload text to a PC or Mac. The in-built microphone allows you to record audio files which can be listened to any time and uploaded to your computer.
The smart pen converts text to speech and reads words and sentences aloud to those with reading difficulties such as Dyslexia, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Phonological Processing, Specific Language Impairment or Visual Processing Disorders.

Additional Info

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Compatible Systems:
Compatible with PC, Mac, Linux & Chromebooks

Functions and Features:
* Hear words, pronunciations and lines of text read aloud through built-in speakers or attached earphones
* AI enhanced text recognition
* Look up words using the built-in Collins, Oxford, Spanish, and French dictionaries
* Scan, store and transfer to a PC or Mac (1GB of storage and downloads to a computer like using a USB key - no software required)
* Scan direct to the cursor on a computer
* OCR engine enables you to capture and save quotes and other text of interest instantly. The text is saved in text files which is then easily transferred to your computer.
* Built-in microphone allows you to record audio notes which can be retrieved and listened to any time. You can also upload the audio files to your computer.
* Can also be used as a USB drive with 3GB user space available. Connect it to a USB port on your MAC, Windows, or Linux computer.

* Built-in batteries
* Uses a standard micro USB connector for charging and connecting to computers, and a standard 3.5 mm connector for your favourite headphones
* Scan Font Size Range 6.5 - 22 point - Note: Text versus background contrast is important e.g. black words in a blue background and/or blue words in a black background cannot be scanned.
* No touch screen, use button provided to navigate through the menu and select the required function/mode, e.g: dictionary.

Method Of Use

* Run the C-Pen over the word/sentence/paragraph, while you are in the text reader mode, this will the text aloud for you.
* Run the C-Pen over an unfamiliar word, while you are in the dictionary mode, this will read the word aloud to you and will also provide you with the word's definition.

Place Of Manufacture


Price Guide

Price is from Scanning Pens
GST Exempt

Models And Options


Connect - Bluetooth/Wifi only version that connects directly to an app on iOS, Android, Mac or PC. Requires device to use.

LingoPen - Translates using 8 dictionaries, includes voice recorder.

ReaderPen Secure - GDPR compliant version suitable for use in the workplace. No storage or dictionary.

ExamReader - Contains only the text to speech function, suitable for exam settings. No storage or dictionary.


Specification Standard
Depth Unknown
Display Unknown
Height Unknown
Magnification N/A
Weight (gms) 200 gms
Width Unknown



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