Updated March 13, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 7 Best Portable Digital Magnifiers

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1. Eyoyo 5.0

2. Eyoyo c0141

3. Eschenbach SmartLux

Editor's Notes

March 09, 2019:

Reading is a past time many people take joy in. Unfortunately, there are a lot of vision-related reasons old and young people alike may struggle with it. Whether you have glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or a variety of other vision impairments, one of these portable digital magnifiers can help you start to enjoy reading again. It is important to pick the right model for your needs and lifestyle though. If portability is a top priority for you, it may be best to opt for one of the models with a smaller screen, such as the Eyoyo c0141 or Koolertron GH-ECMR 02, both of which have three-and-a-half-inch displays and compact housings. Those who care less about portability and more about easy and comfortable use may want to lean towards one of the options with a five-inch screen, such as the Eyoyo 5.0, Eschenbach SmartLux, and Koolertron GH-ECMR 01. There are also models with a 4.3-inch screen that many feel offer the perfect compromise between comfortable use and portability. If you think one of these might be right for you, take a look at the Koolertron 4.3 and ViSee LVM-480. The Eschenbach SmartLux would have taken our top spot because it has a better build quality and more impressive specs than most other models available on the market, but unfortunately its hefty price tag may put it out of reach for many people. The Eyoyo 5.0, which did take our top ranking offers a good balance of performance and price, and has the most color modes out of any option we reviewed.

4. Koolertron 4.3

5. ViSee LVM-480

6. Koolertron GH-ECMR 01

7. Koolertron GH-ECMR 02

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 13, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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