Optelec Introduces the Compact 8 Portable Video Magnifier

Optelec Introduces the Compact 8 Portable Video Magnifier

(Clearwater, FL – March 28, 2023) Optelec today announces the newest addition to the Compact family, the Compact 8, a portable video magnifier packed with advanced features to make everyday living easier—all in a lightweight, low-profile design.

The Compact 8 is equipped with a generous 8-inch touchscreen and two high-definition cameras—one for viewing text and objects close up and another for distance viewing. View magazines, books, and product labels just as easily as viewing menu boards and bus schedules.

We’ve engineered the Compact 8 for comfort and ease of use while introducing new and proprietary contrast features never before seen in the Optelec product line.

“With the advanced features of the Compact 8, we’re able to deliver an exceptional product that users will significantly benefit from,” said Richard Tapping, Vice President of Hardware Products. “For example, the patented dynamic contrast feature enhances the contrast of similar colors and provides sharp, more defined image, making undetectable text visible again—a real game changer.”

The ergonomically designed built-in reading stand is positioned at an angle allowing a more comfortable reading experience. The all-new live panning feature makes it easy to zoom in and out of your targeted live view and swipe in all directions to read and magnify without physically moving the device.


  • Magnification up to 30x
  • 8-inch touchscreen—large field of view
  • Vibrant, high-definition image quality
  • Unique proprietary contrast features
  • Portable, low-profile design
  • Live image panning—zoom in and out and swipe in all directions
  • Line markers and masking features for focused reading
  • Two HD cameras for document and distance viewing

We expect to begin shipping the Compact 8 later this week.

For more information, please visit the Optelec website.

Mar 28, 2023

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