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The Optelec Compact 10 offers the comfort of easily enlarging text at home and on the road.

  • The 10-inch screen ensures faster reading
  • Collapsible and portable for easy carrying
  • A large reading and writing range due to the fold-out camera arm

Price: £1100 excluding VAT and carriage, where applicable.

Portable electronic magnifier

The Compact 10 is a portable screen magnifier and offers a convenient solution for people with low vision. Optelec offers several options for magnification and contrast display, making reading and viewing photos and documents easier. A mobile magnifier is a portable device compared to a normal magnifier. It is also often used when people do not have space for an electronic magnifier at home.

For more information on the functions of an electronic magnifier, please refer to the frequently asked questions.

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About the Optelec Compact 10

What makes the Compact 10 unique is its convenient, portable design. This device offers many of the benefits of a screen magnifier in a compact and foldable design, complete with a large 10-inch screen roughly the same size as a tablet.

Alternative products

Looking for the Compact 10 with read-aloud function?
Then check out the Compact 10 HD with Speech!

Looking for a tabletop magnifier for your home?
Then take a look at ClearView C!

Looking for a smaller mobile electronic magnifier model?
Then take a look at the Ruby 7 HD!


For a full list of specifications and manual, check out the downloads below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I change between Easy and Advanced mode on my Compact 10 HD

    When the Compact 10 HD is switched on, a short press of the orange On / Off button will place the unit into standby mode. A short press of the orange On / Off button again will resume the Compact 10 HD operation in the mode in which it was put into standby. When resuming from standby, the Compact 10 HD will take approximately 1 second before an image displays on screen. When the Compact 10 HD is in standby mode, the unit can also resume by opening unfolding the Compact 10 HD. Closing the stand will automatically put it back into standby mode.

    The Compact 10 HD can automatically go into standby mode if no button is pressed or no movement is detected. Pressing the orange on / off button will switch it back on. The standby time can be changed or disabled in the Compact 10 HD menu.

    To power off the Compact 10 HD completely, press and hold the orange on / off button for three seconds. It will then make an audible chime to confirm power off.

    To switch on the Compact 10 HD back on, or for the first time, press and hold the orange button for three seconds again. When switching on the Compact 10 HD, it will take approximately 25 seconds before an image displays on screen.

  • How do I enter the user menu on my Compact 10 HD

    The Compact 10 HD will need to be set in Advanced in order to enter the menu. To open the menu, tap on the screen then tap on the “Menu” icon at the top left corner of the screen.

    The exact items in the menu will vary, depending on if you own the Compact 10 HD or 10 HD Speech. To activate a button, tap the button once. Activating a button will open a new menu screen or list. To go back to the main menu, tap on the “Back bar”. To adjust the slider, tap and hold the slider button while moving it to the right or left. The main menu contains the following options: · Voice (Compact 10 HD Speech only) · Line On/Off · Battery status · Save · Open · Brightness slider · Settings

  • Why is my battery not lasting very long?

    It is important to turn your Compact 10 off correctly when you are not using it. Pressing the power button once, puts the machine into standby mode. This will still deplete the battery, however at a very slow rate.

    We recommend turning the Compact 10 HD off properly in-between uses, this is done by holding the power button for 5 seconds until an audible bleep is heard.


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