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The electronic handheld magnifier Ruby XL HD has a high-resolution image quality for the sharpest possible image. Featuring a built-in reading stand that holds the screen at a comfortable angle as you slide it across a page.

  • Easy to use
  • Convenient handle
  • Built-in lighting

Price: £499 excluding VAT and carriage, where applicable.

Mobile electronic magnifier

The Ruby XL HD mobile electronic magnifier is a useful tool 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.

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About the Ruby XL HD

The RUBY XL HD puts crystal clear, high-definition magnification in the palm of your hand. The slim RUBY XL HD goes anywhere with you, while the five-inch widescreen brings out even the finest details. You can magnify materials up to 14 times – books, photographs, newspapers, medication labels, and more.

Easy to learn and use, whether at home, in the office, or on the go. It snaps open to hold the screen at a natural angle, sliding effortlessly across a document as you read. Colour-coded tactile buttons make it easy to adjust the magnification, false colours, or to add a reading line/masks.

This portable, handheld video magnifier has a 5-megapixel, auto-focus camera providing sharp HD quality images that are easily viewed on its full colour, 5-inch LCD widescreen. The screen tilts up for easy reading on the page with continuous zoom from 2x to 14x.

Alternative products

Looking for a magnifier with a larger screen?
Then check out the Ruby 7 HD or Compact 10 HD mobile image magnifier!

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


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


  • What do the LED’s mean?

    Battery LED Descriptions
    Green – Solid: Battery charged – power adapter connected.
    Green – Flashing: Battery charging – power adapter connected.
    Red – Flashing: Battery low.
    Red – Solid: Error – unplug power adapter, wait a few seconds, and plug
    in again. If this condition persists, change the batteries.
    No LED: Battery charge ok, power adapter not connected; or RUBY is off.

  • Opening and Using the Reading Stand

    RUBY XL HD also incorporates a reading stand so that it can be set on a
    document allowing you to read an item at a convenient and consistent distance.

    On the top edge of the unit, use one thumb to push the ridge (1) in one
    direction while using your other thumb to push one of the tabs (2a or 2b)
    in the opposite direction.

      The unit is spring loaded and opens to its full reading position. If the unit
      is off, it automatically turns on when the reading stand opens.

        Next, place the unit on a flat item, such as a document or photo, to view
        and read it.

        When you close the reading stand, the unit automatically turns off.

      1. My Ruby turns itself off when I’m reading. What can I do about it?

        This is normal behaviour. If no button has been pressed for 30 minutes, the RUBY will switch itself off to prevent the batteries from draining.

      2. When reading with the RUBY I suffer from glare on the paper. Can anything be done about that?

        The glare on glossy paper is probably caused by the RUBY’s LED lights. You can turn the LED lights on and off by pressing the Green/Yellow button together with the Red button.

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