Snow 12 – Portable video magnifier

5.00 out of 5
(37 customer reviews)


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Zoomax Snow 12 is a portable electronic video magnifier that delivers true visual independence for people with low vision. With Snow 12, you can more easily read, write, look at objects or even perform full-page content scanning with OCR text-to-speech. The easy-to-use interface makes the Snow 12 the best option amongs all the digital magnifier with large-size.

Note: Snow 12  will be available  for delivery around June 12, 2024.

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120,000+ Snow 12 have been helping people with visual impairments see since its launch in July 2019.


snow 12 portable video magnifier
snow 12 portable video magnifier
snow 12 portable video magnifier

Perfect visual aids  for students to read textbooks or people who love long-period reading. 

The best option helps you read files, do data audit and sign on the contact in your office. 

Visually impaired students’ ideal helper in drawing, notetaking and completing homework. 

Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier

snow 12 portable video magnifier

Zoomax Snow 12 is a portable video magnifier that delivers true visual independence for people with low vision. It features a unique foldable stand that elevates Snow 12 so that you can more easily read, write, look at objects or even perform full-page scanning using the powerful OCR and text-to-speech. With standard features like a 12-inch full-HD touch screen display, magnification up to 19x, and a simple accessible interface, Snow 12 is perfect for all situations.

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OCR And Text-To-Speech

visual aids comment

“ Vision aids are kind of new eyes for someone like me who live with sight loss. You know what a nice job you are doing? I just can’t hide my appreciation! ”

       — Kathleen, User from Florida

The stand of Snow 12 is outstanding!

snow 12 portable video magnifier
snow 12 portable video magnifier
snow 12 portable video magnifier




Why Is Snow 12 Portable Video Magnifier Unique

  • Detachable & foldable stand
  • Full page scan & reading
  • Superior image quality
  • Adjustable high contrast color intensity
  • Comfortable Writing Space
  • Reading accessible instructional materials
  • Analog stick and touch screen control
  • Voice prompts
  • Power saving stand-by mode
  • OCR and text-to-speech in 20+ languages

Writing & Signing Comfortably

Reading Line & Mask Available

Lightweight For Use Anywhere

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What Is a Video Magnifier?

A video magnifier, also called electronic/digital magnifier, is an electronic reading aid for people with severe visual impairment who cannot be helped using ordinary magnifying glasses.

Read this post to check out what a video magnifier is and how it can benefit you.

Unboxing Snow 12 

Zoomax Snow 12 – By Sam from The Blind Life

Additional information


With Foldable Stand


2.5 – 19X on the Foldable Stand, 2.7 – 19X

Display Modes

Full color and 10 high contrast color modes


12″ touch screen

Screen Resolution

1920 × 1080p


Analog stick panning, Touch screen panning


13M pixels


Auto focus, Tap to focus

Reading Line and Masks

Adjustable horizontal/vertical reading line and masks

Input Port

HDMI, Type-C


Approx. 2.5h

Charging Time


Standby Mode

Auto (after 3 min non use), Short press the Power button

PC Connection

Via Type-C port

TV/Monitor Connection

Via HDMI-in port

OCR - Language

20 (more are coming)

Auto Language Detection

Available for most languages

OCR - Full Page Reading

Full-page content scanning on the Foldable Stand

File Formats


OCR - Voice Gender

Female/Male (6 languages available only in female)

OCR - Magnification Levels

7 magnification levels in the text page

OCR - Text Color

4 high contrast color modes


2.12 lbs (unit), 2.82 lbs (stand)


11.4″ × 8.7″ × 0.94″ (unit), 13.8″ × 9″ × 1.6″ (stand)

Camera Height

11.4″ on the Foldable Stand, 5.5″

37 reviews for Snow 12 – Portable video magnifier

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lloyd Welch

    My vision is very very limited and this device is a life-saver. It allows me to read the daily newspaper without having to hold a magnifying glass. Even though it is portable, I leave it up on my dining room table for convenience so that I can just slide over and use it anytime I like (my mobility is limited too). I needed a little help to set it up because my eyesight is so bad. But overall it is a very helpful device, well worth the money.

  2. Shelley

    My friend referred Snow 12 tome because he used it for one year and loved it.My doctor also recommended this device to me.When I got it and used it,oh my my, it is just for me!I used it for reading the novels and writing articals.The best thing is I can read story for my daughter now.My sweetie sits with me.We read together.I enjoy the time with her 🙂

  3. 5 out of 5

    Allen K.

    The service lady is really doing a good job! Very helpful and nice!

  4. 5 out of 5


    My Mom has been using Snow 12 for a year.The Snow product is easy use for her. She is 65 years old now and her vision is poor for years.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Oleg Geary

    I had a magnifier from other company. That one was nice but not as big as SNOW 12. I love the large screen. Comparing with my old one, the image in SNOW 12 is much more clearer and higher contrast. The best thing is no blur when I move my book and read. My old one was blurry if I do that.

  6. Charrie

    Snow 12 is the best magnifier for me. I used two electronic magnifiers before. As a reading device, a larger screen and comfortable reading angle are important. Snow 12 did it!

  7. 5 out of 5


    A salesman from the low vision store near me came to my house for the demonstration of Snow 12. He also brought me a 12 inch item from Humanware and another one device from Optelec. Those two units are too complicated to use, so that I ordered the Snow 12. I spent ten or 15 minutes to learn how to use it. The image is sharpe and the price is reasonable. I referred it to my good friend last week.

  8. 5 out of 5


    I purchased SNOW 12 for my student. He uses it for reading and writing. It can save many files and photos. He sometimes uses the speech function. Snow helps him a lot in his study.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Snow 12 is my second digital magnifier from Zoomax. I love the small Zoomax Snow. Both of them are greatly helpful in my life. Thank you for your excellent service and product!

  10. 5 out of 5


    I bought SNOW 12 for my Grandma as Thanks Giving gift. She has been using it for about 1 year. She said the product perfoms very well. Whenever she had any question, she talked with the ZOOMAX people and they are really helpful.

  11. 5 out of 5


    I bought SNOW 12 and Luna 6 for my Dad. He prefers Snow 12. Its screen is bigger and the external stand is helpful when he reads a book. The luna 6 is kept by him, too. He uses it when he is in the kitchen or bedroom while trying to get the information on the bottles.

  12. 5 out of 5


    Zoomax Snow was my favorite. I used the Snow for many years. When I wanted to buy a magnifier with big screen, I decided to buy the SNOW 12. Now. I have two Snow!

  13. 5 out of 5


    I just got the Snow 12 today. It looks amazing! Everything in the box is awsome. After trying it out for a while, I regret being lacking of this wonderful product in the past few years. I can’t wait to say thanks to your company. This is my best investment!

  14. 5 out of 5


    One of my eyes is legally blind. Zoomax Snow 12 helps me study with high-efficiency at school. Thanks to the assistive technology, I am able to continue my study. It means a lot for me!

  15. 5 out of 5


    My Dad had a ZOOMAX SNOW 7. It helps him read everyday. It is also good when he needs to sign his name on the bill. But for more writing, SNOW 12 is much useful. There is the space, so that he could write as before when he had normal vision.

  16. 5 out of 5


    I have a student using ZOOMAX SNOW 12. This device is a good helper for him. He reads faster and is able to complete his homework every day. He is now thinking of buying another Snow 12, so that he could have one at home and another one at school. I am so glad that I recommended the SNOW 12 to him when he asked me for help. The reason of writing this comment is to tell the kids that this product is absolutely necessary for student with vision loss. They will catch up in the class and find it easier to continue the schooling.

  17. 5 out of 5


    SNOW12 is good for my son. It helps him read and write. He loves to draw underneath as well.

  18. 5 out of 5


    This device is a great help for my son. He found it easy to use at the first trial. We are glad that he is able to read and write quickly now. We would like to recommend this digital magnifier to the parents who is looking for vision aids for their kids.

  19. 5 out of 5


    My Mom is 85 years old. She used the small Snow for many years. We thought the large-screen video magnifier would work better for her when she reads the book. So we tried the Snow 12 and she loved it.

  20. 5 out of 5


    I had a SNOW 7 for many years. When looking for a magnifier with bigger size, I went to Zoomax again. The girl who provided service was friendly and helpful! She recommended me the Snow 12 and told me everything I wanted to know. She also sent me the instuctional videos in case Ineed them. Thank you for your good product and excellent service!

  21. 5 out of 5


    I received the Snow 12 yesterday night. I can’t help lpening the box. Everything was well packed and the device looked nice. The instruction video on web was greatly helpful. I am now using it skifully. With the help the device, I found my reading becomes much easier as I expected.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dr. Mike

    One of my patients recomended the Zoomax vision magnifier to me. I introduce it to some of other patients. They all like it. It is not complicated at all, very easy to use. Almost all other video magnifier with large-size screen are all-in-one design. The SNOW 12 is different. You could use the external stand when doing writing and reading. In case you wish to take the screen only when going outside, you can just leave the stand indoors. It saves the weight of your backpack. The image of this device is superior which is crucial for people with vision loss.

  23. 5 out of 5


    I had been using SNOW 12 for 3 years. Good quality! This device is more than a vision helper. It actually my life helper.

  24. 5 out of 5


    I love writing.I felt hand writing expresses something truly from my heart. Typing on the keyboard doesn’t give such intuition. Everyday I spend 1 hour with my Snow magnifier writing down what I observe and think. That is a wonderful time.

  25. 5 out of 5


    The Zoomax SNOW works perfectly for me! I have a desktop device. But it is impossible to carry it with me when going for vacation. Snow is quite portable.

  26. 5 out of 5


    We own two Snow 12. My daughter use one at school and one at home. She love to use this equipment. It helps her finish the homework everyday. The screen is big enough and the image is super good for her.

  27. 5 out of 5


    We have been looking for a video magnifier for my daughter since last month. She tried out couples of devices and finally chose the Zoomax SNOW 12. The weight and size of the product is just good for her. Being able to write under the screen also helps her greatly when doing homework.

  28. 5 out of 5


    I want to give comment of the Snow 12, because it does great help for me. It just fit in my backpack and easy to fold. This is cool when I go for work. I love the large screen and sharp image as well. I woiuld never continue my work if I didn’t buy this device. Thanks, you guys understand what we need!

  29. 5 out of 5


    Super cool products! Thanks! I am living with peripheral vision. Your Snow 12 does a great help for me everyday.

  30. 5 out of 5


    I review and recommend low visiion aids to the patients with low vision. Snow 12 is one of the best electronic magnifiers I recently looked into, Super clear image and easy to use. The home setting is excellent that everything is easily to be found there. The stand is stable and really helpful when you write something under the camara. Hope you will add a distance camera soon for students to look at the blackboard.

  31. 5 out of 5


    I have macular degeneration. This item magnifies the books and many things around. Now, I am learning to draw and paint. The briliant color brings me happiness.

  32. 5 out of 5


    I love to read but I the magnification on the optical magnifier is distorted. Somy friend suggested the digital magnifier to me. This magnifier covers more reading area as expected, and the image is flat, no more distortion! This is what I have been looking for and I love it so much!

  33. 5 out of 5


    My grandma suffers from severe macular degeneration. As an avid reader ,she used to read with the help of the optical magnifier. However, it makes her tired. She had to be very close to the magnifier and the book. Sometimes, she even felt dizzy. This device is really good as alternative. Easy to use and large screen, the storage capacity is strong. I also helpped her save some e-books in this digital magnifier for her to read anywhere.

  34. 5 out of 5


    Very helpful for me. I am studying in the college. The optical magnifier can’t not fully help me at school. I was told the large screen electronic magnifier may be a good alternative. A teacher recommended me this item. Using it for a week, I would say it is just the right choice. Plan to buy another one with smaller size for use on the go. Now, considering the Luna 6.

  35. 5 out of 5


    The New Year Gift for my Dad, who is living with AMD and needs a reading aids as suggested by the eye doctor. Snow 12 works for him and he uses it everyday! Thank you!

  36. 5 out of 5


    My brother has macular degeneration. He has been looking for an appropriate video magnifier and tried some products out in the low vision store. The Snow 12 is the best one fit for him.. He said it is quite easy to use and he likes the easy set-up frame a lot. We are so happy for him that he could enjoys doing something at his own everyday now.

  37. 5 out of 5


    My daughter uses Snow 12 when reading and doing homework. It is one of her best magnifiers for daily use. We are waiting for your release of the distance camera which can be connected to Snow 12. It will be a helpful solution in the classroom because she needs to read teacher’s handwirting at the blackboard.

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