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ClearReader Basic

Product Description

Combines fast text-to-speech and a choice of high quality naturally sounding voices, all in an attractive portable design. The ClearReader Basic is mains-powered only.

Price:  $3,730.00  AUD

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For anyone experiencing sight loss including those with Macular Degeneration
Rediscover the joys of reading with the award-winning ClearReader Basic, combining fast text-to-speech, a choice of high quality naturally sounding voices, and all in an attractive portable design.
Simply plug-in, switch-on, scan your printed reading material and start listening in an instant.
Designed for everyday living
Imagine being able to listen to any kind of printed material within a matter of seconds, and all at the press of a button.  With the ClearReader Basic accessing printed documents such as magazines, newspapers, books or a letter from a friend has never been easier.
Use anytime around the house or work.
The ClearReader Basic offers all the benefits of the ClearReader without the facility of on-board rechargeable batteries.

Using the convenient in-built handle, the ClearReader Basic can be used around the home, on holiday, at school or at work, making it ideal for reading a recipe in the kitchen, a book in the library, today's newspaper in your favourite chair or reviewing bills at a table.

The ClearReader Basic is easily adjusted to playback at a more comfortable reading speed and volume.  You can even connect a separate set of headphones and listen discretely.
ClearReader Basic key benefits:

  • Click and begin listening in a few seconds
  • Intuitive operation - simple  adjustment controls for play, pause, forward, back, reading speed and voice selection
  • Compact, portable and easy to carry with a built-in carrying handle
  • Built-in high quality stereo sound speakers
  • Integrated object lighting for reading in places with poor external lighting
  • High quality text recognition - select up to 4 voices including UK-English voices (Daniel and Serena) and an Indian-English voice (Sangeeta)
  • Headphone connector - connect a headset and listen discretely
  • Use from mains power only (unlike ClearReader+ so it is lighter)
  • Automatically recognises columns

Add an optional Feature Pack for a host of extra features or a carry case for easy transport and storage (see Related Products).


  • The 30 day money back guaranteed *
  • Free Tech support *

* Most of our products have a 30 day money back guarantee from date of invoice excluding software.
* Optical magnifiers and lighting equipment have a 14 day money back guarantee from date of invoice.
* Products must be returned undamaged and in their original condition. Any software products must be unopened.
* Free Tech support will be provided free of charge within the warranty period of the product.

Dimensions: 23 x 24 x 10 cm / 9.1 x 9.4 x 3.9 inches

Weight: 2.26 kg / 4.97 lbs

Power Source: Mains-powered

Headset connection: Yes

In-built lighting: Yes

Speakers: Built-in high quality stereo sound speakers

Controls: Simple adjustment controls for play, pause, forward, back, reading speed and voice selection

Case: Optional (see Related Products)


  • Compact, portable and easy to carry with a built-in carrying handle

  • Automatically recognises columns

The Optelec ClearReader+ supports 29 supported languages and 42 different voices.  You can choose up to 4 voices from the following list:

  • English (British accent):  Daniel (Male) and Serena (Female)

  • English (Irish accent)

  • English (Indian accent):  Sangeeta (Female)

  • English (American accent):  Jill (Female), Samantha (Female) and Tom (Male)

  • English (Australian accent):  Karen (Female) and Lee (Male)

  • English (South African accent)

  • German:  Steffi (Female) and Yannick (Male)

  • Dutch: Claire (Female)

  • Dutch (Belgian): Ellen (Female)

  • French: Sebastien (Male)

  • French (Canadian): Julie (Female)

  • Danish: Ida (Female)

  • Norwegian: Stine (Female)

  • Swedish: Alva (Female)

  • Finnish: Mikko (Male)

  • Russian: Katerina (Female)

  • Polish: Agata (Female)

  • Italian: Silvia (Female)

  • Spanish (Castilian): Monica (Female)

  • Spanish (Americas): Paulina (Female)

  • Turkish

  • Brazilian Portuguese

  • Catalan

  • Czech

  • Greek

  • Hungarian

  • Portuguese

  • Romanian

  • Slovak

Did you know the Optelec ClearReader+ has won numerous awards?

The Optelec ClearReader+ has won two prestigious awards -
winner of both the 'IF Product Design' and 'Silmo d'Or low vision' awards, both recognising innovation and design.


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