OrCam Read 3
OrCam Read 3
OrCam Read 3
OrCam Read 3

OrCam Read 3

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New model - just released March 2024! 

OrCam Read 3 is a handheld text-to-speech device that combines three applications in one small package:

1)  an OrCam Read device for text-to-speech reading - anywhere, anytime – without the need for internet connectivity

2)  a Stand for handsfree operation – captures up to A3 size

3)  online Artificial Intelligence to ask natural language questions when connected to an iPad or laptop

In addition to the AI reading functions, when OrCam Read 3 is connected to an iPad or laptop screen it can also magnify documents and photos, or whiteboards and PPT slideshows.

Key Features

In "Read Anywhere" mode

  • Tiny device, highly-portable text-to-speech
  • Fully offline, no internet required
  • Hands-free stand and smart reading voice commands
  • Up to A3 size reading in Stand

In "Online" mode - connected to an iPad or laptop (not included)

  • Can read handwriting
  • Powerful AI and Siri-like natural speech queries
  • Can quickly summarize complex documents
  • Speak in over 140 languages, with translation
  • Magnification on connected screen

Who is it for?

People with low vision will be able to zoom in on photographs and diagrams whilst listening to surrounding text in magazines and textbooks.

Even people who have no vision will enjoy hands-free scanning of documents, and appreciate the powerful AI features, for example stepping through the instructions and ingredients in recipes.

People with dyslexia and learning disability will be able to follow a highlight moving through the captured text, whilst hearing the document read out loud. They will also be able to ask questions about the content, and summarize complex documents.

It is also possible to translate documents from one language to another, which may be a benefit for people whose first language is not English.

Where can it be used?

  • At home
  • At school
  • At work
  • Out and about

Skill level required to use OrCam Read 3

The OrCam Read 3 has only four high-contrast yellow buttons. To read a document is as simple as point and click. As an instant, anywhere reading aid, it couldn’t be simpler.

Whilst the advanced AI functions require some skill with an iPad or computer, once connected, the natural language voice queries are similar to asking Siri or Google.

We can offer in-home and virtual training to suit your needs. Please speak with your local consultant for more information. 

Examples of use

The OrCam Read 3 can be carried in a pocket or a handbag for offline reading outside the home – for example in shops, on trains, libraries and on holiday.

At home, the device can be popped into the fold-up Stand for reading novels, newspapers and everyday correspondence. The Stand is also a convenient charging point. If you want to grab it for the kitchen or the potting shed, just remove the OrCam Read 3 from the stand - it’s no bigger than a marker pen and the rechargeable battery lasts for over 3 hours.

At school and at work, the online features and magnifier functions really come to the fore – to view a powerpoint presentation, or scan coursebooks and files. It’s even possible to have handwriting on the board magnified and read out loud.

The OrCam Read 3 when connected to an iPad or a computer can magnify paperwork, photos and packaging, much like an electronic magnifier.

However, it is not well suited to filling in forms or crosswords, drawing or hobbywork, tasks better suited to our desktop electronic magnifiers like CloverBook and Clearview.


  • OrCam Read 3 is handheld, wireless, pen-sized, and lightweight.
  • Weighs only 44.5gm
  • Device box: 326.5gm
  • Device dimensions: 122 mm x 25 mm x 13 mm
  • Works in dark areas with built-in LEDs
  • Languages: English Australian in offline mode, plus up to 140 in online mode
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Continual usage: up to 3 hours
  • Camera: 13 Megapixels

What's in the box?

  • OrCam Read 3 
  • Stand 
  • Manual 
  • Charger 
  • USB power and data cable

Often bought with - optional extras

OrCam Bluetooth Earbuds for total privacy