Small and even standard print can become difficult to read as people age and their vision deteriorates, of course, and sometimes a simple magnifying glass isn’t enough to compensate for that loss.
Freedom Scientific now provides a high-powered alternative with its Ruby Handheld Video Magnifier. The device has a 4.3-inch, color video screen that can magnify text by 14 times. Most standard magnifying glasses’ intensity ranges up to 10 times. The Ruby also can change the text and background colors individually to make reading easier.
However, the Ruby costs $545, compared with the $5 that a simple magnifying glass costs.