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Freedom Scientific Announces New RUBY HD Handheld Video Magnifier

(St. Petersburg, Florida - January 20, 2014)

Freedom Scientific today announced a new version of its successful RUBY® handheld video magnifier, the RUBY HD. The new magnifier adds a high-definition camera and new easy-to-use features to the popular RUBY compact design to provide low vision users crystal-clear, high-contrast magnification up to 13x with no distortion.

With a 4.3-inch screen, 20 high-contrast color modes, Reading Line and Masks, Slide Show Mode, and Freeze Frame, the RUBY HD takes magnification to the next level for those who need help reading text and seeing details. Its streamlined design means it can slip comfortably into a pocket or purse, giving you easy access to photos, prescription labels, and much more.

“The RUBY HD rounds out the RUBY product family,” said Brad Davis, Freedom Scientific's Vice President of Hardware. “It combines the advanced features of the RUBY XL HD with the smaller design of the RUBY to offer an even more portable and affordable 8-ounce package. With RUBY HD, it's easy to save magnified images for later reference, such as phone numbers, serial numbers, or pictures of your grandchildren. You can save up to 80 pictures and even send them to your computer via USB.”

The RUBY HD is available for purchase now. The new RUBY HD, along with Freedom Scientific's other assistive technology products, will be shown at booth 601 at the upcoming ATIA conference in Orlando on January 29 to February 1. For more information, including specifications, visit or contact Freedom Scientific at 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000.

The RUBY HD is part of Freedom Scientific's complete line of low vision products, including:

  • TOPAZ® desktop video magnifiers
  • ONYX® portable low vision cameras
  • RUBY and SAPPHIRE® handheld video magnifiers
  • MAGic® screen magnification software
  • SARA™ and SARA CE scanning and reading appliances
  • PEARL® and OpenBook® portable scanning and reading solution

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Freedom Scientific is part of Vispero™. Vispero has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Through Vispero's multi-tier distribution, Freedom Scientific products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Freedom Scientific® and its products are registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.