Designed as a portable document camera, the IPEVO VZ-X can also be used as a near and distance magnification device for students with low vision. This lightweight device - 2.58 pounds - folds for easy storage and portability. The VZ-X has three connection modes - Wi-Fi, HDMI and USB and is compatible with a variety of devices. The battery life is reported to be 9 - 12 hours. Currently the IPEVO VZ-X costs $299 from the IPEVO store.
IPEVO VZ-X Connections
The VZ-X connects to:
- iOS (iPad/iPhone)
- Android (tablet/phone)
- Apple TV (4th generation and above)
One feature that I particularly like is that the IPEVO has a small footprint - meaning that the base is small and does not take up much room on the student's desk. However, be aware that the IPEVO is a small tower (upright) and may be easier to knock over than some document cameras with larger bases. (The larger base, however, can be an issue as it takes up more desk space!)
Jessica McDowell, a tech savvy TVI, created this video demonstrating how to Wi-Fi connect the IPEVO to an iPad and then using the IPEVO as a video magnifier for distance viewing.
In this video, Jessica demonstrates how to connect the IPEVO to a Chromebook using the USB cable and using the IPEVO as a video magnifier for distance viewing.
In this last video, Jessica demonstrates using the IPEVO connected to a Chromebook as a near video magnifier.