C-Pen Reader 2

The Reader 2 is a pocket-sized tool that reads printed text aloud, helping to provide more clarity.

The device is designed to help those with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia, engage with others and work alongside their peers independently.

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Enable independent reading with award-winning assistive technology.

A game changer for those living with dyslexia

Reader 2 is a reading pen with monolingual dictionaries providing word definitions. Supports independent reading and learning.

Robust, portable, pocket-sized reading pen that reads text out loud with a human-like digital voice.

Designed to promote independent learning and is a major technological breakthrough for any student living with reading difficulties such as dyslexia.

What is Reader 2?

The C-Pen Reader 2 is the successor to the ReaderPen, building on its unique function and developing even greater functionality to support users both in and around the act of reading. As well as the high-end, dependable reading support the ReaderPen offered, the C-Pen Reader 2 comes equipped with a suite of adaptations to make the user experience even better.

The C-Pen Reader 2 features AI that scans and reads a wider range of fonts.

Everything is built-in and there is no need or requirement for internet connection.

Develop the ability to read and understand

Use Reader 2 to support independent reading of text with natural voices and to better understand the meaning of words – and learn easier. Textbooks, magazines and document, their content can all be unlocked with the aid of Reader 2.

The digital highlighter – alongside with the text-to-speech function – supports multi-sensory learning and aid language retention. Use the included voice recorder to support learner revisions. Students can record pronunciations or objectives from teachers to develop independent learning.

Designed to scaffold reading independence

Reading unlocks potential. From pre-school to the workplace, the challenge of reading can be supported. Individuals with neurodiverse differences or difficulties with literacy can succeed with reading.

Taking on these unique challenges is part of creating a more neuro-inclusive future for all of us. The C-Pen Reader 2 is an assistive reading tool designed to put users in control of tasks, featuring high-speed AI-based text recognition, dictionary support and a syllable-by-syllable breakdown tool to foster reading skill development as it supports wherever or whenever it’s needed.

Te Whiri Kōkō RTLB C-Pen Trial Report

The project was proposed by us as we needed New Zealand based data.

More importantly, we needed to know how the ReaderPen would benefit dyslexic students or students with a high literacy need.

In 2019 and 2020, we supported our local Te Whiri Kōkō RTLB with a series of trials within schools using the ReaderPen.

To find out more, please check out the NZ Principals magazine article.

New Zealand Articles

Waihī apprentice uses C-Pen device to combat dyslexia

Bay of Plenty Times – NZ Herald

Pen scanner changes the way Southland man deals with dyslexia

Southland Times – Stuff

Te Whiri Kōkō RTLB C-Pen Trial Report

NZ Principle

New Zealand Radio

C-Pen reader helping people with dyslexia

Afternoons – Radio New Zealand


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Improved Speed & Performance

Enhanced CPU and internal memory provides faster loading times to make scanning even easier.

New AI Text Recognition

Higher speed reading improves scanning and supports more fonts, voices, and languages than ever before.

Bigger & Better Interface

Sharper screen with larger icons and text makes menu navigation even easier.

Enhanced Voice Recorder

The in-built microphone is even louder and clearer, so you can listen back to dictations with ease.

Audio Boost Function

Increase maximum volume levels so you can hear the scanned text read aloud clearer.

Fast Speak Option

Increase the speed of the voice so it reads text out loud more fluently for increased efficiency.


Text to Speech




Scan Languages


No Wi-Fi Required

Up to 5GB User Space


More Details

Technical Specs

What’s In The Box

Optional Items


Reader 2 Guide

View the C-Pen Support website

C-Pen Support

View our Support page



Connection Type

3.5mm (Audio), Micro-USB




135 x 33 x 19 mm

In The Box

Reader 2
Black Carry Case
Micro-USB to USB Type-A Cable
Instruction Manual

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