C-Pen ReaderPen

ReaderPen is a reading pen combining reading of printed text with 1st tier junior and academic dictionaries explaining the meaning of the words.

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C-PEN ReaderPen is a robust, portable, pocket-sized reading pen that reads text out loud with a human-like digital voice.
ReaderPen is designed to promote independent learning and is a major technological breakthrough for any student suffering from reading difficulties such as dyslexia.

It reads text out aloud with American English, British English, French and Spanish human-like digital voices. It also features embedded first tier junior and academic dictionaries for immediate access to word definitions, a function allowing storage of text captured from textbooks, and a voice memo function.

This is the probably the only reading pen on the market that is both Mac, PC and Linux compatible. There is no software required, just connect the pen up to a computer with a USB cable and it appears as an external hard drive or a keyboard.

As well as promoting independent reading this pen features:

  • Hear words or lines of text read out loud
  • First tier monolingual dictionaries
  • Scan, store and transfer to a PC or Mac (1GB+ of storage/no software required)
  • Scan direct to the cursor on a computer
  • A voice memo recorder
  • Free future upgrades


Text to Speech

ReaderPen promotes independent reading. This reading pen reads text out aloud with a human-like digital voice.


ReaderPen contains premium monolingual dictionaries providing definitions of words. Definitions are possible to have read out loud.


ReaderPen features a micro USB connector for charging and a 3.5 mm earphone plug. The micro USB connect to any USB Host and allows any standard USB charger to be used. The earphone plug supports your favourite earphones when reading.


ReaderPen is robust and compact and fit for use by both kids and adults.

OCR Engine

ReaderPen contains a high accuracy OCR that enables you to capture and save quotes and other text of interest instantly. The text is saved in text files which is then easily transferred to your computer. Extremely handy if you are a student or a researcher or if you just want to save some text of interest. Simply use the pen to scan a word, a paragraph, or why not full pages. It’s easier than you think!

Text to Speech

Use ReaderPen to read printed text for you! ReaderPen features a high quality naturally speaking British English voice. Use it to listen to pronounciations or to help you read in general. Why not really benefit from the OCR and capture larger amount of text which ReaderPen reads for you while you follow the text in the text book visually? More senses = better learning. It’s easier than you think!


Not sure about a word? ReaderPen contains high quality electronic dictionaries. Capture the word(s) and they are located in the dictionary for you. It’s an instant experience. ReaderPen also remember words that you have looked up and keep the history available for you.

Multi-language dictionaries include:
– Colins English Dictionary with 200,000+ headwords
– Oxford English Primary Dictionary with 16,500 words and phrases

– New Oxford American Dictionary
– Vox Spanish dictionary with 60,000+ headwords
– Cordial French dictionary 200,000+ headwords

Voice Memos

Aside from everything else ReaderPen also features a microphone (and of course speaker and headphones connector) allowing you to record audio. Like voice memos. The audio files are saved in the device, can be retrieved and listened to any time. You can also upload the audio files to your computer. It’s convenient!

User Storage Space

ReaderPen includes user storage space to store scanned text and voice memos.
ReaderPen also double as a USB drive where user space may be used to store and transfer even files not accessible by ReaderPen itself. Connect ReaderPen to a USB port on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer and select U-disk.


ReaderPen uses a standard micro USB connector for charging and connecting to computers, and a standard 3.5 mm connector for your favourite headphones


The ReaderPen is small, portable, and light making it easy to carry with you anywhere you like to read.

Technical Specs

  • Screen: OLED 256 x 64
  • CPU: 600MHz
  • Memory: 8GB incl. user space equivalent to more than 250,000 A4 pages of text OR more than 18 hour voice memos
  • USB: USB 2.0 High speed / Micro USB
  • Earphone: 3.5mm
  • Battery: 600mAh
  • Scan Font Size Range: 6.5 – 22 pt
  • Menu Languages: English, French, Spanish
  • Size Dimensions: 135 x 33 x 19 mm
  • Weight: 50g
  • First tier embedded dictionaries
  • Extracted text saved as a .txt file (max 64kB)
  • Certifications CE RoHS FCC



ReaderPen Guide

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Connection Type

3.5mm (Audio), Micro-USB




135 x 33 x 19 mm

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