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Meet the C-Pen Reader 2™

Whether you're a student grappling with complex textbooks, an avid reader seeking improved comprehension, or an individual with specific learning needs, the C-Pen Reader 2 is an assistive learning tool that helps make your reading experience more fluid and inclusive.

This reading pen goes beyond the conventional, providing a transformative solution that adapts to various learning styles and levels. Click below button to access video resources on how to use and C-Pen features.

Icon for review What is the C-Pen Reader 2™?

The C-Pen Reader 2™ is a handheld scanning pen designed to assist individuals with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia or other learning disabilities.

High-speed AI-based Text Recognition Software:

  • Effortlessly scans and reads printed text.

Integrated Dictionary Definition Function:

  • Promotes vocabulary expansion and comprehension.
  • Facilitates understanding of complex texts and encourages independent learning.

Syllable-by-syllable Breakdowns:

  • Provides a clear and concise breakdown of each word.
  • Facilitates easier grasp of pronunciation and phonetics.

Fast Speak Option:

  • Flexibility to adjust the reading speed according to your comfort level.
  • Accommodates to those who may prefer a faster pace for rapid information processing or a slower pace for improved comprehension.
Icon for question How does the C-Pen Reader 2™ work?

Just glide the C-Pen Reader over a line of text, and witness the magic unfold! The device uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to convert printed text into digital text, which is then processed and read aloud by the device in a synthesised voice.

Icon for verified NDIS Funding for the C-Pen Reader 2™

The C-Pen product is classified under NDIS scheme of  ‘low cost assistive technology’. 

Disclaimer: Please confirm your order with your plan manager prior to placing an order with us to ensure your selected products are covered. For those who are self-managed, we recommend reviewing your NDIS package to confirm eligibility and coverage for the products you intend to purchase.

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    C-Pen Reader 2™

    Your gateway to a new age of educational excellence Want to overcome challenges and build confidence in your reading abilities? The C-Pen Reader 2™ by Scanning Pens Australia is designed to revolutionise the way you learn and read. This innovative reader pen is an assistive learning tool that caters to individuals of all ages and academic levels - whether you're a student seeking to boost your reading skills or a professional in a hybrid work setting. The C-Pen offers a combination of remarkable features for a more optimised and cohesive learning experience:  High-speed AI-based text recognition software This technology allows you to effortlessly scan and read printed text, offering a more intuitive reading experience for individuals with dyslexia or anyone striving to enhance their reading proficiency.  Integrated dictionary definition function With a simple swipe over any word, you can access instant definitions, expanding your vocabulary and comprehension. This not only aids in understanding complex texts but also promotes independent learning. Syllable-by-syllable breakdowns Benefits those in the early stages of reading development, including adults! This functionality empowers you by providing a clear and concise breakdown of each word, enabling you to grasp pronunciation and phonetics with ease. Key features of the C-Pen Reader 2™: Improved speed and performance New AI text recognition Bigger and better interface Enhanced voice recorder Audio boost function Fast speak option What types of reading challenges can the C-Pen Reader overcome?  Dyslexia Alexia Autism Low Literacy  Learning Disability Reading Disorder General Learning difficulties English as second language learners (ESL) Visually Impaired Seniors ADHD We recommend purchasing the C-Pen Lanyard designed to keep your lanyard secure from bumps and scratches. Simply place the lanyard around your neck to carry with easy 

    $405.00 AUD

  • C-Pen Lanyard

    Scanning Pens C-Pen Case & Lanyard

    Keeps your C-Pen protected and easily accessible The C-Pen case is designed to keep your device secure, shielding it from potential bumps and scratches while on the move. The accompanying lanyard adds convenience, allowing you to carry your C-Pen with ease, freeing up your hands for other tasks.  Designed for functionality and ease of use, this accessory set simplifies the process of keeping your C-Pen within reach, ensuring that your reader pen is always at your fingertips without the hassle of searching through your bag. This product can be used with the following products on the C-Pen range: C-Pen Reader 2 C-Pen Exam Reader 2 ReaderPen Secure LingoPen Note: The C-Pen reader is not included with the case and lanyard and can be purchased separately HERE.

    $20.00 AUD

  • Scan Reader Pen. Shop reader pen to scan & hear text read aloud to enhance your reading experience. Ideal for those with reading challenges, students & professionals. Scan Reader Pen. Shop reader pen to scan & hear text read aloud to enhance your reading experience. Ideal for those with reading challenges, students & professionals.

    Scan Reader Pen

    A more efficient and engaging reading experience. Shop reader pen to scan & hear text read aloud to enhance your reading experience. Ideal for those with reading challenges, students & professionals. This innovative pen is unlike any other out there – it's a scanning pen and reader pen all in one! Simply scan text with the pen, whether it's on paper or your favourite digital device, and hear scanned words spring to life, read aloud instantly by the pen's built-in text-to-speech technology. Perfect for students, professionals, or even casual readers, the Scan Reader Pen empowers you to learn and retain information in a whole new way. Key features of the Scan Reader Pen: Fast OCR recognition - Quickly scan words or entire lines in seconds. With up to 98% accuracy, this scanner pen provides real-time text-to-speech for easy reading on paper, digital screens, and more. Integrated dictionary - Enhance your understanding of complex texts with instant access to the Collins English Dictionary. Seamless text transfer - Want to revisit scanned text later? Effortlessly transfer your scanned content directly to your computer or mobile device  for convenient access  anytime, anywhere. Versatile scanning capabilities - Scan both printed and digital text, with the ability to convert it to audio and read it aloud. Multiple listening options - Choose from Bluetooth earbuds for on-the-go learning, built-in speaker, or an external speaker to listen to the text reader. Extended usage time - Enjoy up to 8 hours of continuous use on a single charge. Multilingual support - The world is your classroom! When connected to Wi-Fi, the pen unlocks the power of 112 languages. Built-in ChatGPT - The Scan Reader Pen integrates with ChatGPT.  Simply speak your question, and get instant, informative answers.  This AI companion can even chat with you and assist you with tasks,  making learning a truly interactive experience.  

    $310.00 AUD

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the C-Pen Reader 2™ designed for?

The C-Pen Reader is a versatile and inclusive tool designed to cater to a broad spectrum of users, including:

  • Dyslexia
  • Alexia
  • Autism
  • Low Literacy 
  • Learning Disability
  • Reading Disorder
  • General Learning difficulties
  • English as second language learners (ESL)
  • Visually Impaired
  • Seniors
  • ADHD
Can the C-Pen Reader 2™ be used in different languages?

Yes, the C-Pen Reader is equipped with multilingual capabilities, offering a range of languages and voices to cater to diverse user preferences. The supported languages and voices include:


  • American
  • British
  • Indian
  • Australian
  • (Scottish and Irish variations)


  • European French
  • Canadian French


  • European Spanish
  • Latin American Spanish
Is the device suitable for children and adults?

Yes, the C-Pen Reader is suitable for both children and adults.

Does the C-Pen Reader 2™ require an internet connection to function?

No, it operates independently, allowing you to scan and listen to printed text without the need for an internet connection. This feature enhances its portability and makes it a convenient tool for use in various settings.

What are the technical specifications of the C-Pen Reader 2™?
  • Screen OLED 256*64
  • CPU 1.2GHz dual core
  • (equivalent to more than 600,000 A4 pages of text OR more than 48 hours of voice memos)
  • AI based OCR
  • Scan Font Size Range 6.5 – 22 pt
  • USB 2.0 High speed/Micro USB
  • Earphone 3.5mm
  • Battery 600mAh
  • First-tier embedded dictionaries
  • Certifications UKCA, CE, RoHS, FCC
  • Size Dimensions: 135*33*19mm
  • Weight: 50g

What’s in the box:

  • C-Pen Reader 2™
  • Carry case
  • USB Cable
  • Instruction manual
  • Headphones

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