Open Close


A reading pen from C-PEN®

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


Our reading pen

Product Brief

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
– available in a class set of ten pens



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.

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.




British English (all firmware versions)

Spanish (firmware version 7.0.63 and newer)

American English (firmware version 7.0.76 and newer)

French (firmware version 7.0.86 and newer)

Latin Spanish (firmware version 7.0.97 and newer)

User interface

English (any firmware version)

French, Spanish (firmware version 7.0.89 and newer)

For upgrade details, visit Firmware upgrade

  • Collins English Dictionary 30th Anniversary Edition 10th edition, 200,000+ headwords (all firmware versions)
  • Oxford Primary Dictionary, more than 16,500 words and phrases. (7.0.100 and newer)
  • Vox Spanish, 60,000+ headwords (firmware versions 7.0.97 and newer)
  • Cordial French, 200,000+ headwords (firmware versions 7.0.97 and newer)
  • Diccionario Oxford Pocket para estudiantes de ingles 4th edition (firmware versions 7.0.63-89)
  • Oxford Spanish Dictionary 4th edition (firmware versions 7.0.63-89)
  • Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary 4th edition (firmware versions 7.0.86-89)
  • Dictionnaire Oxford Poche pour apprendre l’anglais (firmware versions 7.0.86-89)


ReaderPen interactive user guide

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

Download [1.00 MB]

Technical Specification

– Screen OLED 256*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
– First tier embedded dictionaries
– Extracted text saved as a .txt file (max 64kB)
– Menu Languages English, French, Spanish
– Certifications CE RoHS FCC
– Size Dimensions: 135*33*19mm Weight: 50g

Content of box

– C610R ReaderPen
– Carry Case
– Earphones
– USB Cable
– Instruction Manual

Help & Support Free updates

NOTE: Indefinite backwards compatibility of updates is *not* guaranteed. At some point an ReaderPen may simply run out of space and can not manage any further updates.


ReaderPen comes with FREE UPDATES of firmware. Updates may include new features or new languages and voices.

For more information about ReaderPen updates click HERE.

For information about update history click HERE.




Show More Videos