MagniLink Zip Desktop Video Magnifier - HD 17


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MagniLink Zip Desktop Video Magnifier - HD 17

The success of the MagniLink Zip HD 17 video magnifier is due to its combination of hi-tech design and logical features – it’s foldable, offers excellent image quality, and ease of use. One of the many features of LVI products is they are built in a modular style which means there are many models to choose from in order to fit the requirements of each user.

Uncompromising true-color image quality is ever present and the system is intuitive and user friendly – even for those who haven’t had a lot of ‘CCTV experience’. This model has a very thin, yet stable, built-in, ergonomic X/Y reading table with brakes. By adding friction to the brakes, users gain very precise control when reading and focusing on text.

The control panel was designed according to the latest hi-tech standards while keeping client feedback in mind. It’s easy to find, learn, and maneuver - for example, the function knobs rotate and are simple to handle, easily seen, and there is an advance mode for advanced users.

The 17 inch monitor has brightly colored screen edges, an anti-glare surface, provides crystal-clear sharpness, high contrast images, and a dimmer for light-sensitive users.

The screen is easy to adjust by tilting it forward or backward and can also be modified for height. This model has with a low-vision adapted Hi-Definition screen and a High Definition (HD) reading/distance camera that rotates both vertically and horizontally. The resolution used in the HD camera is 720p (720 tv-lines) and it brings out the detail in every photo.

The unit is easy to fold and unfold and can be carried to different locations. Its weight is less than 15 pounds and a protective, soft-shelled, zippered carrying case is included. When folded, it measures 17.3 x 18.5 x 4.7 inches.

For convenience, a battery with a running time of 5 hours is included. The amount of run time depends on the light intensity chosen for the screen and lamp.


Camera: Hi-Definition / 720 pixels
Magnification Range: 1.3x - 35x
Battery Run Time: 5 - 9 hours
Battery Charge Time: About 2.5 hours
Weight: 14.3 lbs
Power Source: Battery or AC
Dimensions Unfolded: 17.3 x 18.5 x 22 in
Dimensions Folded: 17.3 x 18.5 x 4.7 in
X/Y Reading Table: Yes, with friction brakes
Screen Size: 17.3 in Hi-Definition
Frame Rate: 60 FPS


Can I change the height position of the screen?

Yes, the height of the screen is adjustable to fit the user’s most comfortable viewing position. Place your hands on the soft touch coating on both sides of the screen and slide it up or down. You can also tilt the screen.

Is it normal that the light slowly flashes yellow when the unit is turned off?

Yes, when the system is in standby mode. When you turn on the system it flashes green and during usage it is constantly green.

Will the unit start with the same settings as before I turned it off?

Yes, if you turn off the system by using the on/off button (AF off is not saved). If you pull the cord or there is a power outage, the settings will not be saved.

Why does the red switch light suddenly flash yellow?

The reason is that the autofocus is locked in a fixed position. A yellow continuous light means that the system is not using the default settings.

Can I change the lamps of the system myself?

No, the LEDs have extremely long lifetime. If they need to be changed, contact your distributor.

Can I connect the ML Zip to a computer or external monitor?

No. MagniLink Zip is a really great, portable video magnifier, but it is not intended for use with a computer/external monitor as it is meant to be portable. If there is a need for computer connection or additional monitor, we recommend MagniLink Vision or MagniLink S.

Is there a carrying case suitable for MagniLink Zip available?

Yes, it is included when shipped for both 13” and 17” models. Also available as an accessory.

I got lost in the menu in Full settings mode. What do I do?

Go back to the Basic mode - press/hold button 4, press/hold button 3, and (while holding) press button 5. Wait for a little while, and the system will automatically take you back.

Why don’t you offer a pivot function?

Pivot is not very useful in systems with small monitors.

Is it possible to exchange the battery?

Yes, the battery can be exchanged by the user.

SKU: MLZIP-HD-17 - MagniLink Zip HD 17" without battery, with reading table (default)
SKU: MLZIP-HD-17-01 - MagniLink Zip HD 17" with battery, with reading table 
SKU: MLZIP-HD-17-02 -MagniLink Zip HD 17" without battery, without reading table
SKU: MLZIP-HD-17-03 - MagniLink Zip HD 17" with battery, without reading table

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