Helping People with Macular Degeneration and other Low Vision Conditions

The LifeStyle desktop video magnifier (CCTV) for the sight impaired is among the most helpful magnification devices for extended reading and writing comfort, viewing photos and pictures, and performing hobbies and crafts.

If you or someone you know has macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, inoperable cataracts, or other low vision condition that is limiting their daily living activities, a LifeStyle desktop video magnifier can help to retain or regain their independence and quality of life.

LifeStyle is your low vision solution. Imagine what you can do again!

  • Read your personal mail
  • Browse the newspaper or favorite magazine
  • Read the label on medicine bottles
  • Read recipes and cooking directions on food items
  • View family and vacation photographs
  • Sign your own checks, address envelopes, and write greeting cards

Two LifeStyle Models Available

HIMS offers two LifeStyle standard-definition models, each one available with a 22" LCD display screen. The D630 is our basic model and the D650 includes the advanced features described below. See the Technical Specifications below describing each model.

All the Features You Expect

It's so easy to use! All LifeStyle models feature a simple front panel design. Power, Magnification, and Image buttons are all located on the front panel.

A single Power button powers on the unit. Magnification buttons are large, ergonomic push buttons. To increase the magnification, simply press the UP arrow button or to decrease the magnification just press the Down arrow button. LifeStyle will zoom up or down continuously (not to a limited preset number of magnification levels as some other brands do) to your preferred size once the button is released. To select or change the Image mode, press the large Left or Right arrow button to view Color, enhanced Reverse image (white letters on a black background), enhanced B/W, normal B/W, or the most commonly used monochrome images like yellow text on a black background, yellow text on a blue background, or green text on a black background.

Advanced Features (D650 only)

Advanced features are available with the LifeStyle D650. Set horizontal or vertical Line Markers to help guide reading across a row of text or separate columns of a table or spreadsheet, or create a horizontal or vertical window view by adjusting the Window mode button. Or, for PC connectivity, plug in a DVI-D cable from the PC to the LifeStyle, then toggle back and forth to switch between a full screen view of the LifeStyle image or the full screen view of the PC screen display. (Note: Microsoft Windows Accessibility settings or computer magnification software is required to enlarge the PC image.)

The D650 also offers users the option to select between Picture Mode in which all text, photos, pictures, graphs, and similar images are displayed in geometric proportion, or Text Mode in which the text and spacing between letters are slightly expanded making it visually more comfortable for some users.

Smooth X/Y Reading Table

Moving the sliding x/y reading table allows you to visually track the words across the line more conveniently.

Technical Specifications

Product Name LifeStyle LifeStyle
Model No. D650 (Standard Model) D630 (Basic Model)
Magnification 22" LCD 3.6x - 88x 22"  LCD - 3.6x - 58x
Resolution Standard-definition Standard-definition
Monitor 22" LCD 22" LCD
Ergonomic Adjustment Monitor up and down, tilt forward and back,
and swivel left and right
Monitor up and down, tilt forward and back, and swivel left and right
Image Modes 7 Image modes, including 4 user-selectable modes which can be elected from a palette of 28 text and background combinations 5 Image modes, including 2 user-selectable modes which can be selected from a palette of 28 text and background combinations
Line Markers/Windows Horizontal and vertical Line Markers and Window settings N/A
PC Video-In Connectivity DVI-D N/A
Picture and Text Modes Picture mode and Text mode setting N/A
Power 100V - 240V, 50/60HZ 100V - 240V, 50/60Hz
Weight 40 lbs.  40 lbs.
Dimensions 20.8" x 21.6" x 20.1"  20.8" x 21.6" x 20.1"