You scan, it reads. The ReadingPen helps people of any age improve their reading skills. It's especially helpful to people with reading challenges such as dyslexia. All of our ReadingPens are new, with 2-year warranty, and yes we beat the Amazon price.
ReadingPen TS vs RP2
The ReadingPen TS and the ReadingPen 2 are both reading pens. The reading function works exactly the same way on each pen. You just roll the reading pen across the text and lift it at the end of the word or line and it then speaks what you just scanned.
ReadingPen 2 for classroom use.
ReadingPen TS for all other situations.
The most obvious difference between the two reading pens is the TS version has a touchscreen. Another difference that becomes obvious when using them in a side-by-side comparison is the sound coming from the ReadingPen2's internal speaker is barely audible (but sounds just fine with earbuds, which are included). That's what makes it a classroom pen (you don't want 30 kids using noticeably audible pens at the same time, and if you tell them not to you can be sure they will!).
The ReadingPen TS provides additional functionality over the ReadingPen 2:
Insert text using the touch screen and virtual keyboard; the user can then hear the text spoken aloud and obtain definition, translation, spelling, syllabication, and correct pronunciation.
Transfer any saved text to a PC (you don't need a PC connection to scan the text, only to transfer it).
Upload text from the PC onto this fully mobile, lightweight reading pen, and later have the ReadingPen TS read it aloud wherever you are.
This last additional functionality is great for teachers who want to provide students with specific vocabulary or reading lessons. With either reading pen, teachers can also shut off the dictionary (and thesaurus in ReadingPen TS) functions with passworded lockout, for vocabulary test-taking purposes. The student can still use the ReadingPen to read, but not to look up words.
Click on the ReadingPen 2 or ReadingPen TS to find out more about that specific pen: