The Smart Reader is a Text to Speech device and is available with or without a monitor. Without the monitor, it reads aloud when a page of print is set below the camera. It is extremely portable and can read full pages of text. With a monitor the words are projected on the screen as the device reads them aloud so the partially sighted individual can read along. Alternatively other people in the room can read along in the instance of a conference or lecture. The included 13.3 inch monitor acts as a power source and can run on battery for up to 3.5 hours of constant use. It can be used with any monitor of your choice as well.