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Table of Contents
1. What is LifeStyle CANDY GRIP? ............................. 4
2. Safety Precautions ................................................... 5
3. What’s in the Box? ................................................... 6
4. Physical Description ................................................. 7
5. Getting Started ......................................................... 9
(a) Charging the Battery ........................................... 9
(b) Removing the Screen Protection Film ................ 9
(c) How to Use the Handle ..................................... 10
(d) How to Connect the Wrist Strap ....................... 11
6. How to Use LifeStyle CANDY GRIP ....................... 12
(a) Power On/Off .................................................... 12
(b) Zoom Up/Down ................................................. 13
(c) Changing Color Modes ..................................... 14
(d) Focusing ........................................................... 15
① Focusing...................................................... 15
② Changing Focus Modes .............................. 16
(e) Freeze Image.................................................... 17
(f) Mirror View......................................................... 18
(g) Other Functions ................................................ 19
① LCD Brightness Control .............................. 19
② LED Lights Control Modes .......................... 20
③ Power Saving Mode .................................... 21
④ Turning Beep Tones On/Off ........................ 22
⑤ Checking the Battery Status........................ 23
(h) How to Use the Legs ........................................ 24
① Using the Shorter 20mm Legs .................... 24
② Using the Higher 40mm Legs...................... 24
7. Trouble Shooting .................................................... 25
8. Technical Specifications ......................................... 29
9. Warranty ................................................................. 30
LifeStyle CANDY GRIP User Manual
1. What is LifeStyle CANDY GRIP?
LifeStyle CANDY GRIP is a handheld electronic video
magnifier that helps people with low vision to read
printed materials like personal mail, magazines,
newspapers, restaurant menus, product catalogs,
medicine bottles, grocery items and much more.
In addition to magnifying, LifeStyle CANDY GRIP can
change the text and background color to enhance the
image contrast for a more comfortable reading. You can
select among 5 color modes.
The continuous digital zoom magnification feature
allows you to change the magnification level from 1.5x
to 22x. The auto focus feature helps to keep a sharp
image while moving the camera across the line of print.
CANDY GRIP’s ergonomic three-position handle is
designed to be held comfortably by either right-handed
or left-handed users. Hold the handle in the center
position or at a 45-degree angle.
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2. Safety Precautions
Protect yourself and CANDY GRIP by observing the
following precautions.
Ÿ Do not plug the AC adapter into a faulty electrical
outlet. This is to prevent electrical shock or fire.
Ÿ Do not touch the AC adapter with wet hands.
Ÿ Only use the AC adapter provided with CANDY
GRIP. Using another AC adapter may damage the
device.
Ÿ Do not use the CANDY GRIP in a moisture
environment like a bathroom, shower or on a wet
surface like a kitchen counter. This is to prevent any
damage.
Ÿ Do not disassemble the CANDY GRIP. If you or any
unauthorized person or company disassembles the
device, serious damage may occur to the device and
the warranty will be voided.
Ÿ Do not use CANDY GRIP under direct sunlight or in
a very hot or cold environment, as the image may
not display accurately on the LCD screen. Do not
use this device below 0°C or above 40°C.
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3. What’s in the Box?
(a) LifeStyle CANDY GRIP
(b) AC Adapter
(c) Carrying Case
(d)
(e)
(f)
Wrist Strap
Screen Cleaning Cloth
User Manual
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4. Physical Description
(3)
(4) (5)
(2)
(1)
(6)
(1) Power Switch
(2) DC Jack (connect to a AC adapter)
(3) Battery Charging Indicator
(4) Mirror View Camera
(5) Camera Selection Button
(6) Handle
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(11)
(7) (8) (9) (10)
(13)
(12)
(14)
(7) Color Mode Button
(8) Focus Button
(11) Freeze Image Button
(12) LED Lights
(9) Zoom Down Button
(10)Zoom Up Button
(13) Legs
(14) Main Camera
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5. Getting Started
(a) Charging the Battery
The rechargeable lithium polymer battery must be fully
charged for approximately 3 hours prior to first use.
Ÿ Plug the AC adapter provided into the DC jack as
shown in the diagram below.
Ÿ While charging, the device may feel warm.
Ÿ The Battery Indicator will show a red light. When
fully charged, the Battery Indicator will show a green
light.
(b) Removing the Screen Protection Film
A protective film covers the LCD screen. Remove this
film before using the CANDY GRIP.
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(c) How to Use the Handle
LifeStyle CANDY GRIP is ergonomically-designed with
three handle positions so it can be comfortably held by
both left-handed and right-handed users.
Ÿ Hold the unit with one hand while rotating the handle
with your other hand. See the diagram above. You
can feel the handle “click” into each of the three
positions. See the diagram below.
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(d) How to Connect the Wrist Strap
There are two holes as shown in the diagram below.
You can connect the wrist strap through one of these
holes.
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6. How to Use LifeStyle CANDY GRIP
(a) Power On/Off
Ÿ To power on, slide the Power switch to the right,
then release it. The magnified image will be
displayed in about 3 seconds.
Ÿ To power off, slide the Power switch to the right,
then release it. The device will turn off in about 3
seconds.
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(b) Zoom Up/Down
You can change the magnification level to suit your
visual needs and comfort.
Ÿ Press the Zoom Up button (+) to increase the
magnification level.
Ÿ Press the Zoom Down button (-) to decrease the
magnification level.
Ÿ If you lift up the unit, the magnification level will
decrease. You may need to press the Focus button
(F) to refocus the image clearly depending on the
distance away from the text or photo.
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(c) Changing Color Modes
You can change the text and background color to
accommodate your visual preference. To change the
color mode, press the Color Mode button (M) as
shown below.
Ÿ There are 5 Color image choices:
1)
2)
Natural Color
White on Black (high contrast)
3)
4)
5)
Black on White (high contrast)
Reverse Grayscale
Yellow on Blue (high contrast)
Ÿ Reverse grayscale mode is used to read documents
with low contrast letters displayed on a light colored
background, for example, yellow letters on yellowgreen background.
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(d) Focusing
CANDY GRIP is designed with an auto focus camera. If
the text is on glossy paper, or on an uneven or round
surface, like a vitamin bottle or soup can, you may need
to refocus the image.
① Focusing
Ÿ If the image is not in focus, press the Focus
button (F) to refocus. The Focus button works in
both the Auto Focus and the Manual Focus
modes as explained below.
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② Changing Focus Modes
You can switch to the Manual Focus Mode if you
want to try manually focusing on the image.
Ÿ Manual Focus Mode
While in Auto Focus Mode, press the Focus
button (F) for 2 seconds, to activate the Manual
Focus Mode.
While in Manual Focus Mode, the CANDY GRIP
will focus only when you press the Focus button
(F).
Ÿ Auto Focus Mode
While in Manual Focus Mode, press the Focus
button (F) for 2 seconds to activate the Auto Focus
Mode.
While in Auto Focus Mode, the CANDY GRIP will
focus on the image automatically.
** The default focus mode is Auto Focus Mode.
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(e) Freeze Image
Ÿ There are two Freeze Image buttons: one on the
side of the LCD screen and the other on the handle.
Ÿ Press and release the Freeze Image button to take
a still shot. CANDY GRIP will freeze the still shot
when the button is released.
Ÿ Press the Freeze Image button again to release
the still shot and return to the live camera mode.
Ÿ The still image is not saved. If you turn the unit off
then on again, the still image will disappear.
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(f) Mirror View
CANDY GRIP offers a unique Mirror View camera.
Ÿ Press the Camera Selection button located on the
opposite side from the handle to switch the camera from
the reading camera to the Mirror View camera.
Ÿ When you switch to the Mirror View camera, the Zoom
Up, Zoom Down, Freeze Image, and Camera
Selection buttons may still be used.
Ÿ To switch back to the reading camera, press the
Camera Selection button again.
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(g) Other Functions
① LCD Brightness Control
You may change the brightness level of the LCD to
accommodate your visual needs and preferences.
Ÿ Change the brightness level by pressing the
Zoom Up button while at the same time pressing
the Freeze Image button.
Ÿ Pressing these buttons will circulate through 3
brightness levels.
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② LED Lights Control Modes
Ÿ Press the Focus button while at the same time
pressing the Freeze Image button to change the
LED lights modes.
Ÿ The LED lights may be set for 3 different modes:
Auto, Always On, Always Off
Ÿ In the Auto lights mode, if you lift the unit up from
the reading material, the lights will turn off
automatically. The lights will turn on when you get
closer to the reading material. This function
prevents you from shining the LED lights into
someone’s eyes.
Ÿ When you power off the unit while in Always Off
mode, the unit will reset automatically to Auto
Lights mode.
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③ Power Saving Mode
The CANDY GRIP features a power saving mode to
conserve the battery.
Ÿ If you don’t move the unit or press any buttons for
more than 2 minutes, the LCD screen will turn off.
This is power saving mode.
Ÿ If you move the unit or press any buttons when the
power saving mode is activated, the LCD screen will
turn on automatically.
Ÿ If you don’t move the unit or press any buttons for
more than 3 minutes when the power saving mode is
activated, the unit will power off automatically.
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④ Turning Beep Tones On/Off
Each button is designed with an assigned beep tone
to confirm the button has been pressed. The beep
tones may be turned on or off.
Ÿ To toggle the beep tones On/Off, press the Color
Mode button while pressing the Freeze Image
button.
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⑤ Checking the Battery Status
Ÿ To check battery charge status, press the Zoom
Down button while pressing the Freeze Image
button. The icon display will indicate the battery
charge status.
Ÿ The battery status icon indicates 5 levels: Full,
High, Medium, Low and Very Low.
Ÿ The battery status icon will flicker when the
battery level is too low, indicating it should be
charged immediately by connecting the AC
adapter to DC jack.
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(h) How to Use the Legs
There are two sets of legs with different heights. You
can fold or unfold each leg independently.
① Using the Shorter 20mm Legs
Ÿ Fold the handle and unfold the shorter 20mm leg
which is on the opposite side of the handle.
Ÿ The minimum magnification level when the shorter
20mm legs are unfolded is 5.6x.
② Using the Higher 40mm Legs
Ÿ Unfold the leg under the handle and unfold the
higher 40mm leg which is on the opposite side of
the handle.
Ÿ The minimum magnification level using these legs
is 2.8x.
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7. Trouble Shooting
(a) CANDY GRIP won’t power on
Connect the AC adapter to the DC jack and charge
the battery for at least 3 hours.
(b) CANDY GRIP powers on, but the image cannot
be seen on the LCD screen
The battery charge status may be low. Connect the
AC adapter to the DC jack, then power on. If the unit
displays an image on the LCD screen and all the
button functions operate properly then charge the
battery for at least 3 hours.
If you don’t move the unit or don’t press any button
for more than 2 minutes, the power saving mode is
activated. On the power saving mode, the screen
will be black. Just move the unit or press any button
to interrupt the power saving mode.
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(c) Auto focus doesn’t work
Check the Focus Mode. If the Focus Mode is set to
Manual Focus Mode, the camera will focus only
when you press and hold the Focus button (F).
Press the Focus button (F) for 2 seconds until you
hear the beep tone indicating the change to the Auto
Focus Mode.
(d) The LCD screen appears dirty even though you’ve
cleaned the screen with the LCD screen cleaning
cloth provided
Look carefully at both cameras. If there is dust on
either camera, the image will not look like it’s in
focus and the auto focus will not work properly.
Clean the camera with the LCD screen cleaning
cloth provided.
(e) Turning off the beep tones
When you press any button, you hear the beep
sounds. If you don’t want to hear it, press both the
Color Mode button and the Freeze Image button
simultaneously to turn off the beep tones.
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(f) Image on the screen is too dark or too bright
Adjust the brightness level of the LCD screen. Press
the Zoom Up button while pressing the Freeze
Image button. The brightness level may be set at
any of 3 levels.
(g) LCD screen turns off suddenly
The unit may be in power saving mode. If you don’t
move the unit or don’t press any buttons for 2
minutes, the power saving mode is activated. In the
power saving mode, the LCD screen will be a blank,
have a dark display. Just move the unit or press any
button to deactivate the power saving mode.
If the battery is too low or totally discharged, the unit
will power off. Connect the AC adapter to the DC
jack and charge the battery for at least 3 hours.
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(h) The battery has been fully charged for a long time,
but the unit will only operate for a very short time
Check the battery charge status. If the status indicates
a very low charge even though it was charged for at
least 3 hours, either the battery isn’t holding a charge
or the AC adapter isn’t charging the battery.
Check the AC adapter by plugging it into the DC
jack, then power on the unit. If the unit powers on
and continues to operate, then the AC adapter is
confirmed to be operational. In this case, the AC
adapter should be charging the battery.
The rechargeable battery may have died. The life of
batteries deplete if you have recharged it many
times and used it for a long period of time. Call
HIMS or your local Dealer for further technical
support.
To best manage the battery life, charge the battery
frequently before it is completely discharged. If you
will not be using your CANDY GRIP for a period of
time longer than one month, fully charge the battery
prior to an extended non-use period. Otherwise, the
battery may not be rechargeable in the future.
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8. Technical Specifications
(a)
Screen: 5-inch wide type LCD
(b)
Magnification Range
Ÿ When using legs: 2.8x-22x
Ÿ Minimum Magnification Level:
1.5x when lifting the camera above the reading
text or photo.
(c) Brightness: 3 levels
(d) Color Modes: 5 Color Modes
(e)
Battery: Rechargeable lithium polymer
Ÿ Continuous Use: 4.5 hours
(f)
Ÿ Recharge Time: 3 hours
Dimensions: 5.7” (L) x 3.3” (W) x 0.6” (H)
(g)
Weight: 9.9 ounces/ 280g
※ [Note] Product specifications and this User Manual
subject to change and modification without prior
notice.
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9. Warranty
(a)
CANDY GRIP is covered by the manufacturer’s
2-year limited parts and labor warranty from the
original date of purchase when purchased new.
Warranty term for the battery is 6 months.
(b)
Warranty does not cover any problems due to
improper use, damage or abuse whether intentional
or unintentional by the user or disassembly of the
unit by any unauthorized person.
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NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
※ CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
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