A reading pen is an amazing piece of tech, I keep my reading pen with me all the time.The reading pen allows you to scan a line of text or individual words it speaks out what you have scanned, the advantage of using a reading pen is that it gives you the confidence to read books without your dyslexia getting the better of you. When I scan a difficult word there is an option to look at the word and a built-in dictionary this can also be read out to you. There is an earphone jack so you can use this without anybody else hearing the word being pronounced. There is a plastic case to store your reading pen on the back of the box, a printed alphabet which has a barcode for each letter, if there's anything you cannot scan you can use this by scanning in each letter for the word. I read my first novel using a reading pen.