January 5, 2014
Amazing little thing for the price!
There was no reviews, but this thing looked super cute so I was on the fence for
a few months about buying it. Then one day I just said "what's $16?" and went
for it. I'm glad I did!
For this price of course, you're not going to be observing nanostructures in the
wild - rather, it behaves like a powerful magnifying glass. Enough to see cool
details in objects from your everyday surroundings. The fact that it has 2 LEDs
to shine light from 2 different angles + a UV lamp is very neat. The focus dial
doesn't change much for me, but whatever.
As far as using it, it took me a few minutes to totally get it: the clear part
has to be actually pressing against the surface you wish to observe, and then
you stick your eye on the top lens. Because it is so small, it is tempting to
hold it at a distance from the object you want to observe - but nope, you have
to go for it.
Awesome item, cool colors. Would be a perfect gift for a nerdy/curious kid, or
for an adult like me who likes geeky toys.
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