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2x Aspheric LED Magnifier w/4x Bifocal Lens (requires 3x LR44 Batteries, installed & included)
Get a close-up view of your work using this 2x Aspheric LED Magnifier with 4x Bifocal Lens from Monoprice!
This plastic magnifying lens features a built-in LED lamp in the rim to illuminate the subject. It is a 2x magnifier and has a bifocal portion, which increases the magnification to 4x. The light switch is a slide type, so you don't have to hold down a button to get the illumination. It is powered using an LR44 battery and the package includes three LR44 batteries.
The lens is about 3" in diameter and the bifocal spot is about 3/4" diameter. Overall, the lens is about 6.8" long, 3.3" wide, and 0.6" thick.
This magnifying glass is lightweight due to it being mostly plastic components and small, LR44 batteries. It has a sharp, wave-free lens with great magnification in bifocal area. The light underneath is extremely helpful since you're usually blocking at least some portion of external light sources when holding a magnifying glass close to an object.
The item title accurately and clearly states "(requires 3x LR44 Batteries, installed & included)"
As of this writing, the item description confusingly states: "It is powered using an LR44 battery and the package includes three LR44 batteries." That might lead a user to assume that one battery is required and three are provided. Three are needed, three are provided, they are already installed, so don't expect to see spare batteries in the package.
The batteries should last a very long time given they are only powering a small LED, but if you eventually have to change them, you'll need a 1 or smaller Phillips screwdriver to get the battery door off.
-Compact size for purse or pocket (overall 7" long, 3-3/8 wide at lens rim.)
-Fairly robust (not fragile, unlikely to break from a trivial incident.)
-Light is bright enough to illuminate the area being observed without overpowering and washing out text.
-A previous review refers to missing "spare batteries". See below for explanation.
-It would be nice if it came with a microfiber bag to keep it in, so it would stay free of dog hairs and whatnot. But for the price, this is not a deal breaker.
PROS: light weight, nice grip, light is a PLUS
CONS: none yet
PROS: Nice glass and additional magnifier.
PROS: Lighted. Good quality. The price was right.
CONS: Not really a con, but would purchase a glass lens magnifier in a heartbeat. The plastic lens are too easily scratched.
PROS: this magnifying glass actually fits into a shirt pocket. The led light is particularly bright and it has become quite handy. It seems that it might be large enough not to easily misplace.
PROS: Magnifier works fine and light is good feature
CONS: No spare batteries were included in the package as indicated in description.
This is a "10" rated item for those who have need for general print reading.
PROS: Has built-in light. Large. Easy to handle
CONS: The "main" lens is large and god for enlarging smallish print on a printed page. It is a 2x magnifier. Within that main lens is a 4x magnifier. Very small lens.