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41x Digital Microscope Egg
Achieve up to 41x magnification using this Digital Microscope Egg from Monoprice!
This egg-shaped digital microscope features an 8 x 6 mm viewing area and achieves up to 41x magnification when using a 17" or larger monitor. The included software supports the ability to capture screen images, singly or at regular intervals, so you can observe any movement or change in your specimens. It also supports video recording at a 640x480 resolution, for a full, real-time record.
It connects to a Mac® or Windows® PC with an available USB port. The included software is compatible with Windows® XP and later (32-bit and 64-bit) and with Mac OS X® 10.4.8 and later, including support for Mavericks (10.9.x). It is compatible with both PowerPC®-based (G3, G4, or G5) and Intel-based Macs.
- User's Manual (Apr 15, 2014)
- Windows Digital Viewer Software (Oct 29, 2014)
- Mac OS X Digital Viewer Software (Oct 29, 2014)
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|Connection Type||USB 2.0|
14" monitor - 34x
17" monitor - 41x
|Effective Viewing Area||8mm x 6mm|
|Illumination||Four LED array|
|Sensor Resolution||640 x 480 pixels (VGA)|
|Dimensions||3" x 2" x 2" (75 x 50 x 50 mm)|
|Weight||4.7 oz. (133 g)|
The half-star deduction is because there does appear to be an off/on switch you plug it into the usb slot and it is on, lights and all! I'd like to leave it permanently plugged in, but off for my technologically impaired hubby. Also, there is only one magnification option. However, for the price, what does one expect? All in all, a sturdy well-working device.
PROS: Sturdy for the price
Easy to install and use
Does what it says it will do
CONS: No on/off switch
Only one magnification level
PROS: Very clear, very good resolution. Compact. Interface is simple.
CONS: Limited resolution. Comes with a CD for install only.
PROS: Small, lightweight, easy to use
CONS: I wish one could very the magnification, but that would be asking a lot at this price
We're going to start playing a family "Guess what this is" game where someone has control of the microscope while everyone else has to sit on the couch and cannot look at anything except the tv/computer screen (our tv IS our computer).
By the way, looking closely at your skin you'll quickly find flakes of black things - that's dirt - and you'll promptly want to go take a shower. :)
PROS: Bright, good focus, amazing to use
CONS: Get so used to just grabbing anything to look at that you quickly get disappointed that you can't look CLOSER at things. But not really a "con."
PROS: Small ease to hold and use
CONS: None yet
PROS: No nonsense setup. Easy to use.
2 months ago
PROS: Easy to use even by kids
Works better than expected
CONS: Really no major cons, the only thing I would mention is that the software can take a little time to recognize the device.