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    Monoprice 60x, 250x Digital Microscope with Suction Cup Stand and Observation Pad
    Product # 11613
    Out of Stock ETA: 10/25/2018


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    Model 11613
    Connection Type USB 2.0
    Effective Magnification (using a 17" monitor) 60x or 250x (selectable)
    Effective Viewing Area 60x: 5.6 x 4.2 mm
    250x: 1.4 x 1.1 mm
    Illumination Four LEDs
    Sensor CMOS
    Maximum Snapshot Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels (UXGA)
    Maximum Video Capture Resolution 640 x 480 pixels (VGA)
    Dimensions 1.2" x 1.2" x 3.4" (30 x 30 x 86 mm)
    Weight 3.5 oz. (99g)

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    Are there Linux drivers for this product, or is it "out of the box" Linux compatible?
    Jeffrey G on Dec 2, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, this item only appears to be Windows and Mac OS X compatible. So you will need to look into Linux support forums if you require installation under that operating system. I hope this helps, thank you!
    Just tried installing this microscope in Windows 10. It installs as a USB Audio device but not an imaging device so it does not show up as a viewing device in the Digital Viewer software. Any recommendations?
    Stan Z on May 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I originally had the same problem as you under windows 10, but have since gotten it to work. To fix it I went to
    Devices and Printers->USB Microscope->Hardware Tab
    I had something like 5 items under 'Device Functions'. I went in and disabled and uninstalled each of them. I then physically unplugged and replugged the USB Microscope. It worked after that. It was probably only one of the drivers that was causing me grief (I suspect the 'Rift Sensor Device' ), but that seemed to do it. Hope that helps
    Is there a way to download software if my computer does not have a cd drive?
    John L on Dec 17, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes. You will see links on the Monoprice product page In Support Files for Windows and Linux software. Using a Mozilla browser, you can right click on the file you want to download and then click on "Save Link As..." to save the file to a desired folder on your computer. Other browsers may have different commands to do this. The downloaded file is a .zip file which must be opened with a zip extraction tool, like "7-Zip" or "WinZip". The extracted file is called "Digital Viewer.exe". Double click to execute and install this program.
    I can't get this to work with Sierra - OS X 10.12.6. Does anyone else have any luck?
    A shopper on Aug 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm on a MacBook Pro with OS X Sierra 10.12.5 and can confirm that this camera can be used with PhotoBooth and QuickTime Player X's movie recording mode without the installation of any drivers. The "Digital Viewer" application that it comes with also works fine, and allows one to set the camera's stills and video resolution settings. I think it's likely a standard USB Video Device, so it should be possible to use on any OS that can support UVC. All of the aforementioned applications first access the computer's built-in camera and have to be switched to the 'USB Microscope' in their settings, but once you do that, the microscope definitely should work in OS X.
    How do I get the 1600 X 1200 resolution using the Digital Viewer software?
    A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: - In Settings > Device Setup > Device: choose USB 2.0 camera from dropdown list.
    - In Settings > Device Setup > Resolution: Choose 1600 x 1200 from dropdown list
    Is the magnification high enough for identifying parasites in stool samples?
    Troy R on Mar 18, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: This depends on the parasite. If it is worms, some of the larger varieties could probably be seen but the smallest and eggs very likely could not be seen. At 250 power, a human hair looks like a piece of spaghetti.
    Any way this thing works w/ iPad?
    Byzan S on Mar 18, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: II would think so but you would have to reduce down to micro USB
    Will this work with a Chromebook?
    William B on Aug 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: YES it will, but the Digital Viewer application won't run on a Chromebook but the Microscope will connect to a Chromebook USB port and the built-in Camera application will access the Microscope and allow you to capture stills and video. I have a Samsung Chromebook that's at least 3 years old and the Microscope works fine - you just won't have all the features of the Digital Viewer app. But you will have the features of the Camera app built-in to Chromebook. Just be sure to select the USB Microscope camera instead of the built-in camera - which is the leftmost button of the basic buttons at the bottom of the Chrome Camera app.
    Getting an "camera is being used by another application" error in win7 ... anyone have any idea how to fix ?
    Christian G on Jan 8, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Did you install the Digital Viewer app from the CD supplied? The camera will not work without that app. If it is, then launch it with no other apps running. If that doesn't work - REBOOT. I'm using mine with Win7 with no issues. Go to the 'Settings' dialog box and change the Devise Setup resolution to 1280 x 72. I've taken images of a Deer Tick which is about the size of a pin head and you can see the legs and head. Also aphids on a flower peddle . I've also used it to read the numbers on small button batteries.
    document camera? if you zoom out can it be used as a document camera?
    A shopper on Sep 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Only if your documents are quite small.
    4.5 / 5.0
    116 Reviews
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    For the Money.. Yes!
    As far as microscopes with digital outputs go, this one is trash. There are a whole bunch of microscopes for $1,000+ that would be so much better.

    Wait.. what?

    Yeah, if you want to complain about this microscope then you must be rich. I did a lot of research on this and several competitors in the same price range ($50-200). Not only did this one not meet the criteria for being expensive enough, but it also was the best display, functionality, and usability. If you want a better scope - your looking at $250+

    The UI was super easy to install, and use, on Windows 8. The settings are not difficult to understand - there aren't a whole lot of them which is nice too.

    The focus adjustment on the camera is a little tight, so when trying to find that perfect focus, you can sometimes push the camera away from what your trying to see.

    The light is misleading - doesn't matter how bright I make it, the image always looks virtually the same. Obviously low/no light would be bad. I did notice that the brighter you make it, it seems to wash some of the contrast out - barely enough to tell from low to high.

    The arm - complete trash. The suction cup looses suction, the bends in the wire are not radical enough, the wire does not stay bent and will "drift" when the bend is too radical. The clip points are too shallow and when trying to focus the camera, the camera has spun out of the clips and fell onto the specimen.

    The board is appropriate, the squares provide a good reference for size

    I would recommend to the MFG

    *replace it with one of those flexible wire-ties, obviously stronger

    *keep the suction cup but in addition, a solid mount, with double-sided tape, for users that prefer a less temporary solution.

    *making a smaller thinner-lined squared area of the board for those closer views.

    *make the focus adjustment looser but keep it smooth like it is, smooth kept it from becoming clunky and over/under-focusing repeatedly.

    *if it saves money, make the light a button with off-low-high, if it doesn't save money - forget this bullet.

    PROS: Price

    Ease of use

    Entertainment value


    CONS: Board - Squares too large, lines too thick

    Support Arm - Worthless
    May 22, 2015
    Oculus Rift DK2 owners be warned...
    Don't feel like typing more here. Read comments in Pros & Cons.

    Not a stellar microscope, but definitely the best one money can buy at this price point and allows exploration of things not normally visible to the human eye. My 6 year old got to see that a 1/8" spider has a beating heart! How awesome is that!?

    PROS: I own the egg microscope and now this one. Like that this one stays put (relatively - see below)

    Super fun to look at all kinds of stuff. We took a video of a spider and saw that it's heart was still beating after being electrocuted with our battery operated fly swatter. Yes, this made us a bit sad, but jesus - there's billions and billions of spiders the world will carry on.

    CONS: Bendy arm is a pain in the but. It's stiff and VERY hard to get it to be right where you want it. Any village idiot will know that under magnification the slightest of movement will completely take your specimen out of view and/or focus

    Under highest magnification we could see spider eyes up nice and close also saw the square pattern in a fly's eyes. Super cool - but what's not is that under highest magnification things tend to look "foggy" Cleaning the lens wasn't the issue, as mine was brand new and even after doing so with a tightly twisted section of a q-tip it was the same.
    June 13, 2015
    Very good, versatile tool
    Have been using this professionally for about a year, believe it or not. Can be used to take detail photos of small soldered components and PCB defects.. Set up like a workstation with a monitor directly behind it, it can even be used instead of a stereo microscope at a fraction of the cost. Using the 640X480 resolution gives a pretty good hand to eye coordination, with no discernible time lag. No problem with the software on both Windows 7 and an old XP. Others have mentioned the pix snap button on the camera is useless because it moves the camera but one can snap photos using the mouse on screen so I don't see any reason to complain.

    PROS: Good picture quality on high resolution,

    CONS: The suction cup stand is unstable. But I removed it and tapped a 1/4-20 hole in a old heavy piece of aluminum heat sink and screwed the metal bendable arm right in. This enables getting right on top of the subject. The heat sink can rotate or even be put on a shelf, as the focal distance will go way out (and reduce the magnification accordingly).
    November 20, 2015
    Nifty little high power camera!
    For the money this device does a great job of super-macro photography.

    A lot of devices like this are either unlit, in which case arranging enough light for such closeups becomes a real chore, or they have super bright lights that wash out most images. The adjustable brightness of the LEDs means you can get pretty good color on very dark and very light colored subjects at both resolutions. This is great.

    60x and 250x are two good choices for magnification. Since this is not really a microscope but a super-macro camera those aren't really the same ratings as you'd get with an optical microscope, but they're useful comparison. At 60x you can make your little fingernail fill the screen, great for big pictures of small objects. At 250x you can see the texture of paper or fabric and, lots of detail on skin, etc. You're not going to be able to observe microbes with this, but you can learn a lot and have a lot of fun.

    The OS X software is a little odd, but only a little, and it gives you great choices. Time lapse photography was not mentioned in the product description, but I can't wait to try it out. You get a lot of control over the frequency of the shots.

    A lot of microscopes have fussy focus mechanisms, but this one works really well. It's not hard to focus, and it holds its position. It does have a limited depth of field, that is, it focuses on a very specific distance from the lens. This means that if you are looking at an uneven surface such as a rock with an angled surface only part of the image will be in focus at one time. This is pretty typical with microscopes because you're gathering light from a very small space, and if you have a small aperture to give you more depth of field you need a lot more light. This generally isn't a problem, but it means you want to hold things so the camera is looking at a flat side, not angled.

    The stand is neat. The suction cup and good neck work well, they aren't cheap, you can put them where you want them and they stay there. The grid and rulers printed on the base are very handy. The camera itself pops in and out of the arm easily for super closeups. The focus grip is nice and big, and the brightness control is labelled. I can't find fault with the physical production of this camera.

    The 640x480 resolution is pretty small compared to today's monitors and phone cameras, but they're still plenty big to see what's going on. You're not going to win photography awards, but you're going to get your work done.

    I would recommend this device as a great value for the price if the resolution is not a problem. If you need big images you're going to need to spend a lot more.

    PROS: Adjustable LED brightness
    Still, video, and time lapse modes
    Neat base, but also works freehand

    CONS: 640x480 image is not huge
    Limited depth of field, but that's probably unavoidable
    September 17, 2016
    Well worth the price
    Unless you are the type that expects an Italian sports car for the price of an economy Ford or Chevy, this item will please you. The suction cup base and flexible neck aren't ideal but they make a 250x microscope possible at very low price. The flexible neck operates smoothly and the suction cup work very well if you release it from the base after each use, which also makes it easier to store. I'm very pleased!

    PROS: It does everything indicated by the specs and I got it at a sale price that was spectacular for what it is capable of doing.

    CONS: None considering the price point.
    August 11, 2015
    cool scope
    Nice little gadget. Spent a bunch of time grossed out at my skin with this thing. The picture capture button is handy. Nice purchase for the price.

    PROS: Works great. Picture is pretty sharp. Just as advertised.

    CONS: None I can think of.
    January 28, 2015
    Very Useful Tool
    Bought this item for use in a plastics recycling laboratory and have been very pleased so far. The actual magnification is less significant to us than is the quality of the field of view with respect to color and contrast. The adjustable LED lighting is excellent for this. This device nicely, and simply integrates with a PC and monitor to produce a very clear, capture-able image. Now our maintenance/fabrication shop wants one!

    PROS: Size, Simplicity, Quality

    CONS: None so far
    January 5, 2015
    Exceptional for the Price
    The platform and mounting are great. The scale is in inches as well as centimeter so can be used for almost anywhere.

    PROS: Out of the box and to work in about 15 minutes! Little more time to get all of the nuances but really is easy to follow once reading a little!.
    October 23, 2015
    Outstanding Performance
    For the price, I thought I was taking a low risk gamble. I was very surprised to get this great product. Already purchased a second one for another area.

    PROS: The quality of the photomicrographs are outstanding.

    Easy to set up

    Easy to use

    Lots of options
    August 27, 2014
    useful gadget !
    I love this microscope, I opened the box, followed your instructions, loaded the disc in my MAC and got

    an amazing colour display.

    Kudos to Monoprice, this is the third item i've ordered from you. Three times happy with purchases

    PROS: I work in electronics, this microscope is excellent for checking cracked circuit traces,and solder bridges.

    With a penlight i can even focus into a connector to inspect the condition of contacts.

    This tool can also see individual pixels on high resolution displays and read writing on miniature components.

    CONS: sorry ,can't think of any
    November 17, 2014