Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux, 2MP, 10x-250x Magnification

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Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand for Windows, Mac, Linux, 2MP, 10x-250x Magnification Reiew

 

The Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope with Flexible Arm Observation Stand is capable of magnification between 10x to 250x and supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Useful for many applications, this digital microscope is fun to use and is the perfect choice for students, researchers, collectors and testers who want to see the fine details of the objects they are observing. This cost-effective scientific device is now improved with 2.0 MP to ensure work is interesting and much easier for students, hobbyists and lab researchers.

 

Features

 

The Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope now comes with a flexible arm observation stand that is much better than the previous model with ball joints that needed to be repositioned to view objects. It also has a suction cup base for stability. With the new design, it is now flexible enough to be positioned from any angle.

 

The body, on the other hand, is now more compact, shorter and sturdier than its predecessor. The focus ring now covers the body which makes it easier to operate even with just one hand. Moreover, the body is now molded in plastic with satin finish and thicker. The observation pad has graduated marks for easy measuring and for a more detailed observation. It also has a capacitive touch sensor for more quality images.

 

Equipped with a sensor and webcam chipset, it can support almost all operating systems and webcam software. What used to be through-hole LEDs for lighting are now surface-mounted LEDs with a diffuser in front. Consequently, light distribution is now smoother and glare has been reduced. It also boasts of a brightness adjustment control to ensure it fits the lighting preference of the user. For power supply, however, it is supplied with a USB bus power (500mA) that got rid of the need for an adapter. Operation works like a webcam as well and can be operated using the webcam software that came with the operating system.

 

Pros

 

The Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope can be used right away so long as the right software is installed and usually, it is since the default webcam software is compatible with the device. Moreover, no assembly is needed. It also has handy built-in LED lights that only operate when the microscope is in use. Users also find the digital microscope easy to use, making it possible for children to operate it. The power that comes from the USB bus power does away with extra adapter, thus reducing bulk and weight. As for the cost, this digital microscope is priced competitively. Perhaps, one of the most interesting about this device is its flexible arm observation stand that makes it easier to reposition the focus and get a clearer and better look on the object.

 

CONS

 

Some users were disappointed with magnification and clarity features of the Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope because it fell short of their expectations. It is fun to use and is easy to handle but its application is really more on simple uses like in school and learning science. Downloading the software or synching it with the computer sometimes also has issues.

 

Final Thoughts

 

The Plugable USB 2.0 Digital Microscope is fun to use and is a great learning tool children can enjoy. However, it is not designed for professional use since there are magnification issues but for its price and performance, this digital microscope is a good product.

 

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