117 of 128 people found the following review helpful
Nice bit of kit.,
This review is from: Carson 60X-100X MicroMax LED Lighted Pocket Microscope (MM-200) (Sports)
The Carson MM-200 is a fantastic bit of equipment. The size is just slightly larger than what the photo shows on the product page. It is TINY!! The product quality, however, is excellent. It has a great LED lamp, and I haven't had it long enough to comment on the battery life. It is WAY better than the previous ones I have owned with regular little bulbs which gives everything an orange hue, or the LED ones which are flimsy as heck.
I use it for various things: from checking out small bug-things on plants to fine details on stamps or even just my arm (for a laugh!). It really is quite versatile and has great magnification!
Now for the bad. It is TINY!!! The knobs are a bit fiddly specially when you're using one hand and need to adjust the focus. The other pocket scopes I have tried usually have a larger gripping area and larger dials. Hopefully it will loosen up with some use.
Other than its size (which I do very much like for convenience, but is a bit fiddly), it is a great scope.
A good alternative, for those with waning coordination, might be a pocket USB microscope, or even one of the larger varieties from Carson!