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One of those "how did I get along without it?" products
on October 4, 2011
UPDATE: Since at least 25 "Marketplacers" have commented on my original review (exactly one year ago), I decided to update the review with a full year of hands-on experience. This magnifier should be renamed or nicknamed the "Masterpiece". The built-in LED light is genius and just waiting to be paired with some rechargeable AAA's to give you months of service. The slide cover feature guarantees that normal usage will be rewarded with years of protection. The size (exactly same size and weight as Sony mp3 Walkman) makes this magnifier convenient and portable. Switching batteries is a breeze. Two-tone black and charcoal color combined with rounded shape and highest quality plastic assures you will impress when you give as gift, when you offer it to the boss during a meeting of your peers, or when you've squinted as tightly as possible and still can't read the small print. Probably one of my top five uses has turned out to be reading product descriptions, label contents, ads describing the deal terms, "boilerplate". One big cheer for Marketplace's Magnificent Masterpiece Magnifier!!!
We've always managed to find some type of magnifier around our home when the need arose. Oftimes it may have been a Cracker Jack prize variety, but for years we survived. A few years ago my wife upgraded to a dollar store magnifier. More recently I have seen my need and frequency for magnification increase considerably. As is customary in our house, the hunt for a purchase like this begins at Amazon.
After a few weeks of research and armed with substantial new relevant learning, I settled on Carson's 5X power LED lighted PO-55 model pocket magnifier. It arrived yesterday and our family couldn't be more pleased with the purchase. Very durable feel, rubber pads in right places make the unit comfortable to hold and a snap to manipulate. The LED light completes the difference between a great product and a REALLY GREAT product! Three AAA battery (not included) installation was simple enough...we were using the magnifier's total package of features within a minute of unpacking. Do yourself and loved ones a huge favor! Buy a handful of these magnifiers and spread them to the best locations in your space and among your pals who will APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS AND SMARTS! My seller was Amazon, delivery was by USPS (one day earlier than committed), packaging was excellent (both the unit itself and within the box with other items. Nothing cheap, flimsy or poorly designed about this magnifier...only first class, QUALITY BUILD and I expect years of good service.