Lightweight and portable, the Carson MM-200 MicroMax pocket microscope is ideal for on-the-go science. The MicroMax offers a powerful 60x to 75x magnification range, making it easy to examine blood samples, bugs, and anything else that's worthy of a closer look. The microscope also includes a built-in LED light that provides a bright, clear image, along with a rubberized eyepiece for comfortable viewing. Best of all, the MicroMax fits conveniently in a jacket pocket, so you can bring it along wherever you go--whether it's a school field trip or a visit to a friend's house.
Please note that users must hold this LED pocket microscope flat against the surface in order for the image to come in clear and in focus. It will be difficult to view objects with the microscope tilted at an angle due to the very high magnifications. CAUTION: If a user is viewing a shiny surface, sometimes the bright LED light will cause a glare which causes the image to become over exposed and unclear.
Magnification: 60x to 75x
Batteries: 3 SG3 button cell (included)
Dimensions: 1.25 by 3.25 by 0.75 inches (W x H x D)
Weight: 1.1 ounces
At Carson, we strive to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied with the quality of our products. We are so confident in our products that we back them with a Lifetime Limited Warranty! Carson will repair or replace your product if it is found to have manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship. Please contact Carson for additional warranty details and trouble-shooting steps at 1-800-9-OPTICS or 631-963-5000.
My kids LOVE this microscope. I purchased it during a lightning deal, and I would absolutely buy it again!
I use this for checking gold ore samples in the field as well as general looking at the microscopic world.
Had some troubles with shipping, where FedEx traveled all the way cross country, only to leave it with USPS a mile from my house. I was not able to pickup either. Overall, it still came within an acceptable amount of time. Wish the seller switched to another carrier for shipping.
This thing is freakin' awesome! An absolute MUST for rockhounds!!! Now that I have it, I'll be carrying it everywhere. The magnifying glasses that I got in my mineral kits when I took geology are okay, but they only do 10x. This thing does 60x-100x and it's lighted!! I struggled to look at the crystalline structures of the rocks I collected in Baghdad through my $20 microscopic. Since I didn't have rock tools there (other than my multiple tumblers, my rock hammer and my chisel), I had to try to chip off pieces small enough to fit on the tray, and I had to use a flashlight from the side for illumination. This thing illuminates right next to the lens so it casts the light directly on what you're trying to view. I'd love to share photos, but my camera doesn't have a lens that small.
I love this damn thing! i had one a few years ago that i bought over the internet from a different retailer where it cost twice as much, and i will tell you, it was worth it then, and at half the price it is more than worth it now. I lost the expensive one, and have thought about it ever since, off and on. I stumbled on it here, and I am so happy about it! It really does work great. It just comes in handy so often, it's well worth the purchase. I highly recommend it. You might worry, because it is inexpensive, that it's cheap, but it really is well made. The knobs feel good, and the rubber eyepiece is very comfortable. It is strikingly powerful. When you look through it, it is amazing the detail you see. I always find something that I didn't know or expect was there. IT'S AWESOME!!!
Useful pocket microscope. Just need to be aware that for successful results you ideally need to use on a solid flat surface, otherwise too much movement and almost impossible to focus. For the cost, it's a great little gadget - perfect for looking at jewellery or plants, or just for fun. Battery lasts longer than I expected.
I don't think this goes up to a real 100x magnification however it's enough for what I wanted it for which was to read security microdots which is a disc about 1.2mm in diameter with a security code on to help track stolen items back to the owner.
I'm an adult and had a really hard time getting it to focus. The kids stood no chance.
Very flimsy build and not easy to use
Does the job
Have to keep on 60x otherwise to strong. But still suitable for me, cool bit of kit.
Not good on the 100x zoom. It doesn't focus very well at all
very lightweight and not great but for the money its ok
I liked the bright light
Great, just the job and quick delivery
This is a brilliant, five star, way to waste your money. It is too small, strains the eyes, and can only be used on a flat surface, which makes it useless for looking at microfossils.
It had good reviews and that's why I bought it. It was difficult for me to focus with it as I wear glasses. It is also very small so it's awkward to hold it with the same hand you have to focus with; you have to hold it with your right hand up to the item you want to see, you also have to secure the item so it will not move (and you have to be very close to see anything) and you can't use your left hand to adjust the focus/magnifying roulettes because you are holding the item you want to see......too much dexterity needed for what it's worth (or you need another hand!!!)
Zooms from 60x to 100x. I use it to observe plant leaf development and resin gland formation.
Ich habe jahrelang ein Taschmikroskop zum "Auseinanderklappen" bei der Arbeit (Unfallaufnahmen) benutzt. Es war hell, bildete die Objekte superscharf ab - nur leider fiel es irgendwann auseinander - kein Wunder.
I bought this for my 9 yr old son about 6 months back for the summer vacation. He has been using it since then & it is one of the few things that keeps him excited (besides Lego and his iPad). It works as explained, the magnification is decent & I too use it once in a while out of curiosity. Light shining from the top does reflect on the object you are looking at and causes a glare. It shows with a purple fringe because of the optics, but it is not that bad. For the money, it is totally worth it. If you are planning to buy a toy microscope (anywhere between $30 - $200) for your 5-12 yr old, you should perhaps start with this.