5 Stars By Bayless on 2014-02-08
Very Functional, Excellent Value
There are 3 LED bulbs in the magnifier and in the base. No matter which you are using it gives enough light. I purchased this for jewelry and sewing work as my eyes discovered I was over 40. It is a little heavy for hanging over your neck but it still works well that way. It does not pinch or irritate. When I ordered it I was thinking I'd want a soft cover on it so it did not bother my skin or catch in my hair, it does not need one. It does sit nice on a table too. I'm going to make a cover for the magnifier as it is plastic.
5 Stars By dsybot on 2016-01-26
this thing is really cool! I sometimes do illustration with tiny specimins and its so frustrating to either juggle a hand lens with pencils or fumble with a fixed task magnifier thats just never in quite the right spot. The gooseneck design on the boaMag allows u to attach it just about anywhere to get the perfect angle. I put in a few cup-hooks under & around my studio desk hutch so i could suspend it wherever it was needed. The xtra flashlight on the other end can be handy but its also heavy, In a future version i might just chuck that in favor of a lighter clip or clamp (& maybe even a longer neck so it could really coil up as a freestanding base?). really the length is pretty great as is & works like a charm
3 Stars By barbara on 2013-02-23
okay but not great
I was looking for a magnifier to use with my sewing machine and this product works, but it would have been better if it was a little longer. I wrap it around the machine as illustrated, but if I don't position it perfectly, it moves while I am sewing. Also if the weighted end was a little heavier, it would hold better. That said, the magnification is very good and really makes sewing on dark or black projects easier because I can see every stitch when I can get it positioned correctly. It is certainly better than working without it.
5 Stars By G. Licavoli on 2017-08-23
I love this for cross stitching
I love this for cross stitching. I put it around my neck with no fuss and brings even 18 count into easy focus. I use rechargeable batteries and change them about every three days for the brightest look. I have used the ac adapter before and that I don't like. The design is not great for a plug in device
Batteries work the best for me, others may like the cord bending in an odd position.
5 Stars By marcia s. orkin on 2014-03-10
Life saver for a needle pointer
While I have a large, non-portable light/magnifying glass for work at my table, I was looking for something to fit the bill while traveling. This product is perfect. Easy to transport, use at the airport, on the plane and at destination. Did not have to stop my crafts while away from home.
I'd recommend this to anyone who needlepoints, crochets or anything where they need added light and close up vision.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2014-09-30
This was exactly what I was expecting. The neck was flexible but strong enough to hold the glass magnifier steady. The LED under the magnifier was fine but expected brighter. I am not sure when the LED at the base can be used.
3 Stars By choisays on 2014-04-25
The light clamp is stiff and awkward and really doesn't hold. I have it attached to a small table and have to re-clamp it every few hours. The repositioning ability is at best a maybe, while the light and magnifying glass are fine. I think more work on the supporting structure is needed.
5 Stars By exan on 2018-02-03
Good resolution but not as flexible as I needed
It was great but bigger than I expected. Returned it,
3 Stars By Patricia M C. on 2016-08-02
Like others it is heavy and awkward to use around my neck for when cross stitching. I also find that I constantly have to re-adjust it because it shifts.I wanted for travelling. So the table use will not help me in this regard. I am going to try that out for home use/and or on my sewing machine, The magnifycation is great and I really like that part of it.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-02-27
Very nice flexible light with LED bulbs, electric or battery.