★★★ 14 real customer reviews average rating: 3.1 stars
2 Stars By Bourbon Dynasty on 2016-12-20
Gets the job done, sort of... ok barely.
As others before me have said, you get what you pay for. Yeah you can zoom in and get a good idea of what you are looking for but it's a terrible stand that if you attempt to adjust, you'll lose the focus you had and start all over. I've gotten rid of the ratchet stand and opted to steady it against something, which means my pictures don't turn out very well but I get a good idea of what I'm looking for.
Cool idea, but you need to have a nearby computer to view your subject. Janky stand, worthless really. As long as you aren't expecting laboratory-quality you won't be horribly disappointed. Also, their software disc is like 1/3rd the size of a CD-ROM, why? I just opted for a generic software download found via Google.
1 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-11-13
Cheap, but still not worth the price- See if you can find software download link ** before** you buy.
Wasn't expecting much for the price, but product delivered even less. Base is super chintzy - on first try putting it together, parts flew across the room/ snapped out of place. Figured that out. Product came with tiny CD - I have a Mac with no CD drive. No problem, I thought, because with my Supereyes digital microscope, I was able to easily find the software and download. No such luck with Topnosis. I see another reviewer found the software - but I couldn't find the link. And I am one of those people who can find the link no one else can find. Well, if all else fails, read directions, right? No directions included. Strangely, manufacturer's name does not appear on the box - I found it on a bar code sticker.
All told, pain in the behind, sending it back, buyer beware.
5 Stars By Jesse on 2016-11-17
For less than $20, this is a nice little usb microscope.
Before placed the order for this 50x-500x usb microscope,I found comment of this item is not good enough,not only from this seller but also other sellers on BTA-MALL.
I decided to have a try since the price is okay.I think this cheap microscope deserves for 5 stars.
It's a plug and play design,only need to install a software for one time;LED lights works with the light dimming wheel;comes with a little snap photo button and zoom button etc.,For the kids or for the simple industrial use, I think it's enough.
Finally I think this cheap microscope maybe doesn't work with Windows 7 and Macbook,since I have found many reviews complaint about this and this seller also make it plain.Maybe you should pay attention to it. I like to read and write the product comment,it will be happy if these words could help.
5 Stars By sofia on 2017-06-29
I love tech and if I like what I buy why not share my opinion. Now that is something unique and cool to have when you need it; I love taking pics and with this one connect to my Android via the app, that is awesome :). various adapters and a user guide. The stand holds the microscope in place and makes it much easy to see items clearly, you can see in the video when I held the microscope the slightest movement was massively agnified.Neat, compact and easy to install. Easy to focus The microscope has LED lights around the camera and the brightness can be adjusted via an inline control. You change the focus by twisting the end cap and in a brilliant bit of design the USB plug can be used with both PC and mobiles.
4 Stars By BB333 on 2016-11-30
Understand before you buy
For the price, it's a very good item. Included is a printed sample target with lots of thin and closely spaced lines, and it can easily resolve them into a clear image on the computer screen. Lots of tiny lines on 0.004 inch centers, and they look very clear. The resolution is less than astounding, but for getting a close look (in color) at small objects it lives up to expectations. Also expect a few fuzzy areas given the plastic lenses. And understand the magnification zoom knob should be labeled 'focus' since that is really what it does. Whatever you are looking at needs to be in contact with the device to be seen clearly.
Most people have little or no experience with microscopes. Learning how to use one is a serious exercise in frustration. In the age of auto-focusing digital cameras, this is a very basic device which requires substantial fiddling to get good results. Don't expect it to be as user-friendly as your point-and-shoot camera. Plan on spending some hours learning how to get the most out of it, and don't expect it to work like a precision instrument costing thousands of dollars. Positioning tiny objects very precisely takes practice, and that skill is absolutely necessary with microscopes regardless of type or quality.
Use it to get a really good look at a tiny splinter in your finger or the details of some small part. An inquisitive youngster could learn a lot (and be fascinated for hours) by experimenting with it. Just don't expect a miracle for $20 and you won't be disappointed.
4 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-01-05
Good for kids, or for fun
The scope is not the greatest on the market, and the software is iffy. I had to download the software on another computer, and upload the files separately. Not all the features of the software have worked, but the scope has not disappointed. I wanted a scope to investigate less visible items, and to look at varying textures at a more micro level. Very happy with the product itself, not so happy with the software. For home use It is not a bad but. I have others at work with better setups, but they carry a much larger price as well. Very pleased.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-03-11
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-09-25
Orderd for PCB test.
I am a circuit engineer and we need a simple microscope to work with PC always.This one is really easy to use, do not need to install any other software after the first installation.The design of the software is also seems nice, comes with clear pictures.
5 Stars By Garfield Darby on 2016-11-13
Great tool to get your kids interested in science
My son loves this microscope. He goes outside and find insects to look at. I have to admit I enjoy looking at the insects also.
2 Stars By BTA-MALL brother on 2017-01-03
The photos seem poor quality too
I can't get a sharp focus. The photos seem poor quality too.