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The Mighty Scope www.aveninc.com handheld precision

magnifier with USB interface is like a mini camera that zooms, providing illuminated, enlarged views of crystals, insects, plants, dissected organs, field samples, and other items. Plug the Mighty Scope into any laptop to project the images or share them on a network. The focus range adjusts to any magnification, from 10 times to 200 times, unlike earlier handheld magnifiers, which had fixed settings or limited ranges. A brightness-control wheel allows fingertip adjustments of illumination from six white LEDs to suit varied interior or exterior environments.
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