Aven, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) wants you to think of its compact Mighty Scope as a mini-camera that zooms. Mighty Scope is a handheld high-resolution precision magnifier and image capture device with a USB interface. Its focus range is fully adjustable to any magnification from 10 times to 200 times, unlike earlier models that limit users to 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.
There are three models: one with 500-times magnification, and one with six ultraviolet lights operating at 405 nanometers (nm). An analog model also is available. Images, interval shots or video are captured instantly by a 1.3-megapixel camera with a color CMOS sensor and Microsoft-compatible software on digital models.
A Microtouch shutter button eliminates the need to tap a computer key, whether Aven's scope is hand-held or mounted on an optional stand.
The company says this is a handy workbench or field tool for science labs, dermatology offices, classrooms, crime labs, and other applications. In educational settings, research scholars or students can readily obtain custom-enlarged images to email or insert in documents.
Mighty Scope is ergonomically designed for comfortable use with either hand.
Mighty Scopes from Aven