Plugable’s USB Microscope is no toy, as it offers up to 250x magnification, and you can get one for just $29.97, today only, originally $59.99. The microscope includes built-in LEDs that can be dialed through a range of brightness levels to properly illuminate your subject. Unlike many other USB microscopes, these LEDs shine through a diffuser to combat glare. They used a capacitive touch button to initiate image capture rather than a physical push button. When viewing small objects at microscopic levels, the slightest bump can offset an image to an unviewable state. With a capacitive button, the lightest touch snaps a blur-free image. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Image capture can also be initiated from within the downloadable companion software, along with video or configurable time-lapse capture. The companion software also allows you to control aspects of the camera functionality directly from your computer. Capture resolution and exposure can be changed with a few clicks. More information.