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Veho VMS-004 Discovery Series 400x USB Microscope

3.9 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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  • 400x Magnification USB Microscope
  • 2.0 Mega Pixel Resolution Lens
  • Snapshot and Video recording function
  • 30fps webcam function
  • Handy design with supplied cradle option
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 8.9 x 21.7 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
  • Item model number: VMS-004
  • ASIN: B001WKH4WO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Mar. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,184 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

In the legendary series of educational films from the 1970s, designers Charles and Ray Eames zoom out from a man resting in a park in downtown Chicago, transporting us in minutes to intergalactic space. At the point at which we reach the bounds of human knowledge, they stop... and zoom back in. Only this time, their camera doesn't stop... surveying deeper and deeper inside his skin, ultimately to the level of sub-atomic particles. Now, we're not suggesting for a second that this handy desktop 400 x magnification USB microscope will take you anywhere near sub-atomic resolution from the comfort of your own PC, but it will give you a darned good look at your skin, should you wish. Here at gadgetshop HQ we're huge admirers of Universal Serial Bus technology, as the legion of USB-compliant devices in these pages will attest. And this high-tech microscope, which offers resolution up to full 1.6M, is among the most inventive USB tool we have yet seen. With a host of pro-quality features, including variable magnification, widescreen imaging and a range of image capture options, all illuminated by 4 bright onboard LEDs, the sky (or rather, the world right in front of you) is the limit. Enabling awe-inspiring close-ups, and both still image 'snapshot' and full motion video capture, could there be a better way of passing a chill winter's evening than blowing up one's own hair follicle to the size of the Titanic? We thought not.

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  • USB Microscope
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    Although I was happy with the general performance of the device, I could find no reference in the instructions as to the claimed 400x adjustable magnification. I twice contacted the support site with no response, but eventually after checking the Amazon reviews, I had an answer! Set the preview screen to 640x480 and then adjust the zoom in the preferences option. Thank you R.D. Day and Amazon!The relevant review was for the deluxe version which is why I am repeating the information here.
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    The Veho is GREAT FUN, first and foremost. Using it, I made movies of a spider
    and also a woodlouse. This video only uses the 200x magnification. Search for 'Elfheartrising' on youtube to see the videos using both 400x and 200x in combination.
    I didn't buy the Veho with the stand - BIG MISTAKE (hard to keep still). Instruction booklet fairly rubbish. You MUST keep turning the silver focus band RIGHT ROUND to go from 200 to 400 magnification. Moving insects tend to get a little hot running around under the microscope lights too... I think I inadvertantly killed the woodlouse - eek!

    This sample video is only using the magnification to 200x, in the full videos I made (on youtube) you can see how I used the 400x magnification still shots combined with moving 200x footage.

    And don't bother trying to contact the company who makes the Veho, as they don't seem to reply. (I was trying to see if I could buy a stand separatly)! AMMENDED EDIT - since I wrote this, Veho HAS contacted me, a lovely email from their sales manager, who is going to look into trying to get me a stand (when their office reopens on the 4th Jan), I take back what I said about them previously!

    Yes... the sales manager at Veho got back to me, and sent me a stand for my microscope! She was VERY helpful, and we swopped some great emails. If you do have any problems with your Veho, I would suggest you try and talk to them. She explained they are only a small company, but she went out of her way to help me.

    I look forward to making a new video of some head lice that I have sitting in an envelope waiting to be filmed!
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    I bought this on the strength of the previous review and it was right! This is an amazing piece of kit!
    You plug it into your PC via a USB port and load up the software from a CD. When you start the program, that activates the microscope - and you can start finding out what various parts of your body look like x 400!

    The microscope is a bit like a giant pen or small torch, and has its own built-in light, so you can investigate the darkest of places like nostrils and tonsils (should you want to do such a thing...) I have scoured the garden and come up with all kinds of creepy crawlies, dead and alive, to see in 400x magnification. Its an alien world out there...

    The detail is fantastic, and the colour is also very good and true. Within the program you can take video clips and photographs of your chosen object, and then ask everyone to guess what the revolting picture is actually of (you will never eat a banana again after viewing it through this!)

    Obviously you have to bring everything you want to examine to within the range of the microscope (which has to remain attached to the USB port), and the provided wire is not that long. But it's amazing what you can find on the average desk or body... The microscope has a very good focusing wheel, which you operate with your thumb, watching the picture on your PC.

    I think this is a fascinating piece of kit and incredibly good value for money. I think every school - every classroom - should definitely have one, and anyone interested in the micro world will be intrigued.

    You will never view skin in the same way again.....

    Highly recommended.
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    This microsccope is absolutely fantastic the software works perfectly and the images are extremely sharp. You have to play around a bit to get the proper detail in focus but otherwise it is amazing. There are not many photos of the actual product around the internet or any of the results so you can't actually see what it is going to produce. However the quality is great and the snapshot function is aswell, brilliant. This micrscope is well worth the money. Get this one rather than the 200x zoom this one has 400x zoom. I took a photo of a lizards lung and you can see all the air tubes. It is all very sharp and clear. It also has colour photos and videos.
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    I had previously purchased the VMS-001 with a magnification of x200, so when the VMS-004 became available, I had to have that too.

    At first, I phoned and complained that the magnification was no better (or even worse) than that of the earlier model. They suggested I tried adjusting the focus at the other end of the scale. That worked! Apparently, it has two focussing points.

    I am totally pleased with this product, and highly recommend it for anyone who requires low-cost but serious microscoppy.
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    This is a great desktop Gadget and takes brilliant close up photo's. Although I am not sure about the claimed '400' times magnification though, if I look at something through a 'five' times magnification jewellers eye glass it looks about the same magnification to me. Perhaps they mean it's 400 times the 'size' on a computer screen, that would seem more like it. The software could be a 'lot' better as well, I cannot make it automatically save the pictures to a folder of my own choice which I find irritating, I have to give a name to every individual photo and then save it to my pictures folder. It also sometimes freezes my computer when it starts... and the only thing I can do is switch off at the mains. (I think it's when my media player is running). I had also hoped it might double up as a web-cam but unfortunately the view when set at infinite distance is like having tunnel vision because the lens is so far back into the body of the microscope it can 'see' a blurred image of the housing so only the centre of the picture is clear. It's a shame because I am sure they could have easily designed it so that you didn't get that.
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