This standing magnifier was deemed The Best by the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it provided the clearest, brightest view and was the easiest model to use. Hammacher Schlemmer Institute analysts found The Best Floor Standing Magnifier provided the sharpest magnification of images and text, while lesser models were plagued by discoloration or produced a blurry view when objects were viewed through the edges of the lens. The Best model provides crisp 2X magnification through its 5"-wide optical-grade lens, and it was the only model to incorporate a 1"-wide bifocal, providing 5X magnification, ideal for reading fine print or working on intricate crafts. A consumer panel found the flexible gooseneck easy to adjust to the desired angle, and panelists deemed its lens the easiest to raise or lower. The Best Floor Standing Magnifier is adorned with 12 bright LEDs, and unlike on other magnifiers, the bulbs are evenly spaced, illuminating the largest area. The lights are rated to last 100,000 hours. The unit plugs into AC or runs on three D batteries (not included). 53 1/2" H x 9" W x 11" D. (8 lbs.)
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
I know of none better, but I believe it could be improved.
By None. Name is Collins Denny III
from Richmond VA area
I am always in a wheelchair and I find it difficult to position the lens because the adjustable neck is too stiff and causes the floor stand to move, which necessitates other adjustments which are (in turn)hard to make. A heavier foot and a more flexible neck would be a great improvement. Any recommendation would be with caveats
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Nice design, one slight problem
from Naples, FL
Magnifier works well but the lamp cannot be picked up to move since the neck slips from the base if you lift it by the neck (which most people probably will). Would be better to have threading for the neck to screw into the base so it won't slip out or glue it together (which is what I did).
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By Sandy the singer
from East Bend, NC
I bought this for my mom who is struggling with her vision. I told her to try it and if it didn't work we'd send it back. She tried it to read the paper and her mail and told me it was a keeper! Anything that helps her to see is an asset. The only thing I would suggest to improve is make the pole to screw into the base because most people will pick up the pole to move it.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
No distortion.Large enough to view whole page.
from York, SC
Because I read a lot, I try to get large print books. But since that is not always possible, this magnification product allows me to read even the smallest print.
Ok but design errors. The upright should have been threaded
By Baby doctor
from Venice fl
The upright should have been threaded where it fixes to the base. This defect makes it most unstable. However optics are good,.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
It really is the best
from Upper Michigan
I like this so much I am definitely going to purchase one for our vacation home. Once you have it, you will not want to be without one. The lights are bright and the magnifier is distortion free. I use it as both a magnifier and as a lamp.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
the best lamp
from Ft. Myers Beach, FL
It is perfect for close work. The light is bright and there is no distortion. I just wish the base locked. I ordered a second one, but unfortunately it the switch on the lamp was defective. I am waiting for my exchange.
Love the magnifier
from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
I have used a small hand-held magnifier for years when I paint. I can now use the free-standing magnifier hands-free, and it is stronger than any I have tried. I love it!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best Floor Standing Magnifier
from Franklin, Wisconsin
The only problem with the magnifier is the metal support pole pulls out of the base when you try to move the magnifier to a different location. You have to slide the magnifier instead of picking it up to move to another location.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best Magnifying lamp I've found!
from Pineville, Louisiana
Bought this for my 93 yr old father to assist him in putting together WWII modeL airplanes and ships. We had tried several other brands of lamps. All were blurry or difficult to adjust. The only negative is that it is difficult to move because the stand does not screw into the base making it difficult to move. My dad ended up gluing the base to the stad. Still this is by far the best magnifying lamp that we have found..
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