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Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier

B&H # CAPO55 Mfr # PO-55
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Product Highlights
  • Slide-Out Design with Protective Sleeve
  • Built-in Bright Light LED
  • Clear Acrylic Aspheric Lens
  • Pocket-Sized
  • Operates on Three Optional AAA Batteries

The PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier from Carson Optical is small, inexpensive pocket viewer that can help make reading everyday small items much easier. The slide-out lens is guarded by a protective plastic sleeve and illuminated by a bright LED light powered by three "AAA" batteries (not included). The lens produces a bright distortion-free image. When not used, collapse it and stuff it your shirt pocket. It's lightweight, easy to use and very functional.

Excellent for people with poor vision who need a magnifier to read menus, labels
Compact design fits in shirt pocket
Distortion-free
Format MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier
Magnification 5x
Lens Construction Aspheric, acrylic
Linear Field of View Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Range Not Applicable
Eyepiece 36.0 x 40.0 mm (1.4 x 1.5")
Dimensions 4.25 x 2.0 x 0.75" (10.8 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm)
Weight 1.6 oz (45.4 g)
Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier
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    CarsonPO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier
     
    4.4

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (6)

        Reviewed by 7 customers

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        5.0

        Magnifier for Mom-in-law works wonders

        By Al

        from East Brunswick, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier:

            This magnifier is used by an elderly woman with maculear degeneration. She's able to read telephone numbers, advertisements, and view printed photos much better than her old magnifier.

            The magnifier is light to hold, yet is easy to turn on and off. Her old magnifier was hard to turn off, which burned through batteries and bulbs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Good product; fulfilled my expectations

            By Jim

            from Walnut Grove, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier:

                I place the product over each of my two thermostats and when I want to change the thermostat setting at night (e.g., to turn on A/C or heater from it's preset setting), I can use the lighted magnifier

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Nice design

                By Nightnoise

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Lenses
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hiking/Backpacking
                  • Low Visibility
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier:

                  I bought this model and the 3x model at the same time. I figured with my bad eyes I could use both. I think both the light and sliding cover feature make these magnifiers special.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good -- wish that the lens was bigger

                  By Conan the Librarian

                  from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Lenses

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier:

                      LED light is very bright and useful

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good little Magnifier!

                      By dxt7339

                      from York, SC

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier:

                          I use the product to chack oht the mirror and sensor in my camera for dust. It works great!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          2.0

                          somewhat disappointing

                          By John

                          from Wimauma, FL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier:

                              It magnifies well, but the field of vision is so small that reading a book or newspaer isn't easy. The glass has to be moved back and forth too much.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great!

                              By Photo Enthusiest

                              from Madison Wi

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Black & White Photos

                                Comments about Carson PO-55 5x MiniBrite Pocket Magnifier:

                                PROS:
                                Easy to use. Works Great in a darkroom. Sliding cover prevents Scratching.
                                CONS:
                                None

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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