Digital USB microscopes are widely available from various manufactures, are low-cost, and ideal for home or business use. They are USB-powered microscopes that can directly be connected to the computer’s USB port or USB adapter. They are a variation of a traditional optical microscope that uses optics and a digital camera to output an image to a monitor, using software running on a computer. They consist of a high-power macro lens and a reflective light using built-in LED lights surrounding the lens. The microscope is directly attached to the HDMI port of the monitor. So, the images are displayed on the monitor’s screen. They are usually low cost, they provide modest magnification depending on the lens, sensor, and illumination quality. Digital USB microscopes are very useful for examining coins, PCBs, documents, currency notes, fibers, surface irregularities, etc.
Andonstar AD407 USB Microscope
Andonstar has recently launched its AD407 HDMI Digital USB Microscope. It uses a 4 megapixels HD sensor and an industrial lens that provides the capability of capturing 1080 (max 120f/s) images as well as video. It can provide clear images with a deep depth of field under a high object distance. It features HDMI output enabling the microscope to be connected with external monitors. Andonstar AD407 microscope is the most convenient tool for soldering work. It features a 7-inch adjustable screen, allowing users to view parts and components of the PCB. Further, its UV filter can protect the lens from oil and heat during the soldering process. Moreover, it has a height-adjustable stand (not very precise manufactured) that can move backward and forward, providing enough soldering working space and allowing you to view better the soldering components. Thus the product aims to improve the precision and efficiency of your soldering and repair work.
Unboxing – Package Contents
The microscope comes in a big box with plenty of insulation to protect it during transport. The box includes:
- Microscope x1
- Stand x1
- HDMI cable x1
- Switch Cable x1
- UV Filter x1
- IR-Remote x1(not included the battery)
- Adapter x1
- Users Manual x1
Unboxing and powering up the unit took only 4-5 minutes. The microscope comes assembled and all you have to do to start is to add batteries to the remote control and connect the light and power control cable the the USB adapter. Hit power ON button and you are ready to go.