Works but not for me
I searched far and wide for a magnifier to give my boyfriend who is a pianist. Some of the sheet music in his collection is very small print. The idea was to be able to set this magnifier on the top of the piano and bend the lens down to where it could cover a whole page of sheet music. It was quite big, and not flexible enough to bend low enough. Then there was the forgotten fact that he still has to turn the pages, which is hard to do with a giant bulky lens that is difficult to maneuver in the way. I will be returning this product. However there were no defaults and if someone needed it for reading at a desk or for paying bills, it should work nicely. It is very heavy so not practical for moving around the house.
Bought for Dad with macular degeneration. Could use higher magnification and goose neck is stiff and awkward to use. Like handle on screen.
MAG-LIGHT FOR MOM
OWNER, MY MOM, PLEASED TO USE, EASY TO USE. SHE CAN SEE
Easy to use
Bought for my husband with macular degeneration but it really didnt help him much, I use it for needlework and it is excellent.
The product is too heavy for a 94 year old to handle. The goose neck doesnt bend close enough to the reading material. You still have to hold the item rather than have it lay flat on the table.
For a younger person it would be fine but not for me!
UNFORTUNATELY IT WILL HAVE TO BE RETURNED
I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT FOR MY 92 YEAR OLD BROTHER-IN-LAW HOPING IT WOULD HELP HIM TO SEE BETTER SINCE READING IS HIS MOST ENJOYABLE PASS TIME. UNFORTUNATELY IT HAS TO BE DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE PERSON AND THE GOOSE NECK DOESNT BEND FAR ENOUGH TO USE WITHOUT HOLDING IT WHICH DEFEATS THE PURCHASE OF HANDS FREE USE. HE ALSO SAID THE PRINT WAS DISTORTED UNLESS IT WAS DIRECTLY AT THE CENTER ANGLE. I WAS REALLY DISAPPONTED THAT IT DIDNT WORK FOR HIM BUT IM SURE IN OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES IT WOULD BE A GOOD PRODUCT. THANK YOU MAXINE CHURCH
perfect for needlework. and small print
I have vision problems and find I can use this lamp for reading from newspapers to instructions in small directions
Exactly what we were looking for!
This product is used in our public library by our AV catalogers for viewing the small print on the DVD/Blu-Ray/CD inserts in order to catalog them properly. A real eye-saver!
The light is inadquate.
The magnifying aspect of the light is great, The lighting brightness is not adequate at all.
Finally I can sit in comfort and read my books again.
Its exactly what I needed to make book-reading easy,
in comfort, no eye strain.
Good for the right situation
While this is great for detail work, it is difficult to get it in the right position to read at a desk. The floor lamp does that better to read in a chair. The table lamp wont bend over far enough to get parallel with the book, so you need to find a way to raise the book.
The plastic lens requires repositioning for each section of the page. If the lens was made of glass, rather than plastic, it would be much more effective.
very satisfied in all respects
It arrived promptly as promised in two days, a gift for a 90 year old man with severe vision problems. it is by far the best product of its kind i have come across, the screen size, magnification, brightness, stability and ease of use and build quality for a relatively modest price are simply AMAZING. i own no stock in the company. i highly recommend this product!
FULL PAGE GLORY OR NOT
Bought for elderly Dad. He has Parkinsons and you cant bend neck of lamp to stay flat If you can maintain the angle its great. He cannot
Easy on eyes
Gets the job done!
As a woodworker approaching 81, details are important. This unit is quite good at getting the required job accomplished. It lights, magnifies and with a flick stores itself out of the way. Not too enamored with the fit of the flexible and ridged parts. Too much slop for my taste.
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Well worth the investment
This was a gift for my mother who was diagnosed with macular degeneration several years ago. She had been using this lamp for a couple of months now and every time she uses it she tells me how great it is. She uses it for paying bills (reading account numbers and writing checks),going through coupons, reading letters, etc. She says she loves how easy it makes paperwork and the base is heavy enough that she doesnt worry about knocking it off of her desk accidentally. Thank you for making her day to day life easier. I would recommend this lamp to anyone who has trouble with their eyesight, or anyone who has a loved one that does.
I wished I would have getten the floor l
In my sewing, mending, Art, reading and I do a LOT of reading.
I wish I would have gotten the floor length one as the desk top one seems to be in the way of my books etc.
Makes it easy to read small print.
With this product I no longer have a problem reading.
Bought this as a gift for parent who uses magnifying glass to read. It is easy to set up and after testing it with several small print reading selections, parent gave their seal of approval. Relieved they like it and looking forward to them being able to read with ease.
Difficult to Position for Proper Use
I got this for my 76 year old mother who has vision problems. She found it awkward and inconvenient to use. Because the arm is somewhat inflexible she could not get the lamp properly positioned over her workspace. When she tried to use it at her desk, she had to stand up to look through it. She really likes the idea of page-size, hands-free, lighted magnification and hopes that the item will be reworked to allow for more flexible positioning.
We purchased this for an aging parent who was using a magnifying glass to read correspondence and insurance information. This way he can see the entire page at one time. He is delighted!
I would buy this product again
I purchased this for a friend that is loosing his vision and like it enough I am going to purchase one for myself
This product was a gift for my grandmother. It works very well & does exactly what was was advertised. Compared to similar products, this magnifying lamp was moderately priced. It is bulkier than I had hoped and requires significant space, but I was able to rearrange her desk to make the lamp fit more practically. A more slim, streamline, and less "plasticky" design would be ideal. Overall, my grandmother seemed pleased and said she looks forward to using the lamp.
Meets my expectations for better reading
I find it useful to read e-maiol letters better on my computer at my age of 91. Havent tried with newspaper yet but expect it will help there too.
Am using it now to do dtis.
When I opened the package, the lens was slightly shifted but easily fixed. I also put in the car to take it to another house and in less than a minute up the street, I had burned a hole in the car seat. If you move it in the car in sunshine, you might want to lay something over the lens.
Pretty amazing Desk Lamp
I use this Magnified Desk Lamp to view music. I read music all day at my job and my eyes get very tired. I read orchestrations and the type seems to get smaller every day. But this Desk Lamp is amazing. I sit it on my desk and the music becomes readable again. Love it.
"Excellent for decreased vision."
Sister has failing eyesight. Can use handsfree to see to read, write, or any task needed to closer vision and light.
Magnifier Desk Lamp
I purchased this Magnifier desk lamp for our patrons to use in the public library. We have a large senior population in our community and there are many times when folks need a little magnification to take a look at some library materials. This lamp allows us to better serve our population. We have received many positive comments from library patrons that the magnification and the bright light really help them see. Though some have mentioned that the magnifier is a bit distorted around the edges and that they cannot read with it for extended periods of time, it is a great tool for a quick read of tiny print. We also purchased the floor lamp version of this product for the library and are overall very pleased with both.
Met my requirements perfectly.
Used for helping to tie fly fishing lures
The lamp is fine but wont adjust to a usable height for desktop use -
Want a little more lumens. EVERY light sold should have Kelvin and lumens stats. The neck is either too short or not flexible enough to position well. Makes me want to get a wedge support for what Im looking at, which would make some things roll. The lens has a bit of false coloring if the angle is not dead on.
On the other hand, it is good value at this price point, and does work fairly well.
Not worth the money
I bought this for my Dad who is having difficulty with his vision. The magnifying glass worked ok but the product was unisable because the led lights were very dim. I sent it back to Sharper Image. All in all a bad purchase as it cost me $10.00 in postage to get it and $20.00 to return it. Other companies provide postage for returns. I will not buy from Sharper Image again.
Bigger than it looks!
this would be great for like a doctors office to big for my purposes! It cost me 24 dollars to send it back!!
Best Christmas present ever
My 88 year old Mom is losing her sight to macular degeneration. With this lighted magnifier, she has regained part of her life back. From reading the newspaper to writing her Christmas cards- its a God send.
It was too bulky for my needs
I could not use this. Im 84, it is too heavy and bulky. I wanted to be able to sit and pull the magnifer over my lap. I had to place it on a stool lower than anything I sat in or stand up and look down. Not very user friendly
great help for small print items
I use it to read small print items.
Lg. desk lamp
It was too heavy for me to maneuver. I am in my eighties , have Macular, so I need a good magnifier. Wish you had a place I could walk into & make a selection. Does your store in Boca Town Center have magnifiers? (Fla.) So I hope you have credited my account as it was returned.
Workmanship everyone deserves.
Most think that perception works a lot like a flashlight in the dark, illuminating whatever its aimed at. The truth is, however, that instead of revealing whats there, it creates it. A wonderful invention with awesome performance.
Good Service Overcomes Defect
I ordered both the table and floor versions of the product. I was disappointed when I discovered an obvious manufacturers defect in the base of one, while the other was pristine.
I "chatted" online with a Sharper Image service representative and within three minutes I learned I could use the same shipping materials to return the lamp, was told a replacement would be shipped as soon as the original was returned, and that I would receive a shipping label that would permit a return at no cost.
Be patient when learning how to adjust the magnifying lens. Take time to learn the best positioning for the magnification you need and try not to adjust it much from there. The most difficult task for me was to achieve a stable magnification at the edges on both sides of the lens, especially when reading large sheets of documents with small type. I have found that the level of magnification has helped me significantly and reduces the discomfort I experience when reading material for long periods of time.
Im a gre
My dad is 96 years old and has not been able to enjoy reading for over a year due to vision problems. With this table top magnifier, he is able to read, again!
just not for her
Im sorry to say that mom who is 100 years finds the lamp too big, and has asked me to take it back…..she just can"t seem to get use to it. oh well nice try on my part.i thing its a great product,and bought it for her based on the great reviews on it!!
Works well for intended use
Works great once you can figure out how to place it for best viewing purposes.
More of a benefit than expected
Macular degeneration has taken a lot of my sight, making everyday tasks like reading mail and paying bills a challenge. I was using a hand held magnifying glass and a desk lamp to read, which allowed me to read, but with no free hand to write with as I was holding the magnifying glass in one hand and the bill or letter in the other. This lamp makes the process faster and easier since I can use one hand to hold a bill behind the magnifier and the other to write a check or in a ledger. The lights are bright enough to show anything behind the magnifier very well and clearly, and the magnifier brings even small account numbers big enough to read easily. Its heavy enough that it is very stable, but not so heavy that it is difficult to move. Thank you for making a product that gives back some independence by making simple tasks easier.
Can you see clearly
The light is not strong enoug. The lamp neck has restrictions for adjustments.
Reading is now a thrill, not a chore!
My wife has visual problems, but she was thrilled to be able to read again in comfort.
Big help for Mom
Exactly what my 84 year old Mom needed. Her eyesight is really bad, and this allows her to keep a bit of independence and read bills/correspondence. Perfect!
MANGNIFYING DESK LAMP
I AM OLDER. THIS WILL BE USEFUL TO ME IN READING... WITHOUT OVERTAXING MY EYES.
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