Whether you are collecting old coins or stamps as a new found hobby or just repairing circuit boards as a part-time gig, Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope has what it takes to provide you with sharp and clear microscopic experience.
With the ability to do both manual focus and digital zoom plus supreme clarity, this Opti-Tekscope Digital microscope is a steal for what it has to offer based on its current price point.
I hope this full review of Opti-Tekscope digital microscope will be of some use to you as I flushed out both the good features and bad stuff that could have been better. If you are looking to get a digital microscope soon, be sure to check out this review and see for yourself if it is one that suits your need and budget.
If you are new to microscope, I would strongly suggest checking out our microscope buying guide to help you make better purchase decision.
Without much ado, let’s dive into the review of Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope now.
Product Core Features – What’s to Like About Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope?
Fully Dimmable Lighting with 8 LED Lights
People who are experienced with using microscopes know how crucially important it is to have good lighting. Correct amount of lighting enables you to get good image shots.
Especially so when we are able to adjust the amount of brightness to shine on the object we are inspecting. Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope comes with a Mac-style white USB cord that has also function as a dimmer.
I am impressed with the still image capture button located on the dimmer itself. This is indeed a well thought out design where you are able to easily snapshot of the object after adjusting the correct amount of light. 👍
Magnification Range of up to 200X
Besides having the ability to magnify object up to a maximum of 200X, this Opti-Tekscope pen microscope also possesses wheels on the side of its vertical frame (see image above) for macro focus adjustment.
There is also a turn at the top of the microscope (see image above) for finer focus on the object you are viewing.
The location of these manual focus knobs (made of ABS plastic) are strategically located which makes it pretty easy to fine-tune the right amount of focus you have in mind.
Advanced CMOS Sensor
If you need a microscope that has the ability to take good quality image shots, you will surely be impressed with its advanced CMOS sensor. With it, this Opti-Tekscope USB microscope is capable of taking true high definition images of up to 1600 x 1200.
Plug and Play Ready for Windows 10 and Mac OS
Not only it is plug and play ready, this microscope from Opti-Tekscope also make use of the default camera app that comes with Windows 10 for viewing and taking snapshots of your specimens.
For Mac OS user, Photo Booth is the application you can use to take snapshots and viewing purposes.
Besides that, Opti-Tekscope also supplies additional software for both OS platforms.
Lightweight and Durable Aluminum Construction
While the built and construction of this microscope cannot be compared to those $5000 high-end ones – it does come with its own merits.
It has a superior industrial quality sturdy base as well as a stand that is made of anodized aluminum. The finishing
Sturdy, solid base, adjustment knobs easy to use.
The stand is made of anodized aluminum. The finish and machining part may be on the crude side but at its asking price, it is still of reasonable quality in my opinion.
The size of the base is at 5¾” x 3″and should be big enough to house some big objects and specimens.
Easy to Assembly
The microscope is easy to assemble and even if you encounter any issues, the CD that comes with it has several instruction documents and a well-written troubleshooting guide.
Various Usage for Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope
Suggested Applications for Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope
Examination of Micro-Meteorite
Magnifying the tiny details of old coins, stamps
Studying of insects and other tiny living things
Printed Circuit Board Inspection and Repair works
Works for all sorts of fine detail crafts
Analyze defects of tiny connectors and the likes
Act as medical boroscope
Viewing of hard to reach areas like inside ear, nose and throat
Pretty helpful in removal of splinters
and many more
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Product Review
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope checks all the boxes if you happen to be looking for a digital microscope that is multi-functional (act as boroscope and web cam), possesses advanced CMOS sensor for taking good quality image, dimmable LED light and for an affordable asking price. The application options for this microscope is probably limitless.
- Advanced CMOS Sensor
- Ease of Assembly
- Manual Focus Knobs
- Durable Aluminum Construction with Strong and Sturdy Base
- 8 x Fully Adjustable LED lights
- Digital Magnification of up to 200X
- Limitless Applications
- Plug and Play USB connection to PC/Laptop
- Typicial USB Delay/Lag when taking image shots
- USB cord is stiff during initial use
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Camera- Advanced CMOS Sensor, True High Definition Macro 200x Zoom Imaging
- SEE EVERY DETAIL CLEARLY Advanced CMOS sensor provides high-definition 1600×1200 resolution, so you can fully view fine details
- PLUG AND PLAY- for Windows 10 and Mac- simply use the Camera App already installed on Windows 10 or Chromebook. For Mac open and run the Photo Booth application already installed on the Mac. Additional software for Windows and Mac supplied. Contact us for additional software options if needed.
- PROFESSIONAL DESIGN Aluminum construction makes this microscope durable enough for daily use on the job, but it’s also lightweight and easy to store for home use. Full size software and instructions disc included
Product Specification Table
- Dimension: 6 x 3 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
- Item Weight: 1.05 pounds
- Item model number: OT-HD
- Magnification Range: 200X
- Frame Rate: 30fps at 640×480
- Wide Focus Range: 5 millimeters to 30 millimeters
- Connection Type: USB
- Software Support: Windows 10/Mac OS/Linux
- Lighting: Dimmable 8 x LED Light
- Image Resolution: 1600×1200
Who should buy it?
If you sick and tired of buying those cheap and useless toy-like microscopes, you will really come to appreciate the usefulness and affordability of this Opti-Tekscope pen microscope.
At such affordable price, you will want to shortlist this digital microscope from Opti-Tekscope if you are doing quality and fault inspection work on a regular basis.
Should you choose not to use the stand, you will be amazed how easy it is to hold it when doing object/specimen examination on your computer screen.
Overall, this is an excellent digital pen microscope or a medical boroscope, however you wish to use it for. 🙂
Who shouldn’t buy this Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope?
If you are a clinical microbiologist or lab research specialist who requires very high-end and sophisticated $2000 microscope, this pen microscope from Opti-Tekscope is definitely not for you.
This layman microscope is most suitable for a lot of applications but definitely not for people who has high-end expectation for it.
Is The Price Reasonable?
It was not too long ago that a microscope with similar features and quality cost over a thousand dollars. Now that you are able to get and enjoy similar microscope for less than a hundred bucks, there is no reason not to get one if it really suits your budget and needs.
Reviews from Existing Buyers
Some buyers mentioned that the life span of the LED light is rather short which I think may not be a common phenomenon. Some feedback about the slight USB delay when taking footage of images but I believe there is normal. Delays has usually to do with either the software in use or the operating system.
Beyond all these glitches, all other buyers are very satisfied with the quality of this Opti-Tekscope microscope. Some of them even enjoy exploring the microscopic world with their kids.Click here for more reviews from buyers
Final Thoughts – Should You Buy Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope?
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope is definitely not for everyone, especially if you are expecting professional quality and features. That said, this Opti-Tekscope microscope is definitely a useful tool for people who are into doing microscopic works (circuit board repairs) or exploring the microscopy world with your kids and loved ones.
Opti-Tekscope Digital USB Microscope Product FAQ
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What Else to Know?
- protective sleeve for the pen
- clear plastic offset attachment (for use with flat objects)
- clear plastic cone attachment (for use within nostril)
- black plastic narrow neck attachment (for use within ear canal)
- a right-angle mirror attachment