This is a really good compact desktop magnifier with plenty of illumination and no shadows or heat thanks to the ring of high intensity LEDs which surround the lens.
There is a small section for extra high magnification within the main lens and a hinged lid to keep the dust off when not in use.
The stem pivots in the middle from vertical to around horizontal and the head pivots from looking straight down to approximately straight ahead.
The only improvement I could imagine would be if the head part swivelled to either side so the magnifier could be placed 'side on' to allow a clearer view of some jobs however for small items it isn't really a problem.
For detailed work on larger items one of the desk mounted or floor standing models may be ideal.Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]