Friday, October 12, 2012

Veho discovery deluxe USB 400 X Microscope Review.

As everyone knows I really adore my techie stuff and today I received this gorgeous pressie in the post today.
Thank you huny you know how to press my buttons in so many ways.
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I had a basic microscope as a little girl and loved that despite back in the 70's it wasn't that good, for a young girl I thought it was completely fascinating. i since lost that and left home and you know whjat its like, its the one thing you wished yo still had.
So you can imagine my excitement when I got this through the post! I'm so excited I cant wait to show you, I have spent the day playing with my new gadget and putting everything within reach under its 400 X lens...yes I did say 400 X lens wow its another world.
Plus its my favorite USB powered, I cant get enough of USB gadgets that simply plug in to the PC you are using.
Also putting to the test my new flash (see above) giving a more classy modern feel to any image, what better product to play with all my camera gear.
Yes its my product image above, not a product image from the site!

For those that dont know me, I love my photography as a photographer by trade and I enjoy the macro world, insects, butterflies, bees, flowers or anything. I like to see extreme close-ups of a spectacular world people miss everyday.
I had my first microscope as a little girl over 30 years ago; which led to my study of biology and science and eventually nursing. 

So whats this to do with the world of sextoys I can here you asking...well with its video capabilities and snap shot button it which will enable me to get some gorgeous close-ups of the world of sextoys good or bad. Nothing will escape the magnification of my new toy.

The 8 bright LED's lightup your subject beautifully, you have a slider to adjust this lighting to make you image or video perfect. You can then take a snap shot of the image or video with its stand alone capture button.

 It comes with an excellent quality alloy stand which enable you to tighten it into any position leaving you hands free to move your subject.

On the top is an easy to use excellent quality focussing wheel, the metallic ribbing enables precise focussing with only slight rolling of your thumb, this positioning is perfect to hold this microscope like a pen.

My first victim (well I'm sure you didn't want to see the dead bee I found lol)  I was able to see its excellent quality USB connectors usually hard to see with the naked eye. Im really going to have some fun with this gadget, nothing is going to be safe from my roving mini microscope now.

This easy to navigate software allows you to see your subject at full screen on your monitor in glorious technicolour.

Its detailed and easy to understand...yes even for us girlies. Its even got built in webcam and record feature. 
 Excellent software (Image from site)

A really nifty feature is that you can snap your image then the free software allows you to add points to measure eg if you take a pik of a computer component it will allow you to measure it exactly. See the face of the queen on this note.

Have I caught your imagination....I hope so, if you want some more details on this gorgeous gadget I have copied some facts from their website for those fellow geeks out there. 
I will be adding some photos and videos when I finish this review. It will make some fun touches to my photographic reviews.

(Image from site)

The latest Deluxe USB Microscope from Veho. With more powerful 400x magnification, 2 Mega Pixel Cmos lens (interpolated) and alloy flexi-stand and measurement software.

This handy USB desktop microscope - 400x, 2 Mega Pixels magnification - has a multitude of home and office uses: science education, laboratory research, computer parts examination, printing inspection, presentation tool, medical analysis, reading aid and collectables magnification to name a few. Online chat can also be achieved with the microscope's built in webcam and record features. 20x or 400x digital USB microscope with snapshot and video capture software.

Main Features:
- Adjustable LEDs for object illumination
- 2 MP Cmos (interpolated)
- Measurement function using enclosed software
- Snapshot and video recording function
- Alloy stand and stand alone capture button
- Tacton rubber touch housing
- 20x or 400x magnification
- Fine slider adjustment for brightness, hue, saturation and sharpness, plus a black and white display mode
- VMS-004 USB Microscope is supplied with Windows and Mac drivers. For software for side-loading CD drives just visit the download centre
- The 2 megapixel CMOS lens can be adjusted to point in any direction using the movable arm
- Simply install the drivers, plug the microscope into your computer via the USB and you're ready to go.

Cmos Lens2 Mega Pixel
ComplianceCE and ROHS approved
ControllerHigh Speed DSP
CradleRemoveable cradle arm to convert to handy pen type microscope
Flicker rate50Mhz/60hz
Light SourceBuilt in adjustable 4 LED light to brighten dark objects
Magnification20x or 400x
Operating SystemWin 2000, XP & Vista 32bit and 64bit, Windows 7 32bit and 64bit and Mac O/S 10.5 and up
PowerUSB Powered, no PSU needed
SoftwareCapture software included. (Twain compatible)
Software CompatibilityTWAIN / VFW / Direct Show AP (Driver)
Still CaptureUpto 1600x1200 (2 Mega Pixel Cmos interpolated)
Video CaptureUpto 1280x960
Video file formatsAVI
So is it a yes..absolutely I love this gorgeous piece of equipment its fascinating for anyone who loves to see more of this world than you can with the naked eye, I was blown away by the power and clarity an the software which is easy to navigate through and you can capture any part of the image to keep as a JPG or run a video from the same software. So if you are folowing a bee or butterfly you can capture their beauty in realtime, no having to kill the poor thing for the sake of science.

Im so impressed i will looking to find anything I can now to pop under this and I will add images as I do so...WATCH THIS SPACE!

Excellent quality, 
up to 400x magnification,
Adjustable LED lit subject,
Detailed software,
Easy to navigate software,
Travel easy,

I wish it were a little bigger to hold, but the small size does mean its easy to take anywhere with a laptop, its not bulky.

You can buy your Microscope from these shops HERE for approximately £40 plus.

Please taker a look at the Veho site for more details on this microscope and many other of their innovative gadgets.


  1. Veho product is excellent in microscope, review looks very good about this product

  2. Hi,

    hope you do not mind me getting in touch to ask you a question.
    I got your link from firebox website but looking at the pictures you have above these maybe different products.. you have a grey button but on Firebox it has a Red button. Firebox site does not stat win 7 compatible but your review above does list win 7.

    My main problem is that it seems there are two version out there, one which is 7 compatible and one which is not. can I ask where you purchased yours and is it win 7 compatible?

    thank you

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch with me. Yes you are correct good spotting there does seem to be 2 versions. My microscope is VMS-004 and is completely compatible with Windows 7.
      I got mine from Maplins uk but they do not state Win 7 either but its definitely working on mine I can assure you. I feel a mail to Veho and Firebox is in order for full confirmation.
      Please contact me back if you need anymore help or info.


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