Thursday, April 10, 2014

The best magnifier? Satechi Readmate

For some years I've been looking for a really good magnifier. But I didn't find much. This surprised me, there is usually some good products to find in any category, though sometimes one may have to pay more.
But now, thanks to, I found one I really like, the Satechi Readmate. It is a 5X magnifier with built-in LED lights.
It looks great, is very reasonably priced, it's optically better than anything else I've seen of the kind, and it's very practical to use.

Photo by MacObserver

(It seems not to be sold in Europe yet, I had to buy it from Amazon US. But it was swift and not too expensive, well worth it I thought.)

I'm also considering their combined desk lamp/magnifier 2X, which seems useful for small manual tasks and for reading paperbooks with fine print.


Basil said...

Great tip EO! I ordered mine this morning.

kcaussie said...

This looks really nice and useful. What is the casing made from? It looks like anodized aluminum but one Amazon reviewer said they thought it was plastic.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Yes, I don't know why. To me it certainly looks like anodized Alu.

kcaussie said...


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I just got the lamp too (see the post), I really like it.