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Sometimes Violets Is The Answer

Our common red or green pointer too blasé for you? Make your point violetly with one of these rare violet laser pointers. Its non-slip black rubberized case with silver accents is 6-1/8” long x 7/16”dia, with a momentary switch and a pocket clip. Includes the (2) “AAA” batteries you’ll need. You’re welcome.

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VIOLET MOMENTARY-SWITCH LASER 5mW, 405nm

Sometimes Violets Is The Answer

Our common red or green pointer too blasé for you? Make your point violetly with one of these rare violet laser pointers. Its non-slip black rubberized case with silver accents is 6-1/8” long x 7/16”dia, with a momentary switch and a pocket clip. Includes the (2) “AAA” batteries you’ll need. You’re welcome.

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$14.95 EACH

Know When To Fold 'Em

This handy folding magnifier is 5" long x approx 1-3/4" x 3/4" thick with a 16X glass lens mounted above a pair of  white LEDs. Unfolds to 2" long arm holding the lens above a 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" base. You add  (2) "AA" batteries.

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16X POCKET FOLDING MAGNIFIER

Know When To Fold 'Em

This handy folding magnifier is 5" long x approx 1-3/4" x 3/4" thick with a 16X glass lens mounted above a pair of  white LEDs. Unfolds to 2" long arm holding the lens above a 2-3/4" x 1-3/4" base. You add  (2) "AA" batteries.

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$5.95 EACH

The Better Binoculars

Paul, the guy with vision around here, calls these the binocs to get if you're stepping up your binocular game. From Celestron®, they're Nature DX Series 8 x 42 and lightweight at about 22 oz with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups, 7.4 degree angular field of view (FOV), 6.5 ft near focus, linear FOV of 388 feet at 1000 yards, 17.5mm eye relief, 5.2mm exit pupil for brighter images and phase-coated optics. They're completely waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging and are "perfect for birding" per Paul. Measure an easy-to-handle 5.3" x 4.9" x 2" and come with a case, neckstrap and chamois.

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CELESTRON® NATURE DX 8 X 42 QUALITY BINOCULARS

The Better Binoculars

Paul, the guy with vision around here, calls these the binocs to get if you're stepping up your binocular game. From Celestron®, they're Nature DX Series 8 x 42 and lightweight at about 22 oz with BaK-4 prisms, fully multi-coated optics, twist-up eyecups, 7.4 degree angular field of view (FOV), 6.5 ft near focus, linear FOV of 388 feet at 1000 yards, 17.5mm eye relief, 5.2mm exit pupil for brighter images and phase-coated optics. They're completely waterproof and nitrogen-purged to prevent fogging and are "perfect for birding" per Paul. Measure an easy-to-handle 5.3" x 4.9" x 2" and come with a case, neckstrap and chamois.

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$139.95 EACH

CSI Your Kid's Room

My First Lab™ Whodunnit™ Detective Spy Scope™ is called a kid's crime scene kit but is actually a 400X microscope with good quality glass optics and a metal body; with 40X, 100X and 400X magnification, upper and lower white and UV LED illumination, 6-position disc diaphragm and an adjustable stage. Comes with blank and prepared slides, stain, forceps, fiber samples, fingerprint cards and inkpad, pipets, pH paper, plastic test tube and Petri dish, plastic gloves, a blower bulb, evidence bag, tiny flashlight, a couple facemasks, evidence & top secret pouches, and Police Line tape. Also an instruction book, and a 25-page Forensic Investigator experiment book. Call it a toy that's not a toy.

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MY FIRST LAB™ WHODUNNIT™ DETECTIVE SPY SCOPE™

CSI Your Kid's Room

My First Lab™ Whodunnit™ Detective Spy Scope™ is called a kid's crime scene kit but is actually a 400X microscope with good quality glass optics and a metal body; with 40X, 100X and 400X magnification, upper and lower white and UV LED illumination, 6-position disc diaphragm and an adjustable stage. Comes with blank and prepared slides, stain, forceps, fiber samples, fingerprint cards and inkpad, pipets, pH paper, plastic test tube and Petri dish, plastic gloves, a blower bulb, evidence bag, tiny flashlight, a couple facemasks, evidence & top secret pouches, and Police Line tape. Also an instruction book, and a 25-page Forensic Investigator experiment book. Call it a toy that's not a toy.

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$115.95 EACH

Apostrophic Loupe

One of our largest double loupes. Shaped like a giant apostrophe, it measures 2" thick x 2-1/2" long x 1-3/4" wide at the widest. Has a high-low beam white LED light, plus a UV LED light, both powered by an A23 battery, included and replaceable. The 1" dia lens has a thumbwheel focus and is 10X, according to the box, but we say it's closer to 7X.

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LARGE LIGHTED LOUPE

Apostrophic Loupe

One of our largest double loupes. Shaped like a giant apostrophe, it measures 2" thick x 2-1/2" long x 1-3/4" wide at the widest. Has a high-low beam white LED light, plus a UV LED light, both powered by an A23 battery, included and replaceable. The 1" dia lens has a thumbwheel focus and is 10X, according to the box, but we say it's closer to 7X.

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$8.95 EACH

For Smaller Detectives

This mini-magnifying glass is the classic Sherlockian style, but in a mini size. Measures 1-1/16" dia on a 2-1/4" handle in brass and red wood (not to be confused with redwood.)  Marked 6X but more likely approx 2.5-3X. Awfully cute, though, and the handle unscrews--just like the mystery always does.

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MINI HANDHELD MAGNIFYING GLASS

For Smaller Detectives

This mini-magnifying glass is the classic Sherlockian style, but in a mini size. Measures 1-1/16" dia on a 2-1/4" handle in brass and red wood (not to be confused with redwood.)  Marked 6X but more likely approx 2.5-3X. Awfully cute, though, and the handle unscrews--just like the mystery always does.

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$3.95 EACH

SCIPLUS IS OUR NAME, OPTICS IS OUR GAME

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. This one is amber in color and 30mm diameter. 2.3mm thick and is not mounted. Great for experimenting and for artists. Have fun, we know he did.

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30mm DIA. GLASS AMBER FILTER

SCIPLUS IS OUR NAME, OPTICS IS OUR GAME

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. This one is amber in color and 30mm diameter. 2.3mm thick and is not mounted. Great for experimenting and for artists. Have fun, we know he did.

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$5.95 PKG (4)

Your Child's First Major Mini

Mini scientists need appropriately sized lab equipment, and, what a coincidence, we have a Mini Duo Scope from My First Lab™ with your kid's name on it. It's two microscopes in one, and won Creative Child Magazine's 2015 Product of the Year Award. Has 40X, 100X and 400X magnification, top and bottom LED illumination, and includes more than (40) pieces and accessories, including brine shrimp eggs and yeast specimens. Ages 8 and up, and requires (2) AA batteries. Today, the Mini Duo. Tomorrow, the Large Hadron? Hey, it could happen.

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AWARD WINNING DUAL USE KIDS LED MICROSCOPE

Your Child's First Major Mini

Mini scientists need appropriately sized lab equipment, and, what a coincidence, we have a Mini Duo Scope from My First Lab™ with your kid's name on it. It's two microscopes in one, and won Creative Child Magazine's 2015 Product of the Year Award. Has 40X, 100X and 400X magnification, top and bottom LED illumination, and includes more than (40) pieces and accessories, including brine shrimp eggs and yeast specimens. Ages 8 and up, and requires (2) AA batteries. Today, the Mini Duo. Tomorrow, the Large Hadron? Hey, it could happen.

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$33.95 EACH

Frameless Beauty

Our best-looking magnifier ever, the 2.5X, 3” dia frameless acrylic lens has a 5X, 3/4” dia inset and is attached to a streamlined heavy chrome handle, sort of like those hipster designer razors have. Comes in a reinforced zippered case with a chamois and a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer Levenhuk®. Model Zeno 100. Ignore the pic with LEDs on the box. (This one’s prettier anyway.)

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5X LEVENHUK® MAGNIFIER

Frameless Beauty

Our best-looking magnifier ever, the 2.5X, 3” dia frameless acrylic lens has a 5X, 3/4” dia inset and is attached to a streamlined heavy chrome handle, sort of like those hipster designer razors have. Comes in a reinforced zippered case with a chamois and a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer Levenhuk®. Model Zeno 100. Ignore the pic with LEDs on the box. (This one’s prettier anyway.)

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$13.95 EACH

Microscope To Go

Microscopy marches on. This 20-500X portable digital microscope with a video recording function has a 3” LCD, 5Mp sensor, resolution between 1.3-12Mp as well as VGA, 8-LED illumination and a rechargeable battery, which will power it for 4 hours. Includes a 5 volt adapter for charging, a ball and socket pedestal stand, A/V cable, carrying pouch and chamois. Does some nifty tricks, including extrapolated measurements from kilometers down to microns. Measures 5” x 4” x 1-1/4” overall and weighs just 4 oz. It’s from Levenhuk®, with a lifetime warranty.

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LEVENHUK® 20X-500X PORTABLE MICROSCOPE

Microscope To Go

Microscopy marches on. This 20-500X portable digital microscope with a video recording function has a 3” LCD, 5Mp sensor, resolution between 1.3-12Mp as well as VGA, 8-LED illumination and a rechargeable battery, which will power it for 4 hours. Includes a 5 volt adapter for charging, a ball and socket pedestal stand, A/V cable, carrying pouch and chamois. Does some nifty tricks, including extrapolated measurements from kilometers down to microns. Measures 5” x 4” x 1-1/4” overall and weighs just 4 oz. It’s from Levenhuk®, with a lifetime warranty.

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$134.95 EACH

The Better Student Microscope

From Levenhuk®, this nice student microscope has an adjustable Barlow lens and objectives at 40, 100 and 400X. Has an adjustable iris and course focus. Comes  with a blow-molded storage case, (5) blank and (5) prepared slides; pipette; brine shrimp, yeast, sea salt and glue samples; forceps; a microtome; 58-page overview booklet; and 27-page manual. Has metal housing with glass optics, and a lifetime guarantee. Dual adjustable LED illuminator is powered by (3) included “AA” batteries or a 5VDC adapter.

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LEVENHUK® STUDENT MICROSCOPE SET

The Better Student Microscope

From Levenhuk®, this nice student microscope has an adjustable Barlow lens and objectives at 40, 100 and 400X. Has an adjustable iris and course focus. Comes  with a blow-molded storage case, (5) blank and (5) prepared slides; pipette; brine shrimp, yeast, sea salt and glue samples; forceps; a microtome; 58-page overview booklet; and 27-page manual. Has metal housing with glass optics, and a lifetime guarantee. Dual adjustable LED illuminator is powered by (3) included “AA” batteries or a 5VDC adapter.

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$79.95 EACH

Academic Microscopy

From Levenhuk®, this Rainbow Plus student biological microscope has a 16X eyepiece; magnification of 64X, 160X and 640X; dual adjustable LED illuminators; adjustable iris; and coarse focus. Can be powered by (3) “ AA”s or the included adapter so you can do microscopic viewing in the field or at home. Includes the K50 experiment kit with specimens, forceps, slides, pipette, brine shrimp and more, along with an overview booklet and user’s manual. Metal body with glass optics. Has a lifetime warranty through the mfr.

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LED ILLUMINATED STUDENT MICROSCOPE

Academic Microscopy

From Levenhuk®, this Rainbow Plus student biological microscope has a 16X eyepiece; magnification of 64X, 160X and 640X; dual adjustable LED illuminators; adjustable iris; and coarse focus. Can be powered by (3) “ AA”s or the included adapter so you can do microscopic viewing in the field or at home. Includes the K50 experiment kit with specimens, forceps, slides, pipette, brine shrimp and more, along with an overview booklet and user’s manual. Metal body with glass optics. Has a lifetime warranty through the mfr.

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$69.95 EACH

Heavy Bottom, Long Skinny Neck

Not so good in people, but great if you’re an emu, or this 4-1/2" dia x 2X magnifier on a 9” goose-neck. It’s attached to a weighted bottom so you can use it hands-free, and the bottom has felt to protect your table. Measures a 5-7/8" x 4-1/8" ellipse with a little paper-clip tray. Goose-neck unscrews for storage.

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2X GOOSE-NECK MAGNIFIER

Heavy Bottom, Long Skinny Neck

Not so good in people, but great if you’re an emu, or this 4-1/2" dia x 2X magnifier on a 9” goose-neck. It’s attached to a weighted bottom so you can use it hands-free, and the bottom has felt to protect your table. Measures a 5-7/8" x 4-1/8" ellipse with a little paper-clip tray. Goose-neck unscrews for storage.

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$12.50 EACH

Let There Be Lux

No, the light meter didn’t die with the film camera. This digital lux meter measures from 0-2000 x 1; 2000-19,990 x 10; and 20K-50K x 100 lux via a 2-1/8" LCD. Has range and power hold slide switches, a 1-1/2" dia frosted lens, and an 8” coiled cord. Measures 4-1/2" x 2-11/16" x 1-1/8", and comes with a 9V battery for power, and a carrying case.

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DIGITAL LUX METER

Let There Be Lux

No, the light meter didn’t die with the film camera. This digital lux meter measures from 0-2000 x 1; 2000-19,990 x 10; and 20K-50K x 100 lux via a 2-1/8" LCD. Has range and power hold slide switches, a 1-1/2" dia frosted lens, and an 8” coiled cord. Measures 4-1/2" x 2-11/16" x 1-1/8", and comes with a 9V battery for power, and a carrying case.

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$39.50 EACH

Folding Magnifier

Fold it just right and it looks like a square-billed toucan. Never mind. It’s actually a nice acrylic 2X folding magnifier. Lens measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" with a 3/4” dia 6X inset window and (2) white LEDs, the better to see by. Handle swings to (4) positions, including out of the way. You add a pair of “AAA” batteries.

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LED LIGHTED 2X MAGNIFIER

Folding Magnifier

Fold it just right and it looks like a square-billed toucan. Never mind. It’s actually a nice acrylic 2X folding magnifier. Lens measures 3-1/2" x 2-1/4" with a 3/4” dia 6X inset window and (2) white LEDs, the better to see by. Handle swings to (4) positions, including out of the way. You add a pair of “AAA” batteries.

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$9.50 EACH

Scope This Out

This nice tabletop, Celestron® UpClose spotting scope has a 60mm objective and a zoom eyepiece for a whopping 20-60X magnification. Strength-wise somewhere between binoculars and a telescope, this portable beauty is great for bird-watching, target-sighting, moon-gazing, and multiple hiking and nautical applications, including ridge-identifying and land-ho’ing. Has a rubber-coated housing, rubber eye-cup, and fully coated lenses. Comes with a soft case, a flight case with adjustable strap, and a 12” tripod. Limited lifetime warranty through Celestron®.

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60MM CELESTRON® SPOTTING SCOPE

Scope This Out

This nice tabletop, Celestron® UpClose spotting scope has a 60mm objective and a zoom eyepiece for a whopping 20-60X magnification. Strength-wise somewhere between binoculars and a telescope, this portable beauty is great for bird-watching, target-sighting, moon-gazing, and multiple hiking and nautical applications, including ridge-identifying and land-ho’ing. Has a rubber-coated housing, rubber eye-cup, and fully coated lenses. Comes with a soft case, a flight case with adjustable strap, and a 12” tripod. Limited lifetime warranty through Celestron®.

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$89.95 EACH

Look At This!

Big glass lens, measures 109mm (4.29”) dia, with a 255mm (approx 10”) focal length. No use for a lens? It makes a lovely desktop magnifier, plus it’s convex on both sides which makes it very satisfying to spin during introspective moments.

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109mm DCx GLASS LENS

Look At This!

Big glass lens, measures 109mm (4.29”) dia, with a 255mm (approx 10”) focal length. No use for a lens? It makes a lovely desktop magnifier, plus it’s convex on both sides which makes it very satisfying to spin during introspective moments.

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$3.50 EACH
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Taller Than Danny DeVito…

and with 50% more legs than Marlon Brando. Our newest Black Label professional tripod from Targus® is ready to hold your camera or GoPro video camera a full 60” from the ground. Has 4-draw legs with adjustable angles, a quick-release plate with a standard 1/4”-20 mount, a 3-way fluid pan head, and a large knob for vertical panning. Max load is 5 lbs. Comes with a carrying case, has non-slip rubber feet, and folds to a mere 23”, none of which is true of Danny DeVito.

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TARGUS® TRIPOD

Taller Than Danny DeVito…

and with 50% more legs than Marlon Brando. Our newest Black Label professional tripod from Targus® is ready to hold your camera or GoPro video camera a full 60” from the ground. Has 4-draw legs with adjustable angles, a quick-release plate with a standard 1/4”-20 mount, a 3-way fluid pan head, and a large knob for vertical panning. Max load is 5 lbs. Comes with a carrying case, has non-slip rubber feet, and folds to a mere 23”, none of which is true of Danny DeVito.

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$19.50 EACH

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