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Pricey?I bought this..*after* I had gone and bought me a cheap handheld magnifier. I considered the price of this item a bit steep at first, especially after paying about eight bucks for my cheapo magnifier. I am studying Japanese Kanji, those pesky characters that are used in Japanese writings...and some of them, with their numerous strokes, and at my age..are very hard to read. I tried my cheapy magnifier..and it seemed to work ok...so, I waited for my Garret Wade magnifier to arrive. After all I reasoned, if it simply did the work that my handheld 8 dollar magnifier did..I would return the Garret Wade unit. So, am I returning it? HECK NO!! I love this thing! It is heavy, crystal clear, and does an awesome job of magnifying each individual pen stroke of the Kanji without introducing optical distortion. I LOVE THIS THING!! I threw my cheapy in my tool box....and am keeping this thing on my desk where I do my reading. Looks awesome too!
Mine for a momentI am a retired history teacher who loves maps. The glass magnifier is great for going over old texts fold-outs and its weight keeps the book open. But the real key is that my wife took it over because it helps her read the small print in books and magazines. So a second will have to be ordered. I love it!
Glass BeastThis thing is a beast. Comes in a slick foam lined box. Much bigger than I expected but it works well. Old school way of reading print.
Handsome and heavyA marvelous piece to keep on the desk and use as a paperweight as well as a magnifier. Timeless design, even on land!
Good LooksI first saw one of these in the chart room on a Coast Guard cutter on which I served in the 1970s. The one I purchased recently from GW works just as well. I am glad to see that modernity has not ruined a good design.
April 2015 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, Tom!!