Between the world of the seen and unseen...
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The Ruins of Kiamo Ko
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I received one about three weeks ago as a gift from a relative. I'd mentioned that I was going to be shopping around for one for my workshop and someone beat me to the punch.
It doesn't light up or swivel around on a big arm like some of the more sophisticated models, but it's entirely serviceable for what I need it to do (and it was a gift - which means I can put that money toward other supplies).
Nothing flashy, but it works and that's all that I need. I'm sure there are others around here using other models that will chime in with their reports.
... a cry went up into the shuddering air, and faded to a shrill wailing, passing with the wind, a voice bodiless and thin that died, and was swallowed up, and was never heard again in that age of this world.
Hmmm, for that price, that's not bad at all. Looks like a steal if you ask me.
I was never too fond of the price tags on the ones that lit up, swiveled, had rocket boosters and cooked breakfast, to be honest.
I'd just as soon tape a handled magnifying glass to my face over my eye....
Actually. Not too bad idea considering I've got plenty of duct tape and a magnifier...
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They have one of those visors with magnifying glasses on them. I brought one from a discount store and they work pretty good...my granddad used them when he repaired sewing machines in his shop. There is one at Dick Blick's.
I have one of those optivisors (Mad Cross' link) - it's good, and certainly helps a bit. But it's not as good as I imagined it to be before I tried it. I think I have the 8" one which means you have to work 8" away from your face - and that constrained me a bit And the magnification isn't incredible or anything.
Still worth a try if you can get a deal (I got mine cheap as chips on ebay and have never regretted it)