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Everything is getting smaller, including the components that are inside the gadgets and gizmos that we're trying to diagnose and repair. For years now I've been getting along with a head-mounted magnifier, but even that's not enough when dealing with components that are little more than specks of dust.
There's a remote control hanging off the side of the microscope that you can use to turn on LED lights for better viewing.
There is also a row of convenient buttons along the bottom of the display that controls things like magnification strength and turning the microscope on and off.
With the power of the microscope, I was able to use my USB soldering iron to remove the tiny capacitor. To give you a better idea of just how small that component is, here it is on the tip of my finger!
It's crazy tiny!
At $240, the Andonstar AD407 Pro is justifiable if you're a professional or enthusiast who wants a handy digital microscope. If you're an amateur or a beginner looking for something more affordable, I suggest the AD206 which, for $130, is a great alternative. Its screen resolution and sensors are a downgrade from the AD407 Pro, but the AD206 is still a great tool that will save you from squinting your eyes at the smallest objects!