Nothing works in quite the same way as it ages — and that goes for
people, too. You can eat all the carrots you want, but odds are that
your eyesight will start failing a bit by the time there are enough
candles on the birthday cake to start a four-alarm fire.
There’s nothing wrong with getting a little help, however,
especially since it seems as though the new wave of technology is
designed and sized for kids. If you’re tired of squinting at your PDA,
BlackBerry, iPod, cell phone or even your handy GPS unit, consider
fitting it with a Magnifico Plus. This compact screen magnifier
(collapsed, it measures just 2 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches) is claimed to
provide near-universal fitment to most palm-sized electronic devices —
and, courtesy of its optical-grade acrylic lens, provides a 2.5
magnification rate to more easily view miniscule LCD screens.
The clamshell design of the Magnifico Plus provides for
immediate use, and virtually no set-up time is said to be needed. The
base of the unit is covered with hook-and-loop material, and the package
includes requisite hooking material to be affixed to the back of the
PDA or other device. The screen tucks down against the device when not
in use, and quickly pivots up when needed; a friction screw in the hinge
maintains the lens at the proper adjustment point.
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