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Thanko USB microscope

Here's one reason FireWire is losing market share: when was the last time you saw a FireWire microscope?

Thanko, the Japanese king of USB gadgets (both sane and insane), has released the handheld Nandemo Microscope (¥12,800 yen, or £52). It comes complete with LED lighting, an extension cable, and four attachments so that you can get close-up views of just about anything. The Thanko website offers up sample anatomical images, all of which make me thankful that it's limited to VGA resolution (640x480). Really, I don't need to see everything with absolute clarity.

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