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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for compound microscopes.

A compound microscope is the most common type of microscope used in schools, homes and laboratories. It's made up of two main parts: a base that holds the light source, lenses and other components; and an eyepiece that magnifies the image. The base typically contains a revolving nosepiece with different lenses that can be attached to the microscope to change its magnification power. Browse the top-ranked list of compound microscopes below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. National Geographic - 40x-640x Compound Microscope - Angle_Zoom
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    "A remarkably good microscope for the $$. I have a graduate degree in neuroanatomy and spent years using expensive Zeiss and Olympus scopes. "

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    Examine specimens with this National Geographic microscope. The smartphone adapter holds your device securely while capturing images of your discoveries, and three magnification powers deliver custom zoom levels for extra clarity. This National Geographic microscope features a color filter wheel, which helps you pinpoint different parts in transparent specimens, while the two illumination types provide flexible viewing options.
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    "A remarkably good microscope for the $$. I have a graduate degree in neuroanatomy and spent years using expensive Zeiss and Olympus scopes. "

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    Examine specimens with this National Geographic microscope. The smartphone adapter holds your device securely while capturing images of your discoveries, and three magnification powers deliver custom zoom levels for extra clarity. This National Geographic microscope features a color filter wheel, which helps you pinpoint different parts in transparent specimens, while the two illumination types provide flexible viewing options.
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  2. Celestron - Labs CM800 Compound Microscope - Angle_Zoom
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    "Amazed with this microscope....Better than I imagined! I love this microscope. Bought this to see sperm and I can see them in perfect detail! ...Mighty Microscope"

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    Get up close and personal with your specimens when you use this Celestron Labs CM800 microscope. Upper and lower LED lighting units stay cool and illuminate slides for natural-looking results at magnifications from 40x to 800x. Enhanced with an adjustable stage, this all-metal Celestron Labs CM800 microscope is stable and easy to use.
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    "Amazed with this microscope....Better than I imagined! I love this microscope. Bought this to see sperm and I can see them in perfect detail! ...Mighty Microscope"

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    Get up close and personal with your specimens when you use this Celestron Labs CM800 microscope. Upper and lower LED lighting units stay cool and illuminate slides for natural-looking results at magnifications from 40x to 800x. Enhanced with an adjustable stage, this all-metal Celestron Labs CM800 microscope is stable and easy to use.
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  3. Celestron - Handheld Digital Microscope Pro - Angle_Zoom
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    "Excellent, easy to use, compact digital microscope...I have both this microscope and the Celestron delux handheld digital microscope. ...Excellent Digital Microscope...Excellent digital microscope. Works very well with PC/MAC. Excellent resolution picture looks very clear"

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    View large surfaces and small objects, such as coins and stamps, with this Celestron Pro 44308 handheld microscope that features 20-200x magnification for detailed images. The 5.0MP sensor lets you save high-quality microscope images to your computer.
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    "Excellent, easy to use, compact digital microscope...I have both this microscope and the Celestron delux handheld digital microscope. ...Excellent Digital Microscope...Excellent digital microscope. Works very well with PC/MAC. Excellent resolution picture looks very clear"

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    View large surfaces and small objects, such as coins and stamps, with this Celestron Pro 44308 handheld microscope that features 20-200x magnification for detailed images. The 5.0MP sensor lets you save high-quality microscope images to your computer.
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  4. Celestron - Infiniview LCD Digital Microscope - Gray - Angle_Zoom
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    "This is a great portable microscope!...This portable/ stationary microscope is a must have for people like me who love looking at anything from coins to the veins in leaves!...Good Beginner Microscope/viewer....For the money this beginner's microscope/viewer is great. It is easy to use and does a nice job. "

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    Capture photos and videos of specimens with this Celestron Infiniview 44360 LCD digital microscope, which features a 5.0MP digital camera with 10x magnification, so you can take crisp, detailed shots. The battery-powered design enables on-the-go use.
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    "This is a great portable microscope!...This portable/ stationary microscope is a must have for people like me who love looking at anything from coins to the veins in leaves!...Good Beginner Microscope/viewer....For the money this beginner's microscope/viewer is great. It is easy to use and does a nice job. "

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    Capture photos and videos of specimens with this Celestron Infiniview 44360 LCD digital microscope, which features a 5.0MP digital camera with 10x magnification, so you can take crisp, detailed shots. The battery-powered design enables on-the-go use.
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  5. Celestron - Microdirect 1080p HDMI Handheld Digital Microscope - Gray - Angle_Zoom
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    "The best microscope for everyone!...I LOVE this microscope! It's perfect for anything from coins to leaf veins! ...Compact Microscope...The microscope actually works even better than expected. "

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    View and stream specimens in high definition with this Celestron Microdirect handheld microscope. Via an HDMI cable connected to any compatible monitor or projector, this device streams at up to 220x magnification in lucid 1080p HD video. The 3.5MP high-speed sensor of this Celestron Microdirect handheld microscope provides intense detail.
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    "The best microscope for everyone!...I LOVE this microscope! It's perfect for anything from coins to leaf veins! ...Compact Microscope...The microscope actually works even better than expected. "

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    View and stream specimens in high definition with this Celestron Microdirect handheld microscope. Via an HDMI cable connected to any compatible monitor or projector, this device streams at up to 220x magnification in lucid 1080p HD video. The 3.5MP high-speed sensor of this Celestron Microdirect handheld microscope provides intense detail.
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  6. Bresser - See-It Scope HD LCD Digital Microscope - Left_Zoom

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    Illuminate small spaces with this Bresser See-It Scope HD camera. The video camera mounted on a 27-inch flexible coil lets you guide it over, under and around obstacles and into small spaces easily, while the bright LED helps you explore in dimly lit areas. This Bresser See-It Scope HD camera features a 2.31-inch LCD screen for clear and effortless viewing.
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    Illuminate small spaces with this Bresser See-It Scope HD camera. The video camera mounted on a 27-inch flexible coil lets you guide it over, under and around obstacles and into small spaces easily, while the bright LED helps you explore in dimly lit areas. This Bresser See-It Scope HD camera features a 2.31-inch LCD screen for clear and effortless viewing.
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  7. ASUS - ROG Strix SCAR 16” 240Hz Gaming Laptop QHD - Intel Core i9-14900HX with 32GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 - 2TB SSD - Off Black - Front_Zoom

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    Break all limits with the 2024 ROG Strix SCAR 16 gaming laptop. Dominate the Windows 11 Pro battlefield with its powerful 14th Gen Intel Core processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPU. With swift DDR5-5600MHz memory and expansive PCIe 4x4 storage in RAID 0, multitasking becomes easy and loading times become minimal. The ROG Nebula HDR display features premium Mini LED technology and guarantees bright, fast, and vivid visuals for gaming, editing, and productivity. It also features ROG Intelligent Cooling with liquid metal thermal compound on both the CPU and GPU, Tri-fan Technology, and other features to ensure peak performance under long sessions of demanding tasks. For the ultimate gaming laptop, look no further than the Strix SCAR 16.
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    Break all limits with the 2024 ROG Strix SCAR 16 gaming laptop. Dominate the Windows 11 Pro battlefield with its powerful 14th Gen Intel Core processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Laptop GPU. With swift DDR5-5600MHz memory and expansive PCIe 4x4 storage in RAID 0, multitasking becomes easy and loading times become minimal. The ROG Nebula HDR display features premium Mini LED technology and guarantees bright, fast, and vivid visuals for gaming, editing, and productivity. It also features ROG Intelligent Cooling with liquid metal thermal compound on both the CPU and GPU, Tri-fan Technology, and other features to ensure peak performance under long sessions of demanding tasks. For the ultimate gaming laptop, look no further than the Strix SCAR 16.
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  8. KitchenAid - 19.4 Cu. Ft. Bottom-Freezer 4-Door French Door Refrigerator - Stainless Steel - Front_Zoom

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    This 19.4 cu. ft. 36-inch Wide Counter-Depth 4-Door Refrigerator with PrintShield Finish has a modern configuration that helps keep ingredients fresh and accessible, with the premium sliding storage trays in the refrigerator and freezer. The Custom Freeze Zone allows cooks to select 0F, 10F or 19F, ideal for storing items such as compound butters and ready-to-serve homemade gelato.
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    This 19.4 cu. ft. 36-inch Wide Counter-Depth 4-Door Refrigerator with PrintShield Finish has a modern configuration that helps keep ingredients fresh and accessible, with the premium sliding storage trays in the refrigerator and freezer. The Custom Freeze Zone allows cooks to select 0F, 10F or 19F, ideal for storing items such as compound butters and ready-to-serve homemade gelato.
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  9. UniVersus - My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game Set 5: Undaunted Raid Booster Sleeve - Styles May Vary - Front_Zoom

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    Let the raid commence! The My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game: Undaunted Raid focuses on the police raid of the Shie Hassaikai compound in their effort to rescue Eri and take down Overhaul! This latest expansion features over 120 new cards, including 18 new characters to build your deck around.
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    Let the raid commence! The My Hero Academia Collectible Card Game: Undaunted Raid focuses on the police raid of the Shie Hassaikai compound in their effort to rescue Eri and take down Overhaul! This latest expansion features over 120 new cards, including 18 new characters to build your deck around.
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  10. Arcade1Up - Capcom Street Fighter II Legacy Stool - Multi - Alt_View_Zoom_11

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    Okay, are you sitting down for this? You will be! This officially licensed Street Fighter II Stool is the perfect complementary piecefor your Capcom Legacy Edition home arcade cabinet from Arcade1Up. Adjustable from 21.5” to 29.5” with sturdy extending legs, chrome-plated steelframe, and high-density foam padded seat, it’s vibrant, stylish, comfortable, and oh-so nostalgic. So grab this seat retrogamers. It’s a must-have for Arcade1Up AND Capcom fans, and most definitely a conversation piece in any setting! About Capcom: Established in the early ‘80s, Capcom derived its name as a clipped compound of "Capsule Computers"; their own terminology for arcade games.While Capcom got the attention of video game enthusiasts with some early hits, it was their release of Street Fighter II that absolutely revolutionized the fighting game genre. The first one-on-one fighting game to feature a variety of characters with their own unique martial arts combinations, the Street Fighter franchise became an arcade phenomenon with the attack cry of “Shoryuken!” entering the pop-culturelexicon
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    Okay, are you sitting down for this? You will be! This officially licensed Street Fighter II Stool is the perfect complementary piecefor your Capcom Legacy Edition home arcade cabinet from Arcade1Up. Adjustable from 21.5” to 29.5” with sturdy extending legs, chrome-plated steelframe, and high-density foam padded seat, it’s vibrant, stylish, comfortable, and oh-so nostalgic. So grab this seat retrogamers. It’s a must-have for Arcade1Up AND Capcom fans, and most definitely a conversation piece in any setting! About Capcom: Established in the early ‘80s, Capcom derived its name as a clipped compound of "Capsule Computers"; their own terminology for arcade games.While Capcom got the attention of video game enthusiasts with some early hits, it was their release of Street Fighter II that absolutely revolutionized the fighting game genre. The first one-on-one fighting game to feature a variety of characters with their own unique martial arts combinations, the Street Fighter franchise became an arcade phenomenon with the attack cry of “Shoryuken!” entering the pop-culturelexicon
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