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- Distortion-free mirror: Precise curvature for distortion-free optics – even around the edges.
- High reflectivity: Ultra-clear, high-quality glass backed by high-purity aluminum coating provides superior reflectivity and clarity.
- Rechargeable: Recharges using a standard USB port (cable and adapter included). One charge lasts up to 5 weeks with moderate use.
- Sensor on/off – automatically lights up as your face approaches
- 5x magnification
- Long-lasting surgical-grade LEDs
- Maximum adjustability to always give you the best view
- Cordless and rechargeable – one charge lasts up to 5 weeks
- 5 year manufacturer warranty valid only with purchased from authorized sellers including simplehuman or Amazon.com
Beautiful mirror; lighting is superb
This is a beautiful mirror that has a large bright surface and is lit with “natural daylight” full-spectrum LED’s. It’s powered by a lithium battery that is charged via USB and an ac adapter, so it operates cordless on your bathroom counter or vanity table. It has 5X magnification, just enough to see for tweezing eyebrows but low enough to apply makeup effectively. The claim of “full-spectrum” or imitating daylight is true. I brought it into the kitchen where we have southern exposure, and compared it with light on and light off. The colors were true to life.What comes with the mirror:The mirror, assembled on its standA USB cable and AC adapter for charging the internal battery.A scratch-free cleaning cloth for safe cleaningGood points:This is a BEAUTIFUL mirror.It is sleekly styled, with a heavy base that incorporates a light (green or red) around a ring to indicate charged or needing charging. It truly is elegant.It has no cord, holds a charge for weeks, stays off until you approach it, then it turns on automatically. Goes off when you back away. So you will be keeping soapy hands off the mirror, no fumbling for a switch.5X magnification is good for applying makeupThe size is large enough for the full face and neck, again, perfect for makeup.The light is truly daylight.No batteries to install, doesn’t take up an outlet in the bathroom.No hot bulb behind the mirror to eventually burn off the mirror coating. This is what happened to my current magnifying mirror; the incandescent bulb installed behind the mirror eventually caused a burnt spot and ruined the center of the mirror. No fix for this. I have to discard it and that is a shame.Even lighting; the LED’s are spaced to provide even, diffused light.Bad points:No optional wall mount. A bracket and mount on the back or an option to purchase a wall-mounted unit would have been great. I like a mirror by the sink that is at eye level. I’m tall and to use this mirror, I have to bend over in half or I have to sit on a vanity chair to use this mirror. I suppose I’ll have to find a vanity chair for the bathroom–there is a space under the counter for a vanity stool but I don’t own one. I like this mirror well enough to change my ways but I prefer to stand to do my makeup and I can’t do that with a counter mirror.No 10X smaller mirror-in-mirror. These are helpful for fine work like tweezing those eyebrow strays. Sometimes you need a bigger magnification. A small quibble–I can live without it.It does take up counter space; which for many people can be an issue. My previous house had only one bathroom and a very tiny counter. This would not have fit on it at all. That counter had room for a toothbrush mug and that was it.LEDs have a finite lifespan (100,000 hours? Not sure) but eventually, they will burn out. Maybe years, but ultimately, they are not replaceable. Also, how long will the internal battery take a charge before needing replacing and can it be replaced? I am not certain if it can be.Bottom line:This is a beautiful mirror, the finish and styling are superb. It is superior to my previous mirror in many ways. The lighting is wonderful. The cordless operation is slick and clutter-free. Only a wall mount would make this better, and that’s a personal preference. Overall, if you want a counter-stand mirror, I can enthusiastically recommend this one.
Telescopes to 18″ high
This is a fantastic lighted mirror & would be perfect if it telescoped high enough to be used while standing.Pros:It doesn’t take up much room on my counter.It can be picked up & moved from room to room without hassling with a cord.It’s heavy & won’t tip over.There are no cords to get in the way.It uses a sensor & lights up when I stand in front of it & turns off when I move away. No off/on button to push.The 5x magnified mirror is distortion free.The height can be adjusted to make it up to 3″ taller. It holds the adjusted position without slipping.The mirror can be tilted all the way back & any angle in between; it doesn’t slip out of position when angled.The reflection is excellent.I can see my entire face including all those unwanted hairs that are beginning to sprout.The full spectrum LED/light mimics natural sunshine.The mirror should only need to be charged approximately every 5 weeks.The surgical grade LED bulbs will last several years.No batteries to buy or change because it uses an internal, rechargeable battery.It can be charged using your PC or with the AC adapter.Sleek, elegant design.5 year warranty.Cons:The mirror is designed to be used while sitting down. (*see my experience below)The LED light ring might be too bright for some people. (The brightness doesn’t bother me)*The product description suggests that the mirror can be used while standing if you tilt it all the way back. So, I extended the mirror to its full height, & tilted it all the way back. Even though I am short, I was slightly bent over looking down at the mirror which made it difficult to apply my makeup.Approximate Dimensions:~15″ from base to top of mirror, telescopes to 18″ high.~4 3/4″ diameter base~8″ diameter mirror~1/2 ” LED ring surrounding mirrorIncluded:USB/micro cableAC AdapterMicrofiber cleaning cloth5 year warrantyUPDATE: 8/19/13 I’ve charged mine twice since the end of April.
Simply the Best Lighted Mirror EVER!!
This lighted mirror exceeds ALL of our expectations! The magnification is clear and very large, the light is super bright and you can see everything you need to see close up. The mirror has some wonderful, cool features as well! You can plug it in to charge it and then leave it unplugged and it operates cordlessly after a good charge. When charging there is a light around the base that turns green, and when it needs a charge it will warn you by turning red. One of the most amazing features is it comes on when you stand in front of it/look into it without a switch. This is a really, really nice mirror. Nothing but compliments!!