I bought this for my job to use for soldering PCBs and viewing other things. Best bang for the buck in the market in stand-alone mode. Software is HORRIBLE (buggy, crashed. Skip this product if you want to capture pictures using the software).Standalone mode:Pros:Best device that I have found out there for the price.Resolution and clarity excellent.Platform is black (good contrast)Adjustable LED lights with brightness controlCons:button presses are laggy. (zooming in and out there is a .5 to 1 second delayPlatform is very small, if you have large objects, they will be hard to balance on it.Working distance is very short. You can't put a large object under. If you position it like the picture, I am concerned for the lens dislodging from the clamp by accident.Would be nice to have a removable screen. As I get older, the further objects need to be away from my face, and this is a little close.Software:Pros: Would be decent if it worked. I just take images with my camera of the 4"" screenCons:Connecting and getting a live picture takes 10-20 attempts.Failure modes: crashing, image displayed is non existent or frozen, or freezes up when you try to change the image settings.Image adjustment limited to one level (stand alone mode you can do multiple levels)Image adjustment limited to one item at a time (if you adjust brightness, then adjust contrast, it removes the brightness adjustment)I haven't tried SD capture yet, so that would probably be better than taking a picture of the screen with my camera.I haven't tried HDMI output yet.