First ImpressionsFog-Free Suction-Cup Acrylic 5x Shower Mirror

First ImpressionsFog-Free Suction-Cup Acrylic 5x Shower Mirror

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5x Suction Cup Acrylic Shower/Travel Mirror 9" Diameter - 50155

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This fog-free shower mirror is an excellent choice for shaving in the shower.  It also doubles as an excellent travel mirror.  It has 5x magnification power, which is what most people consider to be the perfect magnification; not too strong, zero to minimal distortion, yet enough magnification to see plenty of detail.

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Product Features
  • High grade Acrylic mirror and frame.
  • Suction Cups are not removable.
  • Three strong suction cups adhere to any smooth surface.
  • 5x Magnification. Large 9" diameter.
  • Great for home, office, school, and travel.
Country of ManufactureChina
Magnification5x - 9" Diameter
What Sets Aptations Mirrors Apart?
Mirrors in the Aptations collections are usually reserved for elegant showrooms and display cases. The high quality and unbeatable clarity make these mirrors the best value for your money. Whether you need a mirror for applying make-up, shaving, or want to impress guests at your home, Aptations Mirrors stun with their brilliance and design. Superior quality and selection reasonable prices. Numerous exclusive innovations give you exceptional value in Mirror technology. And check our prices, always less than what you'd pay at a department store.

All mirrors in the Aptations collections mirrors go through a 4-step process to prevent pitting and tarnishing. - Step 1. The metal frame is cleaned in a neutralizing water bath. - Step 2. The metal is treated to a brass plating, then a pre-plating nickel bath. - Step 3. An acid-bath plating method is used to apply the chrome, gold, nickel, or other finish plating. - Step 4. Completion occurs with an application of an anti-tarnishing lacquer coating. All joints are either welded or reinforced and carefully machined to give you a mirror that won't turn into a "spinner" after a few months or even years of use. All glass lenses.

Bulbs are replaceable in incandescent and fluorescent models. Most lighted models, however, use LEDs that need no replacement. 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty - best in the industry. Magnifications of 1x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 7x, and 10x. Please bear in mind that most mirrors are 3x or 5x magnification. 7x is larger than most people are accustomed to and more than adequate for most purposes. The 7x and 10x magnification mirrors produce dramatically large magnifications.
Many models reverse to regular view.
Approved by Underwriters Laboratories Non-reversible mirrors have plated metal backs, not cheap plastic.
Table-top and Vanity Stand Mirrors have weighted and padded bases.
Wall Mirrors have concealed mounting hardware.
Most wall makeup mirrors are available in hardwired models.
Lighted Mirrors are all UL approved.
Incandescent illumination models use 25-Watt bulbs. Fluorescent models use low-heat 20 and 22 Watt bulb for the equivalent of 75 to 90 watt illumination.
LED illuminated mirrors usually come in two color temperatures - 3,500° K. for indoor lighting and 5,500° K. that closely approximates daylight. They are very bright, and consume tiny amounts of electricity. Shipping usually within 48 hours.

Makeup Mirror Magnification Comparison

These images are an approximation and may not be 100% accurate but they are useful as a basis for comparison.  The image you will actually see in the mirror is dependent upon several factors in addition to magnification power; including the size of the mirror, the viewing distance from mirror, and the quality of the lens.

Focal Length
3xFace, Hair, and Neck10" - 13"16"
5xFace and Some Hair or Some Neck8" - 9"11"-12"
7xPart of Face5" - 6"6" - 7"
10xEyes and Nose3" - 4"3.5"

There is no industry standard for specifying magnification power for makeup mirrors.  This opens the door to a high degree of subjectivity on the part of manufacturers when they describe the magnification power of their mirrors.  To ensure you're getting what you expect it is best to rely to the integrity of high quality makeup mirror manufacturers.

Don't make the mistake of opting for the highest magnification offered.  Most people are surprised to find how strong that might be.  Many find the 15x and greater mirrors much too strong and the viewing distance of approximately 2 inches, much too close for comfortable viewing.

For comparison purposes, most cosmetic-counter makeup mirrors have magnification powers between 3x and 7x.  Our most popular magnification power is 5x.  Indeed if you have vision problems or you have particularly critical tasks to accomplish, then you may want to opt for an extreme magnification makeup mirror. As an additional reference point: A jeweler's loop, used to inspect diamonds, is 10x power.

Factors other than the magnification affect the quality of the image you see.  The size of the makeup mirror is an important factor.  When two makeup mirrors are compared that both have the same magnification, glass quality, and silver-back quality, the larger size makeup mirror always wins - both for image clarity and freedom from distortion.  There is a simple reason for this.  Magnification is achieved by shaping the glass to a convex lens.  It is impossible to have zero distortion, but the center of the glass/mirror/lens is the point of least distortion.  The larger the mirror, the larger the center, and the less apparent distortion.

The quality of the glass and whether or not it's backed with pure silver or aluminum are two other important factors to consider.  And finally the quality of the material used for the frame and other metal parts is important if the mirror is to be used in a humid location such near a shower or bath.

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