If you have had trouble getting your magnifier to stay in position when it hangs around your neck, then you are going to be excited about this new option. You can use it as a hand held magnifier. But when you are ready to use it around your neck, the handle opens up into a "v" shape. This shape gives the magnifier more stability so it stays where you need it. The 2X acrylic lens magnifier is lighted. Plus you get a 3.5X bi-focal spot lens. The lights require 2 AAA batteries (not included). The magnifier measures 9.75" x 4.5".