I'm very interested in the DS1052E oscilloscope - it's feature rich for the low price and includes free software (UltraScope) allowing user to use a PC (and large screen) as the scope controller! So I decided to forgo Sparkfun's USB oscilloscope (MSO-28) since I can use DS1052E as a more powerful standalone scope and as a USB scope.
Adafruit should really emphasize the UltraScope software. Several informative lessons available here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7KnDoL8 ... ure=relmfu
My only criticism... why is the DS1053E priced at $394.95 when it's available at Rigol for $329? Am I missing something here? Does the Adafruit order come with $70 dollars worth of extras? Also, Rigol offers a $30 discount for answering 6 technical questions, so total cost is $299! Shipping is $15. This deal is so good it's even cheaper than Sparkfun's MSO-28. I prefer to purchase from Adafruit rather than Sparkfun because I realize they pick the best products at a better price. And I don't mind paying a bit extra at Adafruit because they save me time finding the best product. I'd pay an extra $20 or so for the scope, but the $70 to $95 is excessive.
Is Adafruit's DS1052E price correct, or am I missing the extras?