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3.5" Floating Globe - Magnetic Levitating Globe


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  • 3.5" Globe Diameter
  • Elegant wood base
  • Perfect for desktop or bookshelf
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Technical Details
Brand NameTESS International, Inc.
Item Weight2 pounds
Product Dimensions7.2 x 3.4 x 8 inches
Item model numberBM85D
  
Additional Information
ASINB0007KRXGM
Best Sellers Rank #162,725 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.5 pounds
Date First AvailableJanuary 16, 2005
  
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See the wonders of electro-magnetism with this 3.5" Floating Globe. The globe can be rotated with a slight gentle spin of a finger (it will slow down to a stop after awhile). The globe should be rotated counter clockwise, just like the rotation of the earth. The AC power adapter is included. The beautiful globe and chrome with wood base stand make it a great decoration piece. Everyone will admire this wonderful levitating globe. It is a great gift item for home, library, and office.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By tron3 on March 6, 2006
Definately one of the cooler desk toys you can own. Will leviate for weeks, months or even years if left undisturbed.

Strong vibrations may cause it to stick to the top. This really isn't a problem as you simply readjust it. But one time I didn't notice and was left that way for hours. It became pretty hot and I had to unplug it to cool off before it would levitate again.

A few times when the power browned out, the globe dropped and stuck to the base, which is not a problem, even when the power returns. Lover's of science and gadgets will love it.

Using a soda straw, you can blow a stream of air on the side of the globe and start it spinning. It will spin a good long time before it finally slows down and stops. Sometimes 15 or 20 minutes.

I'm dying to drop an ant on it watch it go crazy looking for a way off. {;-D Don't put 2 or more, they been known to make bridges with their bodies. Again, the ant may just drop off the bottom.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Greenberg on July 13, 2010
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The globe works as advertised.
A negative is the top sphere is attached only with some thin plastic.
I had one fall over and break at the thin plastic.
When I glued it back together, it did not work right, so I bought a new one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bluffheights90814 on May 22, 2008
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This will certainly be a conversation piece for you desk! The only thing is it will be difficult not to let other people touch it!

VERY FUN!
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By va2dc on November 24, 2011
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The Floating Globe is not really a toy as it can be used as a cool decoration of your desk at work or perhaps the living room at home. You will have fun trying to make the globe levitate, but, warning: getting there can be somewhat frustrating as it takes multiple attempts. Sometimes you get lucky and can do it after the first try. However, that doesn't happen very often. Another downside is that the top magnet gets very hot after a while and turning the whole device off is recommended at that time. It was lots of fun in the beginning, but I got tired of it pretty quickly and it's now just sitting in the back of my closet. Buy this if you want to give someone a cool gift.
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By S. E. Reiter on January 5, 2011
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My husband admired a similar product in a National Geographic catalog for a much higher price. Be forewarned, the globe is small- 3.5 inches- so it is not easily used as a real globe without a magnifying glass. The base is plastic- not wood as stated in the description. It is difficult to balance the globe between the top and bottom magnets and will take practice if it gets bumped and needs to be re-set. For the price, it is a cool gadget. This one is NOT the one that rotates (although when the ceiling fan was on it did rotate somewhat.) My hubby likes this but to me it would just clutter my desk and be one more thing I'd have to move to clean up.
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