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4.0 out of 5 stars Great First Microscope, October 11, 2010
This review is from: KONUS Konusscience Zoom Biological Didactical Microscope (Camera)
Just a quick review. This microscope was a bday gist for my 5 y/o. He truly loves this microscope and for the money, you can't go wrong. Yes, for twice the money there are other choices. But since I expect this to be his "first" microscope and not a professional instrument, it is well worth the price for the educational value. The one important aspect of this review that I thought was important was that when I researched this purchase I went initially through a website that listed the "top ten" kids microscopes. Anyhow, the main "con" listed on this microscope's review was that it didn't have an ON/OFF switch. While this was a concern of mine, it wasn't a deal breaker. After inspecting the microscope we were able to see that the light source is in fact able to be turned off. The easiest way to describe it is that the light source can either be the mirror or a battery powered light bulb. The light source choice is either one or the other (obviously) and when the mirror is the "choice" the the lighted bulb is OFF. So, while I know this may sound confusing, it does actually turn off. It is true, it doesn't have an ON/OFF switch, but its not as bad as it sounds. Again, as I said earlier in the review, well worth the money. And as a bonus, what kid doesn't like having a "carrying case" for anything! This one comes with that too!
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