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Not overjoyed with the quality but...,
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This review is from: Educational Insights GeoSafari Micropro 48-Piece Microscope Set (Toy)
Got this for my 8yo daughter and she has fun with it. In the product description it touts itself as having a die-cast body but in reality, it is mostly plastic and is a rather flimsy piece of equipment. The optics are "cloudy" at best and not very good. I have not experimented much with trying to improve the clarity however we have observed some things under low power with some success. The higher power settings are marginal because the light requirement goes up and the optics are just as bad as the low power setting. The tools are cheesy plastic with a "look of metal" to them. Still, my daughter likes it and that is what counts - she doesn't have anything to compare it to.
For the $35 I paid, I would expect a little bit better of a piece. Maybe I'm expecting too much in remembering the all metal one I had when I was a kid that I wish I still had now.
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Initial post: Nov 14, 2008, 9:34:32 PM PST
Emily W. says:
I don't know what you were expecting for $35, but I'd certainly expect it to buy you a cheap toy. A metal toy microscope would probably be $50 minimum, and a microscope with halfway decent optics is going to be around $100-150. Considering that real microscopes like you'd find in a lab are generally over $600, well, you get what you pay for, and $35 is nothing.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2009, 11:46:24 AM PST
Sheryl E. Amico says:
Why do you insist on replying to people's comments? Do you work for the company? You and Dave W.?
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