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GeoSafari Junior Talking Microscope has been reviewed 54 times with an average rating of 4.65

GeoSafari Junior Talking Microscope
Posted 12/22/2011 by David Apple
Rating: 3

The buttons (A,B,C, etc.) work well. The light illuminates well. The volume does not get very loud. Essentially, the microscope has to be used in a quiet room, in order to hear the sound. Also, the cover that fits over the batteries needed McGiver-ing once I inserted the batteries. The plastic backing of the thread housing was broken and loose inside the microscope, so the cover would not screw down into place. I removed the entire bottom panel, extracted the small broken plastic backing, and glued it in place below the thread housing. Needless to say, this made the overall experience much less than impressive due to the poor manufacturing/design of the battery cover assembly. In addition, the interface between the slides and the slide holder could be improved. It's not intuitive, nor is it clear exactly where the slides click into place. It would also be better if the scope could be plugged into the wall, rather than battery powered. Overall, the microscope is functional and educational.
Cool as it is, McGiver-ing is unnecessary. We provided our customer a gift certificate for the excessive adjustments needed to make this microscope function properly. Please visit our Returns & Exchanges if your microscope challenges intuitive use.

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GeoSafari Talking Microscope
Posted 2/28/2007 by Tracy Macfarlane - TEACHER
Rating: 3

The children have really enjoyed working with the microscope in class. They are always interested in working with it during free time. It does however seem a bit limited. There is a quiz that you can do with each slide or you can learn facts about the slides. I think it would be enhanced by additional slides and a way to use it as a group.

10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
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