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Portable indoor outdoor Microscope
Posted 10/14/2014 by CAROLYN SHAW
Overall, this is a really cool product that I would buy for gifts or recommend to friends. We had some glitches with buying it, but it really is a great toy! We love that there is an integrated light which makes viewing things that close possible. We also love that we can view virtually anything up close, not just things on slides.
My son wanted a small, portable microscope and we found this Smart Lab kit at our local Smart Brain shop. They let us open the package to see what it really was, which was really helpful. We noticed that the one we opened had a hair or scratch on the lens, so they opened another one for me, which we bought. In getting it home we opened it and did not get the 3 blank slides, but had 4 duplicates of prep aired slides. The shop was quick to help with that as well.
Also, the first evening the included batteries quit working.
I wanted to tell the good and bad, but the good outweighs the bad.
Posted 1/6/2011 by GinnyH
This was given to an 8 year old grandson who has a very inquisitive mind. He got it out and did a few of the experiments with it on Christmas day, but was busy playing with his cousins the rest of that time. I'm sure when he is at home he will find many things to examine with it and enjoy it very much.
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