This was bought for me as a desk ornament, as I like globes, maps etc. There's nothing better then looking at where and how big you are in relation to other places. I have a much more sophisticated globe at home, with mountain ranges in relief, etc.
I can't believe the negative reviews regarding this little gem. There is a surprising amount of detail on it. It cleverly rotates around the equator, and "tumbles" as well - which is a bit unusual for a globe, but interesting nontheless. I mean - who's to say we're up and Australia's "down under" ?
I wish you could do something useful like unscrew the hemispheres and put something inside.
For this price you will not be disappointed.