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3.9 out of 5 stars
NPW Pocket Microscope
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2011
wanted something so the kids could learn more about insecst and plants wild life and they love it will have to get them a bigger one soon a real bargain thanks
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 15 September 2011
This microscope is light and easy to use. I bought it for my grand-daughter who is nearly 6 and she loves it and looks at all sort of small things in the garden with it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2012
I bought this gift for my niece, and I have to say that she has enjoyed using it from day one. It is a nice size, definitely portable for taking around the garden, and light-weight, and the magnification at 30x is enough to see some really rewarding detail, such as leaf veins, details on coins etc. I question how durable this will be though, as the plastic does feel a bit too lightweight flimsy to the touch. Having said that, don't let this put you off - it provides a good entry to the microscopic world, and the fact it is still being well-used demonstrates its longevity and appeal.

Positives:
+ Nice image for the magnification
+ Good value
+ Compact size
+ No batteries required!

Negatives:
- Questionable durability

Overall, I would recommend this product to any budding scientists out there (or anyone just curious to enter the microscopic world!) I award this microscope 4 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 2012
This pocket microscope is an excellent product. It does just what it is supposed to do at a very low price. You can easily magnify all sort of small objects and surfaces. Focus is adjusted easily too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2013
Small, simple, robust, and most importantly it works. Like any microscope you need good daylight to see the subject, but the beauty of this one is it's so simple and portable that little children can use it simply by pressing it against a surface. It's quite powerful and there is a basic focus wheel. Although it's just a piece of plastic it is well made and will withstand being chucked around a bit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 July 2013
Bought this for my 7yr old nephew and he has been enjoying it from the first day. He goes all over the garden looking for things to dissect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 June 2013
Every home should have one.
This is so much better than I had expected it to be at such a modest price.
The magnification is so great it is really like stepping into another world. Spiders are monsters with lots of beady black eyes, fabric looks like platted anchor ropes, a mint leaf looked like it was covered in green fur. So much to see its revealed lots.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2013
At first it took some getting used to, the images were blurred or dark. Once you know to how to keep the subject out of any shadow and lift the microscope until you achieve focus it works ok.Considering the reasonable price and my daughters reaction to focused magnified objects i'd recommend this to children over 7 years of age.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 July 2013
A pocket microscope is a great idea, especially one designed for children. But there is something about this microscope's shape and resolution that just did not measure up to the expectations of the kids for whom it was bought. Sadly, it ended up in the bottom of a drawer and they went back to using a handheld magnifying glass.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 July 2013
looks like a toy, feels like a toy, performs like a toy. Don't buy it to actually use. It is a toy.
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