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2-in-1 scoping fun!

2-in-1 scoping fun!

Item #5272  | Ages 6+
$14.99
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Portable scope is the perfect tool for exploring science on the go—and even sleuthing!
  • Functions as both an 8x telescope and a precision 30x microscope

  • Supports bird-watching and other outdoor life science activities

  • Reveals minute details on stamps, coins, insects, skin and more

  • Grades 3+
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2-in-1 scoping fun!
 
2.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lasting fun (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (6)
  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (7)
  • Outside (6)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (10), Education oriented (3), Educator (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

5 year old daughter loves this toy

I brought the Pocket Scope home for my daughter who had shown an interest in science. Although it took some time and patience to learn how to focus it, she had a blast looking...Read complete review

I brought the Pocket Scope home for my daughter who had shown an interest in science. Although it took some time and patience to learn how to focus it, she had a blast looking at the fibers in her jeans, grass out front, sand, and lots of other things. We haven't tried it as a telescope yet, but look forward to doing so. All in all, a great buy for the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not recomended

While the scope is fun, it easily comes apart, which is fine if you can put it back together. Unfortunately, there are no directions for how to do so. I called the...Read complete review

While the scope is fun, it easily comes apart, which is fine if you can put it back together. Unfortunately, there are no directions for how to do so. I called the company and was told that "there are no directions. It is not supposed to come apart."

My son and I were looking forward to seeing the sequence and reassembling it together.

I would not recommend it. If it was not supposed to come apart, then the eyepiece should be glued and not threaded, which easily comes off with the curiousity of a young person wondering how it is made.

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1.0

Great fun..for 15 minutes

By Don

from Barre, VT

About Me Parent

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

      The first one I bought was completely out of focus, not matter what you did, you could not use it, so I brought it back to give it another shot.
      This one worked fine and is a great item, but fell apart in 15 minutes. If the company could manage to make it more durable since the main users are children, that would be helpful. I hate throwing money away, but one, hour and a half trip to replace it is all I'm going to do..the second one ended up in the garbage after just an hour....15 minutes of use and 45 minutes of trying to put it back together to make it work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      what a bummer

      By EduMama

      from los angeles

      About Me Education Oriented

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Outside

      Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

      My son loved his telescope, until it broke. He was looking at absolutely everything with it, which was pretty fun to watch. Anyway, I went online to see how I could put it back together, but there are no directions anywhere online. Bummer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Falls Apart Easily - NON Lasting Fun

      By Jennbible

      from Danville, CA

      About Me Educator, Parent

      Pros

        Cons

        • Falls apart easily
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

          My daughter is in tears because I can not figure out how to put the pieces back in. If only there were a re-assembly sheet. We had it for nearly 20 minutes and it fell apart. Please Help.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          2.0

          How do you put it back together?

          By Disappointed parent

          from Colorado

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Educational

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

            Like other reviewers said, it fell apart and I can't get it back together so that it works correctly. I do not want a replacement as I'm not into wasting. I do not want to keep throwing this toy away. Instead, I think it would behoove the company to find out how to put it together and provide us instructions.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            1.0

            Falls Apart

            By Sad Dad

            from Springfield, VA

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Falls apart
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

              Bought this item for my son as a stocking-stuffer and it was "that" item that he and his brother fought over since it was so cool. Unfortunately the thing fell apart after about 20 minutes and they brought it to me in pieces. I was expected to reassemble the ten or so pieces (lenses, spring, spacers, etc.) with no chance. I saw the other comment on this site with the same issue, so apparently there is no information available on reassembly. It needs to be childproofed!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              2.0

              Easy to disassemble without instructions

              By Tom the grumpy dad

              from Centennial, CO

              About Me Educator, Parent

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Outside

              Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

              Christmas morning. Daughter loves it; it's her most used gift. An hour later, we're sitting on the couch when she asks how to put it back together. She had twisted the eye-piece off (it's threaded). A couple of lenses, spacers, and a spring fell into her lap. I checked the box thinking it would certainly include reassembly directions--wrong! Checked online, including here... no directions! Why make a product for curious minds that doesn't consider what those minds will do?

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not recomended

              By Jamie the Dad

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Parent

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

              While the scope is fun, it easily comes apart, which is fine if you can put it back together. Unfortunately, there are no directions for how to do so. I called the company and was told that "there are no directions. It is not supposed to come apart."

              My son and I were looking forward to seeing the sequence and reassembling it together.

              I would not recommend it. If it was not supposed to come apart, then the eyepiece should be glued and not threaded, which easily comes off with the curiousity of a young person wondering how it is made.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              See a freckle up close!

              By Beach Uncle

              from California

              About Me Education Oriented

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Assemble
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality
              • Lasting Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

                  This product is super cool. Not only is it a telescope, but it doubles as sort of a microscope that doesn't require light. I looked at the freckle on my arm and my nephew used it to see details on a penny. Love this.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great outdoor toy!

                  By Outdoor fun

                  from Chicago Illinois

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Outside

                    Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

                    My kids love taking their Pocket Scope outside and looking at different insects and bugs. They also like to look at different flowers and leaves up close to see all the patterns they have up close!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Entertaining and educational

                    By Nancy, Mom of Two

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Inexpensive microscope
                    • Inexpensive telescope
                    • Lasting Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Outside
                      • Travel

                      Comments about 2-in-1 scoping fun!:

                      This is a totally entertaining and easy-to-use microscope (and telescope). Hold it to your arm and see your arm hairs magnified--WAY cool. Check out the print in magazines, the salt on a pretzel, grains of sand--the possibilities are endless. It's great that you don't need any batteries.

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                      • No

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