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GeoSafari® Pocket Scope


Dual telescope and microscope is the ideal portable science tool.

Ages 8-13
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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GeoSafari® Pocket Scope
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GeoSafari® Pocket Scope
 
2.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (7)
  • Outside (6)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (9), Education oriented (3), Educator (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (5)

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 company...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.

Reviewed by 13 customers

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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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

      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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

        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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

          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

          Comment on this review

           
          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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

          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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

          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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

              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

              Comment on this review

               
              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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

                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

                Comment on this review

                 
                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 GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  5 year old daughter loves this toy

                  By Emma's Mom

                  from Long Beach, CA

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lasting Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Outside
                    • Travel

                    Comments about GeoSafari® Pocket Scope:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

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