(based on 14 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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.
Most Liked Negative 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...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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Great fun..for 15 minutes
from Barre, VT
About Me Parent
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Hello Don, We are so sorry for the experience with your scope. Could you please email us at CS@educationalinsights.com or call 800-995-4436? We’ll gladly take it back or send out a replacement. Thank you.
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what a bummer
from los angeles
About Me Education Oriented
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.
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Falls Apart Easily - NON Lasting Fun
from Danville, CA
About Me Educator, Parent
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.
Merchant response: Oh, no! We'd be happy to replace the scope for you and your daughter! Please email email@example.com so we can take turn your daughter's tears into smiles as soon as possible!
How do you put it back together?
By Disappointed parent
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.
Merchant response: We're so sorry that you are disappointed. You're right that the scope was not intended to be unassembled, but kids are curious! We will take your comment to heart and keep it in mind in the design of future products. Our apologies.
By Sad Dad
from Springfield, VA
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!
Merchant response: Dear Sad Dad,Our goal is to delight, not disappoint! It's trued that the scope was not designed to be disassembled, but we'd be happy to replace it for your boys. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Our apologies.
Easy to disassemble without instructions
By Tom the grumpy dad
from Centennial, CO
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?
Merchant response: Dear T the GD,It's true that the Pocket Scope was not intended to be disassembled and reassembled, but an inquiring mind should never be punished... please email email@example.com so we can replace the scope for you. Apologies!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Jamie the Dad
from Los Angeles, CA
Merchant response: Jaime, we'd love to replace your Pocket Scope so that you and your curious kiddo can continue exploring. Please look for an email from us.
See a freckle up close!
By Beach Uncle
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thanks for the great review, Beach Uncle. Be sure to check out some grains of sand - those are really cool to see magnified, too!
Great outdoor toy!
By Outdoor fun
from Chicago Illinois
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!
Merchant response: Sounds like your kids have gone buggy for the Pocket Scope! Glad to hear it.
Entertaining and educational
By Nancy, Mom of Two
About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent
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.
Merchant response: Thanks, Nancy!
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