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Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope

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Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Get a closer look at your surroundings with the Edu Science M1280x Microscope, a Toys'R'Us exclusive! This 'scope comes fully loaded with a revolving turret, 3-position illumination switch, mobile phone attachment and much more. Tons of accessories deliver a world of fascinating microbiology fun!

  • 45+ piece set includes a microscope with a mobile phone attachment, prepared slides, blank slides, slide covers, blank labels, collection vials, pipette, stainless steel tweezers, magnifying glass, graduated cylinder, shrimp hatchery, shrimp eggs, instruction booklet and carrying case

  • Attachment lets you take pictures of an object/specimen with your smartphone

  • 2 interchangeable eyepiece sets (10x/16x); wide-field viewing

  • Geared focusing system with a coarse and fine focus knob

  • LED illumination with top/bottom lights and a 3-position switch

  • Revolving turret and adjustable binocular head

  • 4x, 10x, 40x objectives

  • Metal stage condensers

  • Dark-field condenser

  • Color filter wheel

  • Magnification: 80x-1280x

  • Metal base

  • Booklet features operation/preparation instructions and 10 experiments

  • Zippered case has handles for easy carrying

  • Microscope Dimensions: 11.5 x 6.5 x 6 inches

  • Package Weight: 3.5 lbs



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Additional Info

468646

946F0668

803516044946

5F60960

3 AA batteries are required (not included)

4 pounds

12.5 x 8.7 x 7.6

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Average Customer Rating:

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Toys R Us 1001325Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope
 
2.2

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (31)

30%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • High quality (4)
  • Lasting fun (4)

Cons

  • Poor design (16)
  • Flimsy (9)
  • Cheaply made (7)
  • Poor instructions (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (16)
  • Creative development (3)
  • Imaginative play (3)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (37), No (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (29), Education oriented (16), Educator (6), Stay at home parent (4), Parent of two or more children (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Go Science!

I bought this item for my 10 yr old daughter. She loves it,and for being her first microscope it is the perfect product. The dual eye pieces works great, I really like...Read complete review

I bought this item for my 10 yr old daughter. She loves it,and for being her first microscope it is the perfect product. The dual eye pieces works great, I really like that feature. The whole design is perfect for children. The price is average so it doesn't break the budget and if you are a rewards member use your coupon. I would definitely buy this product again. I especially liked that it has its own case to store everything in.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Almost a toy, if only it was actuallyfun

I bought this because I wanted to get my kids a stereo microscope. I figured that at this price it was worth the risk (thankfully I can return it).
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I bought this because I wanted to get my kids a stereo microscope. I figured that at this price it was worth the risk (thankfully I can return it).

As soon as I opened it, I knew I should return it, but decided to at least look through it anyway. (I wanted to try it out before giving it to my kids to make sure it worked, I did not want them to be disappointed.)

First - False Advertising. The box says 'course and fine focus knob', this is essential for high magnification. I guess it is not really false advertising, because both adjustments are on the same knob (note, they did not state 'knobs'). Turn a lot for course, turn a little for fine.

Second - The top illuminator was not even aimed to the scope stage. This is easy to fix by simply unscrewing the bezel, and gently moving the white LED. The top illuminator is pretty dim - they could have put a brighter LED in there.

Third - At the highest magnification, I cannot get any light throughput. Makes it kind of useless if you cannot see anything.

Bottom line is that I will be returning this, and hopefully finding something else. I was hoping to get my kids something that was usable, but was disappointed (and one present short).

Wish there was a way of leaving Zero stars - 1 star makes it seem that it gets a 20% satisfaction rating, where it is really a big zero.

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4.0

scope-tastic

By Mom

from New Jersey

About Me Education Oriented, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

    This product is cool for little ones that have an early interest in STEM

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Go Science!

    By angmince

    from Cedar Park

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent, Thrifty

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • High Quality
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Outside
      • Travel

      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

      I bought this item for my 10 yr old daughter. She loves it,and for being her first microscope it is the perfect product. The dual eye pieces works great, I really like that feature. The whole design is perfect for children. The price is average so it doesn't break the budget and if you are a rewards member use your coupon. I would definitely buy this product again. I especially liked that it has its own case to store everything in.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      2.0

      Not good quality

      By Cristina

      from Katy, tx

      About Me Parent, Scientist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Assemble

      Cons

      • Poor Design
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

      The lenses are not clear and it does not focus properly.!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      1.0

      I returned this product.

      By CB

      from South Bend IN

      About Me Educator

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

          My son in law with a masters degree in biology could not get this microscope to work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Not only does our little scientist love it, her Dad does too

          By CuteMsLadybug

          from Atlanta, Ga.

          About Me Parent

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Assemble
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

            Santa got this for our budding 9 yr old scientist, and it's a hit. Not only does she enjoy using it, but her Dad has been using it too lol. Mom's a happy camper :)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Work well if you know what to do

            By Happy GPaw

            from NorCal

            Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

            I bought his before I read all the negative reviews. I wanted to take it back without trying out. It was a Xmas gift and I was out of time and I have it any way. I m glad I did. The images are fine and similar to more expensive microscopes. The beginner should start magnifying at the lowest magnification and get good with that before the move up to higher magnification. 10 minutes into this I was taking pictures using the nifty cell camera adapter. Don't hesitate to buy this just be patient while learning what it does and how it works.

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            4.0

            Very pleaswd. My grandson loved it.

            By Rachel Barker

            from Dayton Ohio

            About Me Education Oriented, Educator, Parent, Thrifty

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lasting Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

              Gave as a gift

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Great Deal

              By Gingerbread2015

              from Gingerbread2015

              About Me Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

              It is a Christmas gift.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              My daughter loves her microscope

              By Dad

              from New Franklin Ohio

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

                This is a good way to get your child interested in science. There aren't enough blank slides.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not as advertised, poorly made, deceptively marketed

                By Rlovato

                from Marysville, WA

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Toys R Us 1001325 Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope:

                  Thought this would be a good deal at the attractive price. Marketed as 1280x, this, regardless of what the box says is not 1280x magnification.. the microscope is actually a poor quality 640x magnification. Because it is Binocular, they claim 640x2=1280, but it is impossible to view anything beyond a 640x but you can certainly see something at 640x in your left eye and 640x in your right eye.. if you have two eyes but you won't see it at 1280x in any case. Also they claim to have a fine and coarse adjustment knob... well that's exactly what it is.. coarse and fine at the same time.. one knob has a knob with a small part and a bigger part, but the same part. there is not separate coarse and fine knob, it's the same knob...... Forget this, spend $200 and don't have your kid give up on science because you wanted to save a hundred and change!

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                  • Yes

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