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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
 
1.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (4)

Cons

  • Poor design (11)
  • Cheaply made (7)
  • Flimsy (6)
  • Poor instructions (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Home (7)
  • Creative development (3)
  • Imaginative play (3)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (25), No (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (18), Education oriented (10), Educator (4), Stay at home parent (4), Parent of two or more children (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Perfect for Little Scientists!

I bought this for my 7 year old nephew who is really into science and he loved it! It's very well made, sturdy and the magnification is great! Comes with everything you need...Read complete review

I bought this for my 7 year old nephew who is really into science and he loved it! It's very well made, sturdy and the magnification is great! Comes with everything you need to explore and collect specimens. Perfect for the little scientist!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

agree with reviews bout focus but fixed

I agree this microscope has a issue with focus. But tinkering with it I found the issue. The diaphram light adjustment knob need to be set to open or the tiny hole to focus...Read complete review

I agree this microscope has a issue with focus. But tinkering with it I found the issue. The diaphram light adjustment knob need to be set to open or the tiny hole to focus the light on the lens also the condenser lens was causing the problem I removed the condenser. And whala I was able to focus very clearly still have a little trouble focusing at 40x and its hard to see the 40x lens has to be match with the tiny hole on the diaphram to focus the light into the lens you can see the object but its a little dim. If I allow all the light in I can't see at 40x so set it to small hole. Remove the condenser lens in the diaphram its causingthe focus problems. This will void warrenty and you will not be able to return it if you do this mod. Seems the manufacture needs to fix the condenser other then that it is a very good microscope but it needs mod to get it to work properly. I intend to see if standard optical lenses for microscopes will work on this to improve image quality. It appears to use standard threads 30mm. So a optic lens upgrade might be possible to improve clarity and image quality.

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1.0

Could not see a thing

By Disappointed Mom

from Tulsa, Ok.

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Was not able to get anything to come into view.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        2.0

        Missing 1 of 2 slide clips

        By mama bear

        from Annapolis MD

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Home

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

        The microscope was missing 1 of the 2 pre-assembled slide clips. My daughter had been saving for this microscope for a while and against my advice, she did not want to exchange it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        Don't Buy

        By girliegirl

        from Lakeland, GA

        About Me Educator, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

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

            Poor focus. Impossible to see anything clearly. Eye pieces pop off repeatedly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Fun science

            By meander

            from Idaho

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            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Have enjoyed looking at items in detail.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Little scientist microscope

                  By Gramdma

                  from Dunlap, il

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

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

                      Good microscope for an 8 year old beginning scientist.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Don't waste your money.

                      By john in Brooklyn

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Parent

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Optics And Design

                        Best Uses

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

                          Received as gift from family member. After the frustration of trying to focus on subjects and knowing we'd likely not use this much... we awkwardly asked to return as we knew they spent A LOT of money for this and we loved the gift idea. We added $50-60 more and got an AmScope variety which we're much, much, much happier with -- it feels like a real microscope with metal construction and glass optics. Unlike this product

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                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Gift

                          By Famdad3

                          from Kansas City mo

                          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy Assembly
                          • Fun
                          • Realistic

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Creative Development
                            • Imaginative Play
                            • Indoor

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

                            Got this for my middle son and he has enjoyed every second of having it. Really great product and has a lot of different tools in it to use for looking at many different things.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            1.0

                            Almost a toy, if only it was actuallyfun

                            By philly mike

                            from philly

                            About Me Engineer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Cheaply Made
                              • DISAPPOINTING
                              • False Advertising On Box
                              • Hard To Focus
                              • Poor Design
                              • Unrealistic

                              Best Uses

                              • Paper weight

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

                              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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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              spots everywhere

                              By TravelinGal

                              from Colorado

                              About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Cheaply Made
                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • Imaginative Play

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

                                Both sets of the eye pieces were horribly spotted. At first I was concerned it was my eyes, but as I reached up and rotated each lens I could see the spots moving in a perfect circle so I knew they were, in fact, part of the product.

                                We were unable to get a clear view on any of the slides that were included and I returned it and ordered one online that had glass lenses for less money.
                                This may be a fun toy (lots of neat things included to play with) but if you are trying to homeschool it is not a quality piece. For this much money I would expect a higher quality lens set.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                3.0

                                It's was a gift

                                By Maro

                                from Roselle park, Nj

                                About Me First Time Parent

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Interactive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Good product
                                    Excellent service

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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