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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!

The Edu Science M1280x Microscope - Gray features
  • 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


Sold only at Toys'R'Us, Edu Science educates you in the science of saving money by providing quality telescopes, microscopes, chemistry and science kits for kids that are fun! Edu Science has a science kit for you exclusively at Toys'R'Us.

Additional Info

468646

946F0668

803516044946

5F60960

3 AA batteries are required (not included)

3.8 pounds

12.8 x 8.8 x 7.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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Toys R Us 1001325Edu Science M1280X Ultra Student Microscope
 
1.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (21)

14%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (14), Education oriented (9), Educator (3), Stay at home parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (20), No (9)

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

Waste of Money - Don't buy!

By Momof2

from Orlando

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheaply Made
    • Flimsy
    • Poor Design
    • Poor Instructions

    Best Uses

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

      This is the WORST microscope I've ever used. We tried everything and can't see anything. Do not buy this!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      1.0

      DO NOT BUY! JUNK JUNK JUNK!

      By EDUCATIONAL MOMMA

      from CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA

      About Me Stay At Home Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cheaply Made
        • Poor Design
        • Unrealistic

        Best Uses

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

          So, after spending $80+, we were excited that this would be a quality kids microscope. Not a plastic piece of junk. We brought it home, followed all directions and nothing. All we saw were dirt spots on the lens on every single slide we tried with. I tried adjusting all knobs and lighting and nothing. Just to confirm I wasn't doing anything wrong, I bought a student microscope online from a reputable site. It cost a little over $100 and came with software and a camera. Umm... did the say things, and magically it works! And it works well!!! Do not waste your money on anything in this brand. We were going to purchase a telescope from them, but I went elsewhere. These are toys and will not work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          Not worth the money

          By Dave the science guy

          from Baytown, Texas

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Returnable

          Cons

          • Cheaply Made
          • Flimsy
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Paper weight

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

          The microscope is way overpriced for what you get. We bought it using a gift card and promptly returned it as soon as we set it up. The images are never clear and there is no fine adjustment.For about the same price you can get a lower quality lab microscope and it will be 100 times better than this.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          nice

          By grandgaw

          from phoenix arizona

          About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun
          • Great Value
          • Interactive
          • Realistic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Creative Development
            • Indoor

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

            My grandson is 11 and thinks that this is wonderful. It keeps him busy and off the computers So I think it is wonderful too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            1.0

            A waste of money

            By Debbi J.

            from Tucson AZ

            About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Cheaply Made
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

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

                I am an older mother who is homeschooling her child. My background is in Aerospace and I was excited to use this for science "labs". When we opened the product we found our first flaw. The battery slot had a damaged prong. My husband repaired it, but that was strike one. When we turned it on we found it nearly impossible to focus it as the focus would almost instantly slip. The cheap plastic construction did not match the hefty price tag either, IMO. For what we got $40.00 would have been more realistic. The illumination was too strong in one setting and not strong enough in another. Back into the box it went to be returned. This was a HUGE disappointment. I remember spending hours with my microscope as a child and had hoped my son would get to enjoy seeing the microscopic world as I did. I would not even recommend this as a toy as the lack of stable focusing would be too frustrating.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                1.0

                Higher Price Does Not Equal Better

                By WV Homeschooling Mom

                from West Virginia

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Can't See Images
                  • Poor Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative Development
                  • Family Time
                  • Group Activity
                  • Imaginative Play
                  • Indoor

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

                  Can not make out any images from the specimen through the lenses, no matter what lighting and filter I tried. Also, it did not include the sea salt for the brine shrimp as stated in the manual. Returned the microscope and bought the one that is $59.99. That microscope is much better and actually comes with more items. We can view the specimen on the slides.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  1.0

                  not good @ all

                  By andy

                  from 9615 hairs cir thorton 80229

                  About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

                  Pros

                  • Not Work

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design
                  • Poor Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • NONE

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

                  i do not like it because i can not see in it

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  1.0

                  Absolutely Terrible

                  By Busy

                  from Titusville, FL

                  About Me Grandmother

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Didn't work
                    • Waste Of Time Money

                    Best Uses

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

                      I have to agree with whoever said "Absolutely Terrible"

                      This was a complete waste of time & money. I could see nothing at all except a bunch of static dots. Nothing I tried worked!! I would NOT recommend it to anyone!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      agree with reviews bout focus but fixed

                      By wsander1

                      from schenectady, ny

                      About Me Education Oriented, Parent

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Assemble
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                      • Needs Modification
                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

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

                      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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Horrible quality

                      By Mom to M

                      from Longview, TX

                      About Me Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Assemble

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design
                      • Poor quality

                      Best Uses

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

                        We were going to use this product for part of a science experiment(close up of a leaf, nothing too technical), but you couldn't even see a close up of an insect antenna clearly (supplied slide included with microscope). We returned the same day.

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                        • No

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