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Learning Resources Zoomy 2.0 Blue Handheld Digital Microscope

Learning Resources Zoomy 2.0 Blue Handheld Digital Microscope
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With a plug-and-play design that shares high-resolution magnified photos right onto your child's laptop, the Learning Resources Zoomy 2.0 handheld microscope makes scientific study easier than ever. From Learning Resources.

  • Includes Zoomy 2.0 digital microscope and user's guide
  • Up to 54X magnification
  • Two lens adapters
  • VGA CMOS image sensor
  • 1600x1200 maximum photo resolution
  • Eight LED lights
  • Ages 4 to 7
  • USB port
  • Measures 2-1/2"L x 2-1/2"H
  • Imported

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Learning Resources Zoomy 2.0 Blue Handheld Digital Microscope is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Zoom Zoom Does your child have an inquisitive mind? I know for a fact that some of them do and others just don't. The 'Learning Resources Zoomy 2.0' is the type of device that is perfect for the science mad kid, but would go down like a wet balloon to a child with no interest in the subject. Essentially, this is a neat bit of kit that allows you to plug and play a camera/microscope into your computer. The round look and feel means that it is easy to pick up and use with smaller hands. To zoom you twist the camera and you can get pretty deep; it is certainly easier than trying to use a microscope and you get the same effect. Another added feature by using the computer software is that you can take stills of what you are looking at and also mini movies. The quality of the camera is decent enough, but perhaps not the HD we are increasingly used to. As this is a tool for children to get into science at an affordable cost, this is not really an issue. You lose a little definition as you zoom to the extreme, but some tweaking with the focus and the quality is certainly of a high enough standard for a hobbyist. The Zoomy is essentially a web camera with added features and Windows treats it like this, when you plug it in you don't have to install from the CD as the drivers should automatically load. The software that comes on the disc is on the basic side, but this is in keeping with the age that the camera is aimed at, kids should be taking photos and making mini videos within minutes. Is the Zoomy fun? It depends on the child. I would have loved it as a kid as you can see the detail of what things are made up from, but for some children it will be like trying to bring the classroom home. There is not real attempt at making the use of the camera a game; the software could have tried doing something clever here. However, for the right child the power of the microscope alone will be enjoyment.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, Cubs loved it!! I am a Cub leader, used this on our Groups camp to explore nature around them, Cubs when hunting for weird and wonderful items to look at with Zoomy, they loved the detail it gave on the item, and it caused them to hunt harder, just so they could look again.
Date published: 2016-09-17
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