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iTikes iTikes Microscope

The iTikes Microscope allows your child to explore the world beyond sight with a real microscope and slides. This innovative and interactive Kids Microscope uses Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad to expand play and engage kids to learn. The standalone microscope comes with a real lens and three focus adjustments, including 100x, 200x and 300x. Kids can explore plants, bugs, animals and more with the 12 included slides, each containing three real specimens. This fun microscope reads fun facts aloud about each specimen. The iTikes Microscope is app-based play with interactive 3D images, illustrations and animations. Kids can play fun games on both the microscope and the app. The Kids' Microscope includes cases for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This microscope requires three AA batteries, which are sold separately.
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Customer Recommendation67%4 out of 6reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for iTikes Microscope

Not worth the cost

12/25/2012
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OREGON
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
We purchased this microscope for $89.97. All of the videos and details from storefronts and itikes advertise this with a real lens that has a magnification of 100x 200x and 300x. Upon inspection of the box there is a small sticker covering that information that reads 50x 100x 150x. If you download the free app you will get the best this item has to offer... a few computerized images. Save your money, not worth it.
Product Attributes:
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Overall Satisfaction
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Female
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Never
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Review 2 for iTikes Microscope

Not a real microscope.

10/19/2013
By ,
Oklahoma
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
A regular microscope is too fragile and too complicated for my kids, when I saw this on sale I thought, "awesome, a kid-friendly one they can use!" - But beyond the box, and the few reviews I can find online, I was very mislead by what it really is.
This markets itself as a real microscope, but it isn't.
It includes a good amount of kid proof prefilled slides, but you are limited to ONLY those slides. You can't look at anything else. It isn't designed to look at anything beyond the included items. OBNOXIOUS child voice (doesn't turn off) encourages you to play and discover. Fab for the prek-1st grade set but LAME for older kids. The app is free but very childish and really limited, it teaches you more about what's on the slides. Not all that impressive for the price. The iToy holders won't hold if you have a gel or hardcase on your iToy and I'm not handing over a naked IPad or iPhone to a 5yr old!!
I was hoping this would be a kid-friendly microscope and it IS simple to use but not expandable beyond the pre filled slides. Would be better if you could free play (no voice), fill your own slides. Overpriced for what it is. No real reason to use iToys with this. You can't use your iToys as an extra screen, limited to the viewfinder on the microscope. iToys don't connect, they just lay in a holder for you to play along with the free downloadable app. Given the average attention span of a 4-7yr old, this gets boring fast. Older siblings will find this "babyish".
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Overall Satisfaction
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Female
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Never
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Review 3 for iTikes Microscope
03/19/2013
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
My 5 y/o and 4 y/o love this microscope! Its a fun way to get kids interested in science. Just make sure you have a compatible i-product as I have an Ipod 3rd generation so the app interaction is not fully functional.
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Meets Expectations
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Overall Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
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Ratings-Only Reviews for iTikes Microscope
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