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Celestron - Digital Microscope - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 3.1 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    disappointing!

    Posted
    ruemom

    If this was just a microscope I would give it 4 stars and keep it. The fact that it comes with software and camera is a tease and makes me angry because I can't fathom why they would include something in the package that is completely unusable. Since the reason I bought this was so we could view images on a computer, and that part of the product is complete junk, it will be going back, again. I thought maybe I'd got a defective product the first time, so I exchanged it. But no, the Camera attachment doesn't work. Not even a little. Not even a poor quality image. Just a black screen. And YES I did remove the lens cover. There are no instructions for navigating the program and it is not user friendly in the least. I am not a computer wizard, neither am I a complete moron, but I don't have the time or patience to figure this mess out. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY UNLESS YOU ARE A COMPUTER WIZARD.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great equipment for beginning biologists and more

    Posted
    SZZ22
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    We bought this microscope as a symbolic present for our son's birthday - 19 years old - and although later he received a much more sophisticated equipment for his biology research work, still uses his 40-600x Celestron. I sometimes borough it for research during my gardening projects. Celestron 40-600x digital microscope allows for the visualization of tissues and small organisms. It is particularly good at using in combination with a laptop for better visualization and recordings of short term processes. Just follow the instructions to avoid over-lighting your samples.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Microscope for the Price!

    Posted
    Saygoodbye43
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    This microscope is not made out of the sturdiest materials, it doesn't have the greatest camera, and it's not even near the top of the spectrum of digital microscopes out there. For the price of 29.99, however, it is the most bang-for-your-buck out of any of them! Unless you're a scientist or want to spend 10x as much for something that most people would barely know the difference (between this product and the higher end product), this is an awesome deal. Grab one today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible build quality

    Posted
    Louatschool
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    I was hopeful that this would be a good fit for a hobby microscope. The feature I was most looking forward to was the usb camera. Unfortunately, the shoddy build quality and horrible reviews are all proven true and are quite apparent as soon as you open the packaging. Worst of all, the camera doesn't fit the eye piece. Seriously. I returned it the next day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price

    Posted
    YMas
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    Simply put, you get what you pay for. I wanted this item to use in my biology classroom so that I'm able to show students how to use a microscope and illustrate techniques. I wish it provided images with greater clarity. I also like, however, that you are able to snapshot the image and save it for a later use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not For New Macs!

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    MacDanno
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    Sold as working with Mac. Well, maybe so, but, only Macs that are 5 years old or so; not new ones! Have MacBook Pro 17" w OS X v10.9.1....no go! System recognized that a USB device (the microscope) was connected, but none of the listed-as-workable applications did!. BB trying to get rid of old merchandise, methinks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    What is THIS!

    Posted
    Hahano
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    This thing is HORRIBLE for looking at anything other than the slides it came with! Now i didn't expect a lab grade microscope but come on! I could have used my iPhone and a magnifying glass to get the equivalent of this! Give whatever stock is left of these away!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Old software and poor quality

    Posted
    Hollywuud
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    Thought it would be fun for the kids to use. Started software in stall and I thought I was back on Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. Made of very cheap plastic and would not suggest to buy. Great idea but not a quality product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect gift to fulfill an interest

    Posted
    ladyjane
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    Grandson loves telescopes, exploring, checking things out - last year he got a telescope - this year the microscope was "the perfect gift". Researched the product and had no qualms about making the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gadget for elementary students...

    Posted
    AZMalik
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    Bob this item for my 10-year-old, she loves it. Slides that are included in the box were helpful. However she made her own slides for fun with the enclosed material.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fair

    Posted
    Ls1512
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    The idea to have very low cost in very nice to see product that is NOT generally for the public to have was the good thing for me, I enjoy new things like that ....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty nice!

    Posted
    OrangeHat
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    I bought this for my 9 years old daughter, and for elementary/introductory level science students, this is nice enough microscope.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some trouble viewing at higher levels.

    Posted
    kattydog
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    Good for classroom use, using the computer. the computer program view does not match the example given.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Present

    Posted
    JenJen
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    Good for a first time user. Nephew loved it, uses it to look at anything he can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great startup microscope

    Posted
    G2k000
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    Great tool for the kids to explore the things in nature they can't see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice beginner Microspcope

    Posted
    JPB516
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    This is a great microscope, for the price, for a budding scientist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product for kids

    Posted
    AZMalik
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    I bought it for my 5th grader who absolutely loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I bought this for my daughter and so far so good

    Posted
    meme
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    I got this for my daughter and she loves it. she's 5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap material

    Posted
    Muff
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    I had to return it. Very cheaply made. Looks like a toy

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend