The Zoomy 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope
Hey there and welcome. I hope you’re doing well. It isn’t long now until the big Christmas countdown is it. I don’t know about you but I am nowhere near ready. I like to start shopping when it actually feels Christmassey.
Do you know what I mean? Or are you a super early shopper?
Today on the blog we’ve been playing around with the Zoomy 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope from Learning Resources. It’s one of their top sellers and is sure to be a hit with any science-mad kids this Christmas. It is super simple to use and suitable from 4 years upwards.
We made a little video to show you exactly how simple it is to use. Take a look at B examining his “nee” under the microscope. Bluergh – it’s probably best not to examine comfort blankets! And note, our cat! He literally wants to be involved in everything!
If you want to get your hands on your very own Zoomy 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope then be sure to enter our competition too! Closing date Nov 30th. UK entries only.
The Zoomy 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope is a microscope you connect to your PC/MAC or laptop and use to examine whatever you want really. The little blue ball simply twists round to focus and you have two lens adapters to try out. The microscope is powerful, with a 54x magnification. Perfect for looking at things in detail and encouraging little ones to explore the world around them!
Once you’ve magnified and focused, you can also take a snapshot of your specimen too!
Firs up, we gathered a range of bits and bobs from around the house to test under our microscope. Stored away are some fossils that we collected along the Jurassic coast back in March. We also had some shells and wood that we collected from the beach on holiday in Croyde, North Devon.
Easy to Use
A massive plus point is how easy this microscope is to use. It’s perfect for small hands and easy to focus. B really loves taking photos of whatever specimen he’s examining too.
Argh Disc Drive!
To get the software installed, you need a disc drive. My laptop doesn’t actually have a disc drive and I just assumed you could download any software online! Oops. We managed to use another laptop though so it was fine in the end but it required a bit of faffing, updating the laptop first and trying to keep b patient!
Don’t Drop it!
This microscope is delicate and you don’t want to drop it. B can be super clumsy and he isn’t always aware of how breakable some things are. I’ll let him off, he’s four. The product is aimed at four years and over which is probably about right but I’d say be careful with little ones. It’s not really a “toy” as such!
We’ve had so much fun playing with this digital microscope. It’s a must have for anyone with kids interested in STEM play and exploring the world around them! Pop it on your Christmas list now or be sure to enter our competition!
Disclaimer: We were sent this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own!