The winner is Michelle H., who commented on June 13, “I like the Z-80S SuperZoom binoculars.” Thanks to everyone who entered and be sure to enter my current giveaway at my main blog, Blonde Mom Blog, for an awesome t-shirt from Southern Brand.
Now that school is out until mid-August, I like to think I encourage learning over the summer and not just sleeping in, watching Sponge Bob, and mass consumption of popsicles.
I grew up in the boonies and one of my favorite toys as a child was an old school microscope. You know the kind with the tiny glass slides where you could view a tiny blob of brackish water and freak out over all the weird creatures having a pond party? Today there are such things as digital microscopes…who knew?
Carson Optical is a supplier of consumer optics including binoculars, magnifiers, and pocket microscopes for adults and children that contacted me about reviewing a cool digital microscope called the zOrb which looks kind of like an Easter egg. It’s pretty nifty in that it has a built-in camera that displays the magnified image on to your computer screen. The zOrb’s 35x magnification allows your kids to see details on all sorts of ordinary household objects. The built-in internal illuminator ensures a clear and bright image. Your kids can capture images, as well as videos, using the built-in 640 x 480 resolution digital camera. The zOrb has a retail value of $75 but you can find it right now for $42.99 at Optics Planet. It would make a great gift for a younger child as a first microscope as the magnification is more at the fun level of learning, and not the atom splitting detail level.
The zOrb digital microscope is available in three kid oriented colors (admit it…a kid microscope should come in cool colors): surf blue, safari green, and lava orange.
Want to win a zOrb digital microscope so your kids can laugh hysterically as they check out their teeth on your laptop screen or comment about how mommy’s skin looks different compared to theirs? (Cough.) Visit Carson Optical, take a look around and come back to this post and comment about which one of their products looks like something you’d like to try. They carry everything from binoculars (think Father’s Day) to this cool adventure pack, which I think would make a great gift for a child who loves the outdoors and science. A random winner will be chosen from all eligible comments (U.S. residents only, please) left by midnight Saturday, June 13. I’ll update the post after that time with the winner’s information. Thanks and good luck! One extra entry if you Tweet about or link to this giveaway, but please leave an additional comment here if you do so.