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National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe

$129.00 Sale Price:   $99.99

Price: $129.00 Sale Price:   $99.99

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Bring the vastness of the world to life for explorers of all ages with our new, illuminated desk globe. Perfect for classrooms or family rooms. More than 4,000 place-names are complemented with topographic features. Turn or tap the globe to activate ten bright LED lights. Antiqued pewter-plated meridian and base. Auto shutoff. Made in the U.S. by Replogle, a globe manufacturer for more than 80 years.


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Four AA batteries, included. Motion-activated lights stay on for approximately 5 minutes, then shut off automatically. 12" diameter x 16 1/2"H. © 2011


National Geographic is proud to introduce our new line of globes for home, office, and classroom. Our floor-standing, tripod, and illuminated globes are all manufactured in the U.S. by Replogle, which has been making globes for more than 80 years. Each globe has more than 4,000 place names, printed on durable press-craft, plastic-impregnated paper.


Started in the founder’s basement at the height of the Depression, Replogle has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of fine globes. National Geographic’s award-winning cartography group was founded in 1915 and has helped shape our vision of the world through the art and science of mapmaking.


Each handsome globe comes with a certificate of authenticity.


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National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe
 
3.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Love looking up countries

By Den

from Holland Mi.

Pros

  • Lights up fantastic

Cons

  • Doesn't Always Light

Best Uses

    Comments about National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe:

    Globe arrived in great shape..
    Not sure about tapping to light globe??

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Headline is fine

    By Doug

    from Missoula, MT

    Pros

    • Beautiful Globe Maps
    • Like The Inside Light

    Cons

    • Too Much Plastic Mounts

    Best Uses

      Comments about National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe:

      The first globe arrived with the South Pole spindle broken. The replacement was fine although the design for the pole attachments needs improvement-and less plastic.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great

      By Nancy Grandmama

      from Bethesda MD

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe:

      It was for my 61/2 and 4 year old grandchildren

      (20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Wow, what junk

      By Jim

      from North Platte, NE

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Has a map on it

      Cons

      • Quality

      Best Uses

      • Target practice

      Comments about National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe:

      The electronics that control the lights don't function correctly- lights come on and off randomly by themselves, and don't always respond to tapping/movement as intended. It squeaks loudly when turned. Also, pin holding globe to stand is stuck and can't be removed to change batteries.

      (13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      it's a fine product

      By Hong

      from San Jose, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe:

      In responding to the previous reviewer, it will automatically turn off after a while.
      My 5 year old daughter has a lot of fun with making imaginative trip around the world.
      I also ask her some questions.
      The quality satisfies my need, I did notice the base plate is on the light side, which makes the unit less stable. It would be nice to use solid brass/steel.
      The size is on the small side.

      (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Avoid

      By Tisha

      from Lexington, KY

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cheaply Made

        Best Uses

          Comments about National Geographic Bowers Illuminated Globe:

          We just received this today as a Christmas present for our son and will be returning it. It's very cheaply made. It's a very thin plastic and the countries aren't outlined well as shown in the picture. I couldn't figure out how to turn it off and there were no instructions on how to do this. For the price I expected much better quality. I know it's a thin plastic so it can illuminate but I think the plastic should be thicker and illumination should be decreased, it's really bright. I'd definately look elsewhere.

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