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Levitating Globe

$49.00

Price: $49.00

Item#:73097

Qty: Order now, will ship on 7/25/14





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A geographic conversation piece and intriguing magnetism demonstration in one, this unusual globe makes more than heads spin. An electromagnet and computerized sensor hidden in its display stand cause it to levitate motionlessly in the air. Give it a whirl or pass your hand around it without disturbing its magnetic field.

  • 5 1/2"W x 8"H
  • Ages 8 and up

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Levitating Globe
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Rotates easily (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts (5)
    • Desk (4)
    • Home decor (4)
    • Office (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    intriguing find

    This item is displayed on a table along with other items of this nature.
    I was intrigued by this product. It is well made and sturdy. I was expecting more plastic. The...Read complete review

    This item is displayed on a table along with other items of this nature.
    I was intrigued by this product. It is well made and sturdy. I was expecting more plastic. The stand is metal, which I was pleasantly surprised about. The globes background, the ocean, color is a dark blue, which in my opinion is rather mysterious which I like.
    All in all a great product.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A little dissapointed

    The product seems to function as described, but I was a little disappointed on the quality of the globe itself. It is dark blue, not black as shown in the photo and just...Read complete review

    The product seems to function as described, but I was a little disappointed on the quality of the globe itself. It is dark blue, not black as shown in the photo and just has a "cheap" look to it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Frustrating but pretty

    By mule

    from Battle Ground, IN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Difficult To Place
    • Not For Computer Desk

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Décor
    • Office
    • School

    Comments about Levitating Globe:

    I couldn't put it where I wanted to and I am not able to adjust it correctly - my spouse does. You need a steady hand

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All Around The World

    By CDW

    from St. John's, NL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Educational
    • Quality Construction
    • Rotates Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desk
      • Gifts
      • Home Décor
      • Office

      Comments about Levitating Globe:

      Looks amazing on the book shelf or your office desk. Was hoping it would keep rotating but now I don't mind so much since I go up to it everyday and give it a twirl. Love it!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Looks Small but Its Big

      By Squrriel

      from Ontario, CA

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Levitating Globe:

            Good Item to Look AT

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Conversation starter

            By Naradar

            from Dublin, OH

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Décor

                Comments about Levitating Globe:

                When noticed always starts a conversation. Poor construction, dull colors and much, much smaller than I expected

                (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                This unite uses 230 volt 50hz for power

                By Michael

                from Lakewood, Colorado

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Educational
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Levitating Globe:

                    To bad that the purchasing dept, of National Geographics did not check to see if it works before putting it on sale. At 230 volts 50Hz it works in Europe, Australia etc. but not the United States which uses 120 Volt 60Hz. A lot of people wiil be diaappointed when they open up their gifts and find their globes don't work.

                     
                    5.0

                    The Levitating Globe was wonderful.

                    By Grandma Pat

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Educational
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Rotates Smoothly
                    • Was A Wonderful Surprise

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Desk
                      • Gifts
                      • Office

                      Comments about Levitating Globe:

                      Was a unique gift

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice gift for my brother.

                      By Likes to give gifts!

                      from Las Cruces, NM

                      About Me Budget Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Educational
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Rotates Smoothly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Desk

                        Comments about Levitating Globe:

                        This was a gift for my brother in Los Alamos, NM.
                        He is an Engineer at the Labs there, and really like his gift, for his birthday. I, was very pleased he enjoys it so much. Thank you.

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        intriguing find

                        By sapphire blue

                        from PA

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Educational
                        • Quality Construction
                        • Rotates Smoothly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Desk
                          • Gifts
                          • Home Décor

                          Comments about Levitating Globe:

                          This item is displayed on a table along with other items of this nature.
                          I was intrigued by this product. It is well made and sturdy. I was expecting more plastic. The stand is metal, which I was pleasantly surprised about. The globes background, the ocean, color is a dark blue, which in my opinion is rather mysterious which I like.
                          All in all a great product.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          very nice........

                          By ricardo

                          from rockville, md

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Educational
                          • Rotates Smoothly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gifts

                            Comments about Levitating Globe:

                            its a good gift for your kid..........

                            (33 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            A little dissapointed

                            By Anon

                            from Anon

                            Pros

                            • Educational

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Levitating Globe:

                                The product seems to function as described, but I was a little disappointed on the quality of the globe itself. It is dark blue, not black as shown in the photo and just has a "cheap" look to it.

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