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Levitating Globe

$55.00

Price: $55.00

Item# :73097

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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
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (12)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Rotates easily (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home decor (8)
  • Desk (6)
  • Gifts (6)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Budget shopper (5)

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

 

This unite uses 230 volt 50hz for power

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...Read complete review

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.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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4.0

Unsoffisticated people don,t get impressed by it

By Science fan

from Redondo Beach, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Educational

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Best Uses

  • Home Décor

Comments about Levitating Globe:

I like it because I am very interested in science and in this globe I can appreciate how strong magnetism is on how weak gravity is. Also it is a good example of how Earth is held by the gravity of the sun.

 
5.0

This was the perfect gift for my great nephew. His interest

By Tippi

from Bloomfield Ct.

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Educational

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desk

    Comments about Levitating Globe:

    This product encourages learning.

     
    5.0

    Nice Globe

    By Ed

    from Naples FL.

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Educational

    Cons

    • Nice Globe

    Best Uses

    • Home Décor

    Comments about Levitating Globe:

    HOME DISPLAY

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    price is too high for the value

    By gramps

    from baton rouge

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about Levitating Globe:

      price

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      ONE OF A KIND!

      By ROLLIE

      from PORTLAND, OR

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Educational
      • Quality Construction
      • Rotates Smoothly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desk
        • Home Décor
        • Office
        • School

        Comments about Levitating Globe:

        GREAT NOVELTY!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would order this again, really nice

        By nana milly

        from freeport, texas

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Educational
        • Quality Construction
        • Rotates Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Décor

          Comments about Levitating Globe:

          Waited too long to get it for last Christmas,so I ordered in September for my dad a 92 year old WWll veteran. He loves it. So do his great grand kids!
          S

          (9 of 11 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

          (12 of 12 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!

            (4 of 4 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

                  (10 of 10 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

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