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Levitating Globe

$55.00

Price: $55.00

Item#:73097

Qty: Available, ready to ship.





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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 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Rotates easily (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home decor (6)
    • Desk (5)
    • Gifts (5)
    • Office (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Midrange shopper (4), Budget shopper (3)

    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 12 customers

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    (4 of 4 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

        (7 of 9 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

        (11 of 11 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!

          (3 of 3 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

                (7 of 7 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

                    (21 of 21 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.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

                          (4 of 4 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.

                            (9 of 9 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.

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