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Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe

Item # HN-ORS029

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  • 3 levels of content for ages 5+, 8+ and 15+
  • Includes Smart Pen and 29-page interactive book
  • Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 7
  • Free Internet downloads of current information
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Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe
 
4.6

(based on 155 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (123)
  • Interactive (84)
  • Engaging (74)
  • Lots of fun (71)
  • Durable (60)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Young children (57)
  • Entertainment (51)
  • Indoor (45)
  • Older children (41)
  • Travel (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Grandparent (40), Education oriented (26), Practical (24), Parent of two or more children (18), Working parent (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (81), No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

easy set-up, bad directions

The product was ready use out of the box - came with batteries pre-installed as well as an A/C power adaptor; came with software, USB cable, and good directions for installing software,...Read complete review

The product was ready use out of the box - came with batteries pre-installed as well as an A/C power adaptor; came with software, USB cable, and good directions for installing software, registering product, downloading updates, also came with 2 years of free updates. The directions and instructions for using the product were not very good at all. There should have been examples and explanations of the the learning activities and game use - especially for games up to four players. It is a true trial and error discovery process to figure out how to use the product and play the games. A little direction would have enabled and allowed us to focus on activities and games of interest versus discovering them half-hazardly. Outside of that the product and it capabilities seem to be above average to exceptional. Downloading the updates is slower than expected or anticipated and some the "facts" are incorrect or at least debatable. However, it is truly a very unique, high quality product that is capable of being an on-going learning tool and game due to its progressive age and learning capabilities as well as ability to update the product to reflect ever changing world events, news, and facts. I hope that the product will continue to prove itself and pass the test of time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Smart Globe not as smart as I thought

The smart globe is great for kids to learn more about their world. My son really enjoys it. He's too young though to see that much of the information on the globe is out...Read complete review

The smart globe is great for kids to learn more about their world. My son really enjoys it. He's too young though to see that much of the information on the globe is out dated. I was very disappointed in that. I downloaded what I thought would be current events to the pen/stylist but no new events were ever heard. I had great hopes of learning much with my son and I'm sure we will learn some things but I'll have to check to make sure it's the right information before my son speaks it as truth.

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5.0

awesome

By Stephanie

from Townsend, GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

    great

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Educational and fun

    By Laurie

    from BROOKLYN,NY

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    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Older Children
      • Young Children

      Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

      I bought this globe for my 4 yr old and he loves it. Even my 22 month old enjoys it. The interactive stylus is great and the audio helps teach geography before your child can read.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Very disappointing!

      By Shadwa

      from ISSAQUAH,WA

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

            We purchased that globe for our 9 year old daughter as a Christmas present. She loved it, but then when we registered the pen, to download updates, the pen failed. It wouldn't work at all on the globe. I called in and returned it and purchased a new one, same thing happened again! I am a software engineer and I followed the steps correctly, and have all the system requirements.
            Many attempts with no success. Now my daughter is beyond disappointed, and I was charged twice for this globe. I know I will be reimbursed by Hayneedle, but with delay.
            For the price, this is an extremely poor merchandise from the Oregon Science Center.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            1.0

            Pen failed with two of them!

            By Shadwa

            from ISSAQUAH,WA

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                  Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

                  I purchased that globe as a Christmas present for my 9year old. When registering to update the software, the pen failed, and won't work at all on the globe. Called in and returned it, and purchased a new one. Same thing happened. I am a software engineer and did everything right.
                  This is a very poor merchandise, for the price I paid.
                  Will return and won't purchase it any more.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  My daughter loves it!

                  By Jennifer

                  from SAUGUS,MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Educational
                  • Lots of Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

                      Gave it as a Christmas gift and she loves it

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect Purchase

                      By Jeremy

                      from BEAUMONT,CA

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

                            Excellent purchase! Arrived in 2 days, perfect condition! Great experience, thanks!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            4.0

                            Product great-unexpected shipping issue

                            By Rhonda

                            from INDIANAPOLIS,IN

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

                                  My kids haven't played with this yet but I think they will enjoy it. It is a little lighter weight than I expected but my son is older (10) so I don't think it will be an issue for us but could be for younger users since it is rated for use as young as 5 years old. My biggest complaint is that the box it was shipped in said "talking globe" on the side. I never dreamed the exterior packaging would reveal the contents. Thank goodness my son didn't notice or it could have ruined the surprise at Christmas.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  SUPER FAST DELIVERY!!! RATE A+++++++++++

                                  By Julian

                                  from ROANOKE,VA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Educational
                                  • Engaging
                                  • Interactive
                                  • Lots of Fun

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Entertainment
                                    • Indoor
                                    • Young Children

                                    Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

                                    BEST ON LINE EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD!!!
                                    EASY SHOP, PAY, SHIP, ALL BASES COVERED, COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED WITH MY PURCHASE!!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Successful delivery

                                    By Edward

                                    from PAWCATUCK,CT

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

                                          The gift arrived at my son's place in good condition. Their kids (6 and 10) must wait for Xmas to try it out.
                                          Sorry I can't give a more comprehensive review.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

                                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great Thing!!!!

                                          By Anjali

                                          from CEDAR RAPIDS,IA

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                Comments about Oregon Scientific Interactive SmartGlobe:

                                                I bought it for my 5 year old son, he loved it.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                2 Questions About This Product
                                                Q: "Does the smart update function work with Windows 7?"
                                                A: Yes. The updates are downloaded from the internet and are not affected by Windows 7.
                                                Q: "Does this globe light up?"
                                                A: No, this globe is not illuminated.
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