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Eyeclops

EyeClops BioniCam

3.2
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Description

  • The Bionic Cam Boasting is the next generation of the award winning Bionic Eye, with a full color LCD screen
  • Use the LCD screen as a viewfinder for specimens, zoom in with one of three powerful new magnifications (100x, 200x and an eye popping 400x)
  • Save and share your findings with the built-in flash drive and removable USB key
  • Portable and recordable, the EyeClops BioniCam is the ultimate Bionic Eye
  • Winner of Many of this years Toy Awards
  • Multiple lenses and battery pack, Everyone can take EyeClops on the go explore the world around you indoor and outdoors
  • View on any standard television and upload your files to your PC to email and send to friends USB Key included
  • Take digital pictures and video of your amazing discoveries, and send around the world via the internet

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Customer Reviews

The Toy that even Adults will likeFirst of all, I must apologize to all the people who read my previous, useless reviews. I will try harder to stick to the topic and provide detailed information that will help you all. Anyway, to business. The Bionicam. Yes, it is great, a wonderful magnifying toy that helped me identify what might be two lunar meteorites, according to a meteoricist friend of mine. But, it is a finnicky, fickle toy that is very sensitive. I would not recommend this toy unless you have a neurosurgeons steady hands, because it shows every movement your gripping hand makes, down to the pulse of blood through your veins. The IRIS is also difficult to focus and requires lots of trial and error to get the right focus for each individual object you are magnifying. If this sounds more like work than fun, you might be right, and would probably do better in not getting this. For someone who seriously needs a photographic microscope with video capability, this is, I repeat, not a photographic microscope with video capability. This is a high magnification toy with photographic and video capabilities. If you are someone like me, who needed a microscope that could take pictures, upload them to a computer, and do whatever you want with those pictures, this toy is a little too much work, and too little reward. BUT! If you are like everyone else who has a casual interest in the world around you up close and personal, and want to take pictures of flies and beetles, carpets and upholstery, fabrics, hairs, fibers, flowers, plants, animals, inorganic materials, etc. and show the world your findings, than this is perfect for you! Oh, and a few tips. Be prepared to buy truckloads of AA batteries for this product. Keep the focusing disk, you will need it. Try using a fixed platform vise to hold the Bionicams handle, (not too hard on the handle, its only cheap plastic, after all!), and a portable vise for the object being viewed. Try viewing plants, they are really cool up close. And be prepared to spend hours trying to get the perfect photo or video, if you so choose. Be patient with it, it is not a perfect toy, after all. Try setting the lighting to low on the menu screen, if you are viewing a crystalline substance, as it reflects badly when the lighting is on high or medium. And, most importantly, not to sound lame or anything, but have fun with it. Hope this helps. 5Amazing piece of equipment for kidsI was prepared to be disappointed with this product; it sounded too good to be true. But Wow! it is great fun. The focusing takes a little time, so I recommend an adult work with it a while before calling in the kids. But once it is focused, the fun begins. We looked at every piece of fabric in the room with awe. The cat wouldn't tolerate us looking at it, but the dog let us get a great view of his hair and nose.The picture taking is a little slow, and it is hard to push the buttons without moving the camera at all. But we were able to get some great close-up photos after just a few tries. I was working with children ranging in age from 10-16 years. They had a blast.I do not know how long the batteries will last, but we played with it non-stop for over an hour on rechargeable batteries with no sign of power drop. The camera is sturdily built, with the lens recessed to keep it from getting dirty or scratched. So much easier to use than a regular microscope, and also so much more portable, it gets 5 stars all the way. 5Outstanding improvement over the original Eyeclops!I bought the original Eyeclops last year and bought this one mostly because of the discounted price and extra features. This is an amazingly good improvement from the first version. I especially like that you can switch between magnifications of 100x, 200x, and 400x. The original only had a 200x power. Honestly the 100x is the best and the easiest to get a good focused photo on. You have to have quite a steady hand and moderate patience to get a clear photo on the stronger magnifications. I love the portability of this model, the USB hook up option, and features (has modes for; video camera, pictures, slideshow, and galleries for photos and videos). It has a 2 1/4 inch diagonal full color viewing screen that rivals any current digital camera. The screen/buttons are very intuitive. My 9 yr old didn't even look at the manual and had no problem figuring out all the function options, including uploading the photos on the computer. You can see any shots/video you've made on the built in screen, or on your TV or computer through very easy hook-ups. Saving or deleting can be done on the BioniCam. I highly recommend this very cool and educational toy! 5fascinating, fun but tricky to useI bought this because of the positive reviews and the amazing sale price before Christmas. Everyone who came into the house over the holidays wanted to play with it -- and many spent hours at it. And these were grownups. I also spent a lot of time with it. We all ran around the house looking for things to view with it -- hair, dust, cloth, leaves, bugs, coins, cork (that was a winner!) and anything that would fit under the lens. So, yes, it's a terrific toy and the pictures are good.... IF. And that's my one criticism, made by many others: It is very hard to focus this instrument due to a poor design (the rotating base touches the surface on which you are viewing the object, so the scope moves away from the item as you are trying to focus). And the light can be weak. It's also tricky to snap the picture without losing the focus. I eventually figured out some strategies for overcoming these problems, but it took some practice and would be very frustrating for a child or anyone without patience and a steady hand. Still, if you can get it for under $20, as I did, it is certainly worth the money. Two friends who played with at my house over the holidays bought one for a young nephew they were visiting later in the week. They say he loved it. 4Surprise favorite giftThis was a surprise favorite gift for Christmas 2008 at my house. I bought this at the last minute as a nice filler gift and didn't expect too much after reading the reviews here. Boy was I surprised. This "toy" is definitely worth the $20 I paid. It has an LCD screen, plugs into the TV for real time viewing and playback and has a removable USB key, for goodness sakes. The only disappointing feature was the lack of an autofocus mechanism but I wouldn't expect that feature for this price. My 12 year old son loves this thing and I sneak off with it to examine the world close-up, too. I uploaded a few sample pics here on this product page and a few videos on Youtube (search for the product name). Picture and video quality are excellent. I think the three LED lights are plenty bright most of the time, though may be a little lacking for 400x magnification.I recommend this as a great educational toy, especially if you're looking to give a child something that doesn't have them sitting at a video game console or computer for long periods of time. Though the ability to share what they've discovered with online friends will definitely add interest for the modern child. Ironically this might be just the thing to get them outside, learning about the world beyond the ubiquitous electronics of the day. 5Has its good pointsThis is an interesting concept. It lets users take close-up pictures or video of objects and then saves the images or movies for later viewing on a computer or TV. In theory, this is great; in practice, it leaves a bit to be desired.First off, it uses 5 AA batteries and comes with a 32MB USB drive. It will work with standard USB flash drives (I tried it with a 2GB microSD card and USB adapter). The images are 1280x1024 and the videos can be up to 30 seconds long. The selectable magnifications are 100x, 200x, and 400x. The object/specimen is top lit by three white LEDs.The problem with this device is mostly with the magnifications. 100x is too much for a low range and 400x is too much in general. Even at 100x, it takes some effort to focus correctly. The microscope has to be directly over the object, and then the focus adjusted. I would much prefer to have 10x, 60x, and 200x.Not coincidentally, these are the magnifications of the Intel QX3 microscope. The QX3 is, in my opinion, a superior product. It has top and bottom variable lighting, the more usable 10/60/200x magnifications, and better overall construction. Of course the QX3 has lower resolution, requires a computer to operate, and is no longer available.In the end, the EyeClops BioniCam is a workable product that has definite flaws but may fill a useful role in letting budding scientists explore the microscopic world. 3Couple of Tips for Using The EyeclopsThis is a great toy AND a useful tool for recording close-up images of a variety of objects. It has several limitations that I've learned to partially overcome. The worst one is poor performance on dark objects. Easier to correct is focusing problems.I like to use it on rock and mineral samples, even though that is a difficult application. Lighting is the problem. For transperant objects, it is easy to put them on a glass plate or microscope slide and illuminate them from below using a small lamp, reflected sunlight, etc. Experiment and you'll find something that works. For dark opaque objects I've had some luck focusing in light from the side. I've got a spare eyeclops, so I'm planning to drill a strategically located hole in the "eyeball" to snake in a small battery powered white LED (available for $5-$9 at hardware stores, flea markets, etc.) Tests with the outer eyeball unscrewed suggest that this will help a good deal.Lighting is the key to good use of a microscope, so experiment with different light sources, lighting from different angles, etc.Focus is easy - a tip follows. Depth of field is always shallow at high magnification. Vary the orientation of the object to get it "flat" to the focal plane, take multiple images focused at different depths, etc. Low magnification gives more depth of field, so examine objects at 100X before trying 200X or 400X. 200x is usually a better bet than 400X for most subjects.Finally, the focusing tip: Place the subject on a sturdy flat surface (tabletop, glass plate, etc.). I'll call the flat surface a "stage". Screw the eyeball in a little so that it is focused slightly too close. Sit the eyeclops down on the stage, centered over the subject, and TILT the eyeclops slightly, resting an edge of the eyeclop's flat eyeball face on the stage. Obviously, as you tilt the eyeclops, you are moving the center hole where the camera is located slightly upwards, away from the subject. If the focus is SLIGHTLY too close, this movement will bring the subject into focus. Changing the tilt slightly will shift the focal plane through the depth of a 3-D object. Resting the eyeball edge on the stage will also steady the eyeclops and reduce hand shake.Once this simple trick is grasped, it can be adapted to a variety of situations, sometimes with the aide of an improvised stage such as a stiff sheet of plastic with a small hole in it, etc.The "tilt" trick is also easy for a child to learn and should make the eyeclops easier to master and less frustrating to use. 4What else can I find to look at?My daughter received the EyeClops BioniCam as a gift. It's been lots of fun finding things all around the house to look at. It's amazing how well this item does work considereing it is a childs toy. Our BioniCam does have a problem as sometimes when we turn it on, the screen on the item is garbled. It shows nothing but a bunch of green lines. We usually have to turn it off and back on a few times and it then comes up fine. We have contacted the company about our problem, but have yet to hear back from them. Looking at dark items through the BioniCam doesn't really work out as the lights aren't bright enough to light it up but we have found plenty of other items to look at. My daughter has already filled up the memory stick once and it was very simple to hook the stick up to the computer and download her pictures. We are looking forward to warmer weather so that we can go outside and explore more items with this. This has been a toy that has been picked up and played with every day since receiving it.Update: I finally heard back from the manufacturer about our defective item. We can either return it to where it was purchased for a new one (not possible since this was a gift and we don't have a receipt) or we can send it in to JakksPacific for a replacement (mailing at our expense). I will do neither because as luck would have it, two people had the same good idea and my daughter received 2 of these for Christmas. Time to break out the second one to see if that one works ok.Update: We took our non-working Bionicam apart to see if we could find out what was wrong with it. It was quickly discovered that the problem was in the ribbon cable that connects to the screen. If you held the ribbon cable just right the unit worked fine, but if the ribbon cable moved just the slightest, the screen would get the green lines through it and not work. There was no fixing the item since the poor connection was somewhere inside the ribbon cable. 4Amazing magnifier at the holiday pricing.At the holiday pricing Amazon has had on this, this is a great gift for anyone over the age of seven. Between the adults and kids these have received the most continuous use since they were opened.We have not had any trouble with ours, and make sure to keep the focusing disc (circular board with lettering at different sizes) handy for adjusting focus after switching magnification. Focusing takes a little bit to get used to doing quickly.Dark materials and soft/plush items, like your dog or a full head of hair, do not view well with the LED lighting. I might try using one of those LightWedge Paperback Book Light (Black) to see if that would help any. (They mar easily, so maybe not clear enough at magnification, or maybe still too thick to get focal length?)After our seven-year-old poked her foot with a stick accidentally while outside playing, we usually expect to hear some crying, whining, and moping about. This time the kids all said, "Let's get the EyeClops!!!" That's worth the 20 bucks alone! :-) 5Fun for the steady handed if you get it for the right price.[...]Other reviews have mentioned the Eyeclops's inadequate lighting and difficult focusing method and those are valid complaints. You need a rock steady hand to keep any item in focus - especially as you crank up the magnification. I can't imagine actually being able to use this to watch an ant, or anything moving.Don't expect high quality with the camera option - although perhaps by using an additional light source (flash light?) the pictures will be less dark and more detailed.The movie function is actually quite useful. Since the Eyeclops has such a narrow depth of field, what you are looking at continually goes in and out of focus. While watching the movie, you get a better and broader view of what you are looking at.All in all, I don't regret the purchase. My 9 year old daughter immediately became engrossed in it and I couldn't wait for her to let me in on the fun even though we both found it a little frustrating with the lighting and focusing issues already mentioned.It's a fun and interesting TOY if you buy it at the right price. 3
EyeClops BioniCam

EyeClops BioniCam

3.2
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€188,00
Sale price
€188,00
Regular price
€310,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 39% (€122,00)