Eye; JAKKS Pacific, Recommended age 6+, retail price $39.99 to
Ever wonder what a sesame seed looks like when it's magnified
200 times? How about a feather, a bug, a blade of grass, or a
dollar bill? Even better, what if you could watch it right on
your television, no need for a microscope or tiny glass slides?
EyeClops, is a powerful electronic magnifier that plugs into your
TV allowing you to view practically anything from a new perspective.
eye, Batman! I have to say this is one of the coolest toys to
hit the market.. The open-ended learning possibilities are endless.
This is great for any kid who is into science, investigating the
environment, or bugs. Any curious kid is going to love this, and
it opens the door for further investigation and discovery.
response from my kids was "Wow!". (Well, there were
a few responses of, "oh yuck!", too, but they were usually
followed by a "Wow!".) The lens magnification is fixed
at 200x zoom, and is not adjustable, but it is more than enough.
Of course, the larger the television screen, the larger the image.
Using EyeClops couldn't be easier - just attach the I.R.I.S. lens
to the hand held EyeClops, put in 5 AA batteries (not included),
plug cord into T.V., switch it on, and explore. There is no software
required. It is not designed for computer use, but you can purchase
a special video card with RCA inputs so it will work with your
The cord from T.V. to EyeClops is about 11½ feet long.
For its purpose that is sufficient. It also comes with a base
for hands-free use, an observation dish and tube. Currently there
is no AC adapter, but I have heard it is in the works.
I am not surprised
that the EyeClops has won a number of awards, and a coveted spot
on many of the hot toy lists. It compels children to explore their
innate curiosity about the world around them. For adults, it is
loads of fun to see the kids go wild for EyeClops.