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Great learning toy!

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    Great learning toy!

    A friend gave this great toy to my 27-month boy as a birthday gift and he just loves it! Now he knows the name of over 20 countries and some of the capital cities too. Actually sometimes I play with it too!

    Oregon Scientific | HK | Products | E-PR18-06G | Smart Globe (2006 version)

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    Oh my gosh. Good for your little one. That looks more like for grown up.

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    I watched the demo video and I'm sure most little-over-two-years-old kids I know would totally not be able to play with that--they might enjoy pushing the buttons though to hear the sounds. Your son must be quite special. Is it fragile? I would be afraid of it getting broken as it's not a toddler toy. Looks a bit spendy too. Is it?

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    It's not that fragile but surely it's not something that you can let your kids play with it by themselves especially that it's not a cheap toy.

    I think my son is a little advanced in certain areas which he likes so he can play with this at his age. It actually says on the packaging it's for kids age 5+.

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    This is not directly related but check out the video of the 3 year old girl pointing out countries on a world map!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r43yCiKlbCo"]YouTube - The Original Video of Lilly: The World Map Master[/ame]

    Absolutely incredible. Catlam, you should try getting your son to do this!

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    I remember seeing a similar but more simple kids version (3yrs+) in Eugene which I considered buying, but your one would definitely last longer and be useful throughout the school years.

    I did read up on it, and to my disappointment it said it was not compatible with Windows Vista - is that correct? Also I read some reviews that people were having problems updating information on it.

    Have you experienced any problems yet? I was also wondering how much data is already on the system and whether there really is a need to upload more.

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    mumsy, It works quite well already as is without connecting to the internet only with some information out of date (e.g. the President of the United States is still George Bush). But I just called their customer service and the lady said she can email me a driver which can make my globe compatible with Vista. So I don't think that's a big problem.

    cyberfish88, thanks for sharing the youtube video. I think I should test my son out in a few weeks time on the map! :-)

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    catlam - thanks for the extra info. I will definitely consider getting it for my son's next b'day!

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