I brought it to Miss M's school the other day for her teacher and explained that they are welcome to borrow it if they could work it into the curriculum. He showed it to them that afternoon. The next day, he said the kids were already asking for it again.
The EyeClops BioniCam actually has video capabilities also but we were enjoying just snapping regular digital pictures of it. When the kids (Miss M, Miss K, DH) were done fiddling with it, I pulled out the USB Drive and popped it into my computer to easily download the pictures.
For reference, this isn't something we had purchased. Jakks Pacific sent this for DH to try out because I had been joking with my Jakks representative about how DH thought it was cool. She was smart to ship it to us because we absolutely love it and can see a lot of educational benefit to a 'toy' like this.
A few noteworthy issues that I want to point out though. There are different versions of this product so make sure you get the one with the USB drive. If you do buy the one with the USB drive, don't miss pulling it from the package. It's not inside the rest of the clam shell packaging but rather attached direct to the cardboard box with it's own little viewing window on the front of the box. (I almost threw ours out!) Finally, if you do upload the pictures and plan to keep them you should rename them as to what they are. When something is magnified, it's difficult to recall what was this or that and when you upload another batch, the numbering starts at PIC001.jpg again.
Overall, this is an awesome toy that can be used for fun or for educational purposes.
If anyone is interested in purchasing one, I'm absolutely shocked to see it on sale today at Amazon! It's normally $79.99 but today it's under $27!
Thanks to Jakks for allowing us to try this product out!