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Experience did not meet the expectations
Reviewed in India on 30 March 2019
Packing is great. Globe is hard plastic, I suppose. Print is ok.
Now getting down to the story. My 6 year old got bored of it within an hour of interaction. She used to spend hours pondering over the 100 rupee worth India map I had with me! She learnt States, capitals and major cities by looking at that map itself. I wanted an extension for her learning experience and thought this could be of help to make her discover the globe itself!
App integration is also not appreciable and many places it was not able to detect it's own pictorials, like that of the seahorse.
Augmented reality is an interesting addition, but it needs to be integrated properly to capture the interest of kids. Data is not detailed. All countries, major States are not covered. Country borderlines, vegetation, climate, transportation patterns could be included to make it more interesting and a longer past-time for kids. You got limited categories like flags, animals, cuisine, etc. That too, is not thorough.
Although the quality of the globe is ok, I feel the rate is still high. It doesn't match up to the expectation of keeping my kid busy through her summer holidays (or even the weekend!) with oodles of knowledge.
Augmented reality was patchy, useful in places, but Google Earth would have given me more info! Shifu needs to do more. I, for one, am not a satisfied customer.
My suggestion to would-be buyers... if your kid is just beginning to learn (maybe 4+ years) and not exposed to other visual media, go for it.. otherwise you may be kinda disappointed in the long run.