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My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope Review [2021 Edition]


Are you thinking long and hard on what to get for your kids as gifts? Well, why not get them My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope and explore the microscopic world together with them.

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06 My First Lab is an award-winning microscope which combines both the features of both a compound and stereo microscope. It is lightweight and highly portable for both indoor research and outdoor exploration.

Instead of letting your kids spend hours gluing to the TV or playing cellphone games, why not expose your kids to the world of science?

Engage them into exploring the super tiny things we do not get to see in our everyday life. e.g. bits of skins, insects legs, dandruff on a strand of hair etc.

This post is an unbiased full review of My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope in which the pros and cons will be revealed.

Do check out our buying guide for microscope if you are a first time buyer and have no idea what types of microscope you will need.

Product Core Features – What’s to Like?

My First Lab Duo-Scope

Award Winning STEM Microscope

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope may be the microscope your kids love build and dismantle things and have passion for exploring new things.

It will help your STEM-focused kids develop confidence and creative thinking skills via STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) based learning.

2-in-1 Stereo cum Compound Microscope

Instead of exposing your kids to just a conventional stereo or compound microscope, why not let them have the best of both worlds? 🙂

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope can be used as both stereo or compound microscope depending on what you are viewing under it. This 2-in-1 combo allows you and your kids to view 3D objects like fossils or corals as well as tiny living organisms on a microscope slide.

Equipped with dual lighting (top and bottom), this Duo Scope from My First Lab is able to satisfy your kid’s curiosity for looking at both slides and solid 3D objects and specimens.

Up to 400X Magnification

While you will obviously not be able to get a true blue 400X view, do bear in mind that this awesome dual-function microscope cost less than seventy bucks.

This microscope for students offers 10x ocular laboratory-grade glass lenses. Which means it has enough magnifying power to zoom in on most things with reasonable clarity.

Lightweight and Portable

Your wish has just come true if you have always wanted a portable outdoor microscope that is affordable and of decent quality. This lightweight microscope from My First Lab is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

This durable cordless battery-powered microscope allows your kids to also explore the backyards and outdoor surroundings besides checking out micro-slides at their desk.

FREE 50 Piece Accessory Kit

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope comes supplied with a 50 assorted accessories which will allow your kids to kick-start their microscopic world exploration fun right away.
Below is a list of item that comes with the Duo-Scope:

5 blank slides
1 concavity (well) slide
4 prepared slides
2 bottles of stain
Plastic test tube
Plastic Petri dish
Experiment Guide and Operating Manual
And more!

Helpful Instruction Manual with Experiment Guide

If you are worry about not knowing what to do when the Duo Scope arrives. Not worries.

Beside the 50 piece accessory kit, My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope also comes with an instruction manual to help guide your kids make their own prepared slides. There is also an experiment guide to further fuel their passion for scientific exploration.

Various Usage for My First Lab Duo-Scope

Suggested Applications for My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

STEM-focused kids

Outdoor exploration

Viewing of 3D objects like stamps, coins, fossils, rocks etc

Viewing of specimens on microscope slides and petri dish

and many more

My First Lab Duo-Scope Product Review

9.1 Total Score
Review of My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope should be your top choice if you wish to unstuck your kids from TV and cellphones. This duo scope will fuel your STEM-focused kids to further explore the scientific and microscopic world.

Features and Functionalities
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Magnification Capability
  • Award-winning STEM Microscope
  • Dual LED Lights
  • 2-in-1 Stereo/Compound Microscope
  • Free 50 Piece Accessory kit
  • Portable and lightweight microscope perfect for outdoor exploration
  • Magnification range of up to 400X
  • Lack of locking mechanism
  • LED lights intensity not adjustable
  • Highest magnification requires the lens to be set very close to the stage
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My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06

My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope – MFL-06

  • AWARD WINNING STEM MICROSCOPE – The My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope is an Award Winning Microscope for STEM education. The Duo-Scope functions as a compound and stereo microscope in one unit. This allows you to view microscope slides as well as three dimensional items such as rocks and leaves.
  • 50 PIECE ACCESSORY KIT INCLUDED – The Duo-Scope contains a 50 piece accessory kit insuring the fun starts as soon as the box is opened. The Accessory kit includes 5 plain slides, 1 concavity (well) slide, 4 prepared slides, cover glass, plastic dropper, slide labels, lens paper, forceps, plastic test tune, plastic Petri Dish, straight teasing needle and more!
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My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope Product Specification Table

  • Dimension: 5.1 x 6.1 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Item Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Item model number: MFL-06
  • Magnification Range: 400X
  • Power Source: Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)
  • Manufacturer Recommended Age: 9 – 18 years
  • Lighting: Dual LED Lighting (Top and Bottom)
  • Warranty: 1 year

Who should buy it?

If you wish to expose your kids to both a compound and stereo microscope but do not wish to get both, this is probably a dream come true for you. This dual-function microscope comes with modified objectives and dual LED light. These combination allows you to view both microscopic sized specimens as well as 3D solid objects.

You may also want to consider getting My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope if you have STEM-focused kids at home. This microscope may not be the best in quality but its 2-in-1 microscope and free accessory kit alone is more than worth the price.

This microscope from My First Lab should provide your kids with hours of microscopic exploration fun.

Who shouldn’t buy My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope?

This dual function microscope is basically for 9 and older. It is not suitable for biology college students who needs higher end microscope for their projects.

This microscope is definitely not for small kids as it contains glass microscope slides and sharp instruments.

Is The Price of My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope Reasonable?

For less than 70 bucks (as of writing this review), the price is definitely a steal for a 2-in-1 compound cum stereo microscope. In additional, with the free 50 piece accessory kits and experiment guide, the microscopic world exploration fun starts the moment your kids lift it out of the box. ????

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Reviews from Existing Buyers

Majority of the buyers of My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope are relatively happy with the fun experiences it has provided their kids.

Yet there is also a handful of buyer who are unhappy with the highest magnification range of the microscope. Personally, I think for less than 70 bucks, we should not be too overly concern over it. If you really need a true 400X magnification microscope, be ready to fork out hundreds of dollars for it. 🙂

Some mentioned that the LED light can be painfully bright since it does not comes with intensity adjustment feature.

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Final Thoughts – Should You Buy My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope?

Packed with 50 piece of science accessory kit, in additional to both experiment guide and instruction manual, My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope will probably be the very first foray into the world of microscopy science for your kids. Add it to your shopping list if you are looking to providing your kids with endless hours of fun and exploration.

Product FAQ

Can I see things as tiny as bacteria?

No, but you can see things like plant cells, enlarged insects and grains of salt and sugar etc.

Is Duo Scope suitable for high school student?

No, it is more suitable for student in Junior high and below.

What Else to Know?

Cautionary Reminder

If you are getting this for young kids (below 9 years old), please be reminded to exercise caution as the microscope comes with glass microscope slides and sharp instruments. Proper handling and parental supervision is required.


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