by | Oct 15, 2020 | Reviews, School, Z

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021 @ 1:44 pm.

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Best Light Up Globe: Replogle 10” Lisbon, Blue Illuminated World Globe

Let’s talk globes!

When it comes to globes, things can get surprisingly political. Some globes made overseas don’t accurately reflect the current status of certain countries. That’s why when it comes the best light-up globe, we’d recommend globes manufactured in the USA—they are the most objective. A great example: Repologle’s “Lisbon” globe is our favorite.

This well-made globe is just the right size (10″) for kids to learn . . . or just to have as a desk ornament.

Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Lights up! This globe uses a 25 watt candelabra-style bulb.

• Details include ocean currents, mountain ranges and other physical geography.

• Can be used as a night light.

• Made in the USA. 

• 10″ diameter.

• When lit up, it shows political borders . . . when not lit up, you see just the physical features.

Here’s what the globe looks like when NOT illuminated:

Best Globe Not Lit Up

When illuminated, the globe looks like this:

Best Globe light up

 

What Needs Work

• Electrical cord extends from globe base, making it somewhat awkward to carry around.

• More ocean topography would be welcome.

• Plastic stand could use some more heft to make it stable.

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Best Kids Learning Globe: Advantus 12 Inch Desktop World Globe

This no-frills globe is our pick for kids who want to learn geography—at 12″, it is much easier to use than smaller models. 

We liked the detail (mountains, deserts, forests are all called out) as well as ocean topography. And it spins nicely!

What We Liked

 Great for classrooms or home school.

• Large size = easy to read.

• Good detail.

• Spins both horizontally and vertically!

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

• Doesn’t light up.

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Best Splurge: Mova Earth with Clouds 6”

Yes, this thing is pricey . . . but wow! We love the detail. And yes, it spins on its own (using solar power). Quite the conversation piece.

What We Liked

• Earth + clouds = stunning!

• Comes with acrylic stand.

• 6″ diameter.

• Slowly spins on its own in ambient light (no batteries).

What Needs Work

• If liquid leaks from globe center, the globe will stop spinning. Take care to handle it gently! 

• Pricey.

• More for display than learning.

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Best Floating Globe: Trenzsary Floating Globe with LED Lights C Shape

Thanks to a clever electronic magnet system, the globe “floats” in the air—and is a great desk toy. We liked the overall look and LED lighting.

What We Liked

• Affordable gift for mom or dad’s office.

• 3″ globe.

• Three colors to choose from (this article is linked to the black and silver model, but it also comes in natural colors and black and gold).

• Lights up at night via LED.

What Needs Work

• Electrical interference = no floating! This globe can’t be near other electrical gadgets because the interference can keep the gobe from floating. 

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