Beautiful fun product, well designed, a shame it arrived in sub-standard packaging. Ordered 3 units, they arrived wrapped in very thin bubble wrap in a regular paper envelope. Components pierced bubble wrap, tore through invoice, and pierced outer envelope. LED leads were twisted, button backing smashed beyond usability, a little bit of wear & tear to the i can solder front facing surface. I don't suspect the button backs are serviceable.
Components need to be shipped in such a way that they can survive the rigors of being mailed internationally. (I'm in the USA.)
Response from Part Fusion Electronics | Jan. 2, 2014
Sorry my attempt to keep the shipping costs low backfired for you. Your photo shows the components were very badly mangled and crushed. I have larger padded envelopes (still paper and bubble wrap) and I will now use them for all my shipping. Hopefully the larger padded envelopes are treated better by the postal system.
If you use the Report Issue link on the Order/Invoice page, I'll send you replacement badges. As reviews aren't linked to an order or customer, I don't know where to send them.
Fantastic, simple and easy to use, gives the student something to go away with that they have made. shows the joy of making. personally i would like to see it have a switch on it, i know you can take the battery out, but that risks losing it :-/ overall, very good :-)
I bought a handful to give my 11-year old Boy Scouts an introduction to soldering. They loved it! Easy soldering, hard to mess up, and fun to wear.
HOWEVER, they were shipped in a plain envelope which resulted in some of the butterfly clip/pin pieces getting damaged in transit. A padded envelope would make this a perfect intro-to-soldering purchase.