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Just got a email from Nokta/Makro telling about two new detectors for kids that is waterproof. One is the Mini Hoard for 99.95 and the Midi Hoard for 119.95.

 For the money and being waterproof too has got to be another great buy like the Simplex.


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  • Ridge Runner changed the title to 2 Kids Waterproof Detectors

It’s said the Mini for 4 to 8 and the Midi for 8 to 12 years of age . Running at 15 KHz and good to three feet of you want to get it wet.

 It’s amazing how much these kid’s detectors has to offer,  Tones discrimination and pinpoint all for so little money.,

 I like the Mini with a sad face If the target not good and the happy face if it’s a good target.haha


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  • Steve Herschbach changed the title to Two New Kids Waterproof Detectors

Ok, now let's picture a scenario, the kid using it keeps getting a Happy Face and dig's it and it is junk, another Happy Face, junk again.... this repeats 100 times though out the day and they're lucky and one Happy Face turns into a Coin and the rest are all bottle caps, shards of alloy can, pull tabs, and various other bits of junk.  Do you think the detector will ever get used again? 

Kid's detectors need Target ID and as accurate as possible on the ID.  If you tell the kid to dig every 10, 17, 21 and so on of your local coins and they spend their day cherry picking coins and with a few days coin hunting as a team you find enough coins to buy the kid a in Tablet, that's when the kid gets interested.

The concept of these detectors is good, I really like them, I don't like they don't have Target ID.  Having 2 or 3 placers for ferrous/non ferrous is insane, imagine the junk.  My daughter hates the Go-Find for this very reason.

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They look like they have 8" concentric coils. That is a good size to drive those bottle caps down below nickels. Even an id system doesn't do a whole lot if you looking for jewelry other than looking for steady numbers.

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Also great for people in aged care facilities who have lost their marbles.

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