Finally! The Galileoscope arrived today! I’ve never used a telescope before and have been looking forward to trying out this very affordable ($15) product. I’ve uploaded a few photos from the unboxing to flickr.
Assembly was very easy and I had no problem locating Jupiter and spotting four of its moons with the 25x magnification. Using the 50x magnification was a lot harder and probably needs some more practice. Below: getting a shot of Jupiter with a compact camera through the telescope turned out to be next to impossible, so I used Stellarium to create a simulated image of approximately how Jupiter looked through the Galileoscope (the second object from the right is no moon).