Users report that it’s perfect for babies, nursery aged children, older kids, and young teenagers.
The operating mode is selected using the three buttons; A, B, and C. Use A to select the night light, B to select a colour overlay, and C for rotation. This unit is an upgrade to a previous model and consequently it has improved features; brighter lights and a wider range of options.
So for example you can choose between these operating modes:
- Soft white LED night light / table lamp
- Red, green, or blue and white stationary projection of moon and stars
- Red, green, or blue and white stationary of the planets
- Red, green, or blue and white rotating projection of stars and moon
- Red, green, or blue and white rotating projection of the planets
This star projector uses 4 x AA batteries or with a USB power cable plugged into a computer. You can also use the USB cable to power it from a mains plug but you will need to buy a mains adapter to do so. Such adapters are readily available online or in your local DIY or electrical store.
The supplier promises a 100% risk free guarantee of customer satisfaction so if you’re not pleased with your purchase you should be able to return it for a full refund.
This is the kind of toy that is entertaining and educational, and may be the catalyst for interests in astronomy and associated subjects. These types of products in this price range may not give a fully accurate projection of the night sky but they do provide the spark that inspires children to find out more.
Given time your child may be asking for his or her first telescope or at least books and charts that enable them to identity constellations, stars, galaxies, nebulae, and passing satellites. Given the wealth of material available for free online and the apps now accessible on smartphones it can turn into a lifetime hobby with new things to see every night.