I have one of these and I like it. The effect is cool itself, but then I quickly realized it makes an effective night light. For only a few watts of power, it bounces just enough light off the ceiling that I can see in the room at night without having to turn on any other lights.
Edit: I have the one that does green stars on a blue nebula, which is my preference. It’s the original, non-2.0 version that doesn’t do RGB, but it’s great as-is.
I got my associate degree in Rock Springs! Fun facts- the college is right on an I-80 exit, it’s free to visit and all indoors! (Cuz winter is cold and windy). You can see dinosaurs (including a T-Rex) and one of the few focault pendulums!!!
@haydesigner Oh, wow. I hadn’t thought about that. The campus I went to was like a thousand buildings connected by roads and sidewalks, so hard (impossible?) to “close”. Curious, in “closed” campuses, do they require student badges to be displayed at all times or something?
@andymand@autobahnsho@haydesigner The building in downtown Los Angeles that was used as the exterior set for the FBI building in the TV series “Numbers” is (and was already then) a university campus that requires everyone to have a badge for entry. There are reasons why they have to enforce this.
@autobahnsho@werehatrack Thank you both for educating me about this. I’m curious if “entry” is the operative word here. Like if a Coca-Cola deliveryperson is pulling their cart on a campus sidewalk, must they have to have obtained a temporary badge from Security or something?
@andymand In my days as a sales rep visiting petrochem plants, I had a pocket full of ID badges proclaiming that I was a Visitor but with my mug shot, employer name, and sometimes a bar code that contained data for the gate guard to scan in. Beverage distributors will typically have a specific driver assigned to such facilities, and they might have a badge that they simply keep and use - possibly several times per week. My badges were plant-specific. A badge from the Dow plant in Freeport was not good at the Dow plant in LaPorte, for instance. When I left that job, all of those badges got turned in on my last exit.
I don’t see any pictures of the blue laser? On all of the retailers listed it’s only the green dots. Does anybody have a picture of the blue one? The human eye does not see the color blue very well, so I wonder how bright it really is. Also, how much blue light does it really produce and would it affect sleep?
@qazxto The blue dots would be somewhat annoying for me. I have an unusual visual peculiarity; if I look directly at a very small blue light emission, I may not be able to see it; if I slide the focus point to one side, it’s visible.
Kinda disappointed. App not available on newer android versions, and after about 3 hours of use the rotate has just stopped working altogether. I knew there was a chance to get something that wouldn’t last too long, but this is a bit ridiculous.
@jjnova temper your expectations. Considering the price, it was never going to be amazing. A good one of these start at 70 if you’re lucky.
Mine has moved into my little one’s room in place of her night light and she loves it. Also, she uses an older model Samsung as her phone (in case she loses it) and the app runs fine on that phone, letting her decide what starfield to sleep to and includes a great timer function. Its insane they didnt update the app considering the ton of customization available but you can find a way to use it. About half of the customization can be done via pushing the buttons on the device too.
Run for two nights now and i have a very happy little one. Wasnt the purpose i bought it for but if it makes her happy, it’s worth it.
App can be force installed to newer Android versions, but I’m so far unable to get it to connect. I can get it paired, but I can’t get the app to actually connect.
So, without the app it can’t remember it’s settings between runs, and it has a 6 hour runtime limit.
Manufacturer has abandoned this version of the app for a newer app from them, but it doesn’t support this device. I hate manufacturers that do this bullcrap.
@dave Very happy with this thing for the price, and kudos to customer support for adding the APK for the older app to the description! Good feels all around. (I’ve left little reviews in a couple threads.)
Well I got it, but unfortunately I can’t control it with my phone. All I can do is turn it on. the laser off button doesn’t turn off the laser either. The Android app is to old and doesn’t work on newer phones. They sent me the old app abut it wont connect to the light no matter what I try. I even stood on my head and barked at the moon and it didn’t help. I am sad an waiting for some kind of update.