Regular readers around here will know that I’m a space nerd and a big fan of personal planetariums like this one that I previously profiled. Well, here comes an even cooler one from Sega Toys in Japan. The Homestar Planetarium is billed as the world’s first optical star projector for the home.
Now, the product page for this item on the Sega Toys web site is all in Japanese and the Babelfish super-duper translator seems to be having a couple of issues, so I hope we don’t lose too much in the translation.
Apparently, the Homestar Planetarium is capable of displaying up to ten thousand stars, features replacable cartridges for different star field views, has a random meteor function (cool!), the star views ‘flow with timing‘ and there’s an automatic power off setting for those of you who may wish to use this as they’re drifting off into dreamland.
It’s compact size, 20 cm each side (< 8 inches), combined with angle and focus adjustments means the Homestar will provide clear and crisp star views no matter the size or configuration of your room.
Yours for just 20,790 Yen or about $185 USD. No idea from the Sega Toys web site whether they ship this outside of the Land of the Rising Sun, but here’s the Babelfish version of the product page.
[via The Red Ferret]