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Good product for what it is, nothing more, but sometimes less...,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Uncle Milton - Rainbow In My Room (Toy)
I read through all the reviews currently for this product and it's easy to see that some people expected way too much from this toy.
It takes a bit of common sense to know that this thing's not going to light up a room with rainbows bright and sharp (even real rainbows are not super sharp and bright, depends on the water vapor and where you and the sun are), nor can it make rainbows that dance, move, etc- it just makes a pretty light that looks like a rainbow- that's it, nothing more.
Though in some people's cases, it may be less since some units don't work as well as the one I got as a gift. I have no complaints so far.
Mine works great and still does after my nearer-towards-rough handling (on purpose for durability reasons). It will break if you really try to, but it does hold up better than one might think flimsy plastic might.
It has two modes- instant on rainbow and one color at a time on rainbow (both modes turn off in the same manner as they turn on). It can take an AC adapter (search the net to find one, I didn't have much trouble) which will keep it on all the time. With batteries only, it turns off after ten minutes as the instructions say.
It's not a projector of any sorts (read the box, don't assume by looking at the box's art!). It's just a fancy nightlight with pretty colored LED bulbs that form a rainbow which are bright close up, but not far away.
It's good for what it is and only does so much. The art on the packaging is only there to grab your attention, not imply it can do all that 'projector-type' stuff when common sense tells you otherwise.
No where on the box does it say it's a projector. It does have somewhat deceptive packaging via the art, but we have to be smarter than that. Don't ever get tricked by assumptions of this or ANY product by what you simply see on the box. Always read first, then make your decision to buy or not.
So if you want a pretty nightlight to dazzle children (especially ones who love rainbows), you'll most likely make their day (or night as this light only works in dark rooms with lighter colored walls & ceilings, which my home is full of).
If you have a well-lit house with dark walls & ceilings- you probably won't get satisfactory results.
For me, I enjoyed my gift for what it is and have a pretty display of a rainbow arc on my wall near my computer desk at night whenever I want. :)
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Initial post: Dec 31, 2012 5:54:12 PM PST
Jacob T. Korinko says:
Which adapter did you use? Please link it or provide the product name.
Posted on May 1, 2013 8:15:52 AM PDT
Robert J says:
Actually it says "amazing rainbow projector" in big letters in many places on the box.
Posted on Sep 21, 2013 9:49:08 AM PDT
David L. Bump says:
In a technical sense, it does "project" a set of colors in a pattern that is generally recognized as "a rainbow." If you want to get really technical, it's not a rainbow because they only appear when sunlight is refracted multiple times by raindrops, but since most people would call an arc of paint in the colors Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Violet a rainbow, it's fair enough to call an arc of light shining from colored bulbs a rainbow.
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