Blue Hat Kids Projection Alarm Clock, Blue
- This rocket- shaped timepiece projects a digital clock display against detailed galactic images on any wall or ceiling
- Dual pivoting lenses project up to ten feet away to create images up to 4 feet wide
- Includes 4 space scenes with the option to project time
- The 12/24 hour clock features a built-in audible alarm with snooze, and also displays the year, month, date and day of the week
- Dual-power clock design works with the included adapter plug, or wirelessly with 3 AAA batteries (not included)
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Blast off for fun with the Blue Hat Projection Alarm Clock. Dual pivoting lenses project images up to ten feet away and an amazing 4 feet wide. The 12/24 hour clock features a built-in audible alarm with snooze, and also displays the year, month, date and day of the week.
Top Customer Reviews
The two orange tubes on top direct projections - one with the time and the other with an image of the planets. They can point straight up or slant partially forward. The more it slants, the more distorted the image on the ceiling - like with any projector.
Strangely, it is easier to read the time on the ceiling than it is to read the time on the clock itself. The regular display is smaller than it should be and that is my only complaint.
All in all, it works fine and gets cool points for its styling and projection feature. I do recommend it for kids who are interested in space.
- the batteries do not work as back-up. If the clock gets unplugged, the batteries will not back up the electrical power
- the clock will reset itself and force you to reenter the date, time, etc.. by simply just scooting the clock over to dust, etc. Evidently, the cord that plugs into the bottom of the clock is ultra-sensitive
- it is very difficult to turn of the alarm when it goes off. Rather than switching the alarm to "off", you have to click about three specific buttons to shut the stupid thing off. And, this is supposed to be made for kids??
Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money on this thing. You'll end up wasting more money by buying a replacement a few months later.
I ended up on this page from a Google search trying to find if others were complaining about this. Sure enough... I see reviewers here talking about burnt out light bulbs. So I broke out the golden screwdriver to see what I could to to replace them.
Opening the back of the rocket was trivial. Just four little phillips screws and the entire back comes off exposing all you need to access. The LED lamp (are rated at 10,000 hours) was lit and hanging down inside the rocket body rather in it's "socket". The LED light was supposed to be fixed into the socket with a little round black adhesive pad that must of lost it's sticking power. Since I was in a bit of a hurry I simply held it in place with a piece of scotch tape. And reassembled.
Working like a champ! But I wish the brightness of the image was doubled.
Others report the battery backup does not work. That is partially true. With batteries the clock holds time, and the projections work the same as if was plugged into the wall.
But here's the catch. You must not plug the power jack into the clock before you plug it into the wall. It MUST be plugged into the wall FIRST. It doesn't appear to have a proper switching circuit. Merely a simple internal switch that switches power sources if the jack is plugged in. So if jack is plugged in, power is expected from transformer. If the transformer isn't plugged it. memory is lost. So unplugging the jack and moving the rocket to another room will be fine. But unplugging from the wall and moving it would loose the memory.
Not going into much other detail about the features as they would just be echoing what others have already pointed out. I didn't buy from Amazon, but from Kohls at a much cheaper price. My "review" is simply for letting others know how to deal with the flaws of this hunk of space junk... that my son adores.