- Brand: Uncle Milton
- Size: ca. 5.5 inches x 5.7 inches x 5.5 inches
- Weight: round 1 pound
- Lighting: white LED
- Projection Screen Size: N/A
- Guarantee: N/A
- Comes with 3D glasses
- Instructions in the English language
- Fitting for kids years old and above
The 3D Star Theater is one of the newer products that Uncle Milton has to offer its clients. Its predecessor, the Star Theater Pro, is a home planetarium that projects galaxies upon galaxies on to the walls and ceiling of the room it’s inhabited in.
The 3D Star Theater, however, not only projects realistic-looking stars on a room’s walls. With the accompaniment of 3D glasses, kids 8 years old and above can see the constellations come to life, encapsulating themselves in a breathtaking space exploration experience!
Scope of delivery
The whole package encases five significant components: the 3D Star Theater sphere (where all the magic happens) that operates using a focus dial, the base, a pair of 3D glasses, a paper-printed instruction manual, and a poster that helps in STEM learning.
Uncle Milton’s 3D Star Theater does not come with a lens cover nor a power adapter. This is because a distinct feature that this planetarium device has is that it is battery-operated (AA type). However, the package does not include any batteries.
The set up of the 3D Star Theater is quite simple, making the whole operation process last five minutes (tops).
First, you must stay in a room that has a smooth, blank ceiling or walls. Next, put the 3D Star Theater sphere on top of the base. The side in which the focus dial and the on/off switch are at must be on the left, being held by your left hand, because this is your guide on how to place the sphere on to the base.
Align the sphere onto the guide of the base. The instruction manual shows you how to do it with a guided picture. From there, turn the focus dial to the desired focused angle. Lastly, adjust the image dial to choose your desired image to project onto the wall/ceiling.
As mentioned above, there are five components to the 3D Star Theater: the 3D Star Theater sphere, the base, a pair of 3D glasses, the instruction manual, and a science poster. This section of this review article will talk about the functional parts of the planetarium device.
The 3D Star Theater sphere, out of all the other materials in the Uncle Milton package, has the most functions. It has a total of four features: the on/off switch button, an image dial, a focus dial, and the lens.
As made evident by its name, the on/off switch button activates and deactivates the whole planetarium device. The image dial functions as the selector of the contraption wherein users can choose their desired images of galaxies and constellations. The focus dial allows the user to adjust the focus of the images to his/her desired quality. The adjusting is done by turning the focus dial. Lastly, the lens is what projects the images onto the walls and ceiling of a room.
The base of the 3D Star Theater has a hollowed area where the sphere is placed on top of. Moreover, the pair of 3D glasses that comes along with the other components is there to view the 3D-projected images of the planetarium device.
The visual aspect of the packaging is full of color, exhibiting bright colors like yellow and orange hues and shades of purple and blue to depict the colors of galaxies. It shows an image of the device on its frontal area, showing how the lens projects the images.
The 3D Star Theater device’s outer layer is black. It exhibits a sleek finish, making it look like a device that hides from the shadows to give way to its functionality: projecting the stars in 3D.
Service / Support
You can reach and contact Uncle Milton for this device through its phone and fax number and email address displayed in the “Retailer and Distributors” subsection of the Support section of Uncle Milton’s official website. You can also purchase this device in Amazon, Overstock, and Home Science Tools. As to the guarantee/warranty of the 3D Star Theater, Uncle Milton did not specify.
The price range of the 3D Star Theater, from $32 – $50, is relatively cheap compared to other planetarium devices. Some planetariums can cost a buyer $150-$200 and, sometimes, maybe even more. In correlation with the price and overall performance of this Uncle Milton device, it’s very good because it does the job of projecting images of constellations and galaxies onto your room’s walls and ceiling and is also cost-efficient.
- very cheap price
- gives smaller children fun
- different motifs can be displayed
- with 3D effect
- 3D goggles included in delivery
- not very stable
- image quality is not the best
- unclean processing
- disc inside not interchangeable
Conclosure – Uncle Milton 3D Star Theater
Overall, Uncle Milton’s 3D Star Theater is a force to be reckoned with in the vast array of toys that kids want. This is to satisfy their curiosity with space exploration and the mysteries of galaxies and the universe out there. Its easy-to-follow guided instructions make it not difficult to set up. This allows children to set it up themselves with only the supervision of their parents/guardians.
As stated earlier, there are five key aspects to the whole package: the 3D Star Theater sphere, the base, a pair of 3D glasses, the instruction manual, and a science poster. The functional parts of these aspects are the 3D Star Theater sphere and the base.