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Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium

$36.95

Price: $36.95

Item#:2000588

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Introduce budding astronomers to our solar system with this “laptop” planetarium full of thousands of facts about the sun, the planets, and their moons. Learn about the sizes of planets, their distances from the moon, their temperatures, and more.


For ages 5 and up. Three AA batteries, included. 16"W x 12 1/8"H x 1 7/8"D.


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Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium
 
1.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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29%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        Reviewed by 7 customers

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good value, my nephew is still playing

        By Gifter

        from Connecticut, USA

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium:

              My 8 year old nephew enjoyed this and in a pile of toys he received for Xmas and his b-day, this was one that captured his fancy.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              very disappointed

              By LOR

              from Laconia, NH

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • 30 Year Old Technology
                • Extremely Limited Functio
                • No Interactive Ability
                • Not Interesting To Kids
                • Not worth the money
                • Screen Image Never Change

                Best Uses

                • Educational Details Told

                Comments about Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium:

                It gives data in a monotone voice that doesn't allow for any interaction. The buttons down the side have very limited function. The image shown in the ad NEVER changes because it's a sticker. There is no option for interaction. This is really, really disappointing product. It reminds me of the early computer equipment we had 30+ years ago. I wish I could get my money back on it. My 5 year old insisted he wanted it but it's not something that can maintain his interest and he hasn't touched it since Christmas Day. I won't order anything from NG catalog every again. They are over priced, poor quality products that don't meet expectations. This gift I gave to my son is just embarrassing to NG.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                poor quality

                By Mom of 3

                from Hillsborough, NC

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Hard To Hear Audio
                  • Largely Non-functioning

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                    Comments about Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium:

                    This was a gift for my 9 year old son, and it sounded like a nice idea. He has a new telescope, so an interactive planetarium sounded interesting.
                    My main disappointment is that it does not work. When he turned it on, only a few buttons worked. I thought it was stuck in a demo mode and did not have batteries. However, the batteries were there and fine. When you turn it on, it says in a crackly voice "press a button." You are supposed to press a planet, but the buttons are invisible under the stickers. Most we could not find, but sometimes if we pushed really hard on Venus, for example, it might let us learn some facts (by pushing a visible button at the side) about the planet. Or, it might tell us about the wrong planet, or it might not work at all.
                    Frankly, even if it worked perfectly, I think it would have been a little too dry. But, mainly it just did not work well at all. The customer service representative I talked to was very helpful about how to return this gift item and get customer credit.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not worth the money!

                    By Mother of 3

                    from Southaven, MS

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                          Comments about Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium:

                          This item failed to meet my expectation. I expected much more from Nat Geo and for the cost of this item.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great for Special Needs Children!

                          By Special Needs

                          from Woodland Park,CO.

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                          Pros

                          • Great info

                          Cons

                          • No volume button

                          Best Uses

                          • Helps To Memorize

                          Comments about Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium:

                          We love this for our Special Needs Son! He's in 5th grade and loves to hear all the great info. The only thing as far as cons: Is that there is no volume button and can be too loud. But other than that great overall! I can't wait for him to take this to school and share with his teachers and friends!

                          (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Big "interactive" reaction!

                          By Jim Z

                          from Orange County, CA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Looks are appealing

                          Cons

                          • "Interactive" is minimal
                          • Expect more of NG
                          • Misleading appearance
                          • Not worth the money
                          • not worth the time
                          • Press a button hear fact
                          • VERY disappointed

                          Best Uses

                          • None

                          Comments about Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium:

                          This product dissappoints. No visual interaction only press a button and hear a fact about a planet. This is not worth the money. Returned promptly. I expected better from National Geographic.

                          (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Planetarium not fully functional

                          By cantor90

                          from Albany, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • General idea good

                          Cons

                          • Some buttons don't work

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                            Comments about Interactive ''Laptop'' Planetarium:

                            Came out of the box with three buttons not functioning. My 8yr old granddaughter was in tears.

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