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Sega Toys Homestar Flux Planetarium Review

Sega Toys Homestar Flux Planetarium Review
7 Total Score

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  • Improved brightness
  • Compatible with existing discs
  • Can be powered by USB
  • Very quiet
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Space, the final frontier. And also a bit of a hassle to get to! Instead you can experience the wonders of a starry sky, without a telescope, in the comfort of your home with the Sega Toys Homestar Flux Planetarium.

The Flux comes nicely packaged with a box that can be kept and used for storage.

This unit is small and comes with a USB power cable and wall adapter. This is a great feature as it means the projector can be run from a portable powerbank, you’re not restricted to a wall outlet like the Original Homestar.

You get a couple of projection discs included and more are available to purchase. Slip the disc into the projector, power it up and a beautiful star field is displayed.

The Flux has a number of controls on the back, the star field can be set to rotate (don’t worry about noise, it’s got a very quiet motor), and you can have a shooting star occassionally appear to give life to the projection.

The Flux projection is strong and clear. I’ve found it works best on a flat surface without anything else on (so no pictures/photos/TVs). You’ll see in the review video below I used a flat ceiling and the results are brilliant.

If you’re in the market for a planetarium the Sega Toys Flux is well worth considering, especially as it has the option to expand your disc collection, albeit at a steep price.

It’s available now from:

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Sega Toys Homestar Flux Planetarium Video Review

Perfect Starry Night at home, Sega Toys Homestar Flux Planetarium Review

Review of the Sega Toys Homestar Flux Home Planetarium which is available from the following links: Amazon.co.uk: https://amzn.to/2Qy22uw Amazon.com: ...

Sega Homestar Planetarium Original vs Flux

Seen both the Sega Toys Original and newer Fluc planetariums but not sure what the difference is? In this video I take a quick look. Sega Toys Planetariums are ...

7 Total Score
Sega Toys Homestar Flux Planetarium Review

A good update to the Sega Toys Original Planetarium

PROS
  • Improved brightness
  • Compatible with existing discs
  • Can be powered by USB
  • Very quiet
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Additional discs also expensive
User Rating: 3 (2 votes)

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

4 Comments
  1. Very helpful demo clip, I’m looking at purchasing a unit like these. While the orig is not bright enough, I did prefer its depiction on the night sky (much more as we would see it with the naked eye). Now I’d like to find a unit that gives a better natural view of the night sky and is as bright as the Flux.

    Both seemed to project in B/W (is that so or is this just as we see it on the demo?) I tend to prefer a deep blue sky with white or pale blue stars (is there perhaps a way of creating this effect with any adjustment controls on either of these two interesting units??) Many Thanks for any info you can supply.

    • The units just have a bulb in, the disc determines what colours are projected. You’d need to check out the available discs to see if any meet your requirements.

  2. Another most helpful demo clip, this one convinces me of the improved quality of the Flux. Is this the model that allows (or has the shooting star effect?) or have I confused this with another unit? Thanks for any added info you can supply.

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