I have tried several similar night light projectors but this one is probably the best so far. It has an excellent range of features combined with a very attractive £14.98 price on Amazon.
This 14.2 x 12.8 x 12.8 cm device is basically a nightlight or mood light that projects a shimmering sea type pattern on the walls and ceiling of the room using a moving Fresnel lens with a multi coloured LED light source. A choice of LED combinations and control of the movement of the lens means that a range of lighting options are available. The USB powered device has a 3W speaker built in and can play from one of four built-in ambient sounds, as well as from a TF card or external sound source via a 3.5mm mini-jack socket. It comes with a small sized but well made remote control – a dedicated labelled remote not just a repurposed generic model – using easy to find AAA batteries (not included). It can also be operated from a set of front panel controls with a master On/Off switch situated on the underside of the unit. The design is rather cheap looking and plasticky but well made and robust enough for normal use.
Operating the device is very easy using the remote control. You can scroll through the built-in sounds and light patterns using the dedicated keys as well as select an auto-off preset timer of up to four hours. If you insert a TF card or external audio jack then the internal sounds are replaced by the new sound source but you cannot control them using the remote.
The sound quality from the built-in speaker is fine for the ambient sounds but less good for music reproduction, as might be expected. There is no audio out, which is a pity so you cannot play the internal sounds through your hi-fi. You probably would not want to anyway as the sound samples used are very short in duration often with a noticeable gap between the loops although this is not too noticeable through the small speaker.
The device works well and the chunky remote control is easy to use, as are the front panel controls. It does a good job of what it sets out to do. The lighting patterns are relaxing and hypnotic and coupled with the low-level ambient sound the overall effect is relaxing and sleep-inducing. For the budget price, this is an excellent buy and may well soothe a boisterous youngster off to sleep.
Good Build Quality
Three Sound sources
Good Remote Control
Short audio samples
No Audio Out