The many Star Projectors I have tried all offer individual features and effects but all share the samwe core technology and this new model from Otufan is no exception. It is smaller in size than many rivals, using a scend laser it offers an unusual nebula effect and the price of just £25.99 is rather cheaper than most of them
The new model has the often used rounded design, a projection area of up to 50 Sq Metres, along with a full range of front panel controls as well as a dedicated remote, and an enhanced range of visual displays and patterns.
In the box are the projector itself, USB power cable, remote control, and a large and easy to read user guide. Build quality seems fine and the 420g 120 x 108 x 105 mm projector, seems well made and robust and quite a lot smaller in size than older models. The remote control is medium sized with an unusual curved design. All the key functions can be controlled directly from the unit itself where a full range of button controls are included, but it is easier and simpler to use the supplied remote control. Most devices features a green laser to produce stars but this one uses a red laser also to produce a spiral nebulae type effect.
This device is not just a star projector it is also an excellent Bluetooth speaker, with a choice of Bluetooth or TF Card inputs, full track and audio controls on both the device and remote.
The unit is powered through the USBinput and requires a 5v/2A input. Be sure to use a standard USB power source and avoid high power chargers as they may not work with this unit.
Setting it up for Bluetooth could not be easier, just look for the Bluetooth device ‘DQ-M2’ on your phone. The projector’s excellent internal speaker can play music from any Bluetooth source as well as from any TF card inserted into the port on the unit. With music mode the unit will also vary the pattern in sync with sounds detected by the built in microphone.
The main selling point, however, is the light display itself and this really is remarkable. Basically, it consists of red, blue, green, and white shimmering wave-like patterns with green laser stars on top. Unique to this device is the red laser spiral nebulae effect which can be separately be switched on and off. The wave colours can be combined and the intensity and duration of the stars also controlled through the remote. There are 15 LED colours available and 27 lighting options. There are four basic modes: Sleep, Auto, Sound, and Flash. In Sound Mode the light patterns will change in time with the music. The device will turn off automatically in sleep mode and also has a user-definable timer that can be set from the remote. The rotation speed of the LED cloud patterns can be varied as can the overall brightness level. Hours can be spent finding the best effects combination. Of course, it looks best, at night but is perfectly bright enough for use in curtains drawn daylight room.
This is an excellent device, fascinating and enjoyable to use, well made and well priced and perfect for the bedroom, nursery or anywhere that needs atmospheric lighting.