This high tech gadget also comes with a LED light feature that makes it look very cool when turned on in the dark
It is operated by an electronically controlled magnetic system. The magnetic above the gadget contains an electro magnet and a magnetic field sensor
The base contains a micro-processor and the electronic control components that make the gadget levitate
Perfect Gift for any home or office. This cool gadget makes a great display unit for your retail shop, business and home
This is an awesome high tech gadget that people of all ages will enjoy This high tech gadget also comes with a LED light feature that makes it look very cool when turned on in the dark It is operated by an electronically controlled magnetic system. The magnetic above the gadget contains an electro magnet and a magnetic field sensor The base contains a micro-processor and the electronic control components that make the gadget levitate The gadget is simple to install Once you get the gadget levitating, just give it a little spin with your and watch it rotate for an extended period of time This cool gadget makes a great display unit for your retail shop, business and home Specification: Globe color: Silver/Black plastic globe Globe Diameter: 85mm C shape Base material: ABS, rubber oil coated C shape Base color: Matt black C shape base size: 18cm x 8.5cm x17cm Power Output 12V, 250mA Wall adapter 110V to 240V, included NOTE: Powerful Magnets! Do not place it in close proximity to computer devices USB keys/Media Players /other types of electronic device Automatically controlled by an internal computer. Constantly monitors the distance between the globe and the electromagnetic head Though hidden in the picture, all levitating globes have an electrical cord that comes out of the base and must be plugged into an electrical outlet for the levitation feature to work Included: 1x Globe 1x C shape base 1x Wall adapter
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought two of these three years ago. They sit, one each, on my desks both at home and at work. Both have been turned on and working non-stop for the entire three years. No overheating, no problems. You can have it spin it both clockwise and counter-clockwise. You just need to give it an initial spin and it will go on forever. The overheating issue likely is related to constantly trying to manipulate the globe. The instructions are clear that you should not try for more than 30 seconds per try, to balance the globe, or make more than two extended attempts within any 5 minute period. The instability induced by trying to center the globe in the sweet spot for too long overheats the stabilizing electromagnets, (yes, there are both permanent magnets and electromagnets in the base). It has to be plugged in for it to work. You will also have to use the adapter that came with it. Many other A/C adapters of the same voltage and capacity will not work well with this...
This globe auto-rotates, while the Levitron AG doesn't move. It makes it much more interesting to watch, even though it rotates in the opposite direction of the earth (as well as most other stellar bodies). 12-11-09 Update: Unfortunately, it's far from perfect. After several hours of operation, the unit overheats and the globe slams down. The last time the globe slammed into it's base, the globe broke. So, it's more of a parlor trick than something you can let run continuously. The levitation height is only about 1/4" and the casual viewer cannot even tell that the 4" globe is levitated. Magnetic globe levitation can work one of two ways. Either electromagnetically modulated opposite magnet poles are supporting the globe from the top and counter balanced by gravity; or, like magnet poles are repelled and electromagnetically stabilized from below. For an easy understanding of why this unit is problematic, imagine holding a pencil between two fingers, by the eraser, and letting...
I hesitated buying this for my 10 year old worrying if it would be durable, easy to use, and interesting for more than a few minutes. I was pleasantly surprised on all accounts. It took only a couple of tries to find the right spot for the globe to hover. My son has been having fun with it, not only as a globe, but he uses the disk inside the globe to hold things - he had a lego jet rotating on the disk, hovering over the stand - very cool.
(A note to anyone who's globe has "stopped working".) The cord got yanked out of the globe a couple of times (we tripped over it) and the globe stopped working. We could tell that the cord was broken because the lights on the bottom were out. I emailed the manufacturer Fascinations and told them the problem. They responded immediately and mailed a new cord which I received two days later. It's worked well since. We'll be more careful with the placement of the cord and don't anticipate any further problems. Very happy with the product and...
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