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About this item

At a glance

STEM: Science
STEM: Science
STEM: Technology
STEM: Technology

Highlights

  • A cool plasma light ball from Smithsonian
  • The light follows touch, and responds to music & sound
  • Fun way to learn about technology & science
  • Doesn't include batteries, requires 6 AA
  • Great gift for kids above 8 years of age

Specifications

Contains: Does not contain any of the 8 major allergens

Suggested Age: 14 Years and Up

Material: Plastic

Includes: Instruction guide

Number of Players: 1 Player

Educational Focus: Science, technology

Battery: 6 AA Alkaline, Required, not included

TCIN: 52213641
UPC: 042409517819
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-3376

Description

Enjoy a magical light show right in the palm of your hands, with this plug-in plasma ball from Smithsonian. Just plug it in, and move your fingers along the lamp to watch the plasma light follow your uncharged finger. It also reacts to sounds and music, so play your tunes and watch the light dance.
STEM: Science
STEM: Science
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: science.
STEM: Technology
STEM: Technology
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: Technology.
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Guest Ratings & Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
71% would recommend
24 recommendations
broad age appeal: 4.4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 4.9 out of 5
length of play: 4.1 out of 5

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Didn't work.

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Modernist - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this for my Grandson for Christmas. I bought new batteries for all his toys and the plan was to have install batteries in all his toys so when he opened them he was good to go. I put the batteries in this plasma ball and then turned it on to test it. Didn't work. I'm glad I decided to test it before giving it to him. I'm returning it. I'm not going to bother exchanging it because I've read other reviews now about this same product not working.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 1 month ago
Hi, Modernist. We’re so sorry you had issues with your Plasma Ball. Please contact our customer service department at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we will be happy to help you. Please put “Target Review Follow-Up” in the subject line.”
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Michelle - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this gift for a friend and she really liked it! I would recommend this product for kids the age of 5-14yrs
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Pizzaman1 - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
Not worth it. Came with no explanation of the product.
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1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
My3sons - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I was disappointed in this item. My son liked it but it didn't work very well. I am going to return it.
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1 out of 5 stars
Lib M - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Never worked. Returning
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
nikipwatts - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter loves hers.
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Doesn’t work

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Emhubb - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Super disappointing! My 8 year old picked this out for my 6 year old for Christmas. He was so excited to open it but when we put the batteries in, nothing happened. We tried new batteries but still nothing. We finally got the chance to take it back tonight and the guy at customer service said that 30 minutes prior someone else brought the same item back saying it did not work. He advised us not to buy another one. However, the on/off switch seemed slightly stuck on the first one so we took our chances because he wanted it so bad. The new one seemed to have a working on/off switch but when we got it home and put batteries in it didn’t work either! I have tried multiple new batteries. So frustrating. I will have to take this one back too. Very disappointed little boy.
quality: 1 out of 5
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Recommended

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
kmtt33 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My son loves his!! I wish this product had a power cord though. This would definitely make the product better!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 4 out of 5
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