The Virtual Explorer Space Expedition kit gives your children a unique opportunity to learn about the solar system and get up close with the planets. From studying the constellations to exploring 3D model images, a planetarium is created within the walls of your own bedroom.
It is important to note that you will need a regular sized smart phone (I have a Galaxy Note and it is WAY to big) to utilize the virtual reality and augmented reality (3D mode). Using an app that is downloaded to your smart phone, traveling through space and holding images of 3D objects in your hand are now possible.
Virtual Explorer Space Expedition Star Planetarium
Ever look up at the night sky wondering what all the constellations are called, or where you should look to local Orion’s belt? The star planetarium has hundreds of stars and constellations on it. When turned on the globe lights up, projecting the night sky onto the walls.
Using the installed compass, the globe can face true north. On the handle of the star planetarium are three adjustable spindles that allow you to set the night sky exactly how it is seen outside at your home. As long as it is facing true north, you can map out and study all the constellations viewable. It is a great way to study and learn about stars and constellations.
Virtual Explorer Space Expedition Cosmic Night Light
Virtual Explorer Space Expedition Virtual Reality Goggles & App
The virtual reality(VR) feature takes you on an adventure studying the planets up close. Eight VR cards are included and used with this. Scanning the cards unlock the ability to travel to different planets, starting from the sun and moving outward in the solar system.
It would be awesome if more games were included using this feature. As it is right now, space travel looking at the planets up close is all you get from it. Don’t get me wrong, it is still a very neat feature, but it would make it more exciting to have other VR features.
Virtual Explorer Space Expedition Augmented Reality
On the other side of the each VR card you will find augmented reality(AR) images. Within the VR app, you have the option to select the AR feature, then scan the card to make the image become 3D right in your hand. It is really neat holding a flat card and having the image pop up right before your eyes. The only thing that would make this feature better is if information was provided explaining what you were looking at and how it is used. It is a unique experience though, and for a child who has never seen something like this, it will be mesmerizing.
Do you have a child who is fascinated with the stars and planets in our solar system? Do you want to learn more about the constellations and where to find them in the night sky? Now, thanks to the Virtual Explorer Space Expedition kit, you can. To purchase it, click here.
Uncle Milton provided me with the item for review. Regardless of our arrangement, the opinions expressed are my own. Enjoy.