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[Presale] Kogan Galaxy & Star Light Projector $49.99 + Shipping (Free with First) @ Kogan

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I spent about 6 hours researching these galaxy lights last night, so thought I'd share my findings. These galaxy nebula projectors have gotten really popular in the last year and I decided that I wanted to get one too.

In the sub $100 range, there seems to pretty much be a small selection of models that are rebranded / drop-shipped / flogged off at a premium.

First, there's the Blisslights Sky Lite, like this OzBargain deal posted a few weeks ago, which seems to be the most premium in the range. However, it can only project in one colour, which happens to be blue (which many of us avoid at night-time), ruling it out as an option for me. If you would be happy with only blue, this would probably be the best option. If not, this is where this deal may help you.

After trawling through all of the different rebranded models, I came across the 'SK20' (such as here and here) as consistently getting good reviews. This happens to be the same model as the $69 Kmart one that was extremely popular and almost instantly sold out at Christmas time. Importantly, it has an RGB galaxy light and WiFi connectivity to use an app to choose the exact colour you want. From reviews, the main fault with non-WiFi RGB models is that they seem to come with a small selection of colours and disappointed those who were liking for precise control.

Looking on eBay/Amazon, the SK20 seems to be consistently around $75 within Australia, and $60+ from AliExpress, so I consider this new Kogan rebrand a good deal considering availability on the market. It is a presale with shipping beginning on the 12th January. As a result, I cannot give first hand feedback yet, rather a pseudo-meta-analysis of reviews on the market, and confidence that this is the exact same model as those. Potential negatives to be aware of are: 1) Some people talk about it emitting notable noise, potentially high pitched, while others say it's a non-issue, 2) The 'stars' project in only a green colour, which many people seem to think is a bit tacky compared to other colours (usually blue). This is a more subjective personal note, but I plan to experiment with some lighting gels to experiment with other 'star' colours.

Hope this helps someone also thinking of getting one of these! Special shoutout to the /r/tripcaves subreddit and u/winternational for posting the BlissLights deal inspiring my own research.

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        Yeah I know..this is starting to become ridiculous. I wonder which body we can get involved as it's been a practice Kogan has been doing. No one receiving items at expected time, not informed,..

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      Sucks balls. I hate waiting. I just had to wait ages for the tuya door handle they had for cheap.

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      They don't even inform customers that it will be delayed.

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    Here, have my upvote. Thanks OP
    Ordered with additional Suncorp 6% off Kogan gift cards (-$3)

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    Looks good.

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    By the time this ships Gen 2 models will be out.

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    anyone ordered 3 weeks ago and still waiting? I thought it was supposed to ship on the 16th or smth

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    got email saying will be dispatched from 1st MARCH

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      Yes same here too and $10 voucher

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        At least they're not cancelling and jacking the price as they have done on other presales.

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      Thank you for your recent order.

      We regret to inform you that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to ship your Kogan SmarterHome™ Galaxy & Star Light Projector as quickly as originally expected.

      Please accept our most sincere apologies for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause you. While almost 100% of orders are dispatched on time, in rare circumstances there can be delays outside of our control.

      We are now expecting your order to be dispatched by 1-Mar-2021.

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        Yeah it makes me want to get the no name version off Aliexpress same wait time now.

        https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000266077329.html

        [edit] Cancelled my Kogan order and got the Aliexpress one, should get here by the 19th and it'll be black but has the same features for $46

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          I don't think that's the tuya one.

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          It's not the same one. Plenty of them do the same basic features though.

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            @bangmango: Oh yeah, I meant as in the starlight projector, not that specific device. The one I got off Ali looks different, has a battery it can run off and charges by usb-c so.

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    If delayed a little bit more it would become perfect timing for Mother’s Day.

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    Do you guys think a voucher valued at $10 for delay to March is reasonable?

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    Ships Jan 12 Feb 18 Feb 26…