Today, up for review (an easy task since it is such a nice product!) is the American DJ MICRO GALAXIAN.
The number one question we get is, 'Is there a laser that's under $300 that's worth something?' - up to now, that has been a question asked most prodigiously in tired and weary tones, since the questioner knows all too well the standard reply: NO.
Now, however, a new entrant from a distinguished and track-record worthy company, has unearthed a beauty of a bargain in the Micro Galaxian! Small, portable, easy to use, and bound to please any party (within reason) the MG has everything one could ask for in a cute (yes, it's cute!) little package. Red and green lasers shoot out of it in a nice evolving pattern; it can speed up enough to satisfy even the most twitchy dancers, and the starfield effect it can deliver is nothing short of stunning! Especially when one considers the cost and the size of the laser!
The lasers are extremely bright (10 miliwatts! Which, of course, is apropos of nothing, unless you're well versed in watts and lumens) and as you can see in the video are so impactful as to seem as if the laser effect was overlaid onto the video, instead of being inside the video!
But please; remember that it is only $99.99 (Minimum Advertised Price) - so, it has limited features and functionality - but the one feature that is most important for the Mobile DJ is the Sound Active feature. As well as the 'infrared' remote.
That last bit caused a bit of healthy (but distressingly circular) debate at Blue Haze: the listing on ADJ's site (as well as the box itself) state that it is an INFRARED remote - however, the remote itself has an antenna! So, it's undoubtedly a last minute change on the part of the manufacturer to confuse you and take your money while your are not watching - ha!
No, it's obviously a WIRELESS remote, with functions we were not immediately able to discern as of the time of writing this (or listened about at the time of the demo, since we were so overtaken by the effect), so it will have to remain a mystery (or you can check ADJ's website - please yourself).
Available in VERY limited quantities prior to the holidays - we did not expect that American DJ would have stock (neither, we suspect did ADJ, but there you have it) and were quite lucky to get our hands on them - restock is not expected until late December, early January.