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Bandai’s Hyper Telescope – Look Out!!

Bandai Hyper Telescope (Image courtesy Bandai)
By Andrew Liszewski

Gazing at the stars at night is pretty much impossible if you live in a crowded metropolitan area. So as an alternative to building and using a gigantic electromagnetic pinch to knock out the lighting in a big city, Bandai has created the Hyper Telescope, which provides a safer, virtual view of the night sky.

Once you specify your location on Earth, a built-in 3-axis accelerometer and magnetic orientation sensor shows you exactly what celestial objects and constellations you’d be seeing were you staring through a real telescope. And so the rest of your family doesn’t get jealous, it even has a TV-out connection for sharing. There’s also some educational crap and games mixed in too, so your $173 (¥16,182) investment at least guarantees a solid C+ on your kid’s next science report.

[ Bandai Hyper Telescope ] VIA [ ITmedia ]







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  • franco1975

    This is a good idea. I bought a telescope on sale last year. I thought I could go to my roof top balcony and look at stars and aliens. I couldn't see anything because of the light pollution. So now the telescope is yet another white elephant in my house.
    #What's the damn kid pointing at if the telescope isn't really able to erm..scope anything?

  • Jessicat

    “And so the rest of your family doesn’t get jealous, it even has a TV-out connection for sharing.”
    Maybe the little girl passed something he wanted to see… Who knows, kids are strange.

  • Jessicat

    “And so the rest of your family doesn’t get jealous, it even has a TV-out connection for sharing.”
    Maybe the little girl passed something he wanted to see… Who knows, kids are strange.

  • franco1975

    Check out the Bandai link for pix of what the kids are looking at. Not as bad as I imagined.

  • ddaker

    this is kinda cool, although you can get an iphone app that does the exact same thing…yup, just point your iphone in the direction of the sky and blah blah blah…

  • franco1975

    Check out the Bandai link for pix of what the kids are looking at. Not as bad as I imagined.

  • ddaker

    this is kinda cool, although you can get an iphone app that does the exact same thing…yup, just point your iphone in the direction of the sky and blah blah blah…