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Was £19.99 now £9.99 & Free delivery or collect from store

Just purchased this - Very impressed with price as its really big.
I know there was a previous deal during the week for a USB Plasma Ball at Tesco for £5 but this is much larger and is mains powered.

It also has an audio feature so the lights react to the sound/music of the surroundings.

Plasma Ball - 8 Inch - £9.99 at Maplin. Free Del this weekend or free collection. Check stock online.

Like something from Doctor Frankenstein’s laboratory!
Glowing strands of lightning
Direct the lightning by passing your hands over the glass globe!
200mm (8-inch) diameter
Supplied with plug in mains adaptor


This fascinating lighting effect that puts the power of lightning at your fingertips will have you cackling like a mad scientist in no time!

When plugged into the included mains power supply this 8 inch glass ball produces streaks of lightning that react to your touch. Just move your fingers along the outside of the glass and watch as the lightning follows your movements.

With its sphere style design the plasma ball allows you to view the light effect generated from virtually any angle. As fun to play with as it is to look at this plasma ball brightens up your home, office or even sinister laboratory and makes a great gift for both little and big kids alike.
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1 Like #1
Direct Link - Plasma Ball
1 Like #2
Picked one of these up in store this afternoon for my Son .. Tested it before wrapping and was well impressed ..

Even though i found this before your post Heat still added .. :D
#3
These are a bit old fashioned now. I remember seeing them at the Horton Plaza in San Diego back in 1986!
#4
Also a possible 8% with Quidco
#5
A good deal. Thanks
#6
Just purchased, heat added..........Thanks
#7
Just ordered & remembered Quidco! Thanks :)
#8
Same size and price in B&M Bargains.
#9
I'm picking up 3 off these tomorrow - for a tenner :)

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-0894.aspx
#10
Yep got 3 smaller ones from Tesco for a tenner.
2 Likes #11
lad just put one of these on his Christmas list...great thanks...the Tesco ones look cheap and nasty!

Edited By: think on Dec 12, 2010 19:47
1 Like #12
Thanks for posting was not too sure about the Tesco one looked a bit small but have ordered this one.
#13
good price but after 10 mins it will be unsused, its just a novelty which wear off very very quickly.
#14
Thanks ordered for son who requested one of these yesterday when we were out shopping.
#15
stepp
good price but after 10 mins it will be unsused, its just a novelty which wear off very very quickly.
Yeah agreed which is why I went for the Tesco one.
1 Like #16
stepp
good price but after 10 mins it will be unsused, its just a novelty which wear off very very quickly.

Like a lot of Christmas presents no doubt, but I will order and give a little heat
#17
on xmas day also give your son a 2p coin, tell him to lay this on the plasma ball and touch it!
1 Like #18
I was having a very random conversation with my neighbour this afternoon - talking about fibre optic lights and "those balls that the lights chase your hands" and low-and-behold, I come home to find them listed on HUKD - Amazing!
Ordered 1, but it will be a Jan birthday - already got Christmas in!
Thankyou so much x
#19
dpj75
on xmas day also give your son a 2p coin, tell him to lay this on the plasma ball and touch it!
FOR AN ELECTRIC SHOCK!
Not nice.
#20
Blasphemous
stepp
good price but after 10 mins it will be unsused, its just a novelty which wear off very very quickly.
Yeah agreed which is why I went for the Tesco one.
How is the Tesco 1 powered? Doesn't say online.
#21
empas79
Blasphemous
stepp
good price but after 10 mins it will be unsused, its just a novelty which wear off very very quickly.
Yeah agreed which is why I went for the Tesco one.

How is the Tesco 1 powered? Doesn't say online.

USB
#22
Blasphemous
Same size and price in B&M Bargains.

The £9.99 one at our B&M Bargins is only 6" and doesn't say whether it reacts to music.
1 Like #23
wow, what a shocking deal this is! X)
#24
njsb
Blasphemous
Same size and price in B&M Bargains.

The £9.99 one at our B&M Bargins is only 6" and doesn't say whether it reacts to music.
I've a feeling they all react to sound - that's just the way they are.
#25
The Tesco ones should look like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy3X8G6jYDk

Decent closer up view in operation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR-XNRj0jPI&feature=related
#26
njsb
Blasphemous
Same size and price in B&M Bargains.

The £9.99 one at our B&M Bargins is only 6" and doesn't say whether it reacts to music.
The Maplins one doesn't react to Music it reacts to 'sound'.

Q) Does this product react to sound?

A) Yes the product does support that.

Q) I have seen plasma balls that also react to music - is this the same?

A) No sorry this product does not support that.
#27
wohoooo i got em,,,
#28
Blasphemous
njsb
Blasphemous
Same size and price in B&M Bargains.

The £9.99 one at our B&M Bargins is only 6" and doesn't say whether it reacts to music.
The Maplins one doesn't react to Music it reacts to 'sound'.

Q) Does this product react to sound?

A) Yes the product does support that.

Q) I have seen plasma balls that also react to music - is this the same?

A) No sorry this product does not support that.


Yes it does atually react to music and any sound within the environment. - We tested this before we put it away for Xmas.

The Tesco ones are a lot smaller and remember they are USB Powered... So you've to stay pretty near your PC desk.. or move your laptop round with you.

We opened this to test before we put away and its fantastic, in the dark it looks amazing. Its really big and it does react to music/sound when switched to the audio setting. :D
#29
Smaybelline
The Tesco ones are a lot smaller and remember they are USB Powered... So you've to stay pretty near your PC desk.. or move your laptop round with you.
Or use any charger/power supply that has a USB output.
#30
pibpob
Smaybelline
The Tesco ones are a lot smaller and remember they are USB Powered... So you've to stay pretty near your PC desk.. or move your laptop round with you.
Or use any charger/power supply that has a USB output.
+1 exactly. There is NO NEED what so ever to have the Tesco one plugged into a computer. I used my phone charger and it works fine.
Smaybelline
Yes it does atually react to music and any sound within the environment. - We tested this before we put it away for Xmas.
So why do Maplins state that it does NOT react to Music, that it only reacts to 'Sound'?
#31
Ancient
empas79
Blasphemous
stepp
good price but after 10 mins it will be unsused, its just a novelty which wear off very very quickly.
Yeah agreed which is why I went for the Tesco one.
How is the Tesco 1 powered? Doesn't say online.
USB
Thanks
Just ordered 1 for £9.16 adding something for 17p and using the code: secret1
I'll only get 2.5 instead of 8% cashback but works out cheaper
Thanks OP. ;)
2 Likes #32
Blasphemous
So why do Maplins state that it does NOT react to Music, that it only reacts to 'Sound'?
Because Maplin uses paid monkeys to answer their technical questions, who would much rather reply "computer says no" than risk possible trouble from someone complaining that they'd made promises they couldn't deliver. Isn't it obvious from the stock answer "No sorry this product does not support that."? Not to mention the fact that music is, actually, sound.

Edited By: pibpob on Dec 13, 2010 10:58
#33
pibpob
Blasphemous
So why do Maplins state that it does NOT react to Music, that it only reacts to 'Sound'?
Because Maplin uses paid monkeys to answer their technical questions, who would much rather reply "computer says no" than risk possible trouble from someone complaining that they'd made promises they couldn't deliver. Isn't it obvious from the stock answer "No sorry this product does not support that."? Not to mention the fact that music is, actually, sound.
:D lol fair enough.
3 Likes #34
Bought one lunchtime, was much bigger than I'd expected, the box is huge. I remember seeing these years ago on Tomorrow's World when they were £1,000s to buy, have wanted one ever since.
2 Likes #35
Mr Mojo Risin
Bought one lunchtime, was much bigger than I'd expected, the box is huge. I remember seeing these years ago on Tomorrow's World when they were £1,000s to buy, have wanted one ever since.

Yes the box is huge... we were very impressed for the price!
2 Likes #36
Got two today in Harlow was loads left, these are good and react to any sound but not over senitive i had to turn up my system to get it going to the music.

Hot

Btw the tesco ones look cheap and nasty.
1 Like #37
I received mine and was very impressed with it, as stated by others it is quite big and looks good quality.
#38
Mr Mojo Risin
Bought one lunchtime, was much bigger than I'd expected, the box is huge. I remember seeing these years ago on Tomorrow's World when they were £1,000s to buy, have wanted one ever since.
Thats just what my hubbie said
#39
Anyone know about the workings of these. I bought mine for my 18mth old son 2 use under supervision as he has additional needs and we use sensory toys/ items a lot with him. He was touching it and touched me and I got an electric shock and a tiny blister (looked like a small yellowheaded spot) on my hand. This has worried me???
I know it says not for under 3s but most toys do even the 1s his physio uses.
I'm a bit reluctant to let him play with it again even though he wasn't effected by the shock.
Was just wondering if anyone can help explain this.
Thanks peeps.
#40
empas79
Anyone know about the workings of these. I bought mine for my 18mth old son 2 use under supervision as he has additional needs and we use sensory toys/ items a lot with him. He was touching it and touched me and I got an electric shock and a tiny blister (looked like a small yellowheaded spot) on my hand. This has worried me???
I know it says not for under 3s but most toys do even the 1s his physio uses.
I'm a bit reluctant to let him play with it again even though he wasn't effected by the shock.
Was just wondering if anyone can help explain this.
Thanks peeps.


On the instructions it does say that when moving your fingers and hands over the plasma ball you may hear a tiny buzzing but its just the vibrations ... i've not heard of people actually getting a shock and a blister.

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