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SkyScout Personal Planetarium

alaAverage 2.2

7 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of SkyScout Personal Planetarium. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the design.

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On average, users rate this product 43/100.

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SkyScout Personal Planetarium

 

The SkyScout(tm) is a handheld device that instantly identifies and/or locates any celestial object visible to the naked eye, providing educational and entertaining information, both in text and audio.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: staryeyes (cnet.com)

I love it!

 

I read many reviews about the SkyScout before buying one. Ever positive remark was true, it is a truely amazing device. The only negative feeback was battery consumption, which I was concerned about. I was pleasanty suprised to find the the batteries...

Wonderful and amazing product, everything about it is great

The only bad thing about the SkyScout is waiting for it to be shipped

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: mikepapke (cnet.com)

Risky Business

 

I received this product as a gift and it did not ship with all required parts. Customer service via Celestron's E-Mail SkyScout support seems non existent. Someday this may be a product worth its original asking price of $400. As it is, the current ask...

This product looks like it has great potential

This product is interfered with by its own power supply. Basic violation of circuit design 101. I was required to make immediate software and firmware upgrades. Upgrades are hampered due to auto shut off feature

Jan, 2009
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Consumer review by: drasor (cnet.com)

Lot's of potential

 

As a "novice" astronomer, I had high hopes for the SkyScout. Out of the box, the unit felt "hefty"...good sign of quality construction. As I powered it up though, the rubberized buttons had a ... well, rubbery feel to them. Sometimes I had to press...

Easy menus; locate function worked perfectly

Unit was faulty out-of-the-box; unacceptable for a $400 product

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: staryeyes (cnet.com)

I love it!

 

I read many reviews about the SkyScout before buying one. Ever positive remark was true, it is a truely amazing device. The only negative feeback was battery consumption, which I was concerned about. I was pleasanty suprised to find the the batteries...

Wonderful and amazing product, everything about it is great

The only bad thing about the SkyScout is waiting for it to be shipped

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: drasor (cnet.com)

Lot's of potential

 

As a "novice" astronomer, I had high hopes for the SkyScout. Out of the box, the unit felt "hefty"...good sign of quality construction. As I powered it up though, the rubberized buttons had a ... well, rubbery feel to them. Sometimes I had to press...

Easy menus; locate function worked perfectly

Unit was faulty out-of-the-box; unacceptable for a $400 product

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: drasor (cnet.com)

Lot's of potential

 

As a "novice" astronomer, I had high hopes for the SkyScout. Out of the box, the unit felt "hefty"...good sign of quality construction. As I powered it up though, the rubberized buttons had a ... well, rubbery feel to them. Sometimes I had to press...

Easy menus; locate function worked perfectly

Unit was faulty out-of-the-box; unacceptable for a $400 product

Nov, 2006
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