Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

A little back story before I review the lamp... I bought a Smart Astro a couple weeks ago from Ebay UK. The seller claimed it to be brand new and unopened, but there were several issues with the packing that leads me to believe it was removed from the box and ran. I hope this is the case and not that Mathmos has started packing their lamps worse than they have before. The globe was not wrapped in a plastic bag and was soaking wet when I got it. Oddly enough the globe does not look to have lost any liquid. The box is completely ruined. I paid about $100 to ParcelForce to get the lamp in 3 days, but it ended up taking a full week.

 

Anyways on with the review... 

 

Base and cap: 10/10
Glass              10/10
Clarity:            10/10
Flow:               9/10
Color:              9/10

 

Base and cap: The finish is a brushed aluminum finish. I wish Mathmos would have kept the more polished finish, but the new finish is nice too.

Glass: Absolutely perfect. No flaws.

Clarity: Crystal clear.

Flow: I was expecting a bit more action in a lamp this size. All of my other Mathmos lamps have a lot more action.

Color: The color changing can't be beat. The colors are all vivid in the dark, but when the lights are on the color changing effect is not as dramatic. I feel they should have added more LED's as the lamp is a bit dark at times.

  

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Look forward to an update when the heat plate burns out ,the led's start to dim, and the wax starts to bubble and dull down.

Looks nice, would really like a smart astro myself at some point

As far as I am aware Mathmos are fine with there packaging I reckon iver the seller has run the lamp and repacked it poorly and / or it has been damaged in shipping, defunutly something to talk to the seller about and also the shipper.

I think the lack of flow/action is due to the heat plate. temp control so it dose not over-heat. So ends up with a slower flow

lol Windows Media Center? I use that constantly lol

the Smart is nice I really want one but I cant find them anywhere that would deliver to the US :( any UK buddies wanna help a yank out? lol

Yep. I have a TV tuner card in my computer and I use an xbox as a media center extender to watch TV. I much prefer it to my old cable box setup.

Dr. WHAT?! said:

lol Windows Media Center? I use that constantly lol

the Smart is nice I really want one but I cant find them anywhere that would deliver to the US :( any UK buddies wanna help a yank out? lol

Oh nice, I use it to stream all my movies from my PC hds

anyway back on topic lol

i would ship you a smart astro or 3 if you wanted a set.

I Have a pair of 1st generation smart astros, the red/blue is a very slow lamp with lovely flow and i like it but the green/yellow bottle is nice in colour but its flow is horrid and it overheats quick and i dont know if thats been fixed with 2nd gen lamps.

I do want the new green/blue colourway but wonder what the flow is like, and notice they still dont sell replacement bottles for it yet on the website.

Dr. WHAT?! said:

lol Windows Media Center? I use that constantly lol

the Smart is nice I really want one but I cant find them anywhere that would deliver to the US :( any UK buddies wanna help a yank out? lol

The flow on the blue to green is great. Ive run mine for 15 hours before. Never came close to over heating.

Adam Wood said:

i would ship you a smart astro or 3 if you wanted a set.

I Have a pair of 1st generation smart astros, the red/blue is a very slow lamp with lovely flow and i like it but the green/yellow bottle is nice in colour but its flow is horrid and it overheats quick and i dont know if thats been fixed with 2nd gen lamps.

I do want the new green/blue colourway but wonder what the flow is like, and notice they still dont sell replacement bottles for it yet on the website.

Dr. WHAT?! said:

lol Windows Media Center? I use that constantly lol

the Smart is nice I really want one but I cant find them anywhere that would deliver to the US :( any UK buddies wanna help a yank out? lol

Thanks Trevor, now i will have to buy myself one. My red/blue never overheats in the winter and can be left on for days on end too.

Thanks for your pictures too the other week.
Metallica man Trevor said:

The flow on the blue to green is great. Ive run mine for 15 hours before. Never came close to over heating.

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