Princess Wand, retail $12.95 (
Manufactured by Schylling (
Last updated 09-19-07

The Princess Wand is a novelty product that contains six 3mm (T1) LEDs on a motorised spinning thing inside a protective plastic globe. The LEDs come on and the motor spins when you press & release the button on the handle. When the unit is activated, it also emits a sound not unlike a transporter on Star Trek Voyager (see & hear movie clip below). The sound only plays for a second or so; the unit is silent after that.

The LEDs don't just all come on steadily; they rapidly flash independent of one another to give numerous different patterns.


Press & release the button near the top of the purple handle once to turn the light show & sounds on.
Press & release it again to turn the unit off.

To change the batteries, turn the product over so that the speaker on the upper portion of the handle faces upward.

On the lower side of the handle/barrel, you'll see a purple battery door with a phillips screw on one end. Unscrew & remove the screw, and set it aside. Lift the door off, gently place it on the ground, and kick it into the garden so the hungry, hungry praying mantids will think it's something yummy to eat and subsequently strike at it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the used AA cells out of the handle and into your hand (gently pry them out with a knife if necessary), and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert three new AA cells into the barrel, orienting them so the first cell goes in with the button-end (+) positive end facing toward the globe, and push it up inside the handle until it no longer moves. Insert the other two cells in the chamber, orienting them so their button-ends (+) positives face the flat-end (-) negative of that first cell.

Finally, place the battery door back on, swing it shut, and screw that screw back in.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery door into the garden with all those hungry, hungry praying mantids now?

Here is what a praying mantis looks like.
I found this guy on the morning of 09-08-06 clinging to the basket of my scooter.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

Because this is a novelty item and not a flashlight, the punishments I bestow upon flashlights will not be bestowed upon the Princess Wand. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight who's sole purpose in life is to be a flashlight.

The product appears to be at least *reasonably* durable, and to worry about handling it like an egg would be illogical...o wait!!! Now I'm starting to sound like a Vulcan.
What I meant to say is that this unit is somewhat fragile, but it should not just fall apart through casual use or handling, or very minor accidents like short falls to carpeted floors.

Photograph of the unit in operation.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the flashing action and allowing you to hear the sound.
This clip is approximately 1.15 megabytes (1,294,484 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than six minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

Test unit was purchased from the What On Earth website on 09-10-07, and was received on the afternoon of 09-19-07.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Schylling
    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty-type light-up device
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 7 (3 blue; 2 ea. red, green)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on handle
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Transparent pastic globe protects LEDs
    BATTERY: 3xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 3xAA cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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