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Air Bonsai Floating Star

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Discovered on 2016-01-26

Create something magical with the Air Bonsai Floating Star. With this device, seeing really is believing. Comprised of two parts, the energy base and a moss ball, this unique planter houses a real growing plant and magically suspends in the air. Focusing on balance and elegance, the plant delicately floats above the energy base and rotates to create a galaxy-like twirling display. The Air Bonsai is powered by built in magnets in the base and the moss ball. Choose to plant a bonsai or any plant of your choice and watch as it grows from the sponge inside the moss. With the ability to stay in position for years, you’ll create a delightful floating display unlike any other garden.

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Benedikt
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Hello, i ordered one of your products (actually 2 years ago!!!) and have never seen or heard anything of it... Hope to get a recent answer about the air bonsai and the money i've invested in your company. Best regards
Lacinda Riesland
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Has anyone figured out how to make the little star moss levitate for more than 2 minutes?
Derrick Lee
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Gosh. I received the bonsai but have not open the box after reading all the comments.
Luis Andres Figueroa Sanabria
Review from Kickstarter
I'm still missing my extra Little Star. Additionally the one that i did get with the package broke!!!
MineCooky
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Still haven't got by Bonsai :(
Geraldine
Review from Kickstarter
I still haven't received anything and you are not replying to my messages... Please?
Laurectro KaleidescopeEater
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You have not been replying to my messages, I still have not gotten my reward. Can you explain this?
Duncan
Review from Kickstarter
How do I identify which power adapter (USA) goes to the airbonsai? Does it say airbonsai on it? I have a lot of plugs and I can't tell which one came with the star base
Frank keys
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Vo Thanh Minh Tue
Review from Kickstarter
This is very disappointing, not least because I backed the project in the trust of the Japanese brand and culture.
Mazen N. Kassem
Review from Kickstarter
This is the least professional team I have ever backed on a crowdsourcing platform, and believe me, I have backed at least 50... I was backer #36, but they never delivered on their product as requested, and never processed the due refund. They dont even reply to all the emails and messages you send them I guess they feel they are entitled now, because they took all our money already! For anyone who is looking into buying from this team, think again. Keep your money safe and run. These are crooks, no ethics and no professionalism whatsoever.
Alfred Peter
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Levitating x is bullshit. I by this (https://www.amazon.de/infactory-Freischwebender-Pr%C3%A4sentations-Teller-mit-Beleuchtung/dp/B005ZUD0P2/ref=sr_1_22…) 4 month ago and it works perfekt. It cost ca.100euro.
Philippe
Review from Kickstarter
For the record : the company replied me within 12 hours wit hdetailled instructions, but via email. That's may be confusing for people reading the comments here : don't expect a reply in the comments, they reply individually via email (probably for the better).
For those having questions, rather try to contact them directly. Also, they didn't sell their emails to LevitatingX (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/levitatingx/levitating-x-levitate-everything), that is a conceptual copy of the AirBonsai. Still wondering how they get my email ...
Giovanni Pennetta
Review from Kickstarter
Will you ever ship me anything?
At this stage I want a refund, period
Philippe
Review from Kickstarter
Hi. As many other customers, I cannot levitate my kit more than 5 minutes. Then it crashes. By the way, did you sell my email to LevitatingX ? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/levitatingx/levitating-x-levitate-everything
I find it strange to receive an email from this company, that I don't know at all.
Mazen N. Kassem
Review from Kickstarter
Sent you mails on Nov 24, 2016, and March 1, 2017 to which you have not replied. It's like you got your money and then ignored everything else when it came time to deliver on your promise.
""I initially ordered my set to be sent to Lebanon. My pledge was for $280 including shipping.
I then sent you a message on February 12, and even modified my survey responses accordingly on August 18, requesting to ship instead to the US, since I decided to add the little star moss as an extra, and that doesn't ship to Lebanon.
Given the extra cost of the Lava being compensated by the lesser shipping charges, the total remained the same."
I have yet to receive the two Little star moss. Either that or REFUND ME the surplus I paid!
And be professional and ethical and reply to the emails that your supporters and backers send you. It's the least form of respect and consideration as you would be nowhere without your backers!
Eli Ibanga
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Honestly i'd be perfectly fine with a little star moss exchange or discount if something reasonable could be worked out
Eli Ibanga
Review from Kickstarter
So I've tried for weeks to get my lava to float, to no avail. It always falls off, sending soil everywhere. Do you guys have a solution? It seems like several backers are having this issue
Vo Thanh Minh Tue
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, My bonsai kit cannot last for 5 minutes as it is very unstable. I would like to be reimbursed. -mt
Kevin Durham
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Will I ever see the the energy base?
Thomasywc
Review from Kickstarter
Ok, got it. Understanding no moss included. However, I have tried a thousand times for flowing the lava rock up on the base. Never ever success!!!!!!!!!! It was kept on stuck at the base surface . HOWCOME???????? What can I do now??????
Joshua Akonom
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Hoshinchu - could you please let me know when extra lava rocks will be available to order? I broke mine. Thanks!
Sweetk1ssses
Review from Kickstarter
Update- looks like base is getting hot and any movement to my table causes the lava to fall.
Sweetk1ssses
Review from Kickstarter
Got my lava set and noted a few things: 1. The lava rock was too shallow to put a bonsai in it. I took to several locations and no one was able to help. I'm thinking of getting a moss ball to try instead. Currently I put a small succulent plant in and it looks gorgeous. Just a bit sad I couldn't put a bonsai in. Recommendations on what to do would be appreciated! 2. It took a couple of tries but got my lava rock to float!!! Only issue I have is that it keeps spinning really fast which makes me a bit dizzy. Anyone able to get it to stop spinning? 3. It also seems I wasn't the only one confused with my order since I also thought my lava set included a moss ball. I think the confusion was caused by think the lava was an upgraded version of the moss ball and that it also included it. Overall still super cool!
Laurie McFarlin
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I received my "little star" moss basic set but ordered a lava piece as an add on. When will this be sent? I got this as a gift and I need to deliver it soon! Thanks!
Laurie McFarlin
Review from Kickstarter
I received my "little star" moss kit but have not
Nora de la Ghande
Review from Kickstarter
I am disappointed my airbonsai never stated in place for more than 5minutes. It's literally not usable. I'd like to be reimbursed
Louise Krasniewicz
Review from Kickstarter
Still waiting for mine or even some comment on when it will come. About to take action with my credit card company who will get back my payment.
Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden
Review from Kickstarter
@Luis Andres Figueroa Sanabria
Yes, some Backers picked up a "little star" Moss as an Add-On and those have been shipped. But other Backers who did not add the "little star" Moss as an Add-On were confused about whether or not they should have one, so we wanted to help them understand more clearly.
Luis Andres Figueroa Sanabria
Review from Kickstarter
Some of us paid EXTRA to receive one!!!
Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden
Review from Kickstarter
Hello @Kickstarter Backers This message is to our Backers who are confused with the contents of the Air Bonsai Basic Set (Lava), if you see our Kickstarter Campaign Page, you can see that you will receive: 1 Energy Base, wrapped in a Ukon cloth
1 “little star” Lava
1 One-of-a-kind “zabuton” cushion
1 AC Adapter
1 Arita Plate
1 Instruction Manual
1 Kiri Box This pledge level does not include a “little star” Moss. We have been receiving messages about not receiving a plant, a “little star” Moss, with their Air Bonsai Basic Set (Lava) and so we would like to take this opportunity to remind you to understand the content of your rewards. Replying to each backer individually is taking time, so we wanted to make this clarification in the comments. Thank you for your patience while we reply to each of your concerns. 星人 Hoshinchu Air Bonsai Garden
Acacia Phillips
Review from Kickstarter
Please provide an update. I have not received anything yet, and I'm hoping that the creator chooses the honorable path here... Communication and updates will help make this easier for all of us!
Thomasywc
Review from Kickstarter
WTF man!!!!no reply also!!! I received the air bonsai , how come missed the little star????!!!!please resend to me!!!!!!!
Luis Andres Figueroa Sanabria
Review from Kickstarter
I'm missing my extra little star plus the one I have broke! The magnet came off!!!
Kenneth Sipsma
Review from Kickstarter
No little star. Lava stone doesn't work.
Inslip MFG LLC
Review from Kickstarter
I still demand a refund and am taking action within Kickstarter. Your product was imperfect and fraudulent. The fact you have not even given me the courtesy of a reply shows your dishonor as well. i have had two funded Kickstarter campaigns and when I had issues, I provided the promised product. I expect the same from all campaigns. Either send the promised device or refund for its failure in 20 minutes. John Koshak
Jillian Campbell
Review from Kickstarter
Finally received my lava set this weekend in Sydney, Australia (after a bizarre and unnecessary detour my package took to Perth!) and I can get it levitating for about a minute before it spins too fast and crashes down onto the shiny surface scratching it up and throwing the plant out quite violently. My lava pot is very unevenly shaped like an egg, the potting section is also not centred so I have a big chunk of rock on one side and very little on the other. I wouldn't have a clue how to go about sanding this thing down or getting a plant to actually balance in it! Any tips?
DE LEPINE
Review from Kickstarter
It seems that I have a balance problem and I would like to know how to solve it.
The stone rotates way too fast and after about 10 minutes it crashes. The base keeps heating. Any solutions ?
bonz
Review from Kickstarter
You can find the producer of the Air Bonsai here.
https://www.facebook.com/hirohito.hirohashi The producer Hoshi Hikaru, his real name is Hirohito Hirohashi.
And his new company is https://flickfit.jp/ Also you can find the creator of the Air Bonsai Masanori Imayoshi on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/masanori.imayoshi
Alessandro Puglisi
Review from Kickstarter
I have been complaining a lot about the delays and lack of info in the last months but I wanted to share that I received my air bonsai beginning of January. Turkish customs managed to break the box and unpack it for me (they always show great care...). I am still disappointed by the way I was treated as a customer but in the end I cannot complain about the product.
My advice for the owners is to be closer to the backers that are still waiting for their package or to the ones that had product issues. They might not realize it but it's terrible to spend months and weeks waiting, thinking that you have been scammed and not receiving any answer. I had a bit of troube trying to balance the lava at first.
The first thing you need to do is to make sure that the magnetic base is positioned on a flat area and perfectly centered. Difficult to measure with a bubble because of the round shape, but I had to adjust mine a bit. After that, if the bonsai spins out of control or won't hold in place, my best advice is to try to feel on which side the magnets are attracting the bonsai the most and then either sand the lava base on that same side or change the incline/position of the bonsai. Adding some very small stones on the soil as counter weight might also help. In the end one trick that defenitely solved spinning issues for me was to use a very small metal string to connect the magnetic base and the bonsai. No need to fix it or glue it, the magnets will keep it in place. This made it perfect and now the bonsai holds in place for days.
Once I will have more time and patience I will focus on really finding that perferct balance.
Paul Chapman
Review from Kickstarter
These scammers are hard work, I have cancelled the payment to them, at which point they immediately tried to apply for the cash again, still without a single word from them as to when I could expect to ever receive my order.
Amateurs playing at being in business, extremely poor communications [in fact zero communication, even when I had cancelled the order, even when I had cancelled the payment, the same old story - no communication.
Thankfully I do have free legal advice, and mine to everyone who is yet to receive their order is to cancel the payment of your credit or debit card and cancel the order by email and on here. Without a confirmation of despatch which you will never receive, they can do nothing but leave you alone. The crucial matter is the last email update, which is when the clock starts to tick, not from the day of your order. Make sure your card issuer is aware of the dates of their contact with you. AND NEVER GIVE THESE PEOPLE MONEY AGAIN!
Thomasywc
Review from Kickstarter
Hey man I received the air bonsai , how come missed the little star????!!!!please resend to me!!!!!!!
Tsveta Koleva - Idle/Wild
Review from Kickstarter
@Tina Nice! So clean and balanced.
Tina
Review from Kickstarter
This weekend, I was able to plant my pine in the kokedama. Looks beautiful! Hopefully I did it correctly... the pine's root ball was sort of large, so hopefully I packed enough soil in the kokedama for it to survive! I guess time will tell....
Pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/cau1h
Armineh Baghoomian
Review from Kickstarter
Hello. I received my Little Star only to find the lava unit completely broken when I opened the box. Attempts to reach the company have gone unanswered. Any suggestions?
Toni Altas Halef
Review from Kickstarter
i am living in germany, want to sell my lava , feel free to contact me amanoyjako@gmx.de
paddy keane
Review from Kickstarter
I've received my Little Star today. The first thing I noticed was how beautiful the packaging was. Alas it was disappointment after that. My lava stone is very misshapen, flat bottomed and chipped where the hole is. I understand each one is unique but had an expectation they would be as rounded as possible. (maybe, once a plant is in it, it won't look so bad). It took some doing but I did get it to balance, not before a lot of failed attempts that have scratched the silver top of the base unit. I'd suspect this would happen to a lot of people. Could placing a thin cloth over the base help prevent scratches while placing the lava? Either way, seems like a design floor for something to get so easily damaged. Finally, and this might be because I didn't read the small print. But it only works for 5 hours max at a time. Meaning you have to intentionally go and balance the plant every time you want to see it working (and remember to turn off before leaving). I had hoped I'd just set it up and leave it on.
Brian Wu
Review from Kickstarter
My lava rock is not a round shape but more like an egg. I can make it float on the base but it just can't last long. An hour long is my best record. Theoretically, if I can trim the lava rock together with plants to make the mass center matching the magnetic center, I think it can float well. BUT, how can I find the mass center? Any one has any good idea?
Joshua Akonom
Review from Kickstarter
Tsveta - that did turn out nice. I had a succulent in mine as well before it broke. I'm hoping that once these guys finish with their orders i'll be able to order a new lava rock so I can replant and give it another go.
Derrick
Review from Kickstarter
I "paid" for and was supposed to receive 2 of these but only got one. Several attempts to contact the organization has gone unanswered. Any suggestions?