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4th of July fireworks for a rainy day

It's been raining all weekend and the forecast doesn't look good for the big 4th of July fireworks show we were planning to attend tonight. That has me wishing we had a Sega fireworks projector. The video below shows it in action. It's in Japanese, but you'll get the idea.

The battery-operated device projects a fireworks display on any flat surface, complete with sound effects. You can hook it up to external speakers for a more realistic experience and you can also connect it to your television, although that seems to defeat the purpose.

The downside? It will set you back about $200, which to me doesn't seem too bad since we spend about $50 each 4th of July and New Year's Eve on home fireworks. Watching artificial fireworks inside just doesn't seem right though, unless you have no other choice.

The upside? No smoke or mess to clean up, no real safety issues, legal in all states and you can watch fireworks when it's raining (like today).

No matter how you watch your fireworks, I hope you have a happy 4th of July.


[Last modified: Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:57pm]


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