Weather Gadgets

March 31, 2007

Glucose WeatherPop for Mac OS X


You might as well know it now - we're pretty big Mac users here at We live breath and eat Macintosh each day and we're pretty excited about Glucose Weatherpop. First of all - it's try before you buy and you can get 3-5 day forecast in your Mac's toolbar along with tracking up to 6 favorite locations. NICE!

Are you bleary eyed from staring into bright white phosphor all day? Download WeatherPop Advance for Mac OS X only and you can be in touch with what it's like outside right now. Let the current conditions and temperature in your menu bar serve as a gentle reminder to get outside, go for a walk, and stop working so hard.
  • NEW Pop Doppler real-time radar shows the Doppler radar for any US city
  • National Weather Service forecasts for the US, with watches and warnings
  •,, forecasts for International Users
  • 3 to 5 day forecasts depending on your location
  • Redesigned color icons indicating both weather conditions and time of day
  • Up to 6 favorite locations in addition to the your main location
  • Preferences interface redesigned for OS X 10.3
  • 14-day trial period so you can decide if you like it before you buy

We'll give a full run down after we demo it for a few more days - but so far so good.

At Glucose WeatherPop

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March 28, 2007

Garmin Nuvi 350 Pocket GPS

Perfect for in your pocket GPS navigation and traveling around in bad weather, the Garmin Nuvi 350 is the on the go super compact GPS. We like having a GPS when there's a ton of pouring rain or bad traffic due to snow. We think you should get one to make sure you're family has travel options when going anywhere.

  • Compact 700 MB GPS navigator with bundled MP3/audiobook player, photo viewer, and world travel clock
  • Small enough to fit in a pocket or purse; mounts on vehicle windshield with included suction cup
  • Preloaded with City Navigator NT V.8 with maps of U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • Turn-by-turn directions, automatic routing, and 320 x 240 color touchscreen display
  • Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot; measures 3.87 x 2.91 x 0.87 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty

At Garmin Nuvi 350 Pocket Vehicle GPS Navigator

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March 22, 2007

Weather Globe from Google

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The Weather Globe is part of the Google Gadgets software you can run on your desktop. Always updated, this Weather Globe Gadget displays the current weather conditions and 3 day forecast inside an attractive 3D glass globe. Simply enter your desired city and state (for United States) or choose from the list of cities in the options menu and watch the weather conditions change in real-time. Just like a real snow globe, mouse over the gadget to 'shake things up' a bit and make it snow. You'll need Google Desktop 4.0 or later.

At Google Gadgets: Weather Globe

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March 21, 2007

Kestrel 1000 Certified Pocket Wind Meter

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Want to know how fast the wind is at the beach before you fly that kite or take off wind surfing? Want to measure wind speed in a storm? You're going to need a wind meter. The Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter makes it easy to measure the wind anywhere. Kestrel instrument is individually calibrated, tested and certified against standards traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST).The new Kestrel wind meters feature a new ergonomic design, built in backlight, data hold function, and a sure-grip hardcase.

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March 19, 2007

Stormtracker Weather Alert Device


The Stormtracker Weather Alert device is good weather gadget to have if you want everything in one little weather alert package. It's truly got it all - from TV, Radio, LED Lantern, LED Flashlight, and even a cell phone charger.

It sits quietly but continuously tuned to the national storm alert/hazard warning system, then immediately sounds an alarm if severe weather approaches your area, especially important at night when the family is asleep. It travels with you to safety where you can tune in the radio or 5″ black-and-white TV for more information. Powered by a regular plug-in power adapter, 12- volt car power adaptor or its rechargeable battery pack, you also handcrank to power up the radio, a 6-LED area light, 3-LED flashlight or cell phone charging station with included universal adaptor set. The storm alert warning system also includes scrolling text.

Via Uber Review at Stormtracker WEather Alert Device

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March 15, 2007

Golden Eagle Weathervane


We never really thought about weathervanes much before creating our weather obsessed web site. That being said, we do see them from time to time but not as much as we used to. Used mostly to tell where the wind is blowing from, and to funnel perhaps the occasional lightnening strike, we like this national bird weathervane - the american eagle. Crafted of cast aluminum, it is finished with a sun-catching gold patina that matches the globes. Arrow (33"L), directionals (4"H), and mast are finished with black, powder-coat paint to resemble wrought iron.
Ornament, 17"H x 15"L x 14"W; Overall, 40"H. Roof mount included.

At Wind & Weather

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March 14, 2007

Weathering the Storm - Shelters and Weather radios

Severe weather can strike at any time, and having a weather radio to stay informed of big changes can save lives. This article sets the facts straight on cost and getting a weather radio that can program itself to your local NOAA info:

Severe Weather can strike in a moments notice, and we're entering the most unstable and dangerous season of the year. That's why we're bringing you a week of reports to help you get ready. "We understand this house and the next three were destroyed by a tornado that came through," said Greg Greenwalt.

Greenwalt is talking about the tornado that struck Jackson in May of 2003. That twister destroyed much of Greenwalt's Jackson neighborhood. He's lived there for two years and he hopes disaster doesn't strike twice. But, just in case it does, he wants to be ready. "Storms have been through here before," Greenwalt said.

"With everything going on in Jackson, Perry County, and now Alabama, people realize the value of a NOAA weather radio," said Cape Girardeau Emergency Management Director, Dave Hitt.

He says a quality weather radio costs between $25 and $60. Hitt recommends a radio that can be programmed for your specific county and those that surround you.

Full article at: Weathering the Storm - shelters and weather radios

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March 13, 2007

Sony ICF-M410V Portable FM/AM/TV/Weather Radio

Perfect for travel or lugging around the house to make sure you know what the weather will be doing, the Sony ICF-M410V receives NOAA weather stations to allow up-to-date metrological forecasts and warnings. This four-band radio picks up FM, AM, TV and weather channels. FM frequencies range between 87.6 and 108 MHz while AM frequencies range from 530 to 1710 kHz. You will pick up TV VHF channels 2-13 and weather channels 1-7. You can listen to the radio via the 3 1/8" speaker, or through optional headphones via the headphone jack. To power this sleek, ergonomic radio, use either an optional AC adaptor or three AAA batteries.

At Sony ICF-M410V Portable FM/AM/TV/Weather Radio with Sleep/Turn-on Timer

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March 12, 2007

Cobra 75WXST Weatherband CB Radio

What's not to love about a CB Weather Radio you can just plug in and enjoy? Nothing.This sleek, compact mobile CB radio can quickly and accurately scan through all 40 CR channels, and the radio can pick up 10 NOAA Weather Radio channels so you always have up-to-the-minute weather news. Its Dual Watch function allows simultaneous monitoring of 2 channels. The unique design unifies microphone and radio into one piece, so the entire CB radio can fit easily into your hand or can be nicely tucked away under a dashboard. The Cobra 25 WX ST also provides instant access to emergency channel 9 for emergency announcements, so if that big wind and rain storm hits - you'll be prepared.

At Cobra 75WXST Weatherband CB Radio

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March 9, 2007

Oregon Scientific Indoor/Outdoor Digital Thermometer with Clock

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This tiny indoor/outdoor thermometer can be posted anywhere without being conspicuous but has a large display, making it easy to read from a distance. A sensor probe on a 12-foot wire connects to the thermometer and can run out from under a closed window to give accurate outdoor temperature readings as well. Temperatures are displayed in either Fahrenheit or Celsius and measure ranges from 32 to 122 degrees F (0 to 50 degrees C) indoors and -58 to 158 degrees F (-50 to 70 degrees C) outdoors.

At Oregon Scientific Indoor/Outdoor Digital Thermometer with Clock

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March 8, 2007

La Crosse Technology WT-5432 Projection Alarm Clock with Forecast

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Want to see what the weather is like outside, but stay put in your chair? We do every day and this atomic projection alarm clock from La Crosse Technology reads the temperature indoors and at one included remote unit, which can be mounted up to 80 feet away. Designed to shine the time or the temperature onto a wall or ceiling up to 10 feet away, the clock's projection arm includes 180-degree rotation, automatic focus, and adjustable intensity. It illuminates for three seconds on battery power and can be turned on constantly with the included AC adaptor. The forecast function reads air pressure changes to make simple weather predictions and is about 75% accurate for 12-20 hours.

At La Crosse Technology WT-5432 Projection Alarm Clock with Forecast

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March 7, 2007

Garmin 376c GPS with XM Weather

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The GPSMap 376c GPS offers everything you need for marine navigation in a single space-saving package, including satellite weather reception, GPS functionality, marine chartplotting, and a brilliant, sunlight-readable color TFT screen. The device centers its built-in marine basemap, which is expandable via separately sold data cards programmed with BlueChart or Fishing Hot Spots maps. BlueChart maps deliver exceptional offshore marine coverage that includes shaded depth contours, navigational aids, shoreline detail, and tons of points of interest.

With a subscription to XM WX Satellite Weather's "Master Mariner package", users can see continuously-delivered weather on the unit’s high-resolution 256-color sunlight-readable TFT display. Vital weather data, such as NEXRAD radar, forecasts, and current conditions is graphically displayed directly on the unit — so you can spend more time enjoying the water and less time worrying about the weather.

At Garmin GPSMap 376c GPS Marine and Vehicle Chartplotter with 3.8-Inch Color Screen

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March 6, 2007

Oregon Scientific WMR968 Wireless Complete Weather Station

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Definitely not top shelf, but not bottom shelf either, the Oregon Scientific WMR968 Cable Free Complete Weather Station impresses because it's easy to use and easy to install. Completely wireless, this home weather station tracks and stores data about more than 20 weather conditions and displays them on a touch-screen LCD monitor. The instruction booklet accompanying the weather station is easy to comprehend, making the station accessible to children, as well as adult hobbyists, gardeners, campers, and any other weather enthusiasts you might find.

There are three outdoor sensors, each powered by a solar cell: an anemometer that attaches to a building, fence, or roof to measure wind speed and direction; a thermo-hygrometer to measure temperature and humidity; and a self-emptying rain gauge.

At Oregon Scientific WMR968 Cable Free Complete Weather Station

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March 5, 2007

Outdoor LCD Window Thermometer

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Want a simple window-mount thermometer? Look no further than this outdoor lcd window thermometer from Lacrosse.
This simple but clean looking LCD Window Thermometer will give you a much easier way to know what it feels like outside. It easily mounts outside and features a large LCD digit display to show temperature reading. Shows minimum and maximum values with auto reset.

At ThinkGeek

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March 2, 2007

La Crosse Technology WS-9400U Indoor Thermometer and Hygrometer

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We often look for a simple indoor/outdoor thermometer and hygrometer (humidity monitor) for our house but they can be hard to find. You can often get any type of Weather Forecaster at a Sharper Image or other gadget store, but not a simple indoor outdoor thermoter. This Indoor/Outdoor thermoter can monitor a room's indoor atmosphere with this indoor thermometer and hygrometer from industry leader, La Crosse Technology.

The sleek device displays the temperature and current percentage of humidity in an easy-to-read digital format. After assessing the indoor weather station's information, users can adjust the household heating and cooling systems to reach a level of comfort or employ a humidifier, if need be. This is a great way to get your indoor weather under control before you go out.

At La Crosse Technology WS-9400U Indoor Thermometer and Hygrometer

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March 1, 2007

The Weather Channel Blizzard/Tornado DVD Set

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Who could forget the 1992 super storm that rocked the US. We were in college (yes college) at the time, and were on a trip to Boston. Fortunately for us, we parked our car outside the city at a commuter rail station and never had to dig out car out. We were however, stranded for 2 days in the city watching people ski down the streets in Boston. Well, if you missed the Super Storm of 1992, you can now watch it.

The Weather Channel Blizzard/Tornado DVD 2 Disc Set offers a first hand look at blizzards and tornadoes that made U.S. history. Relive video of storms that caused billions of dollars in damage. The Blizzard DVD focuses on two historic blizzards - the 1982 blizzard that caused the Air Florida jet to crash into the Potomac 34 seconds after take off, and the 1992 Superstorm that covered over one-third of the East Coast. The Tornado DVD recaps the powerful F5 tornado that hit Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999.

At The Weather Channel Blizzard/Tornado DVD Set

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