Weather Gadgets

November 30, 2007

November 2007 Monthly Round-Up for Weather Snob

It's been an interesting month of weather here at Weather Snob. We have been picking out the latest Holiday Gift Picks: Professional Home Weather Center, and coming up with cool gadgets like the Glowing Umbrella Keeps You Safer At Night in the Rain. Also we've found weather themed music like the Weather Channel Presents: Best of Smooth Jazz. Also if you need info for holiday travels and the weather look no further than Holiday-Weather.com - Holiday Weather and Travel Info.

We've also gotten the Penny Arcade Perspective: Weather Channel on the Nintendo Wii, and found a ton of interesting weather gadgets like Weather Beamed to Your Clock Radio, Long Range Weather Forecaster with Clock, Dress or Undress for the Weather - Stripping Weathergirl Weather Station, Forecasting Umbrella with LED now Available, Realtime Weather Using Your Nintendo Wii and Sega NIGHTS, In-Store Sightings: Weather In Motion clock with Proximity Sensor, Brookstone 5 Day Wireles Weather Forecaster with Ambient Technology, and the Lacrosse WS9018U Tear Drop Weather Station.

If you're looking for our hands on Weather Snob reviews - Review: Handheld Weather Forecaster with Alarm Clock from Oregon Scientific. our First Impressions: Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station, and Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station Arrives for Review. We'll have full reviews of many Oregon Scientific products in the next two weeks.

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November 29, 2007

Holiday Gift Picks: Professional Home Weather Center

We're still in the process of reviewing the Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station, but we can tell you right now - it's amazing. Not only was it the talk and hit of the Thanksgiving week visitors, the touch screen and other features make it easy for anyone to use. We highly recommend this unique gift for any weather snob in your gift giving life.

  • Displays Weather Forecast icons—Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy or Snow
  • Displays current moon phase
  • Indoor and outdoor (up to 10 wireless sensors) temperature and humidity measurements
  • Measures temperature, humidity, wind chill, wind speed, wind direction, UV index (optional), barometric pressure and rainfall
  • Displays dew point, wind chill and heat index readings
  • Weather alert alarms for temperature, heat index, humidity, dew point, gust wind and rainfall rate
  • Automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock
  • Includes 5-language software—English, Dutch, Italy, Spanish and French to store and view weather data on your PC via USB download
  • On-board Data Logger Function stores data with a time stamp
  • Long range transmission of 300 feet (100 meters) at 433MHz between the main unit and remote sensors
  • Main console features touch-screen controls and EL backlight

At Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station

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November 28, 2007

Glowing Umbrella Keeps You Safer At Night in the Rain


Glowing umbrellas are the way to go in bad weather and this concept "Glowing Umbrella" has more glow per umbrella square inch than you know what to do with. The best part - it's only $50.

Via Gizmodo At Tisch5

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November 27, 2007

Weather Channel Presents: Best of Smooth Jazz

Okay - we're not big fans of smooth jazz, but we do enjoy a little taste when watching our favorite television channel - The Weatehr Channel. The 12-song collection features the Channel's most requested music by such known artists as Dave Koz, Najee, Chick Corea, Pieces of a Dream, Joyce Cooling, Jeff Lorber, Four 80 East, 3rd Force and Paprika Soul. The CD also includes 3 most-requested songs heard only on The Weather Channel by Jeanne Ricks, Ryan Farish and Mark Krumowski.

Now where did we put that all-weather cd player? Hmmm...

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November 21, 2007

Holiday-Weather.com - Holiday Weather and Travel Info



Want to see what the weather has in store for you in your holiday travels? Check out Holiday-Weather.com for insights into what lies ahead for your holiday weather.

At Holiday Weather Guide

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November 19, 2007

Penny Arcade Perspective: Weather Channel on the Nintendo Wii

[From Penny Arcade]

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November 16, 2007

Weather Beamed to Your Clock Radio

The Meteo Personal Weather Clock is not your average weather station clock, this. It can deliver the weather from 176 European cities to your bedside via a radio signal. At no additional costs or fees, the data is simply transmitted to your alarm clock via the radio clock signal from the physical-technical federal agency in Mainflingen, Germany, and via the HBG transmitter located at the Federal Meteorological Office in Switzerland.

Via The Red Ferret Journal

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November 15, 2007

Review: Handheld Weather Forecaster with Alarm Clock from Oregon Scientific

We've been using this personal weather forecaster around the house, and on various motorcycle rides throughout New England this Fall. In a nut shell - the unit is roughly the size of a cell phone, and provides a 12 to 24 hour forecast and local temperature and humidity readings. The forecaster also doubles as a travel alarm clock with a crescendo alarm and snooze function, and has a belt clip for trekking around.

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The Oregon Scientific EB313HG Handheld Weather Forecaster with Alarm Clock

One of the various uses we've found around the house is to get a humidity and temperature reading wherever we put it. Just yesterday we used it to find several drafty spots in our basement that needed caulking. On our motorcycle trips, we used it to see if the pressure was trending down and if rain was on its way. Overall, we think this is a very cool - very small - personal weather monitor for where you are at any time.

  • Displays 12 to 24 hour weather forecast with animated icons
  • Displays temperature and humidity
  • Minimum and maximum temperature and humidity memories
  • Digital clock and calendar with crescendo alarm and snooze function
  • Moon phase indicator
  • Severe weather alert indicator
  • Barometric pressure trend indicator
  • Belt clip rotates to serve as a table stand
  • Illuminated with HiGlo™ electro-luminescent backlight
  • Operating temperature range: -4.0°F to +144.0 °F (-20.0°C to +60.0°C)
  • Batteries included: 2 CR2032 watch batteries
  • Dimensions: 2.25L x .5D x 3.5H (in.)

At Oregon Scientific and Oregon Scientific EB313HG Handheld Weather Forecaster with Alarm Clock

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November 14, 2007

First Impressions: Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station

So far we've really been impressed with the Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station. The interface for the touch screen weather data is really quite well done - easy to read - and easy to navigate. The set up of the weather station was also pretty straightforward - it took about 45 minute to deploy all the sensors and set them up in our back yard. We'll have more details as we test, but so far so good.

At Oregon Scientific and Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station

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November 12, 2007

Long Range Weather Forecaster with Clock

Monitor the temperature in up to three separate locations!This multi-channel station allows you to monitor the temperature inside and outside, receive weather forecasts for the next 12 to 24 hours, and know the precise time. Graphic icons and weather trend indicators provide a wealth of information about the environment.

  • Up to 300 feet remote sensor transmission
  • Atomic clock sets to the U.S. Atomic Clock
  • Illuminated with HiGlo™ Electro-luminescent backlight
  • Barometric pressure has a numeric display reading with historical scanner
  • Long range weather forecaster monitors temperature & humidity in up to three remote locations

At Long range weather forecaster

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November 9, 2007

Dress or Undress for the Weather - Stripping Weathergirl Weather Station

This might be the most amazing weather station for your home or boat I've ever encountered. Okay - seriously this is a nice graphical way to see what the weather is like out side, and figure out what type of attire you should have on or the women in your proximity. ”Weather Girl” dresses (and undresses!) to show you what to expect from playing on the beach to building snowmen! 15 different forecast icons, and indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity with min/max recording. The time is set automatically by radio signal. The Weathergirl weather station costs (~$70) from Nauticalia.

Via Coolest Gadgets at Nauticalia

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November 8, 2007

Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station Arrives for Review


We've just received the Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station. It's quite amazing and we'll have setup pictures very soon. So far - we are really enjoying it - the setup was really easy, and getting all the wireless data points set up was a snap. The display is also a touch screen - so you can set it in your lap and just enjoy some weather data. More soon.

  • Displays Weather Forecast icons—Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy or Snow
  • Displays current moon phase
  • Indoor and outdoor (up to 10 wireless sensors) temperature and humidity measurements
  • Measures temperature, humidity, wind chill, wind speed, wind direction, UV index (optional), barometric pressure and rainfall
  • Displays dew point, wind chill and heat index readings
  • Weather alert alarms for temperature, heat index, humidity, dew point, gust wind and rainfall rate
  • Automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock
  • Includes 5-language software—English, Dutch, Italy, Spanish and French to store and view weather data on your PC via USB download
  • On-board Data Logger Function stores data with a time stamp
  • Long range transmission of 300 feet (100 meters) at 433MHz between the main unit and remote sensors
  • Main console features touch-screen controls and EL backlight
  • Installation kit allows for multiple mounting options (includes 6 foot mounting pole)
  • Low battery indicator icons for both main units and wireless sensors
  • Operating temperature range: –50°C to +70°C (–58°F to 158°F)
  • Includes 6V DC AC adapter for main unit and batteries for wireless sensors
  • Includes 6 foot usb cable

At Oregon Scientific and Oregon Scientific WMR200 Professional Weather Station

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November 7, 2007

Forecasting Umbrella with LED now Available


This umbrella has been injected with some wonderful technology in the handle. A built-in wireless receiver gets a daily weather forecast from Accuweather.com, and blue LEDs will flash to let you know if the forecast is rain or snow. The LEDs located at the bottom of the handle will flash in proportion to the chance of precipitation for your area; if there is a 100% chance, it will flash quickly, and if a 10% chance, it will flash slowly. The umbrella itself is also incredibly well made. When opened, the umbrellas 58" dual-canopy "gust buster" design resists strong wind gusts and keeps you fully sheltered from precipitation.

  • Easy push-button opening action and full length storage sleeve with wrist strap.
  • Blue LEDs in the handle indicate when rain or snow is expected
  • Receives weather data for 150 U.S. locations from Accuweather.com
  • Top quality "gust buster" canopy design
  • Network signal and low battery indicator lights
  • Takes a single "C" size battery (not included)
  • Dimensions: 41 1/2" L x 58" Diameter (it is a large umbrella)/p>

For $99 I hope I never ever get wet.

Via Gadget Review at ThinkGeek Electronics

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November 6, 2007

Realtime Weather Using Your Nintendo Wii and Sega NIGHTS


Okay - this is a great idea. Use the Wii weather channel (a feature of the Nintendo Game console), and then display the weather in the game Nights that's like the weather where you are. Nuts.

As previously reported, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams on the Wii will take real-time weather information from the Wii's forecast channel. Instead of using this feature in story mode, however, NiGHTS will only make use of real-time weather in the "My Dream" mode, a virtual pet environment separate from the main game.

1UP details the new "My Dream" mode, which will feature the same "A-Life" virtual pet system that's been featured in many Sonic Team games, from the original NiGHTS to the Sonic Adventure series. Now, however, the A-Life environment will pull data from the Wii's forecast channel, allowing you to raise adorable creatures in spaces that mimic the actual weather on your area. Pretty cool, right?

Less cool are the screenshots CVG presents along with this information, which "show off" the weather effects in action. All screens look pulled out of the N64 generation, with low-res textures, a sparse spattering of low-poly trees, and very little else.

1UP's preview states that the "My Dream" space starts out sparse, but becomes more robust as players progress. Still, things aren't looking so pretty in general, and the lack of objects certainly doesn't explain away the "low-def" feel of it all. With the US release of the title a little over a month away, here's hoping the special mode looks a lot better in action.

[Via Joystiq]

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November 5, 2007

In-Store Sightings: Weather In Motion clock with Proximity Sensor


We've finally spotted the Weather In Motion clock with Proximity Sensor at Sharper Image. It did work when we approached - the proximity sensor detected our presence. As we approached the unit, the Weather In Motion switched to showing the indoor and outdoor temperature readings, while the time and weather forecast icons automatically reduced in size. We think the size of the unit and the overall readability is quite good.

  • Infrared motion sensor for display change (sensor detection range: 0.5 to 2 feet)
  • Near mode—Displays time, indoor and outdoor temperature and weather forecast
  • Far mode—Displays time, day of the week and weather forecast
  • Displays indoor and outdoor temperature (up to 3 channels)
  • Displays weather forecasts with graphical icons: Sunny, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy and Rainy
  • Automatically sets itself to the U.S. Atomic Clock and adjusts for Daylight Saving Time
  • User selectable 12-24 hour format clock with crescendo alarm with 8-minute snooze function
  • Weekday selectable in 5 languages: English, French, Danish, Italian and Spanish
  • Time zone settings: Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern
  • Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature display

At Weather In Motion

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November 2, 2007

Brookstone 5 Day Wireles Weather Forecaster with Ambient Technology


This is still our favorite home weather station that uses a data network to provide the forecast. The Brookstone 5 Day Wireles Weather Forecaster with Ambient Technology beams AccuWeather.com forecasts to the device automatically, and keeps up to date with real-time reports received via radio signals from AccuWeather.com. No wiring, computer, or television required.

The Brookstone five-day home weather station automatically recognizes your geographical location, so you get reliable, up-to-date data and conditions. There's no need to key in your city or location. The radio signal tells these wireless home weather stations all pertinent data, and all you need to know. Self-setting clock keeps accurate time. The 5-Day Wireless Weather Forecaster receives FREE real-time radio signals in most US communities.

At 5-Day Wireless Weather Forecaster

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November 1, 2007

Lacrosse WS9018U Tear Drop Weather Station


We've found another tear dropped weather station. This one is from Lacrosse and we really like the display. I don't think you can get enough oval shape in a weather station.

Features:

  • Radio-controlled time and date
  • 12/24h clock display (default 12h)
  • Automatic DST ON/OF
  • FCC reception ON/OFF
  • Can receive as many as three sensor
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity (°F or °C)
  • Min/Max records for indoor and outdoor measurements
  • Relative air pressure in mmHg/ inHg / hPa (default inHg)
  • Forecast icon based on changing air pressure
  • Storm indicator

At Lacrosse WS9018U Tear Drop Weather Station

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