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June 25, 2007

Review: La Crosse Technology WS-7049U Mahogany Wireless Weather Station with Remote Temperature Sensor

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We recently picked up the La Crosse Technology WS-7049U Mahogany Wireless Weather Station with Remote Temperature Sensor from a deal on Woot.com. This wireless home weather station is going to run you $49ish without the $20 deal at WOOT! and after spending nearly 3 weeks of testing we think the $49 may be worth it. We've read our fair share of "not so great reviews" on the La Crosse Technology WS-7049U, but after comparison to several other weather stations we are testing like the Honeywell Wireless Personal Weather Station and the Ambient Weather Forecaster, we can conclude the WS-7049U does a good job for the money.

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May 17, 2007

Oregon Scientific WeatherNow II - WMS802

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Plug it in, and you're done! No sensors, no set up, no hassles. This weather station uses the MSN® Direct service to receive regional weather information without the use of any outdoor sensors. Users can get real-time, 4-day weather forecast information, including the chance of precipitation. They can also receive current regional weather data, including temperature, humidity, UV Index and a unique “feels like” temperature reading that combines temperature and humidity into one easy reading. A radio-controlled clock/calendar also displays today’s sunrise and sunset information, all within a sleek blue case.

  • Nothing to set up and no PC required—plug in and you’re done
  • Displays today’s weather forecast and next three days, including chance of precipitation
  • MSN® Direct Weather Service in top 100 metro areas
  • Displays regional weather data without the use of external sensors
  • Displays 4-day regional forecast with graphic icons and chance of precipitation
  • Displays regional: Current temperature and humidity with trend; High/low temperature; UV Index and ‘feels like’ temperature; Sunrise/sunset times
  • Radio-controlled time
  • Displays indoor temperature
  • 2 crescendo alarms with 8-minute snooze function
  • Displays day and date
  • Powered by 6V AC adapter (included); uses 4 AA batteries for backup (included

At Oregon Scientific WeatherNow II

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May 8, 2007

Melitta ME1MSB Smart Brew Coffeemaker

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Get your coffee and weather in one cup with the Melitta ME1MSB Smart Brew Coffeemaker. Not only does the coffeemaker brew great-tasting coffee, it also provides animated weather information on its large, bright-blue backlit LCD display.

How does it do it? Much like the Ambient Device Weather Forecaster which is plug and play, the coffeemaker uses the MSN Direct region-specific up-to-the-minute weather information is transmitted via an FM signal within minutes of plugging in the coffeemaker--there's no setup, subscription, or Internet connection required. The appliance displays the current temperature and conditions, high and low temperatures, and chance of precipitation, as well as four-day weather forecasts. The coffeemaker also displays scrolling weather information; visibility; sunrise/sunset time; the UV index; and National Weather Service warnings and alerts (the display flashes when a warning alert is issued).

At Melitta ME1MSB Smart Brew Coffeemaker

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April 5, 2007

Ambient Weather Beacon from Ambient Devices

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We have always admired anything from Ambient Devices, and we have always wanted one of the Ambient Weather Beacons. Currently, we have the 5 Day forecast from Ambient Devices, but we think we could find a place in our weather filled lives for the Ambient Weather Beacon. It's pretty simple how the device tells you about the weather, it's a sliding scale of color that glows more red if warmer and blue hues if cooler. Pulsing means rain or snow and best of all - it's silent.

At Ambient Weather Beacon

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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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February 16, 2007

The Weather Channel WS-9043TWC Wireless Weather Station with Heat Index

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The Weather Channel home weather forecaster features is a wireless weather station that provides min/max indoor/outdoor temperature and humidity. Some display features are the indoor comfort icon and a forecast icon with weather tendency. The time is radio-controlled along with the date, and there's even an alarm with adjustable snooze

At The Weather Channel WS-9043TWC Wireless Weather Station with Heat Index

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February 14, 2007

Oregon Scientific BAR898HGA Long Range Weather Forecaster with Thermometer

We haven't picked up an Oregon Scientific yet, but we do like the this unit's large backlit LCD screen displays. The Oregon Scientific BAR898HGA can display indoor and outdoor temperature in up to three locations, and includes the weather forecast for next 12-24 hours. It can even tell you humidity and barometric pressure, and the remote wireless sensor range can be used up to 300 feet away.

At Oregon Scientific BAR898HGA Long Range Weather Forecaster with Thermometer

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