Weather Gadgets

March 3, 2008

Chumby - The Internet Widget Gadget Display Device


We've been following the Chumby for quite some time. Chumby is an LCD display that runs software allowing you to turn Chumby into anything with their widgets. One widget allows you to even get the weather. You can also use internet radio, make Chumby an alarm clock, and share photos too. We'd love to get one for all of those features, but mostly for the weather widget.

At chumby store

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January 16, 2008

Solar Powered Thermometer - Lights Up in the Dark

Why would you want a solar-powered outdoor thermometer? So you can read the temperature in the dark. The solar thermometer stores enough solar power during the day to remain lit up for around 4-8 hours at dark. It has a temperature range of -20 F to +120 F and comes with an on-off switch that helps conserve the stored energy for delayed usage.

At Gardeners' Supply Store via Popgadget

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December 12, 2007

Skywatch Weather-Pro - Swiss Army Approved Hand Held Weather

With over 1,000 in use by the Swiss Army, the SW-4 Skywatch Weather-Pro has more information than any other handheld instrument when it comes to measuring the weather. The Swiss-Made Weather-Pro is a high precision, professional weather station suitable for the most demanding scientific and field requirements.

This instrument includes:
  • A wind vane, compass, clock, barometer, and altimeter
  • Atmospheric pressure with historygramm for the last 12 hours.
  • All electronic parts are protected in a metal case, for professional heavy-duty.
  • Windspeed and Windchill Temperature displayed on a bargraph, with minimum, maximum and wind chill factor. Current, average, maximum windspeed up to 125 MPH.

At SW-4 Skywatch Weather-Pro

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December 5, 2007

Coffee Maker Brews Great Coffee - Tells You the Weather Too

We all lead busy lives, and require real-time (and immediate), nonintrusive weather information (meaning: no pop-up ads on the internet or commercials). Melitta’s Smart Mill & Brew 10-cup programmable coffeemaker with MSN Direct region-specific weather information is a revolution in the coffee and kitchen world. It brings together the kitchen, the nucleus of the household, with up-to-date weather information, the information you demand in your recreational and work lives. Whether you’re brewing a cup of coffee for your morning ritual, or entertaining, or heading to the beach, gardening, playing tennis or golf, deciding whether or not to put sunblock on the kids, or walking out the door to work, you can access the weather information you need while brewing a cup of high-quality coffee. It’s your grind, redefined.
At Melitta ME1MSB Smart Mill & Brew 10-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

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December 4, 2007

10 Wacky Weather Forecasting Gadgets

PC Magazine has a pretty good article on wacky weather gadgets. We think their choices are pretty good - given they aren't weather obsessed and more PC focused. They feature a weather fridge, weather station, and yes even the Melitta weather station coffee center.

The big thing to remember - if you want to know the temperature, the general weather conditions, and other weather info - you're going to need to get your weather info in a variety of places throughout your house. We have weather gadgets near the front door - in our bedroom, and in places where we want to know temperature and humidity. Many of the devices in the article will fit those places quite nicely.

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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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October 4, 2007

Get Weather Kayaking with the Brunton ADC Pro Atmospheric Portable Data Center

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Whether you're riding the rapids in a whitewater kayak or reading the barometric pressure trends when the fish are rising, the Brunton ADC Pro atmospheric data center gathers and records all the key weather conditions. The ADC Pro displays such information as relative humidity, heat index, dew point, barometric pressure, and wet bulb, so you'll always know the current conditions and what's around the corner. Let your partners believe you're predicting the rain with some sort of mind-bending, supernatural powers. Brunton will take care of the science. Humidity and heat index are just a couple of the ADC Pro's vast data capabilities.

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October 1, 2007

GraGraph Home Earthquake Meter Measures Quakes


Having grown up with small earthquakes all the time in Maine (yes - I said Maine), I was always curious how strong the little quakes were. A gadget called the GraGraph has been introduced for those who want to know exactly how big an earthquake they're experiencing in real-time will be, and if they should run for the hills.

I guess I see earthquakes as ground weather. You really want to know the forecast of the big one coming, and exactly what you should to do save yourself. Costs just $85 bucks and we think it could be well worth it if you live in an area like San Francisco.

Via SCIFI.COM at EnekoShop

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September 20, 2007

Rite in the Rain - All Weather Paper

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Need to write your thoughts in a storm? "Rite in the Rain" is a truly amazing paper created specifically for writing field notes in all weather conditions. From the torrential downpours in the Pacific Northwest to the blistering heat and humidity of a Florida summer day, "Rite in the Rain" sheds water, so users can continue to write on it, even in a downpour. Using a pencil or all-weather pen, "Rite in the Rain" ensures that your notes survive the rigors of the field.

At Rite in the Rain - All Weather Paper

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September 13, 2007

Weather Hub - Forecast and Indoor Temperature on your Desktop

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We recently picked up one of these for our brother in Virginia and he loves it. The Weather Hub gives you the 12-24 hour forecas and indoor temperature, Besides the traditional desktop display and wall mount options, a magnet mount is included for additional set-up convenience on metallic surfaces.

  • Displays 12 to 24-hour weather forecasts with graphical icons (Sunny, Partially Cloudy, Cloudy, Rainy)
  • Displays indoor temperature in C° / F ° (user selectable)
  • Desk top display, wall, and magnet mount options
  • Low battery indicator
  • Temperature measuring range: 23°F to +122°F (-5°C to +50°C)
  • Temperature resolution: 0.2°F (0.1°C)
  • Three LR44 batteries included

At Weather Hubs

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