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Live from CES: Products for Weather Enthusiasts

DiscoblogBy Tyghe TrimbleJanuary 9, 2008 12:00 AM


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Oregon Scientific is looking out their window this CES, unveiling two new weather-detecting devices that will let you know what’s going on outside. You may be asking, "Why would I need to know the weather in my backyard?" If so, you are decidedly not a weather enthusiast and you may want to pass up these products. If you were wondering, "Can I get temperature, humidity, wind, rain, and dew point not only in my ZIP code, but in my own backyard as well?" then you might be interested in the Professional Weather Center, a pricey (MSRP is $420) but slick collection of weather-watching devices that measures ten aspects of your backyard, including the UV level, heat index, phase of the moon, and wind chill, among others.


On a smaller—and simpler—scale is the weather watch. This reasonably small watch that has icons that tell if its raining, cloudy, sunny or there is going to be weather in your zip code in up to 24 hours. For $70, this water resistant watch is affordable and has all the functions you’d expect—an alarm, timer and stopwatch. Still, the idea of a weather-telling watch is a bit strange for those not enthused by hourly changes in the weather. But for those who would rather read about the weather than go outside and hold out their hands, Oregon Scientific may has some products for them.


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