Talking Electronic Meteorologist
The weather in the east coast isn’t exactly the most endearing at the moment, breaking all previous snowfall records not thanks to the scourge of global warming as we pay the heavy price of the industrial revolution. Well, if you are more of a hearer than a reader, the Talking Electronic Meteorologist might be just the cup of tea for you to jolt you awake with news of blizzards and other weird weather phenomena.
This is the electronic weather station that literally tells you the weather conditions in a clear voice. At the press of a button, it streams the current audio weather forecast you’ve selected from one of 60,000 locations through the display’s dual speakers. It’s ideal for staying informed while getting dressed or performing some other activity without turning on a television or computer. No subscription fee is required. The base station wirelessly receives National Weather Service data (updated four times a day) up to 330′ away from a “weather gateway” that plugs into your existing network router (requires high-speed Internet connection). A four-day forecast, computer-updated time, date, and a scrolling text display are presented on the unit’s 4 1/2″ square LCD panel, as well as the temperature sent by an included wireless outdoor transmitter.
Retailing for $99.95, the Gateway itself is plugged into a power outlet via its AC adapter, while the Base station and transmitter runs on a trio C and a couple of AA batteries.