The Multi-function Radio & Thermometer Digital Photo Frame


AMEX announced its two new digital photo frames – SR-7 and SW-7. Both of them have 7 inches TFT color LCD with resolution 800×480 and allow to display your photos from USB memory stick or MS/MMC/SD/XD/CF card. Additionally SR-7 has built-in indoor thermometer, radio controlled clock, dual snooze alarm and calendar and SW-7 – weather forecast, built-in RF 433MHz wireless thermometer / hygrometer
which can be linked with up to 5 remote sensors with auto scroll, display the sunrise / sunset, moonrise / moonset time and sun moon location display according to defined home location. This is a very useful functionality in my opinion.

The AMEX digital photo frames SR-7 and SW-7 will be available soon at expected price $129.00 and $139.00 respectively.

[via Engadget]

TV Weather Station

TV Weather Station

That weather station can display its data directly on your big plasma instead of small monochrome LCD monitor. It includes a temperature sensor together with radio transmitter, wind sensor and rain sensor. The information can be transmitted up to 60 meters (196.85ft) to the indoor receiver for displaying. The receiver, connected to the TV using RCA cable, analyzes 11 weather conditions and generates easy-to-read weather report.

I’m also thinking about creation of personal weather station. But my choice won’t be TV one. Because for me much more important to connect the weather station to the PC. In that case using special software like Oww and home automation system like LinuxMCE you can show weather report on PC, TV, Internet Tablet or smartphone.

Check the weather with Irox Mete-On 1

Mete-On 1 a real pro at weather

Mete-On 1 produced by Irox uses the innovative new ‘Personal Meteo Concept’ to deliver professional weather forecasts. It displays a weather forecast for 4 days and nights in 60 regions around Western Europe. It also provides two days forecasts for many other regions outside this area. The forecast is produced daily by professional meteorologists working on the Campus of Bern University in the capital of Switzerland. It is broadcast alongside the Swiss (HGB) and German (DCF) time signals giving it a range in excess of 1500 km from the transmitters. You can buy Mete-On 1 for £197.00.
So, this gadget doesn’t include any sensors. It just receives a weather information from the professional meteostation. In one hand it’s enough if this service covers your area. But if not the weather station will be preferable.

[via BIOS]