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WoodStation

Timber timepiece that predicts the weather

WoodStation

Timber timepiece that predicts the weather

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Showing thew movement sensor being activated on the WoodStation

Movement sensor

An electronic gizmo made of wood makes as much sense as a trombone made of mince. But once you see the über stylish WoodStation in action you’ll appreciate this unorthodox union in an instant. And that’s because this seamless block of designer timber is actually a motion sensitive LED clock/weather station.

Yes, we know plastic’s fantastic but you can’t beat a gorgeous slab of wood (even if the wood in question has actually been laminated). Especially when glowing numerals and symbols appear on its smooth surface, as if by magic, the second it senses movement. The effect is head-scratchingly impressive.

You can even view the WoodStation’s mysterious luminous display in direct sunlight. Talk about cutting-edge arboreal design meets high-tech electronic wizardry. All right then, don’t.

Pushing the Snooze button Showing the buttons on the back of the WoodStation The weather report icons

Snooze button

Controls on the back

The weather report

An ideal gift for anyone who abandoned TV forecasts the day Michael Fish boobed big time, the WoodStation’s large coloured icons show sunny, partly cloudy, rainy, snowy and stormy conditions, so even a meteorological dunderhead can suss out what shoes to wear.

Lifestyle image of the WoodStation on a bedside table

Wake up with the WoodStation!


If Beeb style weather symbols are too tame, Ian McCaskill wannabes can check out barometric pressure, indoor relative temperature and indoor relative hygrometry data, enabling them to predict the weather up to 24 hours in advance. With features that flashy it goes without saying that the WoodStation also boasts hour, calendar, alarm and snooze functions.

Place the WoodStation on a table or hang it on the wall and we forecast guests will be flummoxed and wowed in equal measure, even if they’ve got zero interest in the time, date or weather. After all, it’s not every day you see a glowing plank telling the time and predicting the weather. Unless you watch GMTV.

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The icons and information  on the WoodStation

(From L-R) Available in Walnut and Maple



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Description
Please note:
  • Although the body of the Woodstation is made from wood, the actual surface is a wood-look laminate
  • The WoodStation comes with a 2 year warranty
  • Mains or battery powered (requires 4 x AA - included)
  • Available in Walnut or Maple finish
  • Can be wall mounted
Features:
  • Barometer: weather symbols; sunny - partly cloudy - cloudy - rainy / snowy and stormy
  • Temperature (interior)
  • Humidity (interior)
  • Hour
  • Calendar
  • Alarm / snooze
Dimensions:
  • Approximately 22.5cm(H) x 13cm(W) x 6.4cm(D)
  • Weight: 600g


Customer Reviews

I have the maple one of these and even in shadow I struggle to read the time from any distance. It does however predict the weather quite well. Overall I've been rather disappointed.
Paul, UK - 21st January 2011
A very clever piece of equipment that intially looks impressive, however the novelty soon wears off. It's certainly accurate - the symbol changed from "cloudy" to "rainy" and a few minutes later the rain started falling. Downside - expensive and to be honest the laminate looks a bit tacky (think formica). I got the maple version but I doubt the walnet version is any different. Ny the way - 4 AA batteries ARE included.
Nigel Miller, Kent - 16th July 2009

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