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Get live doppler radar maps on your iPhone

iweathr.jpgMacenstein found a great website for iPhones that allows you to view live doppler radar maps from Weather.com. Very sweet. The site: iWeathr.com (there’s no “e”)…but don’t bother trying to view the site unless if you have an iPhone because the site is designed only for iPhones.

After you choose a city, iWeathr loads the latest doppler radar maps from Weather.com and plays those images in a loop (just like Weather.com does).

I accessed the site via EDGE and it can take 20 – 60 seconds for the maps to load but it’s worth it. So, if you have an iPhone, give it a try!


Filed under: Apple, Cellphone, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Smartphone, Weather, Wireless

Review: Brookstone (Ambient Devices) Weather Wizard

brookstone-weatherwatcher.pngI bought the Brookstone Weather Wizard (which is made by Ambient Devices) as a Christmas gift for my weather junkie-girlfriend and thought I’d post a review now that we’ve been using it for over a month. And, I must say, it has delivered on its goal of allowing the viewer to get the weather forecast at a glance. For example, prior to buying it, I never checked the weather because it was so time consuming to get the weather forecast from the TV. Now, I get it in 2 seconds.

Overall, I recommend it but there are a few things you should know before you spend your hard earned cash on it:


  • The E-Ink display technology is pretty cool – it does a good job of making you feel like you’re reading ink on real paper, which is easier to read than traditional LCDs found in most other weather devices.
  • The various weather icons are very intuitive, have a ‘clean’ design, and are large enough to read from a decent viewing distance.
  • It’s the perfect size – not too big, not too small.
  • Includes a magnet so you can attach it to your fridge.
  • Includes a foldable stand so you can display it on a desk, nightstand, etc.
  • Automatically determines your location (we just inserted a pair of AAA batteries and after 5 – 10 mins the weather was displayed for Boston)
  • Clock is sychronized by satellite

Cons: Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Ambient Devices, Gadgets, Reviews, Technology, Weather, Wireless