For $169 (which converts to £100, AU$180) the BloomSky personal weather station promises an array of sensors, to talk to the cloud, and snap dramatic photos.
Inside the orb-shaped BloomSky are sensors for tracking temperature, UV light, humidity, barometric pressure, and precipitation. It also flaunts an HD camera.
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The BloomSky comes with a stake you drive into soft earth for mounting outdoors.
Place the BloomSky outside for real-time weather info.
The BloomSky's rather sinister-looking stake has a dangerous appearance but is made of plastic. You put it together yourself, and its height isn't adjustable.
Check weather conditions through the BloomSky mobile app or via an optional ($39, converted to £20, AU$40) indoor unit.
On the back of the BloomSky are circular ridges for attaching various mounting options.
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