For $300 the BloomSky Sky2 Camera Weather Station and Storm add-on boast an array of sensors, talks to the cloud, and snaps dramatic photos.
The Bloomsky Sky2 looks just like its predecessor the first Sky unit. Inside though is the same array of weather sensors plus a new Bluetooth radio.
The camera on the Sk2 device sits on a hinge you can swivel up and down slightly.
Place the Bloomsky station outside for real-time weather info.
The Bloomsky Sky2 uses a larger solar panel to charge its battery for the night.
Inside the orb-shaped Bloomsky main unit are sensors for tracking temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and precipitation. It also flaunts an HD camera.
The Bloomsky Storm is an add-on accessory which works with the Sky and Sky2 to measure rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, and UV levels.
Here's an up close look at the Storm's anemometer which spins when the wind blows.
The Bloomsky Storm gets its power from a small solar panel,
The BloomSky system comes with a stake you drive into soft earth for mounting outdoors.
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.
On the back of the Bloomsky main unit are circular ridges for attaching various mounting options.
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