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Meet the BloomSky, your personal eye for backyard weather

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.

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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.

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The camera on the Sk2 device sits on a hinge you can swivel up and down slightly.

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Place the Bloomsky station outside for real-time weather info.

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The Bloomsky Sky2 uses a larger solar panel to charge its battery for the night.

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Inside the orb-shaped Bloomsky main unit are sensors for tracking temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, and precipitation. It also flaunts an HD camera.

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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.

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Here's an up close look at the Storm's anemometer which spins when the wind blows.

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The Bloomsky Storm gets its power from a small solar panel,

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The BloomSky system comes with a stake you drive into soft earth for mounting outdoors.

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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.

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On the back of the Bloomsky main unit are circular ridges for attaching various mounting options.

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