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Thursday, January 27, 2005


Weather Cube 2

Have I mentioned that I can get the police band on this thing?

"Male in jersey headed southbound on Atlantic."

Blogger Mick thought:

That's to protect you from running afoul of the weather!

January 29, 2005 at 6:02 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Welcome back Mick. You had an impersonator called Anonymous for a while there. Heather will be happy to see that you're alive.


January 29, 2005 at 8:53 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger spencer thought:

now, what is that thing?

January 31, 2005 at 9:39 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger mshood thought:

My God, my grandfather had one of those. It sat on the kitchen table next to his favorite chair. Kickin'.

February 2, 2005 at 1:23 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

The Weathercube is a small tabletop radio (sold by RadioShack in the 80's) that can tune in frequencies within the Public Service Band.

Wherever you live in the U.S. you're within range of a transmitter that broadcasts weather information 24 hours a day. The Weathercube was designed to be a simple radio that picks up and plays that information. You simply depress the single off-white button on its upper edge, and you hear the forecast.

What's cool about it (besides the minimal, retro aesthetic) is that in highly populated areas, you can pick up a lot of other broadcasts. Most notably in New York: car services, bike messengers, EMTs, and cops.


February 2, 2005 at 3:08 PM - Comment Permalink  

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