COOL ELECTRONIC GADGET: THE ORB
This cool electronic gadget is called the AMBIENT ORB. The Orb (meaning sphere or ball) that sits on your desk and unobtrusively presents you with information.
The Orb gives you - changes in the weather, the health of your stock portfolio, or if your boss or friend is on instant messenger.
How does it do it?
By changing color.
For example, this cool electronic gadget glows more green if the Dow market is going up - and red if the market is going down. If the market is moving more than 1.5% up or down the Ambient Orb pulsates.
It can be customized to a set of free channels, such as market indices (Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500) or weather in select cities.
Optionally, you can upgrade to access more premium channels, such as your customized portfolio, local weather, pollen count, or IM buddy watch.
If you are web-savvy, there is a developer interface where web programming can control the color of your Orb with a simple http “get” call. You can track how full your hard drive is - or traffic on your website - or your credit card debt.
This cool electronic gadget simply plugs into any standard 110v power outlet - and it is up and running on a nationwide wireless network - no internet connection is required - AND the Orb does not attach to a PC.
Most popular Ambient Channels for the Ambient Orb are: Stock Portfolio, Weather Forecast, Pollen Forecast and Web Traffic.
All that in a frosty glass ball (Orb) that sets on your desk or shelf.
This is one of the most unique cool electronic gadgets that I have run across. Handy, informational, and a great conversation piece that has value.