By Andrew Liszewski
Even though you have to leave your computer, game consoles and PVR behind when you hit the great outdoors it doesn’t mean you have to stay gadget free. Like GPS devices this handheld weather forecaster from Oregon Scientific is designed to be used while camping or hiking to provide you with constantly updated info on the local weather situation.
The unit is roughly the size of a short, squat cellphone and the LCD screen displays the local temperature and humidity readings in addition to a 12 to 24 hour weather forecast using animated icons. It also includes a moon phase indicator, severe weather alert indicator and alarm clock functions complete with crescendo alarm and snooze button.
It’s currently available directly from Oregon Scientific for $39.95.