For Geography freaks like myself globes are items of real beauty. However as great as spinning a globe, perusing the world and deciding where you are going on holiday is, I can’t help feeling that most globes are a bit two dimensional. Step forward gadget site IWOOT which has just snapped up what sound sounds like the smartest globe ever.
The £99.99 3D Interactive Smart Globe also features a mini on board PC which is powered by a smart pen. All you need do is point the pen in the direction of a country and you can find out fabulous facts about the place via the globe’s built-in speakers. Currency, capital cities, national anthems, history, current leaders and a whole lot more are a click away and as the globe has a USB connection the information it carries can be constantly updated.
It also boasts a series of games including the classic ‘find the city;’ where the globe announces city names and the user has to find them. I’d probably never leave home again.