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Worldeye is the animated globe that offers a realistic visual experience of the world

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Oct 20, 2013
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  1. There was once a time when owning a desk globe was viewed as a bit of a status symbol but now, it simply means you’ve fallen behind the times (see Google Maps). A Japanese company by the name of Gakken...

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Interesting. But with curved display technology just around the corner (It's here in some limited forms), someone will do better.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269

    Just another expensive gimmick as far as I'm concerned.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,409   +3,422

    Another object to put on a shelf and collect dust, for all to worship. LOL
    davislane1 likes this.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    It is pretty gimmicky, but pretty cool. I would take Google earth over this.
  6. A really nice idea there!
    but it should be a touchscreen connected to the internet and running google earth right on that globe directly

    so you could zoom in and out with your fingers swipe to turn the globe and such
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,409   +3,422

    For $650, you would think that was the way it is.
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  8. WithoutAnyMilk

    WithoutAnyMilk TS Enthusiast Posts: 29   +10

    How is owning a desk globe a sign of having "fallen behind the times"? If anything, I'd say it's relevant insofar that you're one of the few people left in existence who actually knows global geography.

    Don't believe me? Ask anyone at work if they can point to Sudan. Or if you really want to shame them: Iraq or Afghanistan. There are plenty of folks who can't even point to France, Italy, or the Mediterranean Sea. o.O

    Fallen behind? Nah. But then again, I'm probably just an old fuddy-duddy.
  9. For $653, I could purchase a cheap mini projector & tablet, then display google maps on a wall with interactivity being on the tablet...with more features.
  10. Jeff DeWitt

    Jeff DeWitt TS Rookie

    Techmoan over on YouTube did a nice review of this. It's a really neat gadget and I was impressed enough I ordered one. However, do some checking, you can get on on eBay from reputable sellers for a LOT less than $653.

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