Product Review: La Crosse Technology EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer

La Crosse Technology EA-3010 Handheld AnemometerInterested in learning more about the La Crosse Technology EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer before you buy?
Check out our review below to find out how this anemometer works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it. Feel free to leave your own review of this product in the comments section below.

How Does It Work?

The term anemometer is from the Greek word anemos, which means wind. This anemometer measures wind speed using the Beaufort scale, shown below. The Beaufort scale is a system that estimates wind force based on the visible effects of the wind on the physical environment.

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The EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer also measures wind chill and temperature information. Wind chill provides an indication of how cold it feels given the combined effects of the actual air temperature and the wind speed. This is automatically calculated and comes in handy when preparing for outdoor activities in cold weather.

Notable Features

Compact. Smart. Simple.

I love that this anemometer is compact and portable – it fits perfectly in my pocket or bag. Plus, the energy-saving battery automatically switches the device off if no buttons are pressed after 34 minutes. You won’t have to worry about replacing the battery on a regular basis, as the CR2032 button cell battery will last approximately one year.

Best of all? It’s easy to use! Since the LCD screen visually displays the wind speed as a number (0-12) based on the Beaufort scale, there’s no calculating involved.

Who Should Buy It?

The EA-3010 Handheld Anemometer from La Crosse Technology is the perfect pocket-sized accessory for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. It’s a great device to have when planning for outdoor activities. Also makes a great gift item!

Available now at Klockit.com: www.klockit.com/products/sku-16679.html

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Product Review: AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center

Get the weather forecast for your exact location on a gorgeous LCD display with AcuRite’s 02007 Digital Weather Center! This professional weather station is a definite winner, and I’ll tell you why. Read the review below to find out how this weather station works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it.

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How Does It Work?

The AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center is equipped with patent-pending Precision Forecasting to provide your personal forecast of morning, noon and night (4-hour, 4 to 8-hour and 8 to 12-hour) weather conditions.

AcuRite’s Precision Forecasting technology combines North America’s regional weather patterns with data measured by a sensor in your yard to generate the most accurate forecast available for your exact location.

Notable Features

color-displayThe AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center was a wonderful addition to my desk. I would catch myself looking at the gorgeous color display throughout the day. I am still very impressed with the weather center and its intelligent layout of data points. So easy to read!

Here are the top 4 features I enjoyed the most: (1) The backlighting on the color display looks great and is easy to read from across the room. (2) PLUS! The included power adapter allows the color display to be lit all day and eliminates the use and cost of batteries. (3) Accurate data and forecasts. The ability to provide weather conditions and forecasts for my exact location alone makes this weather center worth the investment. (4) Finally, the outdoor sensor is extremely weather-resistant and is equipped to easily send the signal long distances and even through walls.

Who Should Buy It?

Hands down, I would highly recommend the AcuRite 02007 Digital Weather Center to anyone. For the money, you can’t go wrong! Purchase for yourself or as a gift – the price is right for this AcuRite weather station!

Available now at Klockit.com: www.klockit.com/products/sku-16829.html

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Product Review: AcuRite 02020 Portable Lightning Detector

AcuRite 02020 Portable Lightning DetectorStay one step ahead of the storm with AcuRite’s portable lightning detector! It’s the perfect grab-and-go device for outdoor enthusiasts who need to be aware of inclement weather. Read our review below to find out how this lightning detector works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it.

How Does It Work?

This lightning detector alerts users of cloud-to-ground, cloud-to-cloud and intra-cloud lightning strikes within a 25-mile range of the device. Once lightning has been detected, users are alerted with an audible alarm, flashing red LED light, and message on the main screen. The main screen also displays a running total of detected lightning strikes and an estimated distance of lightning-producing storms.

Notable Features

Not only is this device pocket-sized and portable, it’s also weather resistant! You’ll be able to take this lightning detector anywhere without worrying whether it’ll get ruined by outdoor elements. We also like that this device prevents false lightning strike detection with its enhanced interference rejection capabilities.

Who Should Buy It?

We would recommend this device to golfers, fishermen, coaches, and anyone who spends a large amount of time outdoors and needs to be aware of inclement weather. Purchase for yourself or as a gift – the price is right for this portable lightning detector!

Available at Klockit.com: www.klockit.com/products/sku-16830.html

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Memorial Urns for Loved Ones and Pets

The passing of a loved one is a difficult time. We understand the selection of an urn is very important, as it provides a home for the cremated remains and servers as a permanent memorial to your loved one. We hope one of these high quality memorial urns will pay humble tribute to your loved one’s life.

Each urn below can be purchased as a finished product, or as a kit so you can build it yourself and finish with the stain of your choice.

(1) Highland Memorial Urn

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Our Highland Memorial Urn beautifully commemorates the life of your loved one with a polished brass clock face on its front. Both the finished and kit versions of this urn are made from white maple wood; the non-kit version comes fully assembled and finished in a cherry stain.

Remove the back panel of this urn to reveal a separate 200 cubic inch cremains box. This box will hold the remains of a person or pet that weighed 200 pounds or less before cremation.

Finished Version: #16610

Kit Version: #34251

(2) Harleigh Memorial Urn

16611The Harleigh Memorial Urn is truly a unique piece that will honor your loved one. Personalize the large front side with a favorite photo of your loved one; the double layer photo mat on the front will accommodate a 3.5″W x 5.5″H or 4″W x 6″H photo.

Both versions of this urn are made from walnut wood; the non-kit version comes fully assembled and finished in a medium walnut stain. The inside of the urn holds a separate 150 cubic inch cremains bag that will hold the remains of a person or pet that weighed 150 pounds or less before cremation. Personalize even further with an engraved nameplate.

Finished Version: #16611

Kit Version: #34252

(3) Lane Memorial Urn

16612Our Lane Memorial Urn is ideal for small pets. Customize this urn by adding a photo to the included 3.5” photo frame insert. The insert easily attaches to any location on the box for viewing. This urn can also be personalized an engraved nameplate.

Both versions of this urn are made from solid red oak wood; the non-kit version comes fully assembled and finished in a warm oak stain. The inside of the urn holds a separate 54 cubic inch cremains bag that will hold the remains of a pet that weighed 54 pounds or less before cremation.

Finished Version: #16612

Kit Version: #34253

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

5 Unique Holiday Gifts Under $10

Looking for unique stocking stuffers or holiday gifts? Klockit has the perfect items for less than $10!

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1. Admiral Fitzroy Storm Glass

1Our best-selling Admiral Fitzroy Storm Glass is perfect for any weather enthusiast or history buff.  Used by sailors in the 1700’s, this storm glass can be used to predict changes in weather. It is believed that the electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate the crystals inside the glass.

Buy it here! #32000 at Klockit.com

2. 3D Alarm Clock Wooden Puzzle

2Crafters and kids 6+ will love this wooden puzzle!  Assemble the pre-cut wooden pieces, touch up the edges with sandpaper, and it’s ready to stain or paint. Comes with the clock movement and hands.

Buy it here! #34133 at Klockit.com

3. Vintage Bracelet Watch

3The ladies on your shopping list will love this vintage bracelet watch. This new customer favorite has an orange braided leather band, ornamental bezel, and butterfly charm. The snap closure is adjustable to fit up to two sizes.

Buy it here! #83249 at Klockit.com

4. Jumbo Easy-Read Digital Timer

4The cook on the list will love this easy-to-read digital timer.  It sticks to the fridge, has a clip for an apron, or will stand upright on the counter.  Counts up and down, includes a stopwatch feature, and has a loud alarm. The memory feature stores and recalls the last recorded value.

Buy it here! #16883 at Klockit.com

5. Spinning Gypsy Fortune Teller

5Need a gift for the person who has everything? The Spinning Gypsy Fortune Teller is the perfect unique gift!  The heavy-weight metal decision maker spins freely by twisting the large ball, and when it stops, you’ll have one of 9 answers: No Way, Possibly, Not Sure, Yes, Go Fish, Ask Later, No, Definitely and Spin Again.

Buy it here! #42018 at Klockit.com

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many items in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Product Review: Display Cabinet Woodworking Plan

Patience, time and love go into handmade quilts and knitted blankets. Our team believes they should be proudly displayed when not in use, so we created a versatile display cabinet woodworking plan to help guide you to build a new home for your treasure(s).

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Notable Features

The top of the finished display cabinet pulls opens via a lid support arm. Once open, you have access to vertically lay quilts or blankets on the 3 included pegs. If you don’t want to display your items vertically, you can incorporate 3 shelves on which you can display your folded quilts/blankets or your favorite kick-knacks. The glass panels on the front and sides allow multiple views of your displayed treasures.

The woodworking plan is detailed yet easy to follow via dimensional drawings for each wood piece and step-by-step instructions. The hardware package for this woodworking plan is sold separately and includes all necessary hardware including the continuous hinge, magnetic door catch, surface mount lock and key and lid support arm.

The finished size of the Display Cabinet is 43 ½”H x 23”W x 15”D – so it’s not too big, but not too small either. I think it would be a great addition to my living room!

Questions About This Woodworking Plan?

We’d love to answer any questions about this new woodworking plan. Please post your questions in the comments sections below.

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many products in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.

Product Review: Bear Family Lodge Woodworking Plan

Looking to create the perfect gift for your children or grandchildren this holiday? The hours of labor you put into the new Bear Family Lodge Woodworking Plan will be forever worthwhile as your loved one creates fantasy story lines for the bear family.

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Plan Overview

This intricate woodworking plan includes patterns that are shown in full-size color displays on 11”x17” pages. The plan will guide you through the construction of a miniature log cabin, a 5-member bear family, and rustic furniture pieces. The bear family includes Father Bear, Mother Bear, the Twins, and a Baby. Father Bear measures in at a height of 5-1/2”; the overall finished size lodge of 24”H x 43”W x 28”D. Once constructed, each family member will be able to sit, stand, raise their arms, and turn their heads.

Their beautiful lodge includes items such as a porch swing, dining table, bed, nightstand, cradle, rocking horse, and a log rack. You’ll be impressed with even the smallest details that went into this plan – such as a chandelier, picture frames, pillows, candles, and lamp.

Get creative by adding sticks and segments from real tree branches as accents for some of the furniture. Masonry information is included in the plan if you prefer to construct the fireplace from real rock.

Bottom Line

Passed down through generations, this elaborate lodge will be the focal point of any playroom or bedroom. Or keep the finished product for yourself and use as a display piece in your home. Bottom Line? The high detail in this plan makes this product truly amazing.

View plan now at Klockit.com

Written By: Rachel Hicks

Rachel is part of the Klockit committee responsible for finding and researching new products. She has helped review many itmes in order to understand what makes a great product for all of our Klockit customers.