Product Review: Smart Solar 84021-WLS1 Biltmore Star Lantern

The Biltmore Star Lantern is one of the newest lanterns to Smart Solar’s line of stylish battery-powered lanterns. Continue reading

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Product Review: Young Town Push-On Quartz Clock Movement

This Young Town push-on clock movement is one of the newest movements to Klockit’s line of quartz clock movements. It’s a precise motor that’s easy to assemble with hands and has a neat design. Read the review below to find out how this quartz clock movement works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it.

Young Town Push On Movement

Push On – Is It That Easy?

The answer is YES! It really is that easy. Simply push on the hour and minute clock hands, and then press on the cap pin or second hand. You’ll like that there’s no tiny thru nut to thread on the movement’s shaft to hold the minute hand on.

Notable Features:

This push-on clock movement is easy to install – but that’s not the only thing you’ll enjoy! Young Town has been making clock movements on precision machinery imported from Switzerland and Germany for nearly 39 years. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you purchased a quality clock movement.

We also enjoyed the design of this movement because it allows you to see the moving gears through the movement’s back.

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Who Should Buy It?

After thoroughly testing and working with this clock movement, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quality quartz clock movement that’s easy to integrate with their clock project. At just $3.99, the price is right for this clock movement. Makes a great replacement for existing or outdated clock motors!

Available now at Klockit.com:
www.klockit.com/products/sku-10015.html

Interested in a movement that updates itself? Check out our atomic clock movements and Set & Forget clock movements!

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: LED Word Clock

Looking for a unique timepiece? This LED Word Clock provides a new, exciting way of looking at the time. Read the review below to find out how this clock works, what its most notable features are, and who should buy it.

Forget Numbers!

Instead of hands or a digital display, this unique clock displays the current time as words. How? The clock selectively highlights a matrix of words in a bright white LED light to display the current time in 5-minute increments. For example, if the time was 8:50, the clock would read, “It is ten minutes to nine.” At 5:25, it would read, “It is twenty-five minutes past five.”

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Notable Features

Easy to Set Up and Use: This clock is very easy to set up. Simply unpack from box and packaging, and then plug in the included DC adapter. Press the + and – buttons on the side of the clock until the correct time reads on the screen. Use the easel back to prop the clock up on your desk – or use the wall mount hole on the back of the clock to hang on a wall.

Attractive Display: It’s a cool twist on the traditional timepiece. This clock is sure to stand out in any room and be a conversational piece with guests.

Sized Right: This clock is sized right at 8 inches square, great for any desktop or as a smaller wall clock. You’ll be able to read the time from across the room, thanks to the bright white LED light that perfectly pops the words on the front of this clock.

Who Should Buy It?

We enjoyed having this LED Word Clock in our homes and would highly recommend it to anyone for their home or as a gift! This clock is easy to set up and use, plus you’re sure to impress guests with the unique display. Replace your current desk or wall clock with this LED Word Clock, or give as a gift this holiday season. You won’t be disappointed!

Available now at Klockit.com:
www.klockit.com/products/sku-16742.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: Rectangle Cuckoo Clock

Rectangle Cuckoo ClockKlockit’s new rectangle cuckoo clock puts a modern twist on traditional cuckoo clocks. Interested in learning more? Read our review below to find out how this unique cuckoo clock 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?

Every hour on the hour, the doors on this cuckoo clock open and a small bird emerges to sing its song. Choose from 12 delightful bird sounds, or select the special cuckoo call. At dusk, the built-in light sensor automatically silences the bird sounds for a peaceful night’s sleep.

This cuckoo clock also features a large clock case made from lightweight metal, and doubles as a message board. Use the two included bird magnets to stick messages to the clock’s front. The attractive pendulum and bob are powered by a precise clock movement and gently swing below the clock case.

Notable Features

At first glance, you’ll notice that this cuckoo clock puts a modern twist on traditional cuckoo clocks. But that’s not the only notable feature this unique cuckoo clock has to offer. The attractive design on the clock’s front doubles as a message board, complete with two bird-shaped magnets.

In the back, you’ll find the clock’s back panel is magnetic and can be removed in seconds for easy access to the clock movement. This cuckoo clock is larger than the traditional cuckoo clock, but is made from lightweight metal material and is easy to hang on the wall.

Back Image of Cuckoo Clock

Who Should Buy It?

Our new rectangle cuckoo clock is the perfect modern timepiece for any home or office setting. It’s easy to set up out of the box and hang on the wall. Of course it’ll look great on your wall, but this unique cuckoo clock also makes a great birthday or holiday gift!

Available now at Klockit.com: www.klockit.com/products/sku-16305.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: 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.

Beaufort Scale

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: 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.