How quickly does an atlas or reference book about a country go out of date these days? Oregon Scientific has taken the traditional globe and integrated interactive technology to design the worldds first Internet-updateable globe, the SmartGlobe.

The SmartGlobe is not all childds play. The globe has been designed for both children and adults, and can be customised with three age-based knowledge levels from child to adult, so therees no excuse not to understand more about our global neighbours.

The SmartGlobee System combined with SmartPenn touch technology is a unique resource that will change your perspective on the world, a wealth of up-to-date information and current world news at your fingertips. Whatts more, the SmartGlobe will never go out of date with unlimited information easily downloaded musing the USB connection for data updates (SmartUpdate) via the Internet.

Developed specifically for the Australian market, the SmartGlobe features local maps, state flags, in-depth local information and, when the talking globe speaks, it is in Australian English.

For convenience, there are three sound modes available, a built in speaker, SmartPen speaker and there is even an option for headphones.

Take a digital tour of the world or utilise the SmartGlobe for school assignments or business presentations. Learn about history, cultures, geography, languages weather, populations, or even compare two places to find out the time difference, distance or flying time.

The feature-packed SmartGlobe has been designed with a number of fun interactive resources based on four key knowledge areas: Touchh, for information about a country; Comparee, everything from population to distance and time; Findd will challenge your geography skills; and the Knowledgee option will provide a range of amazing facts and interesting trivia from around the world.

With the SmartGlobe you can even go head-to-head with up to four people to test your world knowledge.

As a tech toy or a gift, the Oregon Scientific SmartGlobee has something for everyone.

Features

Customised knowledge levels: ages 5-8, 9-14 and 15 to adult. ?Head-to-head game play for up to four people about world facts and world news. ?Developed specifically for the Australian and New Zealand market, with in-depth local information including local maps and state flags for both Australia and New Zealand.

The Australian market SmartGlobee speaks in Australian English.

Three sound modes: built in speaker, SmartPenn speaker and also an option for headphones.

30 activities including Touch, Compare, Find and Knowledge.

Size: 275 x 25 x 380 mm; Globe Diameter: 254 mm

PC Software: Window XP, 2K, Me

Price

$199 RRP

Source: Oregon Scientific