This is a wonderful gift and curious item. The barometer seems to be affected by the temperature as well as the air pressure. I put it in my vacuum machine and it certainly showed the lower pressure. But late in the day when it is hotter it seems to react accordingly. The thermometer is cute and quite responsive in the range of normal room temperatures. When the box came I thought it was broken as the thermometer floating vials clinked against the glass tube like a broken light bulb. But all was ok -- it was well packed. I used carpet tape to affix the two items to the base as they easily tip out of the base. The "filler" tube (with syringe) is hard to insert in the barometer -- it gets stuck half way down. Just inject a bit of water and tip it to wet the glass filler neck and it will insert better.
(0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)Hughie on 8/14/2014
Purchased this on sale, and after reading the decent reviews online and on Amazon.com, I decided (because of the sale price) that this was a good deal. At $26.99, this made a wonderful gift for my father. He stated that he likes his red food coloring a lot better than the blue he first used. He also stated that it fluctuates and moves quite a lot. When visiting his nice new home, it does look pretty impressive sitting in the middle of the wine bar shelves. It's possible that, next time it goes on sale, I'll buy one of these for myself! FREE shipping really completes this deal! Thank you, Meritline!
(0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)bought as gift; they like it! on 7/31/2014
Very cool item. I have it by my window and it looks great. It actually works very well.
(0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)Art on 5/6/2014
Great office piece. It sits on my desk all day. The globe does require water and a little set up but it comes with the tools needed. You have to provide the food coloring though unless you like a clear ocean. Thermometer is sealed and accurate. Overall a nice piece
(0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)Erik on 4/3/2014
Agree with Michael's review - great office addition and cool conversation piece. The wood is golden oak and not cherry, as shown in the picture - but still very nice.
Followed the instructions and no problems - just requires you provide water (distilled recommended) and some food coloring for the globe.
The thermometer is pretty accurate and the barometer is as well, especially as when I set it up today happens to be stormy.
It's cool and I like it - nice piece for $30! :)
(0 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)Joe on 3/26/2014
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Great addition to my office. The wood is more of a golden oak than the picture. Used three drops of food coloring in a glass of distilled water for the globe. I followed the directions that came with it for filling the globe and it all went as planned. The temperature seems pretty accurate compared to my digital gauge.
(1 people found this comment helpful, 0 did not)Michael on 3/1/2014
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