By Craig Zammit
SYDNEY: Oregon Scientific is set to release the world’s first fully interactive, touch-sensitive internet globe next week, designed to provide information on any country around the world across three age-based knowledge levels.
The SmartGlobe (RRP $199) utilises the Oregon SmartPen touch technology to provide users up-to-date information on any location, with knowledge levels customised ages five to eight, nine to 14, and 15 to adult.
Users apply the SmartPen to whichever location they wish to learn about, and the SmartGlobe provides information on local maps, state flag, current world news and in-depth local information via its speech capabilities through the built-in speaker.
Developed specifically for the Australian market, the SmartGlobe can be updated regularly via its USB connection for quick information downloads.
The SmartGlobe also features a ‘knowledge’ function which lets up to four users go head-to-head to test their world knowledge in areas such as history, cultures, geography, languages, weather or populations.
SmartGlobe can also compare two locations to find out the time difference, distance or flying time between them.