Oregon Scientific Crystal Moments CW101

Come rain or shine, this little weather station is a ray of light

Image: Hugh Threlfall

Oregon Scientific makes superb and good-looking technological stuff for the house. One sweep of its website could solve a dozen Christmas present problems imaginatively. This product may not necessarily represent its finest hour, but you have to grant that it is original. This is a proper weather station that shows you what’s happening outside by means of lighting up three glass crystals to show sun, cloud and rain in different colours. (You could alternatively look out of the window.)