Talking thermometer: Is there a thermometer that will warn you out-loud if the temperature drops below a certain level?
Is there a thermometer that will warn you out-loud if the temperature drops below a certain level?
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It is a good idea to be mindful of going outside in extreme weather conditions.
You may be interested in knowing about 'talking thermometers'. These devices, which can typically mount on a wall or stand upright, notify you when outdoor temperatures drop below or go above a certain temperature. Here are direct links to a couple of examples of such products, which range in price from $20 to $30 (Cdn):
- Talking Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer with LCD Screen (at CNIB Online Store) allows you to hear the outdoor and indoor temperatures out loud with the touch of a button. This device, which also displays the temperature in easy-to-see black numbers on an LCD screen, can be purchased for about $30 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee. You will also need to purchase two AAA batteries to work the device.
- Talking Indoor-Outdoor Thermometer (at The Braille Superstore) allows you to stay on top of the weather without going outside. This device, which can be set to either Celsius or Fahrenheit, alerts you out loud when the outside temperature drops below 32 degrees or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. To set up the thermometer, simply place the device near a window and stick the 10-foot probe outside. This product costs about $15 (Cdn) and does not include batteries in the order (two AAA batteries are required).
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