Setting aside some space for this kind of decoration in an office or study makes the right kind of statement, and now you can really amp it to the next level.
In a movie, you can be reasonably sure that whoever is depicted as owning a globe is sophisticated. People like this can tell which one is Kyrgyzstan and know things like that a single country separates Finland from North Korea.
The coolest globe I ever saw before this one had different nations inlaid in semi-precious stones, with gold embossing showing their names. Unfortunately, the people who made them somehow got confused over what certain countries were called, which may have contributed to them going out of business.
Although the globe itself is only 3 inches in diameter, this one is even better. It floats in midair, supported by magnetic fields from the C-shaped stand – you can actually flick it with two fingers and watch it spin for several minutes.
In terms of appearance, you could probably call it a fusion of art deco and cyberpunk. Importantly, LEDs embedded in the base give a really cool effect in a dimly lit room, especially when the globe is in motion.
There are a few things with this that are less than ideal. As mentioned, it’s not very large, which makes it difficult to identify some countries. The manufacturer doesn’t try to obscure this fact, though, and the machine would probably consume more than a miserly two watts of power if it were larger.
It also takes some practice to position the globe correctly and make it levitate, and playing around with it sometimes causes the globe to stick to the top. Other than this, though, there’s no assembly required. Its construction feels kind of cheap, even though it looks high-quality. This might work better as a desktop decoration than as a toy for kids.
Whether you are interested in stargazing and planets, or just work as a travel agent, a logistics expert, or a teacher, it will look great on your desk. Or you might go for this if you just like to watch things that seem weird and magical.