Best Weather Gadget Reviews

We often get asked about diffrent weather gadgets or devices, what we think of them, which are the best, etc.  WXobservation is all about weather observation and the tools built around it.  Although our main focus is on home weather stations, there are many additional personal weather devices that can be used while on the go or at work.  These are commonly used by campers, hikers, law enforcement, boaters, fishermen, hunters, outdoorsmen, and anyone that wants or needs to watch the weather while away from home.  This page is dedicated to reviews on the best weather gadgets and other, similar devices that fall outside the realm of home weather stations.


Top Remote Temperature Monitors

A wireless remote temperature monitor can be peace of mind, a convenience, or perhaps someday save you thousands of dollars in damage to your home or personal property.  With the right device or gadget, you can view the temperature and humidity of your vacation home, extra freezer, or pet enclosure anywhere via your smartphone, tablet, or a PC.  They can even send you custom alerts or notifications when something changes or temperatures exceed your preset limitations. Read More…


Top 5 Lighthing Detectors & Reviews

Handheld personal lightning detectors are commonly used by campers, golfers, fishermen, and for sporting events.  They can save lives by alerting you to a lightning storm.  See why lightning detectors made our list of best weather gadgets. Read More…


Best Indoor Air Quality Monitors

Is the air you breathe in your house clean?  Is it safe?  Indoor air quality monitors measure things like VOCs, dust particles, temperature, and humidty to monitor the quality of air we breathe.  Knowing the quality level so you can do something about it when needed can bring you peace of mind.  Some IAQ monitors even include outdoor weather station modules and are an important part of our gadget reviews. Read More…


Best Weather Radios & Reviews

Whether preparing for severe weather at your home or planning a camping trip or hike, a weather radio can make sure you’re alerted to critial information right away.  Many special weather radios can also include special emergency alerts, flashlights, hand cranks, solar panels, and more. We’ve categorized the many types of weather radios and provide recommendations of the best in each category. Read More…


Best Hygrometer / Humidity Meter

Humidity levels are something we don’t think about often, but can be critical during certain times of the year.  The comfort of our homes, the well-being of the building materials, and our health all rely upon humidity levels in our homes staying near optimal levels.  See our list of the best hygrometers available in order keep track of where the humidity in your home falls. Read More…


Best Portable Weather Station: Buying Guide & Reviews

Portable weather stations, also called handheld weather stations, are beneficial for acquiring field weather data that is accurate and real-time no matter where you are.  They are weather gadgets used by fun-seekers and professionals alike. Read More…


Ultimate Guide & Review: Kestrel Weather Meters

See our ultimate guide Kestrel wind meters and weather meters.  They are handy, portable, and some of them are like carrying an entire weather station in your pocket.  We’ll walk you through the diffrences and help determine which is best for you. Read More…


Best Home Wind Turbines:  Top 8 & Buyer’s Guide

Home wind turbines can supplement the existing electricity on your property, or even make you money by feeding it back into the grid!  Wind energy is a clean, renewable energy source, and nearly anyone can produce it.  All you need is wind!  Check out the Top 8 Home Wind Turbines, what to look for, and how to put together a system. Read More…


Best Portable Air Conditioner

When it gets to hot and you need to cool off, it’s hard to think about life before air conditioners.  We don’t all have the luxury of central air.  For a small, convenient way to get cooled down in these cases, look no further than a portable air conditioner. Read More…


8 Best Large Room Humidifiers

Humidifiers help keep our homes at optimal humidity levels so we’re more comfortable, healthier, and the materials used in our homes are happier.  Large rooms are especially difficult to find humidifiers for, thus the list for additional help. Read More…


Top 10 Rain Barrels

It’s becoming more and more popular to harvest rainwater from you roof in order to use it around your property.  It saves money, reduces soil erosion and contamination.  It’s green and organic and a great water source for your garden that does not contain salts or chemicals.  We rated the top 10. Read More…


Weather gadgets like these are great tools for observing the weather in the field on portable devices or protecting your loved ones at home.  In mnay cases, these can are essential safety components.  Whatever you’re reason for needing one, we hope we’ve been able to assist you in making an educated purchase. For times when you’re at home or have the ability to have a stationary device, we recommend a home weather station.  Most of the time, this will be the most cost effective and accurate way to get your weather data on a consistent basis.  You’ll also have the easiest time graphing weather trends and sharing your data remotely.