SmartGlobe Day and Night
Freyja has been very curious about the world around her for as long as I can remember. She likes to know the names of places that we go to. She likes to see where they are on Google Maps. She is interested in knowing where different countries are. I was thinking about getting her a globe, but we were lucky enough to be sent a SmartGlobe Day and Night for review.
The SmartGlobe Day and Night is just what you want for a globe. At just over 30cm tall, and with political boundaries, oceans, country names and capital cities clearly labelled, the colourful globe is attractive and appealing to use. Freyja was fascinated looking for different countries that she had heard of, and getting an idea of where they all are in relation to each other.
The SmartGlobe Day and Night really comes into its own with the use of a smartphone or tablet. Freyja was able to use my phone to unlock the Augmented Reality content. She was able to use this to find out about animals, dinosaurs, weather and famous landmarks found across the world. By clicking on these images that appear on the screen over the globe, you are able to find a little more about them. We were disappointed that there was nothing for the UK, but this feature is a nice touch to get youngsters learning a bit more about the planet.
The other really nice feature of the SmartGlobe Day and Night is the night mode. In a darkened room, turning on the lamp inside the globe shows 88 constellations. It’s a shame that the colours of the countries underneath shows up (although it does make the globe look very pretty), as I think the stars would be clearer on a darker background. What I do like about this feature is that there are images of what the different constellations are supposed to be showing.
In order to illuminate the globe, you can either use 3 AA batteries (not supplied) or using the USB charging cable (supplied). In it’s night mode, the globe would also make a lovely night light.
The SmartGlobe Day and Night has a RRP of £29.99 and is suitable for ages 5 and upwards. If you are looking to buy a child a globe this Christmas, it is definitely worth considering this for its additional features.
Disclaimer: We were sent the SmartGlobe Day and Night for review, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are our own