WS-1025 Digital Window Thermometer Review

   Posted January 11, 2008 by David Kirk in Technology reviews

I recently snagged the WS-1025 Digital Window Thermometer from ThinkGeek. After using it for a few days, I wanted to give everybody an honest review of this geeky thermometer. Tons of screenies included…


My wife hates the fact that I have digital thermometers everywhere, but I just love them. I have always had two major complaints against most digital thermometers. First, the the sensors typically only work through one season. Two, the sensors are never compatible with other digital thermometer systems.

To avoid the whole sensor issue, I purchased ThinkGeek’s WS-1025 Digital Window Thermometer. As it is placed externally on the window, there are no separate remote sensors. The transparency of the display does not obstruct the view and eliminates the need for a bulky internal display box.

Setup is easy. A small screw opens the battery compartment. Removal of the battery protector allows the included battery to make contact and the device turns on. How to set the time is obvious but included directions are included. Setting the time allows the daily min and max temperatures to be displayed correctly.

The included mild adhesive allows the included clip to fasten to the exterior window. The digital thermometer snaps into the clip easily. The clip system allows for easy battery changes.

A protective plastic screen is included that snaps on the back of the display. This makes the display slightly less transparent but makes it easier to see in low light conditions.

Daytime viewing is wonderful and beautiful especially with a bright background.

The darker the background gets the harder it is the view the digital letters. This isn’t surprising considering the dark-on-transparent affect. The numbers are visible against a night background when the protective back plate is on.

I have no way of knowing yet how it is going to hold up against the elements. I will update this post if I have any issues in the future.

Considering the wonderful transparent effect and the complete void of remote sensors, I am very excited to be using this new digital thermometer from ThinkGeek.

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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