If the Weather Network is too pedestrian and predictable for you, this Sputnik Barometer Weather Station may be for you.
Featuring a faux antique look, and a steampunk design, this device reads barometric air pressure and provides temperature and humidity.
The Sputnik Barometer Weather Station is made of plexiglass and finished with brass and costs £109.95 or about $182:but it is more of a conversation piece than the Weather Network.
Implications - As technology continues to progress in exponentially large increments, consumers are feeling alienated by the rapid change. As such, a portion of the consumer market is turning to steampunk devices, which incorporates familiar Victorian design elements with the latest technological wonders. Corporations looking to release new tech devices can benefit from utilizing design elements which are familiar to its potential users.