Monday, October 24, 2016

The Smart Infinity Globe- A Perfect Christmas Present for Your Tiny Tot


      Why Educational Toys?           

Opportunities to combine education and fun make excellent choices for Christmas presents. Developing a good understanding of geography will benefit children inside and outside the classroom. Understanding their physical relationship to the world around them helps children develop a sense of global consciousness and civic responsibility. The Smart Infinity Globe is a perfect option for any child over the age of five years. An educational toy such as this one offers many benefits. There are many options for Christmas presents for school-age children and many of them will be outgrown and discarded in a fairly short amount of time. The Smart Infinity Globe is a toy that will continue to offer hours of fun and learning for years to come. At approximately 12 inches in diameter the reasonable size of this globe makes it a convenient carry on car trips. There are over two and a half hours of educational content contained in this device. Connectivity to iOS and Android apps offers access to even more activities.  The device easily updates to provide new and relevant content. A special Smart Pen is included to help kids find places and record audio notes. The Smart Pen has a built in speaker and comes with a USB cable. The Smart Infinity Globe offers multi-sensory engagement for maximum information retention.
Trivia Globe for Kids
Smart Infinity Globe
Up to 4,000 questions can be stored in this device, a Micro SD card is included for internal storage and the Smart Pen requires 2 AAA batteries which are included. Large buttons make this toy easy for children to navigate and enjoy. Instead of books, video games or less interesting and educationally beneficial gifts, consider getting the little adventurers on your list an educational toy that they will appreciate and enjoy for several years to come. For additional questions and information regarding the Smart Infinity Globe please contact us at

Friday, October 14, 2016

Keeping Up With the Times- Replogle Updatable Globe Program

 Wars, trade agreements and other changes in the geopolitical landscape mean that it is time to update your globe. Here at Replogle Globe Store we value providing you with the most current and up- to-date products and offer a discount of up to fifty-percent of the retail value of a replacement sphere or ball and ring as part of our Updatable Globe Program. This discount is available in the United States. In order to redeem this discount you will need to record the model number of your globe and the month and date of purchase in a safe place. In the event of a change in geopolitical boundaries, country names, capital city or other updates affecting the validity of the globe you will need this information. 

Prior to contacting the Replogle Globe Store, please gather this information:

1. Make sure that the sphere of the globe you would like to update is a Replogle product. 
This information can be located inside the crest of the map which is located in the Pacific Ocean above Hawaii.

2. Please make sure that your globe is no older the 15 years. For assistance in determining the age of the sphere, reference the article on " How Old Is Your Globe" 

3. Note what material your globe is constructed from press craft or vinyl

4.  Include two photographs of your globe, one needs to include the sphere and a second photo needs to include the stand as well as a close-up of the South Pole.

5. This offer currently includes several 9", 12", 16", 20" and 32" globe balls, please measure the diameter of your globe and include this measurement.

6. Please submit your request for this discount along with your photos to, in order to assist you we will need all of this information.

Additional fees such as taxes or shipping and handling may be applicable. Replogle Globe Store reserves the right to discontinue any product. Globes that have been discontinued may no longer be available as replacement, a substitute may be provided instead. Allow approximately 6-8 weeks for delivery 

antique style globe
Four Square I

Friday, September 30, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel World Globe

     This one of a kind 16-inch Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel World Globe is a distinguished work of art. An original adaptation of a furniture design in the  Frank Lloyd Wright foundation archives, this is a modification of the Barrel Chair originally designed by Wright for his own personal use.  This piece was created in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The overall dimensions of the globe  are approximately 39"h x 21"w x 21"d. The sphere itself is 16" inches and features bronze metallic continents and antique oceans. The globe is mounted on a walnut finished wooden stand and has a full meridian. The geopolitical boundaries and descriptions provide excellent reference value. This globe stands 39- inches tall and makes a commanding conversation piece that will draw attention in your home or office. A full swing meridian in brass accents the rich walnut wood of the stand. The distinct antique style of the map oozes with old-world charm, the oceans are parchment colored and the continents are bronze hued.

Check out our website for an opportunity to see more globes like this that make great interior design pieces

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Coolest Features of a Globe (and Why You Should Buy One)

       Globes have been around for centuries, however some people think that they are now obsolete. In reality, they're just as useful today as they were several years ago. Globes are meaningful today because they offer a fully three-dimensional view of the planet in a portable and practical way. Depending on the specific globe, they may also provide 3-D topographical information, data on trade routes, and other details

You Can Find Countries in the News

       News reports are frequently a way to learn about new places. Television programs frequently provide information about lesser known countries and capitals. It's common to see news reports about countries that weren't even in the general consciousness a few years ago. Occasionally we learn about new places because of references in the media.

Many people end up wondering where on the map these places are,  but the news reports rarely show the geographic location. Using a globe makes it easy to see exactly where countries are located. It can take a while to find a country on a globe the first time, especially when news reports only give vague descriptions like "in the Middle East" or "in Africa," but once the location has been pinpointed, it is unlikely to be forgotten. This is because you'll be able to see where it is in relation to places you already know about. Once you see it on the globe, you'll also be able to understand what the reports  are about. Difficulties related to airbase placement, shipping lanes, and other important factors involving the nearby countries and geographical features take on new meaning.
An artistic and educational globe- Crystal Marquise

You Can Learn About an Area's Geography Without Actually Going There

     Globes show geographical landmarks such as mountains and rivers.  A high quality globe will render the topography in 3-D, which makes it even easier to tell their relative heights and depths. An understanding of geography and topography aids in understanding geopolitical boundaries and social development. With an understand of geography it is easier to follow the growth of nations and exploration and settlement patterns. Climate can be fairly accurately predicted by distance from the equator. A place's proximity to the ocean is also a factor in determining weather patterns. Just by looking at the globe you can determine what season it is in a particular hemisphere. You can also tell what kind of weather is typical to that region. Patterns of precipitation such as snow, rain and sleet can be identified. Prediction can be made about ares that are likely to have hurricanes, cyclones, tornados, monsoon or other inclement weather. This knowledge is applicable for travel plans or determining where to live.

Globes Make it Easy to Teach Children About the Planet

A three-dimensional model of the world makes it easy to visualize where certain countries and landmarks are. Children have a limited knowledge base for geography and having a 3-D image of places they learn about can help them better understand the world around them.
Even adults have plenty of trouble visualizing where things are when they can't see 3D images of them on a globe. This is even worse for children because they have a limited base of already-known locations. Pointing everything out on the globe will make it easy for kids to learn and grown-ups to refresh their memories. There are even kid-friendly globes that are designed to make this easier.
 These are just some of the reasons that globes are still meaningful despite their ancient origin. Some of our decorative globes can be used as interior design accents. This makes them some of the most useful accents a home can have.
To learn more about our globes or get help choosing the best one for your needs, just contact us. We'll be glad to suggest the perfect ones for your needs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

16-Inch Desktop Globes.... Why so hard to find?

Rockford Globe
Finding a 16-inch desktop globe is a hard find, especially when you are looking for a non-education (school) globe. Typically most manufacturers stay away from globes this size due to the level of interest. Lets face it, a 16-inch globe is pretty big and most desks are not very accommodating when you have your 27-inch iMac taking up most of the space.

We have teamed up with Replogle manufacturing to produce a simple style that delivers. The Rockford globe (in limited quantity) uses the 16-inch Antique globe ball found on many Replogle Floor Standing globes, that includes raised relief features. The gyro (full swing meridian) mounting allows thew globe to sit in place and easily be maneuvered into any view point.

What to be mindful of when selecting this globe is (a) space. If your placing the globe on a large table in your home or conference room, you should be fine. However, if you are trying to fit in on the end table next to your sofa between the remote and the table lamp, you may want to consider a 12-inch or smaller size.

You can find out more about the Rockford globe by visiting the Replogle Globe Store.

Monday, April 6, 2015

3-Steps to Determining a Globes Age

Many people inquire with us about how to determine the age of their globe. Perhaps you found a globe while cleaning out the attic, at a garage sale or it has been handed down within your family. Dating an old globe can be fairly easy and comes down to a simple game of elimination, which in itself can be a true test of how well you know your geography!

While manufacturers differ on the types of information that is included on their maps, if you have identified your item as a Replogle Globe, you can use the "How Old is Your Globe" chart provided at the Replogle Globe Stores website.

Here are the basic steps to determine your globes age:

1. Using the How Old is Your Globe chart, start at the top of the list of New Names in the left column. Helpful Hint: In the right column we have listed the approximate location of the place you are looking for (to test your knowledge, try not to use the right column, its like a cheat sheet).

Globe Dating Chart
2. Once you have reached a point in the list that you can no longer find the new name, check to see if the former name is present.

3. Once you have found a former name, check the date column, this is the approximate age of your globe. We encourage you to look at a few additional names down the list just to make sure the update to that name was not delayed for some reason.

There are very few globe manufacturers still in operation around the world. Some of the oldest globe manufacturers that are still in business are still relatively young around the 70 to 100 year mark. So if you are trying to date a globe older than 70 years or so, you may want to consult an expert or visit our friends at Murray Hudson. They also provide a nice dating chart that goes back to 1817 when New Holland became Australia.

If you would like a globe that you can keep current. The Replogle Globe Store offers the full line of Replogle Globes. Many of the traditional globes are offered with our "Updatable Globe Program", where you can purchase a new globe ball at a discount when there are changes in the world.

Have Fun Dating Your Globe!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Back to Austin (the globe)

Replogle Globes announced earlier this year that it will bring back the Austin Globe to its fine selection of classic floor standing globes. Its plans are to make this item available in both a Blue and Antique style map. The Austin is a 16-inch globe ball with illumination that is set with a full die-cast numbered meridian in a cradle style hardwood stand.

The Austin had been a part of the Replogle catalog in years past and was taken off in recent years.

We believe one of the reasons for bringing back one of our favorites is the affordable price point that consumers have asked for. While not an inexpensive globe, it is one of the better choices when looking for an illuminated globe under $1k.

Find out more details about the Austin Globe by visiting our website!