Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Shopping Guide For Children's Globes: Our Top 5 Gift Options

It is that time of year again, thoughts of fireplaces, mistletoe, holly branches and pumpkin spice lattes begin to enter our minds. Ah yes along with less relaxing thoughts, the challenges of planning Thanksgiving dinner and purchasing Christmas presents. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is both exhilarating and exhausting but fear not this list will help simplify your holiday shopping for the children on your list. Use this handy reference guide to help you decide on gifts for the little people in your life. The following gifts are great options regardless of the role you play in a child's life.  Whether your are a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, these toys will enhance the intellectual and social development of a little person. Educational toys are one of the best presents you can give for the Winter Holidays. Instead of frivolous things that will quickly and easily be discarded in a quest for more excitement these options will be enjoyed long after the New Year.

#1 Scout Globe

Scout II
This model of the Scout II Globe features an internal LED light. This feature is controlled by an inline switch on the electrical cord. This unique globe can also serve double duty as a nightlight. How cool is that! The compact size of this globe makes it easy to transport at 12-inches in diameter it is quite manageable for little hands. It rests on a rotating base which makes navigation simple, it moves in any direction for easy viewing of all the continents. Planet Earth has been encapsulated in this spherical model. Over 4,000 descriptions of landmarks, bodies of water, capital cities and places of interest dot the landscape of this sphere. Nightlight meets globe, your little person can dream of transcontinental adventures with this educational toy on their nightstand. The Scout II would be a welcome addition in your home or classroom.

#2 Intelliglobe II

Intelliglobe II
The Intelliglobe II. Globe meets video game, multipurpose fun seems to be a theme this year. An educational toy that can be updated to grow along with your child, what a great prospect! Instead of a toy that gets outdated in a few days, weeks or months this globe will hold your child's attention for years to come. The Intelliglobe is accompanied by the Intellipen and World Discovery Book to enhance children's knowledge of geography and anthropology. Over two-and-a-half hours of geography trivia are included in this device. Additional fun facts regarding various countries can be found in the informational booklet. New activities and information can be downloaded from a mobile app

#3 Earth and Constellations

Earth and Constellations
What a cute little globe, for a cute little person! At 9-inches in diameter the Earth and Constellations Globe is the perfect size for little hands. This model features a semi-meridian and blue oceans. These bright colors are sure to keep your child's attention while doing homework assignments or thinking of places to travel. This globe can be used to learn about the continents and the constellations. In one compact device your little scholar can learn about astronomy, geography and anthropology. This globe can be powered by the accompanying AC adapter or by 4 C Batteries which are not included.

#4 Treasury

Desktop globe, or floor globe, usually you have to choose between the two. The Treasury is a unique globe because it provides two display options, this globe can be mounted on its stand and comes to a height of 32 inches. If placed on a coffee table or desktop it can be displayed there. A solid metal base and full swing meridian offers maximum maneuverability when placed on its stand. The bright colors of the Treasury are appealing to children and spark interest whether you are studying a geography lesson or planning a family vacation. This quality globe offers appeal both for its aesthetic appeal and functional use as a reference tool.

#5 Smart Infinity Globe

Smart Infinity Globe
Connectivity to ioS and Android apps means that your little adventurer has constant access to new information. Unlike other toys that can become outdated the Smart Infinity Globe constantly offers new levels of challenge and exploration. Over 2.5 hours of educational content are contained in this device. The Smart Pen features a built in speaker and allows little scholars to record audio notes and find landmarks on the globe. Multiple players modes and categories make for plenty of options for fun and exciting games with the Smart Infinity Globe.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Shopping Guide to Floor Globes

The Holidays are fast approaching, Thanksgiving is just a few days away and Christmas and Hanukkah are soon to follow. The time to look for Holiday presents is now before the rush. Take advantage of our extended returns and free shipping to simplify your shopping this Holiday Season. Globes make elegant and sophisticated presents. A globe is a memorable choice for a seasonal Holiday present. Whenever the recipient of this elegant globe looks at the globe they will remember your generosity. Our floor globes make commanding centerpieces for any interior space that can accommodate their size. In this Holiday gift guide are 5 of our top product offerings for this season.

#1 Lancaster

Lancaster Floor Globe
The Lancaster is an impressive and masterful floor globe from Replogle. The commanding presence provided by the Lancaster is a welcome addition to any space that can accommodate it. The neutral colors are a suitable accent to any professional setting, a library, study, or entryway would all be enhanced by its presence. This globe features a 12-inch sphere, in conjunction with the stand, the entire assembled globe stands 35 inches high. A full swing meridian allows maximum accessibility; the sphere may be rotated 360 degrees to achieve an unobstructed view of any portion of the globe. Geopolitical boundaries are designated in raised relief. This one of a kind globe is both aesthetically pleasing and educational. The elegant and regal presence of this globe will be a wonderful addition to your home.

#2 The Lafayette

Lafayette Floor Globe
A traditional wooden stand provides a sophisticated presence to the colorful sphere that comprises the Lafayette. The rich, walnut color of the wood makes an attractive contrast to the bright blue of the oceans. The illumination, political boundaries, raised relief and descriptions make this unique globe a welcome addition to libraries, entryways and other open spaces. The Lafayette is a great reference tool and is ideal for chair side viewing. There are two variations of this globe that are available for purchase one style features antique oceans and the other features blue oceans. Both styles are illuminated and are 33 inches high including the stand and the sphere.

#3 The Finley

The Finley is another wonderful classic globe that comes in two styles. Both options feature a 20-inch sphere nestled in a cherry finished wooden stand. One option features blue oceans and the second option features antique oceans. The full meridian allows maximum maneuverability. This distinctive three-dimensional expression of the Earth’s landscape is an elegant and sophisticated addition to any large interior space. Foyers, entryways, libraries, and library would be enhanced by the addition of this decorative piece. This particular model is available in your choice of antique oceans or blue oceans. What a nice addition the Finley would make to a home office!

#4 The Viking Expedition

Viking Expedition
The Viking Expedition
The Viking Expedition is a harmonious cooperation between contemporary and classic craftsmanship. A matte charcoal finished metal stand includes a compass style design which supports the full meridian. This feature offers maximum maneuverability of the 16-inch bronze metallic sphere. The full swing meridian is finished in antique brass which is a nice accent to the antique oceans of the globe. There are over 4,000 descriptions of landmarks and geopolitical boundaries making the Viking Expedition a useful reference tool with current mapping. A elegant conversation piece like this makes a great addition to any professional setting.

#5 Barrel Globe

Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel World Globe
Barrel Globe
The Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel World Globe is a commanding and impressive piece of art. This one of a kind spherical representation of Planet Earth is an adaptation based on the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation archives. This particular design is a modification of a Barrel Chair created by Wright. The chair which inspired this piece was a signature design used by Wright himself. The stand and sphere combined reach a height of 39-inches and make a wonderful conversation piece that will garner the respect and attention of those with sophisticated taste. A full swing meridian complements the antique oceans and rich walnut wood of the stand. This Barrel Globe oozes old world charm. What a perfect gift for a friend or relative who is a lover of history and rustic style furniture!

Check out our website for these and other great holiday gift ideas!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2017 New and Improved Intelliglobe- The Perfect Holiday Present

Intelliglobe II with Accessories

Benefits of Educational Toys As Holiday Presents

Educational toys like the Intelliglobe II are one of the best Holiday presents available for a school age child. Every Holiday Season children receive toys for the Winter Holidays. Toys that had kids enthralled during the Holiday season are quickly discarded in favor of something more exciting. What a waste!  Everyone wants a holiday gift that provides the long term enjoyment. The Intelliglobe offers hours of interactive and educational fun for years to come. 

Why the Intelliglobe?

Unlike other toys the Intelliglobe II offers updates for new activities. The engaging activities are suitable for all school age children. Various player modes and trivia allow extended learning. An educational game like this one gives children a chance to become familiar with the geography of Planet Earth and to acquire practical knowledge of the world around us. The high quality graphics and sound makes the Intelliglobe more like a video game. The fun and enjoyment of a good game with the educational value of a geography lesson. The Intelliglobe II is accompanied by a wireless pen to decipher symbols on the globe and in the World Discovery Book.

Intellipen and World Discovery Book: Accessories

          World Discovery Book
The Intellipen is used with the globe and World Discovery Book to play games and learn facts about the world. To learn information about a particular region use the Intellipen to select from the following categories. The Featured Categories include: Continents, Cities, States & Provinces, Population, Official Language, Economics, Life Expectancy, Main Industry, Ecology, Climate, Time Zone, Food, Geology/Natural Resources and other topics of interest. There is also a feature for comparing different features between countries. The informational booklet has plenty of trivia about bodies of water, animals, explorers, the Solar System, Time Zones and other topics of interest. A USB cable is provided that serves as a means of charging the Intellipen and also downloading new activities and information. The Intelliglobe II is a toy that never stops providing opportunities for fun and learning new information. This toy is sure to be enjoyed not just until New Year's but for years to come.

Check out our website to purchase the Intelliglobe II and other educational toys!

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 Holiday 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 www.ultimateglobes.com

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 support@replogleglobestore.com, 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

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 understanding 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.