Ambient Devices and E Ink have teamed up to deliver a weather forecaster, called the Weather Wizard, which displays info from Ambient's nationwide network on a low-power electronic ink display. You may remember Ambient as the company that manufactures devices like the Orb, which glow with different colors correlated to predetermined metrics (stock market, national terror level, our stress levels at CES). The Weather Wizard reportedly lasts for an impressive two years with just a pair of AAA batteries, although the E Ink display seems capable of only lackluster graphics. Still, for the five minutes a day that we're not staring at Konfabulator, this would seem like a great Popeilesque "set-it-and-forget-it" solution.

[Via MobileRead, warning: PDF link]

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Weather Wizard e-ink forecaster