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InfoGlobe Caller ID Digital Clock

The Olympia InfoGlobe Caller ID and Digital Clock floats LED Caller ID phone messages "Las Vegas-style" in a bright blue glowing globe.

We originally saw this product at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2003 and loved it.  It is just one of those cool products you don't need, but want... so now we have one in our living room. 

It's fun to see a phone call's Caller ID float up on the InfoGlobe when we come back to the house and look for phone messages. We also like to view the digital clock (& date) when it is dark in the room while watching TV at night.

Olympia InfoGlobe Caller ID and Digital Clock

Info Globe with Birthday Message and Caller ID











What We Like
We really like the Text messages floating in the blue glowing globe. When you get a phone call and you have subscribed to Caller ID service, the phone number and the caller's name pops up on the globe. 

The time, date and messages are easy to see across a room, day or night.  The globe can be set to turn on and off at specific times during the day.

What We Don't Like
The product could be easier to set up. If you can't set up a VCR, get someone else to put in the settings. The product has a medium humming sound. I would not put the globe in a quiet room or bedroom. Olympia also has their company name pop up on the globe every once in a while. (It's not a big issue, but it is unnecessary). The instruction booklet is very basic and needs additional information on the functions and their settings.  The controls in front are not that intuitive and may require you to keep the instruction booklet around.


Olympia InfoGlobe Model OL3000 Specifications

  • Caller ID Indication - up to 76 records
  • Message waiting indication
  • Real-time Clock
  • Floating Messages (up to 36 characters)
  • Built-in Year-round Greetings
  • 100-year calendar
  • Three (3) user Programmable Alert Messages
  • Automatic Daylight Savings Time Adjustment
  • Built in Holiday Greetings
  • Battery backup (9V Included)
  • Limited functionality may occur outside of the U.S.
  • Dimensions: 5.75" x 5.75" x 5"
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year

The Olympia InfoGlobe Model OL3000's suggested retail price was $50 when it introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show a long time ago. Now it sells for $150-$199.

Note: The original Olympia Phones stopped manufacturing the product in 2005. We can't find their website as of September 2008. You can always check eBay for used models.


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