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.
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"
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
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.