The MOVA 6 Inch Antique High-Gloss Rotating Globe marries the vintage with the contemporary. For those who love the classic style of old products, this rotating globe is for you. It features off-white shaded oceans and pale coloring reminiscent of an antique globe. Thin black lines cross the sphere in a grid to designate longitude and latitude. Additionally, the states of the United States and provinces of Canada are clearly labeled on this rotating globe.
This model combines a nostalgic flair with MOVA's modern technology. Without requiring batteries of power cords, this desktop globe spins on its own, powered by advanced solar cells inside the unit. Environmental light collected by the solar cells is transformed into energy that makes the rotating globe move. In this way, the spinning globe has the best of both worlds: antique design and contemporary technology. The MOVA 6 Inch Antique High-Gloss Rotating Globe looks great in an office, library or home. The revolving sphere sports a 6 inch wide globe and a three pronged acrylic base that elevates the model to 9.5 inches total. There is also another elegant crystal stand and natural wood base also available for order. Both options are shown in the images above and can be selected from the drop down menu.
6 Inch Globe Review by Claire
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I wanted a 6 inch mova globe. I chose the antique high gloss model because i like old maps. The classic style of this world globe is a really interesting contrast to its solar powered movements. (Posted on 5/4/2012)
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How the MOVA Globe Works?
The MOVA Rotating Globe uses solar energy and the magnetism of Earth to power its smooth rotations. The solar cells within the unit create the globe’s slow and quiet movements from available room light, which means that it does not require batteries or power cords. MOVA took inspiration from Earth’s movements when designing these innovative products.
The MOVA globe is made up of an inner sphere that spins, surrounded by an outer shell that does not move. Between the two spheres is a crystal clear liquid that supports the inner globe in a nearly frictionless environment. The perfectly safe liquid keeps the two globes from ever touching, even at its north and south poles. The graphics of the map are printed on the inner sphere. The liquid separating the two objects magnifies the map onto the transparent outer shell.
A highly advanced drive mechanism within the globe propels its movements, operating on very low power. The mechanism is powered by the device’s solar cells, which use both natural and artificial light from the surrounding environment to create electrical energy. As most ambient light is blocked by the sphere, the solar cells have been carefully designed to produce low electrical energy from minimal light.
Still, another element is needed for the inner globe to rotate, as it rests in a virtually frictionless liquid. Like a compass, MOVA globes use the Earth’s magnetic field to provide torque for the inner sphere to push against, resulting in its slow but sustained motion. The models will work on almost any base as long as it does not contain iron, which can block Earth’s magnetic field.
The sleek, contemporary design of the MOVA Rotating Globe, combined with its innovative craftsmanship, make it a serene and stylish addition to a room. With its peaceful motion, the MOVA globe is a silent object of wonder on any surface.