The MOVA 4.5 Inch Political Antique-Ocean Rotating Globe is modeled after vintage maps. The oceans are off-white, with specs of orange interspersed to fit the parchment style. The soft pastel shades of the countries on this updated political map are enhanced by its boldly colored borders. The fine lettering on this sophisticated world globe conjures a feeling of a long lost time. Despite the desktop globe's classic styling, the political map is entirely up-to-date and factual, making it an educational model along with an excellent decorative piece.
This rotating globe contrasts its antique style with modern technology. Abandoning the need for batteries or power cords, the spinning globe only needs light to rotate. The solar cells that energize movement in the spinning globe are activated by artificial and natural light. Experience a feeling of comfort while watching this glossy sphere rotate slowly and assuredly on its own. This MOVA 4.5 Inch Political Antique-Ocean Rotating Globe is presented 7 inches high on the manufacturer's signature three pronged acrylic base. Additionally, there are five handsome wooden bases available for order along with two stunning crystal stands and two Zen garden bases. All options can be selected from the drop down menu and seen in the above images.
Antique Style Review by Amber Prince
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I chose this globe because of its antique style. I also picked out the square natural wood base because the colors went together. My only regret was not getting a bigger model. (Posted on 9/21/2013)
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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.