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The MOVA Globe

Here's a gift idea for people who have deep pockets but little imagination when it comes to deciding what to buy someone for Christmas. Unfortunately I don't know anyone like that, so I bought my own. Click on the short video below to see it in action.

If you are interested in finding out more then click on one of the links below.

The Manufacturers Website

Youtube video from the Inventor explaining the Mova Globe technology in detail.

Purchasing Links

Amazon UK

Amazon US


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Reader Comments (18)

Hi Mat, wow a lovely globe, fab novelty, but a tad pricey.

Interesting though...

Keep 'em coming.


December 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

My brother sent me a video clip of one of those globes he took with his phone and he couldn't work out how it spins, so after I did a little googling it turns out the globe spins by pushing against the earth's magnetic field (!) by slowly rotating a powerful magnet.
I didn't know the globe was suspended in a liquid though, that's pretty cool, like those small spherical compases you can get, which explains why it's able to turn so easily.

December 1, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaku

Cool if it was a Death Star.

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKlippie

Too pricey to be a novelty present, unfortunately. A great shame, 'cos it looks like fun.

December 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterQuaser

Haku - "I did a little googling it turns out the globe spins by pushing against the earth's magnetic field".

No it doesn't. It's solar powered just as Matt says and just as the Mova website says.
No point in Googling info when it is being fed directly to you.

Regarding the actual product, it looks great, very clever but there was an OMFG moment when I saw the price.

December 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterevilution

evilution - There is no contradiction between Haku's statement and Mat's statement. Haku gives an explanation on how the "motor" works (what holds the motor in place) while Mat explain how the energy is generated to feed to motor.
And with all due respect, I don't agree that one should not question the "info that is being fed directly to you". If no one ever questioned the authorities, we would still think that the sun rotates around the earth! :)

December 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNormand

If you're wrong, you're wrong. Let's assume that the explanation given by the inventor is correct.
The spindle inside the globe is held stationary by a magnet as it is pulled by the Earth's magnetic field.

So, the magnet doesn't spin and the magnet isn't pushed.

December 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterevilution

Hello Techmoan,

Pls help, I bought the Sony AS100V action cam, I also bought the SENA 20S headset for my helmet. I can't seem to connect the two together, I know wirelessly is not possible as the sony doesn't have BT. But I tried plugging in a jack cable supplied with SENA 20S between the two products but all i got was a hiss.

Sorry, i'm assuming you know the Sena 20S?

Any ideas?

Many thanks.

January 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBal Mhanna

rude dude is right- is solar power not magnetic field. The MOVA is based on the solar radiometer, like those we had as kids, converting solar energy into rotational energy.

June 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSolar Soul

There is no description from you about how the inner sphere turns which i take it means you don't know. its not as simple as its a motor as the inner shaft would turn and the body (inner sphere) would remain still due to the friction of the oil on its outer. So a way is needed to hold the shaft still thereby allowing the motor body to spin instead. this is done by a strong compass magnet which is why it requires "access" to the earth magnetic field without obstruction to interference. Once light falls on the internal solar cell the internal shaft will turn until the compass magnet aligns with earths magnetic field and so wants to stop there. This force overcomes the friction of the outer sphere causing the motor body (inner sphere) to spin while the "compass" holds the shaft still.

This if it like this, a normal motor with a solar cell, if you hold the shaft the body spins, if you hold the body the shaft spins same principle where a compass is used to "hold" the internal shaft


August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNic Wilson

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