Re: Ok..., but quite inadequate
Agreed, all outdoor weather station sensor must be rain protected and mounted high enough above ground to not be flooded, because rain is not rare and can be torrential on occasion. The cheap Maplin USB one I have is rain and sun protected by having a slatted circular cover which goes over the main unit containing the batteries, connectors and electronics.
There really is little point having an outdoor weather multi-sensor unit which cannot stand rain, and not measure wind speed, wind direction, or rain rate, because these are at least equally important as temperature and humidity.
I may become interested in this device if:
* it becomes environment protected via a vented rain and sun shield cover
* it can be mount above ground on a pole, so that it can't be flooded or the sensors blocked, say by snow!
* it adds rain rate, wind speed and wind direction sensors
* it does not require an external proprietary website to send data to a PC or handheld device, and can be interfaced with existing separate weather software like Cumulus.