MOVA Globe

by Anita

Have the world at your fingertips rotating in continuous motion just like planet earth with the MOVA globe. This awesome globe rotates just like the earth without any type of help from batteries, adapters, or cords. The MOVA globe contains solar cells that create energy to power a low friction electric motor.

The globe may only allow around 10 to 15 percent of light to go through it; however,the motor can still work fine because it operates on small amounts that equal a single average wavelength from the sun. The globe will magically rotate in the palm of your hand or on its own display.

The base and globe’s casing are made out of clear acrylic, which give it a really neat floating effect.

If you are wondering how this marvelous globe really works instead of believing in magic. The globe has a small industrial strength magnet inside it, which acts like a stabilizer that forces perpetual silent rotation of the globe against the liquid. The earth’s own magnetic field keeps this internal magnet in an N-S alignment. The torque from the motor counters the torque that is generated by the earth’s magnetic field.

Okay, that was all the technical stuff. No matter the reason the globe rotates and stays suspended, it is one of the most unique globes I have seen. It comes in four different designs, which include map with geographic locations, Antiqued map with geographic locations, True to life satellite image, and Satellite image with geographic Locations, which is shown. The MOVA globe only weighs around 4 pounds and is 6 inches in diameter, which is perfect for displaying on your desk or on a bookcase.

The MOVA globe does cost a pretty penny or two at around $500, but what would you expect for the world.

19 reviews or comments

Jenice Says: January 13, 2006 at 8:13 am

Thats seems cool, where did u saw it? or i should say where is it available? I saw the Worldwide retail price is $700+ so wad u saw was cheaper..kool..

Markus Schmid Says: January 16, 2007 at 6:02 am

Dear Sirs

Please send me an offer for the MOVA globe and a description inclusive terms of warranty.

Best regards
KUKA Schweissanlagen GmbH
Markus Schmid

robert van dine Says: January 30, 2007 at 7:40 pm

where can you purchase a Mova globe?

Bronwyn Turton Says: April 26, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Hi. I recently visited Las Vegas and brought a Mova Globe. I have a home ware shop in New Zealand and would like to know if I am able to purchase these off you and what is the wholesale prise. Look forward to your reply
Regards Bronwyn

mona Says: June 11, 2007 at 8:55 am

Can someone tell me where I can purchase one of thes Mova Globes online?

Al Says: June 11, 2007 at 9:19 am

You can get the Mova Globe from

Alex Says: June 28, 2007 at 10:01 am

I got my Mova Globe in Florida. They a 2 sizes. The 6 inch was 395.95 and the had a 4 and half inch for 195.95. They also have a website at

I found 2 other websites and one was selling the 6 inch for 400 and the other was selling it for 888. Way too much.

travislickhole Says: September 17, 2007 at 10:38 am

There is a Google Lunar Edition available here:

Pretty sweet.

kyouta tanikawa Says: December 2, 2007 at 6:53 am

Dear Sirs/Madams, MOVA GLOBE was bought in the main subject, December of last year and Japan right away, but it didn’t revolve any more in less than one year.
The design of the spontaneous failure.
Sincerely yours

Sam Says: January 24, 2008 at 11:16 am

I just bought one for $120 from MyVirtualZoneDOTcom, I love it.

Vijay Teki Says: February 3, 2008 at 12:01 am

Hi All, Yes it is very fascinating! This is available in Dubai too (United Arab Emirates) in Festival City (opp. Ikea Store). There are 2 sizes. Small costs Dhs 2000 (US$ 545) and big one is Dhs 15,000 (US$ 4087), at least this is what the shop keeper said). Enjoy the globe. Cheers, Vijay Teki

Anthony Says: April 25, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I saw the MOVA glove @ a Brookstone store in Tampa for $99

Mrs T. Winestein Says: June 4, 2008 at 3:20 am

Can I purchase a MOVA Globe in the UK or anywhere in Europe?

kt reed Says: September 3, 2008 at 4:09 am

i purchased my globe at nordstrom in annapolis, md. for $149.

daniel Says: December 22, 2009 at 11:20 pm

these are totally awesome! i bought one for my sister, who happens to be a geography major, and she loves it! i picked mine up here

EnriqueNava Says: March 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

I bought one yesterday… the small one for US$230 in Mexico City, they told me that rotates only with two density liquid…… it is true or have a motor or …….. someone knows??? I love it !!!!

Ron Turvey Says: January 2, 2014 at 11:32 am

I have one! I bought it at the beginning of Dec 2013 from an on-board shop on the Oriana – a
Carnival cruise liner out of Southampton

John Says: October 22, 2015 at 11:26 pm

Bought a big one two years ago. Very cool when working. Has now stopped and has a 10cm air bubble. My real problem is none of the recognised sites can be contacted on advice for repair. I will not be buying any more mova globe stuff and now consider it a waste of $700.

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