While I really like framed maps of old to hang on the wall I’ve never been much for the stand-up globes. However I would make exception for this exceptionally geeky version that seems to float in the air.
The globe is actually suspended by using an electronically controlled magnetic field. Once you have set it up right after turning it you will also be able to spin it. Very cool, and what is even better is that you can buy one of these geeky treasure right now at Yanko Designs.