You don’t need fancy tools to keep up with lunar phases. There are plenty of apps and sites that cover this information. Moon is a lunar globe that brings lunar phases to your home. It is a 1/20 million replica of the Moon and has craters, elevations, and ridges in 3D. It comes with a ring of LED lights to illuminate the face of your small moon.
Moon has Manual, Demo, and Live modes. In Live mode, you will be able to observe the changing moon phases in rhythm with the actual Moon in the sky. Like what you see? This project is getting funded on Kickstarter.