Tag Archives: Gardening Accessories

Futuristic Garden Robot Will Clear Snow, Mow Lawns, And Mulches Leaves

If you resides in a four-season country and has a yard and/or driveway, then you will understand what it needs to upkeep them. Four-season means up keeping is all year around affair. There’s no stopping. First, there’s the snow you need to shove, the grass to trim and then the leafs to mulch or blow. That’s a hell lot of jobs to do and unless you don’t appreciate free time, you won’t want to dedicate your life to the yard or the driveway. This is where Kobi comes in. Kobi is a fully autonomous all-season garden robot that leverages on a variety of sensors, GPS included, to automatically keep your driveway snow-free, lawn your garden and keep your yard/driveway free of leaves. Continue reading Futuristic Garden Robot Will Clear Snow, Mow Lawns, And Mulches Leaves

This Pot Is Loaded With Tech To Keep Your Plants Happy and Healthy, And Help Look After Your House Too

If the title sounds a little too good to be true, well, all we can say is,we are equally awe by the concept. Nevertheless, it is an interesting proposition that we have yet see anyone put forward and therefore, we thought it would be worthy of a mention. The product in question is called TechPOT. As you might have guessed, TechPOT isn’t your run of the mill flowerpot. This is a high-tech pot that will (get ready for it), light-up to indicate the health of your plant and to do so, it is loaded with sensors to measure the temperature, humidity, light and soil moisture level. When you are physically with the plant, the pot lights up green to indicate it is healthy, or orange if something is amiss, or red if something urgent needs to be done to keep it from kicking the bucket (the plant, not you). Continue reading This Pot Is Loaded With Tech To Keep Your Plants Happy and Healthy, And Help Look After Your House Too

What We Have Missed: Day 215, Week 31 In The Year Of 2014

HP Michael Bastian Smartwatch HP is Working With Gilt And Michael Bastian To Develop A Stylish Smartwatch
want a smartwatch to go with your suit? then look out for this yet-to-named, HP smartwatch. HP have chose to partner with Gilt and fashion designer Michael Bastian to come up with a smartwatch that will have stainless steel case, a choice of rubber or leather straps, and of course, a round face. LEARN MORE. [via]


FormNation E-Ink Smartphone FormNation Wants Phone To Last For A Month By Going On E-ink
Pleasantville fans keep your fingers crossed, cos’ if FormNation has its way, life will be awesomely painted in black and white. it has came up with a concept phone that uses e-ink for affordability and of course, battery endurance, and it wants you to appreciate the beauty of black and white. LEARN MORE. [via]
The Barisieur Alarm Clock Coffee Maker The Barisieur Wants You To Wake Up To The Smell Of Coffee
the Barisieur is an alarm clock and coffee maker rolled into one. when the set time is reached, it starts boiling the water necessary for dripping the coffee of your choice. it comes complete with a digital display, a vial for milk, and a drawer for your ground coffee and sugar. about £250. LEARN MORE. [via]
Emanuele Pizzolorusso Fold Pot For Zincere Fold Pot Grows With Your Plant So You Don’t Need To Repot
growing potted plants can be a lot fun, but repotting them is not necessary fun. to eliminate the need for repotting, designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso came up with the idea of a folding pot. made of silicone, this rubber pot has its side folded down and can be extended as the plant grows. LEARN MORE. [via]
Thanko Thumb Extender This Fake Thumb Will Extend Your Reach Of Your Thumb For Big Phones
Thanko has a thumb extender for those who find today’s handsets are a little too big to handle. with it slipped on, it will add a couple of inches, allowing you to reach far across your large screen phone. it has a capacitive tip on the end, so tapping and swiping shouldn’t be an issue. 1,480 Yen. BUY. [via]
VivaLnk Digital Tattoo For Moto X VivaLnk Wants You To Unlock Your Moto X Phone With This Digital Tattoo
ok, maybe it is not the tattoo, tattoo, but this nickel-sized digital tattoo sticks to your wrist or wherever convenient will allow you to unlock the Moto X with a simple touch so you can shave a second or two each time you need to check on your phone. each sticker can be worn up to 5 days. a pack of 10 for $9.99. BUY.


Going Away? Aquarius Will Help You Water Your Plants

you have pet monitors that will take care of your pet when you are away, but what about your plants? the Aquarius Smart Plant Watering System you see here is one of the solution that wants to fill the shoes of taking of your plant when you go on your vacation. this largely nondescript box is actually a water reservoir that holds up to 2 liter (about 67 oz.) of water and is rigged with a micro pump to deliver water from the reservoir to the ‘sprinkler’. within the box is also the necessary circuitry and WiFi module that lets you control the process remotely over WiFi, set schedule for watering and how much to water, and alert you via text messages when the reservoir is low on water. remote control to the said functions can be done either through the website or a companion app where you have full control over the watering schedule and even check on the water level. Continue reading Going Away? Aquarius Will Help You Water Your Plants

Droplet Robotics Sprinkler

do not be mistaken. it definitely takes more than a droplet to water any plants, but the Droplet Robotics Sprinkler here does so more efficiently by ‘sniping’ at the plants instead of doing a ‘carpet bombing’ which really is a waste of precious water and not to mention that the plants might not be receiving as much water as you have intended. the Droplet works with an web app, which works across a variety of devices and platforms, enabling you to program where the sprinkle should target at, as well as setting the sprinkler schedule. though, you will need to connect the hardware to your home WiFi to get things going. once connected, you provide the information such as plant species and soil type, and this smart watering system will tap on a vast system of data to intelligently determine the best care for your plants. Continue reading Droplet Robotics Sprinkler

Shotgun Flower Shell

shotgun is designed to kill or maim. there is no need for argument about that aspect, but with the Shotgun Flower Shell, a shotgun can actually be used to give life instead of taking away life. so how is it even possible, you may ask. well, the magic lies in the shell, which from the external is no different from any standard 12 gauge shell, but within it is packed with seeds instead of slug or shots, thereby with each shot, you will be spreading life. naturally, a regular shotgun ammunition will be a little overwhelming for the flower seeds, but the creator of this lovely shell has purposely reduced the amount of gunpowder and adjusted to fit the different seeds. in all, there are twelve different kind of seeds to choose from, they include Columbine, Cornflower, Daisy, Poppy (!), Sunflower, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Lupine, Carnation, Peony and a collection of meadow flowers. Continue reading Shotgun Flower Shell

Cub Cadet RZT S ZERO Mower

finding yourself leaving corners of untrimmed lawn after you thought you already did thorough passes? well, blame on the steering and go get yourself a Cub Cadet RZT S ZERO Mower and start conquering tight corners and even maneuvering among trees. being able to mow around the tightest corners is just one of the many qualities cos’ obviously, the RZT S ZERO is much more; it is fully electric, which means there is no engine noise, no emissions, no use of harmful gas and oil, and no belts and filters to deal with. heck, you can even mow your lawn in the middle of the night if you choose to because this mean machine is basically noiseless. the only downside of mowing at odd hours is, your neighbors might think your are complete nuts, but who cares if you can? Continue reading Cub Cadet RZT S ZERO Mower

Honda Mean Mower

when it comes to lawn mower, a little brute horsepower won’t hurt, but speed is almost never on the agenda. but the Honda Mean Mower you see here, defies the convention. developed in collaboration with Team Dynamics, Honda UK’s British Touring Car Championship partner, this lean mean lawn trimmer puts out 109 horses and 96 Nm of torque from its 1,000cc Honda VTR Firestorm and is fitted with six-speed gearbox which enables it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds and well on its way to a 133 mph (214 km/h) top speed. while externally, it retains the Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor body that it is based on, other bits are all but new. it is given an all-new custom chromoly chassis, a Scorpion exhaust system (that gives it the incredible 130db scream at its peak), a Morris Minor steering rack, a custom-made paddle shift, a custom-made Cobra sports seat (no harness though), a bespoke suspension and ATV wheels wrapped in super-soft tires for optimum grip and handling on tarmac. Continue reading Honda Mean Mower

Seedbot – Seed Spreading Robot

we’d be lying to you if we say we are dying to do some serious farming works, but if we have such a handy helper like this build-able Seedbot, a seed spreading robot, then we might just pick up our hoes and shovels and get our delicate hands dirty. surprised by the lack of automated seeding machine, Technology Editor of Instructables randofo aka Randy Sarafan decided to design and make one himself. we shall leave the debate of as to whether there is a need for such a robot in our homes aside, but what we can tell you that we are totally impressed by the overall aesthetic of randofo’s Seedbot (i.e. debate not necessary, we want one!). and if Randy’s “gender” of “robot” is anything to go by, you know are following the right person for the instructions needed to creating this awesome machine. Continue reading Seedbot – Seed Spreading Robot

Barebones Living Garden Tools and Accessories

gardening is not an activity loved by all. but if you are going to do it anyway, why not do it with style with Barebones Living Garden Tools and Accessories? unveiled at the ongoing National Hardware Show (May 7-9, 2013) in Las Vegas Convention Center, this new collection from Utah-based company comprises of eight hand tools and scissors – all forged from rust-proof stainless steel and featuring sustainable bamboo for the added rustic touch. the use of the bamboo, a natural sustainable material, couldn’t be more appropriate for tools that are going to be in touch with the nature and besides, it helps to break the monotony of plastics that are commonly used in today’s tools. Continue reading Barebones Living Garden Tools and Accessories