Parrot might be greatest recognized for its drones, however the firm truly provides a variety of merchandise that additionally consists of headphones and in-automotive infotainment know-how. Final yr at CES, Parrot first confirmed its robotic plant pot. On the time, that was only a prototype, however now the corporate is able to launch this new product line within the first quarter of 2016.
The pot, which can retail for $ninety nine, can maintain simply over 2 liters of water (or about half a gallon for many who don’t just like the metric system). For many crops, that’s a few week of water, however the pot can even go into water-saving mode and maintain a plant alive for a few three-week interval (perhaps 4, relying on the plant).
You management the pot by means of a cellular app (aptly named ‘Flower Energy’). With this, you’ll be able to choose which plant you’ve from a database of about eight,000 crops and then you definitely hook up with the pot over Bluetooth. It’s principally a dashboard in your crops.
The pot is outfitted with quite a few sensors to measure soil moisture and temperature, fertilizer, room temperature, and lightweight depth. It then data this knowledge each 15 minutes and sends it to Parrot’s cloud-based mostly providers for evaluation (so long as it’s related to your telephone). Once you’re away, it’ll simply go together with the median parameters to maintain your plant alive.
At $one hundred, the Pot is a bit cheaper than we anticipated (I assumed it’d be about $200 when the corporate confirmed the primary prototype). For those who’re vulnerable to killing your houseplants, the Pot might be value a attempt (or you can simply go lo-fi and construct your personal).