This Device Can Water Your Plants For a Mere $300


In case robots weren’t on their way to taking over your life enough already, now you can program one to water your plants exactly the way you want it done.

Droplet looks a little like R2-D2’s head but functions as a sprinkler system. Using a smartphone or similar device, the user can enter the type, location and other data into Droplet so it can determine how much water the plant needs and how often. It then automatically waters the plants on schedule. The product officially launched Tuesday

Founder Steve Fernholz credits his mom with giving him the idea for Droplet. His sloped yard needed to be watered but there was no easy way to implant an underground irrigation system. So his mother stood outside and watered all the trees using a regular garden hose. This sparked a plan in Fernholz’s mind Read more…

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