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Why Smart Sprinklers Are Surprisingly Practical

Smart Sprinklers

What?! Smart sprinklers? Uhm, no thanks.

If you think you’d rather water your plant the old school way than waste money, bandwidth allocation, and time in setting one up, wait. Smart sprinklers can be totally convenient and heaven-sent for the right people. Here are the reasons why.

They’re really good for the environment.

If you live in California or somewhere else where drought’s a serious porblem, you may be very water-conscious. Having a smart sprinkler can help as they manage your water usage. They’re usually connected to the Internet and they keep tabs on the weather. When it’s going to rain, there’s no sprinkling for that day. Most smart sprinklers claim that they can save up to 50% of outdoor water usage.

They can help plant-loving people who don’t have the green thumb.

Oh, this is my tribe. I love plants, but sometimes they just die on me. With a smart sprinkler like Parrot Smart, I am certain I can be a good plant mom. Parrot Smart monitors the amount of sun your plant receives, the fertizlier in the soil, and even your plant’s temperature. You can check the app for coaching and some tips. There are also simpler sensors like PlantLink which alerts you whenever your plant needs some watering.

They’re really helpful, especially for travelers.

If you travel all the time and you always come home to a dying or dead plant, you can turn to GreenIQ’s Irrigation Controller, Rachio, RainMachine or Blossom. These are some of the most complete smart sprinkler systems which can follow a watering schedule, rely on weather forecasts, and can be remotely monitored and adjusted through an app. Most of these sprinklers let you divide your yard into sections if you have various plants with different water requirements.

Smart sprinklers were not made just because. They actually do have a purpose. Yes, they are the “I never knew I need you until I met you” kind of tech.

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Would You Like To Own These Weird, But Smart Gadgets?

Weird Smart Gadgets

If you’re a tech geek, you must have had your favorite new gadgets from CES 2017. I also have mine and those weird, but really cool gadgets always get stuck in my head.

We are not new to these types of innovation. In fact, we’re used to it and even excited about this type because they’re unique, funny, and practical, in some cases. Here’s a roundup of my favorite types.

For the kitchen

We’ll start with everyone’s favorite part of the house, the kitchen. You can find a lot of gadgets that will help you cook, keep your food fresh, and your kitchen clean. Did you know that there’s a robot that can cook up to 2,000 dishes? There’s even an advanced wine storage which keeps your wine fresh for 30 days (no need to cork, uncork).

For hobbyists

Whether you love golf or b-ball or fishing, most likely, there’s a wearable or gadget for that. If you like fishing, there’s this little ball that you can throw into the water and you can use the app to view a 3D real-time image of what’s under your boat. It’s pretty nifty, but wouldn’t it be creepy if you see a moving creature that you don’t recognize? Also, there’s Vinci, the headphones with AI that can record your jam if you’re into singing. Yes, she’s smart like Alexa.

For healthcare

The tech healthcare industry is rising and along with it comes wearables which can zap you out of your bad habit. It has something to do with your brain making you more aware that you’re doing it. And then there’s this wearable which tracks your menstrual flow. No, you don’t have to put a wire or an electronic down there. You just have to use special tampons which you need to connect to a wearable.

Mind blown? If you want to know more about these gadgets, you can check them out below.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On 6.5-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, 3-Pack

Look, it’s well known that Apple’s own cables fray and become useless within months after leaving the packaging they came in; we believe it’s manufactured obsolescence. But don’t fall for that scam, and definitely don’t pay full price for the replacement cables. The 6.5-Ft MFi-Certified Lightning Cable 3-Pack you see here offers you an alternative for a fraction of the price.

You can never have enough Lightning cables to keep all of your Apple devices charged, and with these 6.5-ft, MFi-certified cables, you’ll have more flexibility than ever. Keep a cable at your office, in your bag, by your bed, or anywhere you might need to grab a quick charge. When it says MFi-certified, you know these cables are guaranteed to work perfectly with your Apple devices.

– Gain extra flexibility w/ 6.5-ft Lightning cables
– Sync & charge your devices without jumping out of bed or your office chair
– Ensure your connected devices stay safe thanks to MFi-certification
– Enjoy optimal convenience with the unique reversible design

So not only do you get longer cables, you get three of them, for roughly the same price as one normal Apple Lightning Cable. That’s a deal.

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PowerRay Fishfinder Underwater Drone

Normally, fishing involves a fair amount of tension; first there’s a tug on the line, and then there’s the excitement of pulling the fish up to the surface to see just what it is you’ve caught. If you don’t much care for a surprise however, the PowerRay Fishfinder Underwater Drone can take the mystery out of your experience by letting you see what you’re catching, in full 4K splendour. “It uses sonar to detect fish, blue light to lure them in and a 4K camera to stream the underwater action back up to the boat. It can dive to depths of 98 feet and go 130 feet away from the boat” It’ll send all kinds of data back to your smartphone, and can even be used with some VR goggles, presumably so you can look around underwater. There’s no word on price or availability though, and only what looks like CG renderings of the product, so we’re not even sure it exists or will ever hit the market. Still, keep an eye on this if you’re the kind of person who’d bring 2017 tech to an age-old activity.

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Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Mushrooms

It’s never easy to get a kid to eat radishes. I know I never touched the darn things and now as an adult I still have trouble. Maybe if my parents would have had access to this “Ravanello – Radish Shaper”, I might’ve been fooled into thinking if I ate enough of the disgusting roots I might gain some kind of super power, like my hero Mario. It makes it fairly easy to turn a boring radish into an exact replica of a Super Mario Mushroom. There’s a fair amount of work involved in creating the edible props, as you can see in the image after the break. But it’s a cool utensil nonetheless and at $19, it’s priced just right.

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Teforia Smart Tea Infuser


Tea is something to take seriously. With the Teforia Smart Tea Infuser, each cup will be the best ever. This system brings out the flavor of your tea like never before. Pairing art and science, this infuser brings the classic beverage to the modern world. Teforia is able to identify the best brewing method for your tea. In addition, the online app can scan the tea package to ascertain ideal methods.

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Moonlite – Bedtime Story Projector for Your Mobile Phone


Make those bedtime stories come to life with the Moonlite – Bedtime Story Projector. This projector has full HD story images and in-app sound effects. As a result, reading experience will be more immersive for your kids. In fact, the projector will make your kids more excited for their bedtime hours. You can use it in four easy steps. First, insert the story reel on the projector. Second, you need to attach it to your phone. Then open the Moonlite app and launch your favorite story. The full-color HD projections and also the sound effects turn a simple bedtime story magical.

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3 Of the Best Chef Knifes Perfect for Gift Giving

So you know a chef or someone who spends a whole lot of time in the kitchen, and you want to get them a chef’s knife. Not just any knife, but a real chef’s knife, one of the very best that will last for years and be at home even in even the fanciest restaurant. But you don’t know much about knives – where will you begin? It’s a good thing we’ve got a list of the best chef knives of 2016 for you to peek at!

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Droneball Crash Resistant Drone


Record your adventures with peace of mind with the Droneball Crash Resistant Drone. Complete with protection on all sides, this system goes where no drone has gone before. The Droneball features 6-axis gyro stabilization as well as a radio control system. With this, you can precise and accurate control so flying is a breeze. In addition, it allows you to fly into tight spaces with predictable maneuverability.

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