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Motorized Spray Bottle – Have We Really Become This Lazy?

Cepia Motorized Sprayer (Images courtesy Cepia)
By Andrew Liszewski

There’s been countless inventions over the years that have made our lives easier, but at some point we have to draw the line. And I think a motorized spray bottle is as good a place as any to start. This 48oz model from Cepia can be filled with any liquid whether it be water, soap, herbicides or even pesticides, and pushing the small trigger button will cause the electric motor to automatically pump and spray for as long as you keep it pressed. Now I realize that if your home is filled with plants, watering them on a daily basis can get to be a bit tedious. But if you actually find the act of squeezing the trigger on a spray bottle to be too arduous a task, then I’d seriously suggest getting rid of some of your indoor foliage before resorting to a motorized spray bottle. But if you must have one, you can find it online for about $8-10.

[ Cepia Motorized Sprayer ]








  • Matt

    I’ve gotta disagree with your assessment. Something like this would come in handy when I’m spraying cleaners on the shower walls, or when I’m spraying bug spray on all the plants around the outside of the house. Right now, when I clean the shower, I use a cleaner that shoots out as a foamy liquid. Each pump of the sprayer only sprays out a tiny amount of the stuff, so to cover the whole shower wall, I have to spray for several minutes. I’m constantly switching hands. For the bug spray, right now we use a big container with a giant hand pump which you have to pump up 15 times or so to get a few seconds of spray. Something motorized like this would definitely come in handy for those times. Granted, I wouldn’t use this for general purpose spraying of Windex on a small window or something, but I’d use it for those bigger tasks that require alot of time with a spray bottle.

  • JB

    It would also come in handy for those with arthritis or other hand/grip issues. My mother comes to mind…

  • http://www.phoenyx.net/ Karen in Wichita

    I dunno, I know several people with arthritis who’d find it useful. It’d be more useful to have a motorized squeezer to use on existing bottles, though, since I can’t imagine buying a different one for every spray product you’d ever want to use.

  • Andrew Liszewski

    Yeah, it would definitely come in handy for those with arthritis, or other conditions that make using their hands difficult. For the rest of us though, it still seems to me like another battery-eating device that doesn’t need to be.

  • http://www.foff.com Same as the others

    *Generic comment about how wrong you are and how useful this actually is to certain groups of people in which you don’t include yourself*

  • http://www.gvpeasachantrant.blogspot.com joanne

    Hi Andrew,
    This is the kind of thing I would have scoffed at as well but I garden at a community garden with a lot of senior citizens who I know would benefit from it.
    I once read an article about how no one puts tinsel on their Christmas trees any more because people “don't have the time.”
    No time to hang tinsel?
    Now that's lazy.

  • http://vitanetonline.com/description/JC0510/vitamins/Quit-Bugging-Me!---Natural-Insect-Repellant-Spray/ Quit bugging me

    Yeah, I think we have become too lazy, I don't think I need such a bottle to get rid of the insects in my house, I only need a good insecticide solution to make it all efficient. I wouldn't pay extra money for a motorized spray bottle.

  • http://vitanetonline.com/description/JC0510/vitamins/Quit-Bugging-Me!---Natural-Insect-Repellant-Spray/ Quit bugging me

    Yeah, I think we have become too lazy, I don't think I need such a bottle to get rid of the insects in my house, I only need a good insecticide solution to make it all efficient. I wouldn't pay extra money for a motorized spray bottle.

  • http://vitanetonline.com/description/JC0510/vitamins/Quit-Bugging-Me!---Natural-Insect-Repellant-Spray/ Quit bugging me

    Yeah, I think we have become too lazy, I don't think I need such a bottle to get rid of the insects in my house, I only need a good insecticide solution to make it all efficient. I wouldn't pay extra money for a motorized spray bottle.

  • Anonymous

    Think about custodians or others who spray all day long. Why do have to relate everything to ourselves.

  • boorf

    If you had arthritis in your hand or were one of the millions of people that have carpal tunnel you wouldn't use the term lazy when talking about this fantastic product. If you are going to keep your job you need to widen your horizon and look beyond your nose when you judge a product. You just need a little training…..try Dale Carnegie.

  • a.guy

    not lazy … depends how much you have to spray…. lol