If you’re anything like me, you always have good intentions when it comes to that garden. Then, you realize you actually have to take care of it.
If you plant your shrubbery in the right spot, you shouldn’t have to worry about sunlight. Now, a new product wants to handle the water part of the equation. Droplet is a newly announced spinkler system, which combines robotics, cloud computing and connected services. It’s also a lot smarter than you are — at least about all things water.
That’s because Droplet has access to real-time data from over 10,000 weather stations, millions of square miles of U. S. soil samples and comprehensive biological plant information. With all of that goodness, it can decide when, where and how much water to deliver. From there, it will disperse the proper amount of water and at the right angle.
It won’t just save you a few bucks in plants, but it will also conserve water. Droplet can even provide reports on water consumption.
To get Droplet going, just hook the sprinkler up to a garden hose, power it, and connect the system to your existing Wi-Fi network. You’ll also have to input the types of plants in your yard and where they are located. The whole thing can be configured via smartphone, tablet or the Droplet website.
According to Droplet the number of plants is only limited by how much you want to input into the system. Also worth noting is that it can be used to water entire lawns. Droplet has a range of 30 feet or 2,700 square feet for normal watering, 50 feet or 9,000 square feet for high-pressure watering, and several hundred feet for agriculture watering.
Droplet is available for pre-order now, via Amazon. It’s priced at $299.99 and will start shipping on June 1, 2014.