During summer we all struggle to keep our lawns green and gardens in flower. Going outside to hose the garden or turn on the sprinkler can be a real bore. Watering is also something we can’t do for ourselves while on holiday.
At CES in Las Vegas, we have found a great little product that can help you schedule and automate your watering.
Solem, based in France, has a little device that plugs into your standard tap kitting and accepts a standard hose/sprinkler connection on the other end. It takes a 9 volt battery and as bluetooth built-in. Installing the app on your smartphone takes seconds and within a few minutes you can set the device to water your garden at certain times and on certain days. For example, at 4am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, let water through for 30 minutes.
This is one of those products that could let you set and forget the hassle of worrying for good. The best bit – if it rained, open the app and tweak the settings, it is simple.
The Solem BL-NR retails for around $60 USD but sadly no plans are in place to bring them to Australian retail stores, yet.
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Living in Sydney his entire life, Geoff has always had a close eye on technology. Through school and immediately after, tech held his focus. Attending University later in life, Geoff began his IT career immediately after leaving high school and has been in the industry ever since. In his spare time he launched a YouTube channel focused on consumer tech that had millions of views. This led to work on community radio talking tech every week and has now stepped him into the studios of 2GB / 4BC every Saturday helping people with tech problems and reviewing the latest gadgets.
When Geoff is looking away from the screen he can be found holding a glass of red wine, spending time with friends and/or watching the Formula 1.