You might think that $79 is a lot of money to pay for a flowerpot. For an ordinary flowerpot, you would be correct. The Click and Grow Smart Flowerpot, with its sensor and specially-designed soil, is hardly ordinary.
I received the Smart Flowerpot about a week and a half ago and I’ve been dying to try it out. Why the excitement? I have a confession to make.
I kill plants.
I don’t mean to kill them. I have lovingly nurtured basil, bell peppers, tomatoes, sage, thyme, and a few very unlucky grocery store orchids. Despite my best efforts, … Read more
With today's Smart Farm announcement, gardening startup Click & Grow unveils a plan to revolutionize both the way we view fresh food and how we access it.
At first glance, gardening might not seem high-tech or particularly smart, but we're following it closely anyway. Why? It's simple: while a raised flower bed outside or a potted herb plant on your porch is very nearly the opposite of smart technology, recent developments in sensor technology and the ubiquity of the smartphone for viewing data can take some of the mystery and difficulty out of growing your own plants … Read more
Though its name may indicate otherwise, iGrow ain't your momma's Chia Pet. In fact, it's a high-tech hair growth system in the form of a laser-light helmet. And while it's been in the works for a few years, it's now the proud recipient of approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
More than 35 million men in the U.S. are afflicted with androgenetic alopecia, a condition commonly referred to as male pattern baldness, though it does occur in women as well. In men it can begin as early as the late teens, and it eventually affects more than half of men over the age of 50, while in women it doesn't usually kick in until after menopause.… Read more
The indoor smart garden continues to grow. Click & Grow announced today availability of its new Grow Light ($49). Available as an optional add-on to its Smart Flower Pot, the light picks up where the company's previous Kickstarter campaign (covered here) left off. Now, anyone can accessorize their current gardens -- and add a new plant cartridge.
In addition to the new light, Click & Grow announced the addition of a Sugar Leaf refill to its growing product lineup. The natural sweetener sprouts within two weeks of activating the cartridge and has a lifespan that can reach a year … Read more
There is no denying that fresh herbs and spices make a difference while cooking. There is, however, always the lingering possibility that they do not get used in time; freshly cut herbs don't last long. Of course, the optimal solution is to have them fresh, alive, and always at the ready.
Having a stock of growing herbs doesn't have to mean digging around in the garden. In fact, it doesn't have to even mean having a garden to dig around in (at least in the traditional sense). The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden moves the outdoors … Read more
The ability to reach out and pluck fruits and vegetables off of a nearby branch, for many, is an unrealistic dream. Yet fresh food that is grown nearby continues to be a desirable commodity. As well it should; food that is fresh is far superior to that which has been hanging around during transport or otherwise. As delicious as freshly picked food may be, the hurdle of actually growing it is not one to be ignored. Unless of course, the whole process is automated.
Two new self-monitoring plant kits have been added to the Click and Grow kitchen countertop grove. … Read more
From the same man who brought us the songs "Nature Trail to Hell" and "Trigger Happy" comes an iOS app geared for kids. The Al Yankovic: When I Grow Up app expands on the Weird Al children's picture book of the same name.
The picture book portion is chock full of interactive Easter eggs that can be found by swiping, tapping, and turning the device. The story itself is a breezy and creative look at a young boy considering his career options. Snail trainer? Giraffe milker? Anything is possible.
Choose between the read-it-yourself option or have Weird Al read the story in his own enthusiastic way. This may or may not scar your kids for life.
There are several mini-games built into the app that are just challenging enough to keep an adult occupied for a few minutes. I sucked at being a masseuse for gorillas, but I pulled off the tarantula shaving pretty well.… Read more
We can't help but compare Apira Science's new Revage670 headphones look with the infamous Tron Guy's helmet, but this thing promises a lot more utility. The iGrow is a hair rejuvenation device that relies on lasers and LED lights to extend your tresses. For $685, it sure as hell does more: you can also pump MP3s into the headphones while you grow--a twofer!
The press release name drops all kinds of terminology like "Harvard Medical School-documented," "scientifically proven," and "clinical studies," and also claims that "over 500 doctors in over … Read more
Fun-Towers is an addictively fun card game contained in a somewhat sloppy piece of software. Despite its flaw, we find that we can't pull ourselves away.
Fun-Towers is a version of solitaire in which cards must be taken from the field and added to a stack, moving cards that are only one higher or one lower than the card on top of the stack. The game is actually really easy to play, but we'd never seen this style of solitaire before, and the instructions included with the game were awful. We figured it out with some trial and … Read more