Garden gadgets archive

  • Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Pro knows more than its predecessor and we've seen how
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    Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Pro knows more than its predecessor and we've seen how

    By 7 September 2013

    The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, announced at last year's IFA, is back with an upgraded Pro model. But it's not just a new name, there are also extra sensors making this ready for pros and beginners alike. The Pro looks very similar to its predecessors...

  • Micro Pod - the garden shed for the Apple generation
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    Micro Pod - the garden shed for the Apple generation

    By 19 December 2011

    Home working's all the trend these days; why labour away on the bus or tube, having to tuck your left cheek into a rotund fellow's honking armpit while being stabbed in the back with a golf umbrella, when you can sit around in your pants all day listening...

  • EasyBloom Plant Sensor brings USB gadgetry to gardening
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    EasyBloom Plant Sensor brings USB gadgetry to gardening

    By 24 September 2009

    The EasyBloom Plant Sensor is the first web-based gardening tool that recommends the best plants for any location and provides plant care advice. Although already launched in the States, we've only just heard of the USB gadget and thought we'd bring news...

  • Firebox offers Power Plant Growing Machine
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    Firebox offers Power Plant Growing Machine

    By 27 July 2009

    If you want your herbs in a hurry then Firebox has the answer with its new Power Plant Growing Machine. Apparently a result of pioneering NASA technology this aeroponic device lets you grow plants indoors in all seasons, without soil. An internal microjet...

  • Bosch Rotak 34LI lawnmower review
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    Bosch Rotak 34LI lawnmower review

    By 19 June 2009

    Can a pumped up laptop battery really tackle the lawn? We’ve put Bosch’s cordless rotary mower to the test to see if it’ll serve up centre court stripes in the Pocket-lint garden. The Rotak 34Li looks the business. The chunky plastic styling and...

  • Kingsford O-Grill 3000 portable BBQ review
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    Kingsford O-Grill 3000 portable BBQ review

    By 21 May 2009

    The Q from Weber has been mauling all-comers in the portable grilling stakes (or should that be steaks?) for years now, but can this fashionable young upstart deliver go-anywhere cooking in time for the great British BBQ season? We got grilling to find...

  • OfficePOD unveiled for your back garden
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    OfficePOD unveiled for your back garden

    By 15 May 2009

    Homeworkers should take a look at the new OfficePOD, a self-contained sort of mini-office for your garden to help separate your work-from-home-life from your home-life. Measuring 2.1 x 2.1 metres, the teeny structure apparently requires no planning permission...

  • Ronseal Power Sprayer review
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    Ronseal Power Sprayer review

    By 1 May 2009

    It's that time of year when everyone returns to the garden to find that the fence is looking a little tired. To extend the life of your fence, using some sort of treatment is essential with plenty of types and colours to choose from. But can the Ronseal...

  • Mathmos Wind Light launches
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    Mathmos Wind Light launches

    By 30 April 2009

    Firebox is offering some green lighting for your garden - available in red or blue - if you get our meaning. With 6cm propellers, the Mathmos Wind Light uses the breeze to power the built-in red or blue LEDs. There are no batteries required, just stick...

  • Aqua Soundz floating speaker launches for summer
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    Aqua Soundz floating speaker launches for summer

    By 8 April 2009

    The GadgetShop.com is offering a novel speaker for summer - the Aqua Soundz wireless floating speaker. For sun-soaked sounds in the pool (or maybe the bath if it rains) the system comes in two parts, a transmitter unit and the floating speaker itself....

  • Gastar miGrill with built-in speakers launched
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    Gastar miGrill with built-in speakers launched

    By 16 March 2009

    Nothing screams summer more than barbecues and good music, and the Gastar miGrill Tabletop Gas Grill with built-in speakers combines both of them so you can boogie while you BBQ. Combining 160 square inches of cooking surface, 8500 BTUs of heat and two...

  • Electronic firework launcher on sale
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    Electronic firework launcher on sale

    By 20 October 2008

    Maplin is offering an "electronic remote control firework launcher" in time for Bonfire Night. The gizmo claims to dramatically reduce the chance of injury by launching fireworks without a flame and at a safe distance. Battery powered and portable, it's...

  • Firewinder eco gadget promises light show in your garden
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    Firewinder eco gadget promises light show in your garden

    By 11 September 2008

    The Firewinder is a new eco gadget that, rather than use the wind to recharge your batteries or power a small child, has been designed to merely look pretty in the garden. The move, its creators hope, will encourage kids to understand that wind has the...

  • Solar fairy lights launch
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    Solar fairy lights launch

    By 3 July 2008

    Ignoring the apocalyptic looking sky in the pic, we like these solar powered fairy lights from Firebox that charge up during the day and light up at night. A set with 50 LEDs is £24.95 while the string of 100 is £34.95, available now.

  • Solar power plant pot launches
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    Solar power plant pot launches

    By 20 June 2008

    Taking photosynthesis to the next level, as its name suggests, this 28cm tall designer pot soaks up the sun's rays in order to charge an internal battery that powers built-in LEDs. As night falls the entire pot begins to glow, adding an "enchanting" touch...

  • Grundig launches wireless, weather-proof iPod speaker
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    Grundig launches wireless, weather-proof iPod speaker

    By 12 June 2008

    Grundig is offering you the chance to get the party started in your garden with the new portable outdoor "Emanate" wireless speaker system. With a rechargeable battery that gives up to 8 hours of music on a single charge, the speaker is cordless, portable,...

  • Big Wave trampoline launches
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    Big Wave trampoline launches

    By 10 June 2008

    If you want to give your bog standard trampolining action a bit of a twist, how about the "Big Wave" that's super galvanised in order to withstand the weight of water, as well as bouncy kids?

  • Pot that tells you what your plant needs
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    Pot that tells you what your plant needs

    By 30 May 2008

    All of your friends laughing at your ability to kill all things green - even the sturdest of cacti? Well here's a device for you - the rather sleek looking Pet Plant by designer Junyi Heo. The pot measures soil conditions, temperature, humidity, and water...

  • Anti-fly sphere promises to get bugs to buzz off
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    Anti-fly sphere promises to get bugs to buzz off

    By 9 May 2008

    You've spread your blanket on the dewy grass, the picnic is ready for munching, the Pimms poured, and then the buzzing starts. This little drop of glass could be the answer to seeing off the clouds of bugs. The Anti-Fly Sphere Device, designed by José...

  • "Practice Plant" for those without green fingers
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    "Practice Plant" for those without green fingers

    By 2 May 2008

    There's an old adage about relationships - if you're able to keep a plant alive, you can get a cat, and if you manage to keep that from starvation, then you're ready for a long-term relationship. Well here's a way of cheating at stage one. The "Practice...

  • Grillslinger Sport utility belt for barbecuers launches
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    Grillslinger Sport utility belt for barbecuers launches

    By 22 April 2008

    Aside from an excess of facial hair, considering things that make a man feel well, manly, we'd wager utility belts and barbecues are high on most male's lists. Combining the two then is a testosterone-fuelled recipe for success that will have most burger-loving,...

  • Limited edition St George's Day Robomow launches
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    Limited edition St George's Day Robomow launches

    By 21 April 2008

    A new limited edition Robomow is being launched to celebrate St George's Day. Featuring a St George's Day cross emblazoned across its back and confusing English history timelines somewhat, the mower has been dubbed the "Sir Cut Alot - mower of the roundtable"....

  • Inflatable "blimp" projector screen
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    Inflatable "blimp" projector screen

    By 17 April 2008

    If you want to recreate the drive-in movie effect in your back yard, in a weatherpoof, squishy stylee then the blimp screen is for you. A home starter package, complete with blower-upper, projector and DVD player and a 6 x 8 foot "baby" blimp screen costs...

  • Husqvarna solar powered automatic lawnmower launched
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    Husqvarna solar powered automatic lawnmower launched

    By 6 March 2008

    Husqvarna, the world's largest lawnmower manufacturer, has launched the world's first automatic electric solar powered hybrid robotic lawn mower in the UK on Thursday. The new lawnmower offers users happy to pay the £2000 price tag the promise of never...

  • AeroGarden computer plant-pot promises perfect harvest
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    AeroGarden computer plant-pot promises perfect harvest

    By 26 September 2007

    If you like the idea of fresh herbs grown yourself but don't have green fingers, one company is about to come to your rescue with the AeroGarden. Claiming to be the "world's first indoor smart garden" the AeroGarden is a miniature garden designed for...