Feeds

Garden gizmo unveiled for green-fingered gadgeteers

EasyBloom, for bloomin' easy gardening

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Gardening doesn’t generally interest Register Hardware, but when gadgets meet gardens you’ve got yourself a recipe for success. Or, to put it another way, the EasyBloom.

Easybloom_01

EasyBloom: gardening gone hi-tech

Although it looks like a plastic off-colour daisy, EasyBloom’s actually designed to monitor the vital signs of your Ficus – known as “Monitor Mode” - or to analyse the surrounding soil during “Recommend Mode” to help suggest which plants stand the best chance of survival in your balcony plant pot.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to grow a plant, for example, then you simply slide EasyBloom’s forked end into the soil and the garden gadget gathers a plant’s-eye view of the surrounding conditions.

This process takes roughly 24 hours, but afterwards EasyBloom will know everything about the spot’s available sunlight, moisture levels, humidity and more.

Alternatively, if you’d like to know why that pot plant you never water is turning brown then – over the same period of time – EasyBloom will gather all the vitals required to provide you with a detailed diagnosis.

Easybloom_02

Gardening tips from a plastic daisy

Snap the gadget in half and you’ll discover a hidden USB port, allowing you to plug EasyBloom into a Mac or PC. This connects EasyBloom to its accompanying website, where the collected data’s run through a series of algorithms to determine – based on a 5000-strong plant database – which plant stands the best chance of flourishing in your chosen patch.

But if you’ve set the gadget to Recommend Mode then, once the algorithm’s run its course, the website will suggest steps to take to keep your existing weed plant in tiptop health.

EasyBloom is currently only available to buy online in North America, priced at $60 (£41/€46). ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?