Back in 2002, when I started this site, I was writing about one smartphone. It was a little tricky because, as you know, I was just a toddler back then and couldn’t type proper good like what I does now.
Anyhoo. If you’ve watered your garden or some hanging baskets this summer you’ll probably heard of Hozelock. They’re perhaps best known for those clever things that click the hose onto your outside tap or to the spray gun. Now, however, they want you to know about their automated watering products for the “smart home”. Their mail tells me that..
The range enables people to save time, safeguard the health of their plants and use less water by making it blissfully easy to control their watering remotely – whether they are at work, watching TV or sunning themselves in the Caribbean!
We’ve asked for a flight to the Caribbean to test out that particular claim, but they’ve not got back to us as yet. Anyhow, this is the new Hozelock Cloud Controller. It costs £114.99 and, using an app on your mobile, you can water your garden when you feel like it – or via a simple schedule you create. You can even water those pink flowers that I can never remember the name of. Inside is a long-range low-power radio connecting it to t’internet and, via the app, it can even suggest changes to watering patterns based on the weather. Handy huh?
The new Cloud Controller will be available in January.
Hozelock also have a few other automated watering solutions, but they don’t connect to the web or anything, so we’re not going to cover them right here unless we hear back about that Caribbean flight.
.. And we want first class. None of this economy rubbish.