Amateur gardeners take notice! Caring for your plants is about to get a whole lot easier with Parrot's new "Flower Power" sensor. No more remembering to water your orchids or fertilize your homegrown veggies. Just let the Flower Power tell you when your prized geranium needs some lovin'.
Parrot calls the Flower Power a "smart wireless sensor" for plants that tracks sunlight, humidity, temperature and fertilizer using a variety of sensors. Users can then pair the Flower Power over low-power Bluetooth 4.0 with the Parrot Cloud app for iOS to track their plant's growth with detailed statistics over days, weeks and months.
When a plant needs more light, the app will notify you. When a plant is about to dry up because it needs a drizzle, the app will ping you. And when a plant is too hot or cold or just needs fertilizer, the app will alert you.
Maybe it's a little obsessive to track your plant's vitals, but lazy gardeners who hate seeing their new greens die on them because of improper care will probably appreciate the Flower Power.
You can't go tracking any old plant, though. But with thousands of plants programmed into the Parrot Cloud app, the chances of you running into problems getting stats on a rare herb is slim to none.
Parrot didn't announce pricing, nor a firm release date; only that that the Flower Power is expected to launch by the end of 2013.
Posted on location at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. All photos taken by Raymond Wong for DVICE.