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Breakdown: RoboReel

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You know those videos from the 50s promising a future of flying cars and robo-butlers by the year 2010? Well say hello to what we’ve managed to conjure up in those 60 years: the RoboReel ($649). The RoboReel (in this example, the “water” iteration, though it’s also available for “power” and “air”) may not be the Rosie to your George Jetson, but it’s a pretty capable tool when it comes to gardening. This spheroid wonder automates the process of watering your plants with a host of settings and features, and the odds it revolts against you are pretty slim. What’s not to love? We break down the zenith of landscape robotics above.