This Fully Automated Smart Garden Lets You Grow Fresh Herbs, Fruits, and Veggies With the Click of a Button

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Click & Grow

Having your own personal garden is good for your health, the environment, and your wallet. However, traditional home gardens require a lot of time and know-how many of us simply don’t have. Things get even tricker when it comes to the space we have available, since, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas.

But a company called Click & Grow is looking to change that with the Smart Garden 9, a fully automated garden that can help you grow fresh, organic produce year-round with zero effort, no matter where you live.

The Smart Garden 9 is ‘The Keurig Of Plants’

The Smart Garden 9 is designed for simplicity—if you can use a Keurig coffee machine, you can use this. All you have to do is insert a seed pod, fill the tank with water, and let the system take care of everything else.

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The garden itself can grow up to nine plants at one time, but it's compact enough to easily fit on the counter space in most homes and offices. Every Smart Garden 9 comes with three tomato seed pods, three basil seed pods, and three romaine lettuce seed pods to get you started. Click & Grow also has over 50 different pre-seeded plant pods to choose from, and their companion app can teach you everything you need to know about every single one of them.

The Technology

The Smart Garden 9 has a number of features specifically designed to speed up growth and maximize yields, including:

  • Biodome Sprouting: During the initial growing stage, lids cover the seed pods, creating a greenhouse effect for faster sprouting.
  • Grow Lights: The Smart Garden 9 uses professional-grade LED grow lights with enhanced light spectra that spur faster germination. These lights turn on and off automatically to mimic the natural light cycle, making sure your plants get the exact amount and type of light they need.
  • Automatic watering: The Smart Garden 9 has sensors that detect moisture levels and automatically water your plants only when needed. All you have to do is refill the reservoir tank about once a month.
  • Smart Soil: Smart Garden seed pods do not use regular soil. Instead, the pods are filled with a proprietary nano material created by Click & Grow. This material keeps soil pH balanced, automatically releases nutrients in sync with the plant life cycle, and contains tiny oxygen pockets to guarantee plants get ample breathing room and nutrients even when the soil is wet.

The entire Smart Garden 9 system uses just 6.2 kWh of electricity per month, which is a small percentage of the 897 kWh an average American household goes through every month. You'll also use 95 percent less water than traditional agriculture and produce faster growing cycles without pesticides.

Click & Grow is selling the Smart Garden 9 for $200, and you can check it out for yourself here.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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This Four-Layer Face Mask Has a Two-Speed Fan Inside

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If you're looking for another face mask to bring with you while you're out and about, the Electric Respirator LED Fan Mask offers plenty of protection, thanks to a four-layer, KN95-certified filter and a two-speed fan motor for constant fresh air. And while it may sound like a massive contraption to wear, it’s actually a tiny geometric piece that's available in black or white.

The custom four layers of filters in the Electric Respirator LED Fan Mask are designed to keep the air you breathe safe and clean, which starts with a strong anti-bacterial net to filter large particles in the air. Anything that gets through there will be checked at the second filter—the activated carbon filter, where particles are sterilized and deodorized. It’ll even keep you safe from harmful substances like formaldehyde.

If stubborn particles like pollen, smoke, and dust still make their way through the first two layers, they’ll be faced with a HEPA filter at the third layer. A fourth and final layer works to inhibit bacterial growth through the release of negative oxygen ions. The two-speed fan motor doubles down on moisture prevention.

You can get the modern four-layer mask in black or white, and for a limited time, you can get them each in black or white two-packs for $87.

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