This week I was back on the sofa with the lovely gang at ITV Weekend and we were talking Outdoor Gadgets.
Now the sun has got its hat on we are all about gadgets that can be taken out in the great outdoors and we had 3 corkers for you.
The Parrot Plant Pot was up first – and this is a genius device for someone that very much lacks green fingers – like me! Pop your plant and compost in, as you would do in a normal plant pot, and then there is a little reservoir to the side wherein you can pour 2 litres of water. Press a button and sync the plant pot with your smart device. A free app will enable you to select the plant you have (from an 8000 strong database) and you are off. The plant pot has 4 sensors that detect temperature, light, soil moisture and fertiliser levels – you can get alerts when you need to adjust any of these to make your plant flourish. There is also a Plant Sitter mode that will automatically water your plant, as and when it needs it, for up to a month. Green fingers may be within reach for me after all…
Second up we had a great holiday speaker. It is from Ultimate Ears and is completely waterproof and shockproof. This means you can drop it from 5 feet and it not even leave a dent. Great. The speaker – that plays the audio of your choice from your Bluetooth enabled device – can be dropped in the pool, and it will even carry on playing. Importantly if it does go overboard, it floats. A big sound in a small 10cm speaker.
Finally we had a petite gadget – no bigger than a can of beer – that got the gorgeous guests on the sofa (Mel Sykes and Shappi Khorsandi) guessing. It was in fact a portable chair called Sitpack. It goes from a small cylinder to a bum rest in just a few seconds thanks to an adjustable, telescopic pole. It has a rubberised foot and can take weights of up to 15.5 stone. Great for festivals and taking on the go to rest your weary feet.
Another brilliant week with Weekend – looking forward to next time.