Smart Garden 3 Review

If you’ve ever tried to grow a plant you know that there are many hurdles to overcome. Sun, water, nutrients, etc. Every step of the Smart Garden 3 is not just smart, but extremely well thought out.

Within minutes of opening the box my garden was setup. Within two days my seeds sprout. Gauntlet dropped! I live in an apartment that does not have a patio. Getting my previous plants to receive sunlight was a massive challenge that took time and lots of patients. Every morning I put them on the windowsill in my bedroom. At night I had to remove them so I could close the blinds. This process never allowed for direct sunlight. The plants took forever to sprout and quickly died.

With the Smart Garden 3 plug in the light and the LED lights turn on for 16 hours. Then they’ll shut off for 8 hours. This cycle is going to maximize growth. The lights never get too hot, but they are bright. I left them in my living room as I couldn’t sleep with them on in my bedroom. The lights consume only 6 watts. As the plants grow you can raise the height of the LED lights.

The water tank is easy to fill and holds enough water for a month. There’s a buoy in place that you’ll see if the tank is full, the buoy will float to the top. As the water gets used the buoy will sink over time to signal the need for more water.

The Smart Garden 3 comes out of the box with basil pod plants, which the seeds are already placed in the soil. All you do is place the soil capsules into the Smart Garden 3. They call this Smart Soil which they claim releases nutrients in sync with the plant’s life cycle and employs tiny oxygen pockets to guarantee plants get ample breathing room and nutrients even when the soil is wet. Of course you can grow practically any plant you’d like such as basil, thyme, sage, parsley, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, rosemary, peppers, flowers. and even strawberries.

If you’re looking for a easy way to grow fresh foods then the Smart Garden 3 should be right up your alley.

PowerMonkey Explorer Review

PowerMonkey Explorer Review

The PowerMonkey Explorer is a nifty battery charger because there are three ways to charge the battery.

You can buy one for around $100.

Maxiumum reserve power:
All iPods – 40 hours
Cellphones 96 hours standby
Digital cameras – up to 1600 extra photos
Two-way radios – 24 hours
PSPs – 5 hours
MP3/MP4 – 6 hours
PDAs – 48 hours

Included tips:
LG Chocolate
Micro USB
Samsung G600
Mini USB
Mini Nokia DC 2.0
PSP & digital camera DC 4.0
Female USB
Sony Ericsson wide 750i
iPod charging
Nintendo DSi
Retractable USB charging cable

Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

If there has ever been a stigma against American made cars, it’s that they aren’t fuel efficient. It looks like Ford is aiming to reshape that image with its new 2010 Fusion Hybrid.

Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010

It is now officially America’s most fuel efficient mid-size car with a certified 41 mpg rating in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. It topped the Toyota Camry hybrid by 8 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway. It also beat the even smaller Honda Civic Hybrid by 1 mpg. While that may appear to be a small amount, it adds up in the long run.

Ford’s Fusion Hybrid can travel up to 47 miles per hour on electric power alone.