Have you ever brought home a fresh and brand new plant, only to have it wither and fade away within a few weeks to due silly neglect? Yeah, many of us have forgotten to water our dear plant critters and leafy friends.
We often notice when the leaves of the plant or fern we just got starts to slowly turn yellow. That’s usually our wake up call. But now, this super neat invention, you won’t ever have to worry about such a thing. This smart planter will now turn any household plant-pot of yours into an adorable life-like Tamagotchi!
With pets, things are easier. Most of the time they let us know when they are hungry or otherwise. Plants don’t kick up a fuss when they’re thirsty, that’s why it’s more difficult.
What is a Tamagotchi?
The Tamagotchi, for those who are unfamiliar, is a handheld digital pet, created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of ‘WiZ’ and Aki Maita of ‘Bandai’. It was released by Bandai in November 1996 in Japan and May 1997 in the rest of the world, quickly becoming one of the biggest toy fads of the 1990s and early 2000s. As of 2017, over 82 million units have been sold.
How do they work?
These brilliant smart plants, called ‘Lua’, are created by ‘Mu Design’, who came up with the idea of turning household plants into little Tamagotchis in order to ensure that people all around the world are keeping their plants alive and happy. Aside from the colorful and vibrant looks, using this smart planter, you can also receive information and communicate with your plants. All one needs to do to get access to these state-of-the-art features is to establish a connection between their phone and the planter.
It will let you know if it’s too hot, too cold, thirsty, over-watered, not getting enough sun and more through facial expressions, and will even look pissed off if your pet wanders too close.
Finally something to bring the virtual pets to life! They're back again! Tamagotchi + Plants! Great and innovative idea! Making sure you're plants are nice and healthy. This could be a new pet for your children making them more responsible! https://t.co/KoWCgQDtSY
— Norbert Zietek (@norbertzietek) July 18, 2019