When it comes to crowd-funded projects, we’re used to seeing gadgets, toys, and maybe stuff that we would consider small appliances. When it comes to larger tools, and things that you’d use for household maintenance, those are much rarer on those platforms. If you’ve been holding out for a robotic mower to pop up, well, then the Neomow X should grab your eye.
What is it?
Well, the Neomow X is a robotic mower that can keep your grass neat and tidy, all on it’s own. In a way, you can think of it just like a Roomba, but one that’s going to go out and keep the grass in order. It’s not bagging things (which would be tricky for emptying), so make sure you’re good with a mulching approach in your own yard.
How does it work?
That’s the real hook for how these sorts of devices work. With the Neomow X, it’s relying on GPS to map out your yard (and any obstructions), rather than you having to place sensors to fence things off. It also relies on LiDAR to scan things as it’s going along, so it won’t end up running over the kids’ toys that got left out in the yard. If it runs low on charge while it’s going, it will remember where it was, and start right back up there once it comes off of the charging cradle.
How do you communicate with it?
For that, you’ve got an associated app (of course), and it will work over WiFi or Bluetooth. With the app you can set the schedule, different zones in your lawn, and the schedules you want followed for those different zones. You’re also able to control the cutting height from the app as well. Basically, once that charging dock is installed and you’ve got the outer boundaries going, you can be pretty hands-free with the Neomow X aside from cleaning out the cutting deck now and again.
How can you get one?
The Neomow X is funding on Kickstarter right now. It’s fully-funded, with the campaign running until October 13, 2023. Delivery is anticipated to begin by the end of the year, so you’ll be ready to go once spring weather hits. The Neomow X is available for $1,300, while the Neomow X Pro goes for $1,600, which doesn’t change the hardware, but does extend your 4G coverage for the device out to a second year. campaign page
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