The Dew Drop, a concept device designed by Jacky Wu, is a self-watering gadget for plants that’s decidedly less clunky and more green tech-y. Here’s the neat thing: it conserves water by extracting moisture from the air (perfect for humid summer days), condenses it, and uses it to water plants. Here’s the not so neat thing: it runs on electricity.
So while instantly drawn to the Dew Drop, I do have my reservations. What do you think? Is a water-saving gadget that runs on electricity totally worthless? Or would you give something like this a chance? Would you feel differently if the Dew Drop was powered by rechargeable batteries or a built-in solar panel?
A commenter over at Yanko Design does have an interesting point: to get to your home and through your tap, water does require some sort of power (filtration, pumps, etc.) making the Dew Drop, despite it’s plug-in nature, a viable green gadget.