I had to do a double-take when I read the PR on this one. Lordy! If this is not, conceptually, the most stellar gift to seasoned green-thumbs and those whose fattest digits are just now becoming verdant. The Parrot Flower Power wireless plant sensor can measure sunlight, soil moisture, temperature and fertilizer.

Of course there’s also “an app for that!” The dedicated iOS app will push notifications and reminders about your plants’ status and needs. The app is replete with a database put together by true botanists . It holds 6,000 plants with tips and various characteristics.

The Parrot Flower Power wireless sensor and companion app will be available in ominous 2013. More details as they develop, but you can check the official webpage for details.

Shawn Sanders

Shawn loves gadgets, literature, history and games. For 10yrs+ he's straddled both the comic book & video game industries, as a writer, editor, marketing officer & producer. Shawn got his start in tech & games as an editor & Hardware Director for GameRevolution.com. More notable accomplishments include Executive Producer on mobile games Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved & The Shroud.