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Top 100 Tech Ideas in February

From Hydroponic Gardening Appliances to Pollinating Bee Drones

— February 26, 2017 — Tech
With a growing number of consumers looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint, the February 2017 tech trends reveal that there are a number of innovative devices making the process of leading an eco-friendly lifestyle easier and more accessible.

One of the innovative ways that technology is helping consumers go green at home is by helping them grow their own food, even in the middle of urban environments. For instance, the Spoutr is a smartphone-connected garden that uses an ultrasonic vaporizer to help consumers grow their own micro-greens. Similarly, the OPCOM Farm is a hydroponic gardening systems that allows consumers to grow produce indoors without the need for soil.

Beyond home gardening, the February 2017 tech trends reveal that technology is also being used to address bigger environmental concerns such as the decline of honey bee populations and the health of our fragile ecosystems. Some of the devices being used to address these pressing environmental issues include the B-Droid and the Linnaeus drone.
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Voltage Safety Devices
Voltage Safety Devices
The LinkSwitch-TN2 Voltage Regulator Device Increases Efficiency and Safety
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99
Recipe-Regulating Smart Blenders
Recipe-Regulating Smart Blenders
The Vitamix Ascent Series Blenders Boast Connectivity at CES 2017
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98
Multi-Material Print Machines
Multi-Material Print Machines
The 'NexD1' 3D Printer Produces Circuits, 3D Objects and More
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97
Tactile Control Radios
Tactile Control Radios
The 'AUDIOINFINITY' Internet Radio Speaker Has an Intuitive Interface
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96
Pop Star Game Characters
Pop Star Game Characters
Ariana Grande's 'DW' Will Be in the Upcoming Final Fantasy Mobile Game
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95
Razor-Sharp Brushed Metal TVs
Razor-Sharp Brushed Metal TVs
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4 Debuts a Thin Aesthetic at CES 2017
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94
Automated Home Security Systems
Automated Home Security Systems
The 'Nexia' Smart Home System Made Its Debut at CES 2017
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93
Professional Audiophile Headphones
Professional Audiophile Headphones
The Onkyo ES-CTI300(SS) Headphones Create a Powerful Experience
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92
Ultra-Strong Lightweight Graphene
Ultra-Strong Lightweight Graphene
MIT's New Structural Graphene Compound is Stronger Than Steel
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91
Credit Card-Sized Computers
Credit Card-Sized Computers
The Intel Compute Card Shows Off a Lean Design at CES 2017
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90
Robotic Creation Writing Machines
Robotic Creation Writing Machines
The AxiDraw V3 Writing Drawing Machine Draws on Any Flat Surface
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89
Camera-Covering Laptop Attachments
Camera-Covering Laptop Attachments
The Intelligent Security Camera Cover Maximizes Privacy
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88
Sticky Note Printers
Sticky Note Printers
The Mangoslab Nemonic Printer Unit Prints from PCs or Smartphones
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87
Portable Projection Keyboards
Portable Projection Keyboards
The 'iKeybo' Keyboard Supports Multiple Languages
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86
Router-Sized PCs
Router-Sized PCs
The Compulab IPC3 Fanless Mini PC Handles Intense Power in a Small Frame
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85
Razor-Thin OLED TVs
Razor-Thin OLED TVs
The Sony XBR-A1E Bravia OLED TV was Shown Off at CES 2017
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84
Intelligent Robotic Cleaners
Intelligent Robotic Cleaners
The Samsung POWERbot VR7000 is a New Robot Vacuum for Smart Homes
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83
Family-Safe Natural Bleaches
Family-Safe Natural Bleaches
'Force of Nature' Turns Salt, Water and Vinegar into a Cleaner
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82
Facial Recognition Camouflage
Facial Recognition Camouflage
The HyperFace Project Uses a Complex Image to Fool Software
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81
Blazing-Fast Racing Drones
Blazing-Fast Racing Drones
The UVify Draco Quad Racing Drone was Showcased at CES 2017
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80
Automated Food Planning Devices
Automated Food Planning Devices
The Smart Kitchen Device Hello Egg Has Been Revealed at CES 2017
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79
Connected Cocktail Libraries
Connected Cocktail Libraries
Pernod Ricard's Opn Cocktail Mixer is Debuting at CES 2017
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78
High-Impact Power Tools
High-Impact Power Tools
The Milwaukee M18 FUEL Mid-torque Impact Wrench is Powerful
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77
Imaginary Smartphone Designs
Imaginary Smartphone Designs
The 'NoPhone Air' Pokes Fun at Smartphone Releases
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76
GPS-Tracking Smartwatches
GPS-Tracking Smartwatches
The Misfit Vapor Smartwatch Device Can Operate Independently
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75
Smartphone-Connected Toasters
Smartphone-Connected Toasters
The Griffin Connected Toaster Showed Off Smart Features at CES 2017
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74
Kid-Friendly Air Purifiers
Kid-Friendly Air Purifiers
The 'Fidget' Air Filtration System Features a Bladeless Design
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73
Intelligent Sleep Shades
Intelligent Sleep Shades
The Naptime Smart Eyeshade Uses EEG Technology
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72
Photography-Grade Smartphone Cases
Photography-Grade Smartphone Cases
The ExoLens Case with Optics by ZEISS is Debuting at CES 2017
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71
Discreet Postpartum Pumps
Discreet Postpartum Pumps
The 'Willow' Wearable Breast Pumps Provide a Comfortable Experience
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70
Alcohol-Sensing Wristbands
Alcohol-Sensing Wristbands
The BAC-Testing Proof Wearable From Milo Sensors Showcased at CES 2017
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69
Reclaimed Wood Speakers
Reclaimed Wood Speakers
The 'Rockit Logs' Audiophile Speakers are Made Using Logging Waste
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68
Health-Optimizing Mattresses
Health-Optimizing Mattresses
The Sleep Number 360 Adjustable Bed Adjusts to Individual Needs
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67
Music-Synced Pain Relief Devices
Music-Synced Pain Relief Devices
The 'DR.MUSIC 3' TENS Massager Eliminates Muscle Pain and Tension
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66
Flexible Smartphone Card Slots
Flexible Smartphone Card Slots
The 'elago' Smartphone Card Pocket Groups Essentials Together
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65
Triptych Laptop Screens
Triptych Laptop Screens
Razer's Three-Screened 'Project Valerie' is Debuting at CES 2017
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64
Portable Folding Drones
Portable Folding Drones
Zerotech's Dobby 4K Drone Can Launch and Land in Users' Hands
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63
Razor-Thin Computer Screens
Razor-Thin Computer Screens
The Dell 27 Ultra-Thin PC Monitor is Ideal for Gaming or Spreadsheets
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62
Zodiac Sign Accessories
Zodiac Sign Accessories
Society6's Capricorn Collection Includes Coffee Cups, Pillows and More
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61
Oversized Digital Storage Keys
Oversized Digital Storage Keys
The Kingston Digital DataTraveler Ultimate GT will be at CES 2017
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60
Sticky Smartphone Mounts
Sticky Smartphone Mounts
The 'Quik Pod Twist' Made Its Debut at CES 2017
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59
Slim Wall-Mounted Air Conditioners
Slim Wall-Mounted Air Conditioners
The Artistic Air Conditioner Unit Disappears When Not in Use
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58
eCommerce Product Photography Boxes
eCommerce Product Photography Boxes
The 'LilyCube' Creates a Product Photography Studio Anywhere
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57
Smart Stackable Speakers
Smart Stackable Speakers
The Award Winning Versatile aiFi Speakers Were Revealed at CES 2017
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56
Graphic Design Tablet Apps
Graphic Design Tablet Apps
Astropad Studio is a Design Tool for Digital Designers on the iPad Pro
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55
Pollinating Bee Drones
Pollinating Bee Drones
The Ground-Breaking Automated Pollination System B-Droid is a Robotic Bee
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54
Smartphone Holder Loops
Smartphone Holder Loops
The 'Ungrip' Smartphone Grip Makes it Easier to Hold onto Your Device
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53
Biometric Sensor Locks
Biometric Sensor Locks
The 'BenjiLock' Security Padlocks Unlock with a Single Touch
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52
Custom Temperature Travel Mugs
Custom Temperature Travel Mugs
The '#10FF' Flask Kettle Heats Beverages to the Ideal Temperature
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51
Skin-Tasting Bio-Wearables
Skin-Tasting Bio-Wearables
PKvitality's K'Track Athlete and Glucose are Debuting at CES 2017
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50
Device-Downgrading Skins
Device-Downgrading Skins
This Grfxp iPhone 7/7 Plus Skin Turns the Device into the Original iPhone
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49
Sleep-Enhancing Sensor Devices
Sleep-Enhancing Sensor Devices
SleepPeanut by Sen.se Will Be Unveiled at CES 2017
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48
Edgy Rally Race SUVs
Edgy Rally Race SUVs
This Audi Race Vehicle Concept Does Away with the Need for Teams
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47
Attachable Medication Trackers
Attachable Medication Trackers
The MedPeanut Is Part of the SensePeanut Line at CES 2017
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46
Speedy Lightweight Drones
Speedy Lightweight Drones
The Yi Erida Drone Unveiled a Carbon Fiber Design at CES 2017
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45
Advanced AR Glasses
Advanced AR Glasses
The ODG R-8 and ODG R-9 Glasses Made Their Debut at CES 2017
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44
Elegant Leather Laptop Sleeves
Elegant Leather Laptop Sleeves
The Sleek Carriers from Mujjo's are Made with Leather and Felt
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43
Ultrasonic Sprout Gardens
Ultrasonic Sprout Gardens
The 'Spoutr' Saves Water as it Autonomously Grows Sprouts
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42
Aviation-Inspired Modern Vehicles
Aviation-Inspired Modern Vehicles
The Jaguar F-Type GT Concept Blends Different Aesthetics
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41
HD Instant Cameras
HD Instant Cameras
The Polaroid Pop Instant Camera Offered Enhanced Capabilities at CES 2017
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40
Sports Car-Inspired Massage Chairs
Sports Car-Inspired Massage Chairs
The Bodyfriend Futuristic Massage Chair was Seen at CES 2017
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39
Mini Modern Metropolis Taxis
Mini Modern Metropolis Taxis
The i100 Auto Rickshaw Offers Safety and Stability on the Street
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38
Indoor Drone-Testing Retailers
Indoor Drone-Testing Retailers
The DJI Shanghai Flagship Showcases Its Various Models
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37
Modernized Retro Time Clocks
Modernized Retro Time Clocks
This Digital Display Clock Harkens Back to the Original Digital Clock
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36
Digital Screen Backpacks
Digital Screen Backpacks
The 'POP-I' ePaper Tech Backpack Displays Whatever Image is Desired
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35
Algorithmic Audio Systems
Algorithmic Audio Systems
Samsung's 'Ultra High Quality' Audio System Uses Proprietary Software
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34
Surreal Astronaut Photography
Surreal Astronaut Photography
Thomas Pesquet Captured Stunning Scenes During His Journey to Space
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33
Recyclable Laptop Stands
Recyclable Laptop Stands
The Lapaloft Cardboard Portable Laptop Stand Works with the MacBook
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32
Isometric Fitness Devices
Isometric Fitness Devices
The ActivBody Activ5 Is on Display at CES 2017
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31
Precision Protection Laptop Cases
Precision Protection Laptop Cases
The Cartella Slim MacBook Pro 13 Case Protects without Thickness
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30
Produce-Growing Garden Appliances
Produce-Growing Garden Appliances
The Natufia Labs Kitchen Garden Automates Feeding and Watering
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29
Minimalistic Indoor Air Purifiers
Minimalistic Indoor Air Purifiers
The Braun Air Solution Cleans the Air without Drawing Attention
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28
Foliage-Monitoring Drones
Foliage-Monitoring Drones
The 'Linnaeus' is a Flying Vehicle Drone Monitors Green Spaces
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27
Productive Lifestyle Apps
Productive Lifestyle Apps
The 'Hombase' App Puts Relevant Data in One Spot
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26
Efficient Expandable Refrigerators
Efficient Expandable Refrigerators
The 'FRIGID AIR' Compact Fridge Can be Augmented in Size
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25
Retro-Inspired Supercars
Retro-Inspired Supercars
The Vultran Solair is a Modern Car Inspired by the Classics
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24
Aerodynamic Shipping Trucks
Aerodynamic Shipping Trucks
The 'CASPI' Truck is Focused on Fuel Efficiency and Speed
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23
Vibrating Thermal Back Wraps
Vibrating Thermal Back Wraps
The Hyperice Venom Device for Athletes Was Demoed During CES 2017
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22
Customized Nail Art Printers
Customized Nail Art Printers
The 'O'2' Mobile Nail Printer Creates Wearable Art in an Instant
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21
Home Assistant Robots
Home Assistant Robots
The LG Hub Robot Performs a Series of Smart Home Controls at CES 2017
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20
Framed Artwork TVs
Framed Artwork TVs
The Samsung Lifestyle TV was Revealed as a Dual-Purpose Device at CES 2017
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19
Vertical Bike Storage Lifts
Vertical Bike Storage Lifts
The 'PARKIS' Bike Lift Shifts a Bicycle into a Compact Parked Position
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18
Gardening Tool Extensions
Gardening Tool Extensions
The Kikka Digga Makes Common Gardening Tools More User Friendly
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17
Ultra-Thin Fuel Cells
Ultra-Thin Fuel Cells
The 'myFC LAMINA Thin Film' Fuel Cell Is Being Unveiled at CES 2017
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16
4K Digital Windows
4K Digital Windows
The 'Atmoph Window' Displays Outdoor Scenery in a Beautiful Way
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15
Run-Suggesting Shoes
Run-Suggesting Shoes
The UA SpeedForm Gemini 3 RE Smart Shoes Determine Exercise Intensity
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14
Wearable Mobile Power Banks
Wearable Mobile Power Banks
The 'NIFTYX' Power Bank is Worn on the Wrist as a Piece of Jewelry
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13
Bucket Washing Machines
Bucket Washing Machines
The 'Swash' Clothes Washing Machine Turns a Bucket into an Appliance
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12
Fish-Finding Underwater Drones
Fish-Finding Underwater Drones
The PowerRay Underwater Drone is Set to be Showcased at CES 2017
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11
Flame-Monitoring Stovetops
Flame-Monitoring Stovetops
The 'MirrorHob' Stove Range Allows Chefs to Keep an Eye on the Element
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10
Stylish Desktop PC Systems
Stylish Desktop PC Systems
The Endless Linux Desktop Mini PCs are Competitively Priced
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9
Smooth Standing Desks
Smooth Standing Desks
The Lotus Sit-Stand Workstation Adjusts Easily for Added Versatility
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8
Tiny Bluetooth Trackers
Tiny Bluetooth Trackers
The Chipolo Sticker and Chipolo Clip Are Debuting at CES 2017
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7
Multifunctional Smartphone Projectors
Multifunctional Smartphone Projectors
The 'EllyStand' Smart Device Holder Stand is Multipurpose
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6
Precision Cannabis Grinders
Precision Cannabis Grinders
The Rocket Keychain Marijuana Grinder Quickly Grinds Down Ingredients
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5
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
In-Mall VR Theme Parks
Landmark Entertainment is Releasing Its 'LIVE Centers' Across China
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4
Virtual Reality Shopping Centers
Virtual Reality Shopping Centers
Alibaba Buy+ is a Virtual Mall Showcasing the Company's Products
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3
Multisensory Dining Experiences
Multisensory Dining Experiences
The Woolworths Summer Sensorium Took Place at the Australian Open
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2
Hydroponic Gardening Appliances
Hydroponic Gardening Appliances
The OPCOM Farm Gardening Systems Debuted at CES 2017
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1
Customized Eco Homes
Customized Eco Homes
The eXo/nat Concept is a Modern and Adaptable Alternative to Green Living
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