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Koubachi Sensor Works with iOS App to Keep Your Plant Alive

Is there room for a plant-themed app at a show known for its business and IT bent? Sure there is--there are 24-plus halls here at CeBIT, after all. Koubachi adds a little bit of green thumb to the show floor with its sensor for plants. You simply place it near your plant of choice, download the app (iOS only now; Android coming by this summer) and connect it to Wi-Fi, and the sensor will send you alerts when temperature, light, soil and other conditions are less than optimal.

The Koubachi sensor is selling for €109. If you have some really expensive greenery--or just can't seem to keep anything alive--it might be the gadget for you. Our video hands-on gives you a closer look.