If your green thumb tends to be a bit brown, Click & Grow Smartpots ($60) can surely help you out. These futuristic planters use smart technology to release precise doses of water, fertilizer, and air to the plant cartridge as needed — all you need to do is pop in some batteries and fill the water reservoir. A light on the front will let you know when it's time to replace the batteries or add water, so the only other thing you need to do is find a sunny spot to set them. [Scouted by Jon]
Getting our Instagram photos off our devices and into the real world is the challenge du jour in the tech world, and Instacube ($150) is the latest — and best? — way to do it yet. This Wi-Fi enabled photo frame sports a 600x600 LCD touch display, three buttons — one for power, one for toggling between feeds, and one for liking the current photo — an internal Lithium Ion battery so you can move it wherever you want, and a dead-simple three-step setup process. Perfect for gazing at a live stream of your friends' photos, or vainly admiring your own smartphone camera prowess.
It's inevitable: no matter how much you wash your hands, any keyboard you use day-in, day-out is bound to end up with all matter of crud lodged in between — and sometimes under — the keys. The Logitech Washable Keyboard ($40) takes care of this problem by allowing you to wash it off in the sink, while also offering a full compliment of F-keys, a number pad, a slim design, laser-printed key characters that won't fade over time, and a standard USB connection. Cheetos during an extended session of Diablo III? No longer a problem.