Samsung’s “Indoor Gardening Appliance” is a new device that will allow users to grow plants inside their homes. From the outside, this device looks simple. Much like Samsung’s other modern devices, this hardware is designed to be part of your established home life – unassuming, simple and generally aesthetically pleasing. This indoor gardening device was unveiled at CES 2020.
This is Samsung’s indoor gardening appliance – simply named, for now – and it looks a lot like a fridge from the outside. This hardware was designed, according to Samsung, to allow you to “grow herbs and garden produce all year round”. With this device, users will have their own standalone grow station.
Inside, this unit provides cool, controlled temperatures. This device also provides light for the plants and a controlled amount of water for the sustenance of each plant.
Each containment unit inside the Samsung indoor gardening appliance contains six growing units. Each unit can contain a relatively small factory. In the demo unit shown at CES, Samsung showed off some of these 6-pack systems in plain black, and others with a unique touch. It’s likely that Samsung will offer uniquely designed units available for purchase separately from the base device.
The majority of the door of the Samsung indoor gardening device is made of tinted glass, which allows the user to take a look at the progress of each plant. The demo unit shown at CES 2020 had four shelves in place, with a maximum of two 6-pack units on each shelf.
Another larger single unit was placed at the back where it could potentially grow taller than any of the shelves above. It is entirely possible that more units could fit in the unit if the shelves can be rearranged in the final consumer product.
Also on the lower right side is a “water level” indicator as well as a so-called Plant Nutrient Dispenser. It is unclear at this time if this will be the final configuration of the product when it is released in the future.
It’s interesting that LG’s indoor gardening device was introduced this week with such a similar name. Could this be the start of a rivalry between brands of indoor gardening appliances? We’ll see – once either company provides pricing or version information.