You want to be a tough off-grid solarpunk free of the yoke of your increasingly untrustworthy power company.
On the other hand, you’d like to have creature comforts both at home and on the road. EcoFlow recognizes the issue and has arrived at CES promising to assist.
The company is demonstrating a new Whole Home Backup Solution that works with its existing Delta Pro batteries. But that’s not as interesting to me as the gadgets that will be joining the ecosystem at today’s show.
Blade, a robotic lawnmower that looks more like an RC car than its garden-shaving brethren, claims to trim your lawn as well as pick up fallen leaves, making “lawn care completely hassle-free.”
Then there’s Glacier, a portable fridge with its own built-in battery and, most importantly, its own ice maker. That way, you can keep the cocktails coming even when the power goes out, as well as keep vital medicines and other necessities cold.
The set is completed by a new, updated version of its Wave, battery-powered portable air conditioner, which can now heat as well as cool.
The only issue here is that we don’t know when we’ll be able to play with these products from Ecoflow or how much we’ll have to pay for them when they finally arrive.
However, it appears that there will be a lot more people looking to add some energy independence to their homes in the future. And I’m sure many of them will be reluctant to give up their creature comforts.