The prolonged pandemic has significantly changed how people spend their time at home, which became the location for everything from exercise to work. To some, it became a primary place to garden.
LG Electronics Inc. has rolled out an automated indoor gardening appliance, LG tiiun, which means "to sprout" in Korean, tapping into the growing need to grow plants, vegetables and produce at home all year round.
The gardening technology used for the latest home appliance, the company said, is the epitome of the tech company's "decades of expertise honed from developing advanced refrigerators, water purifiers and ventilation systems." The technologies enable the optimal conditions for plants' organic growth in terms of temperature, the ideal amount of moisture and light, it added.
"LG tiiun is a practical and convenient solution for busy consumers who want to enjoy a greener, healthier lifestyle at home," said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of the company's home appliance and air solution division. It is a stylish addition to one's home or apartment," he added.
The company showcased a refrigerator-sized indoor vegetable cultivator during last year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for the first time. LG's latest appliance, LG tiiun, became much smaller in size and smarter as it can be controlled and monitored via LG's ThinQ application.
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