RoboReel the Death Star of Garden Hoses

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I don’t often use Star Wars references when explaining a home product but one of the comments from our Instagram video of the RoboReel hit the nail on the head.

The RoboReel is huge (not that it’s a bad thing). When the unit arrived on our doorstep from FedEx freight I was honestly shocked by how big it was considering what I thought was simply a robotic water hose. But after unpacking the unit I realized the RoboReel is so much more.

Yes, the RoboReel solves the basic problem of tangled water hoses. The hose rollups that you crank work but you can still get a twisted hose and it does require some physical exertion which for seniors might be too much. With the touch of a button either on the remote at the end of the hose or from a button on top of the unit, the 100-150′ hose is reeled in at a slow and methodical pace.

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Not only does it automatically reel the hose it, it has a power-assist for pulling the hose out and the 360 degree moving top also ensures you can reach any corner of your  yard without crimping the hose.

There are 5  spray attachments for the hose that connect easily without screwing on. We prefer the all-in one nozzle but if you need a stronger stream or higher volume of water you can switch it out.

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The unit has a drop-in rechargeable battery that powers the RoboReel and the water on/off switch takes 4 AA batteries. Everything is sealed tight and waterproof including the water remote which controls water flow, water timer, day schedule and automatic hose reel.

RoboReel comes with a 4 year/4,000 wind guarantee and judging by the impressive build quality it’s made to last.

Even though the RoboReel comes with a pull strap and has four large wheels to roll on, it’s not made to be pulled around the yard. It works best when it’s placed in a semi-permanent area and with a 100-150′ hose it should reach areas of even the largest yards.

Here’s are a couple videos of the RoboReel in action and you can purchase it online for $700.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.