It may not be the first on the market, but Honda’s new Miimo looks like it’s going to be quite the contender in the robotic lawnmower game. If you haven’t looked into them yet, these little gadgets are perfect whether your life is too busy, you aren’t physically capable, or you just don’t want to mow your lawn. Basically all you have to do is install the boundary wire for the edges of your lawn and flowerbeds (or, you know, hire someone else to do it as the issues we mentioned before still apply) and it takes care of the rest.
Depending on which model you get, the Miimo is capable of managing a lawn up to either .5 or .75 acres in size. It even has different settings that let you control everything from frequency to cutting options and directional patterns. As for power, this mower operates via a lithium-ion battery, so it’s much more green than the typical gas-powered ones most of us are used to. And it’s self-charging, so no need to drag it out of the yard when it’s finished cutting the grass or the battery gets low. In fact, if you (or anyone for that matter) were to try to drag the Miimo out of its yard, you would have an alarm and locking mechanism to contend with—so maybe just don’t try.
Honda’s Miimo is set to hit showrooms nationwide (with the exception of California L) this June with a price tag of $2,500-$2,800.