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Ryobi Connected Garage Door Opener Offers Modular Add-ons

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I don’t actually use my garage for parking my cars. It’s more of a space filled with power tools for woodworking and a bunch of boxes that have been sitting in the same place for at least three years. Our garage door opener will open the door and that’s it. The entire garage has exactly two outlets, which means lots of extension cords to get all my power tools working at once. I’m sure it will burn down eventually.

Ryobi is offering up a new garage door opener that looks really cool, and I don’t think you can say any other garage door opener is cool.

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The reason it is cool is because it does much more than open the garage. It can be expanded with modules that add accessories like a retractable power cord, a fan, Bluetooth speaker, or a laser parking assistant.

My wife crashed into the garage wall more times than I can count in our old house. I never understood how she could hit the wall one day and leave the car sticking so far out the next that the door won’t close. That laser parking assistant would be perfect to stop that… maybe.

The Ryobi opener is also Internet connected, so you can check its status and close it remotely using a smartphone app. No more arguments with my daughter about if she remembered to close the garage door. It even has a battery backup unit so it can run in the event of a power outage.

You can get the opener for $248(USD) and the accessories start at $44 each over at Home Depot.



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