Ryobi, a manufacturing company that specializes in power tools and outdoor equipment, has developed an exciting new gadget that expands the functionality of your garage. This modular garage door opener offers a host of features that introduces a level of technology not normally seen in garages. Ryobi’s new device boasts a powerful 2 horsepower motor with a tough steel reinforced belt drive for lasting durability and strength. According to Ryobi, their opener operates 20% quieter than the competition.
Along with an LED light, rechargeable lithium battery, and limited lifetime warranty, this opener is built to last. Hardware specs aside, what else makes this opener interesting?
Ryobi has designed their device with an assortment of modular upgrade parts ranging from a cooling fan and carbon monoxide detector, all the way to a Bluetooth speaker. One module even has a parking assist option so you no longer have to worry about crashing into the wall.
But perhaps the most unique feature is the ability to remotely connect via a smartphone app, allowing you to monitor your garage and manually close it from afar.
Pretty neat, no?
Unfortunately, this bundle of fun doesn’t come cheap: $250 for the base unit with individual add-on’s costing more. This device can certainly spark the interests of any garage enthusiast, but is it worth it? We’ll let you decide that.
Do I Need an Automatic Opener For My Garage?
A remote controlled garage can certainly be convenient for just about anyone. You won’t need to worry about getting out your car to open and close the garage all the time. This is especially beneficial during cold months and rainy seasons. Most openers come with a light that automatically turns on along with safety features that stop the door if an object or person is in the way.
It could be argued that no one needs an automatic opener, but they sure do make life easier. If you’re looking to have one installed or just want a quote, give us a ring and we’ll be happy to help out.