My old sprinkler system (wife) will be leaving soon for an extended period of time. With the looming death of all living things in my yard, we decided to invest in a mechanical sprinkler system that was not owner-operated -- due to the cognitive faults with the owner (me). After several bids from sprinkler companies, consideration of installing a traditional in-ground system myself and some internet pillaging, we discovered this thing: www.accurain.com I have now installed it at home with 1 head in the front and two heads in the back for about 3 months. The nutshell review: 1. Very cool to watch 2. 50% less $$ installed than a standard in-ground system 3. Less stuff to break 4. Easy to program 5. Uses only the amount of water we need it to use (something on the order of 1/6th of a traditional system) 6. Attracts throngs of drive-by question-askers (could go in the pros or cons columns) I don't know if this is the future of irrigation in the world, but it is a dang cool gadget that actually does what it says it will do for less than the traditional alternatives. The wife and I give it high marks and would recommend to anyone! C.