A lot of companies claim to think outside the box, but Ryobi has taken it to the next level and truly thought outside the box.  Get this, Ryobi just announced their Garage Door Opener.  Seriously, how cool is this.  But wait that’s not all.  The Ryobi Garage Door Opener is modular which means it’s a lot more than your standard garage door opener.  This is a system that you can build upon.  You can add cool things like a radio, cord reel, a fan and more.

Ryobi Garage Door Opener

Ryobi Garage Door OpenerModel Number – GD200

Price – $238, exclusively sold at The Home Depot®

Warranty – 3 Years

Launch Date – April 2016

 

Now this is just news, so we haven’t gotten our hands on this yet.  However according to Ryobi, this is an ultra quiet garage door opener.  The Ryobi Garage Door Opener will harness a 2 HP motor to drive pretty much any size door up and down.  Besides the two HP motor, the unit will be extra quiet due to only a three piece construction and the belt being located on the inside channel, instead of the outside.  As you can see by the picture, it has a sizable LED on the bottom which is motion controlled and the user can even select the duration the light stays on.  For those of you who have Homelink, it will be compatible with that along with that it is Wi-Fi connectable.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to have the Homelink, the system will have a downloadable app that will allow you to do a ton of things with the door.  Besides the system being modular, you will also be able to plug your Ryobi 18V battery into the opener as a back up battery.  Don’t worry, the unit will charge the battery, so you will always have a charge.  Once the battery is fully charged, it will automatically stop charging the battery.  You can even control the different modules from the wall control.  The wall control will be multi-functional and wireless, so it sounds pretty easy to install. The unit will come with the Ryobi Garage Door Opener, a multi-functional wall control, wireless keypad, two remotes, safety sensor and a downloadable app to control and monitor your garage door remotely.  There is more to this opener, but once we get our hands on one, we can cover it in more detail.

Ryobi Garage Door Opener Specifications:

  • Input: 120V, 60HZ, 85W
  • Horse Power: 2HP
  • Battery Backup: 18V ONE+
  • Light: LED

Ryobi Garage Door Opener Features:

  • Steel reinforced belt driver for longer life
  • Ultra-quiet drive system – 20% quieter than the leading garage door openers
  • Lithium-Ion battery backup ready with over 100 openings using a Ryobi 1+ P108 4ah battery (sold separately)
  • Easy to assemble 3-piece rail – less parts, less hassle
  • Control your door remotely with the Ryobi garage door opener app
  • Lifetime LED light to illuminate the darkest garages
  • Ryobi lifetime warranty on the motor and belt

 

This system is going to be very unique as you will be able to add different modules to this system.  Below are some of the modules you will be able to add.

Ryobi Garage Bluetooth Speaker Module

Ryobi Garage Door Speaker

Model Number – GDM120

Price – $54, The Home Depot®

Warranty –  3 Years

Launch Date – April 2016

How cool is it to have a bluetooth speaker hooked up to your opener?  No longer do you need to take up room with a radio hanging on your bench or somewhere else.  You will be able to stream music from about 30′ away from your device.  You will be able to even do hands free calling.  Now I am not sure how many watts or how good the speaker will be, but Ryobi seems to put out quality stuff, so I am guessing it will be a great speaker to have in your garage.

Ryobi Garage Bluetooth Speaker Features:

  • Integrated microphone allowing for hands free telephone calls
  • Easy pairing with LED indicator
  • Easy Installation, simply attach to your RYOBI garage door opener (model GD200)
  • Compatible with RYOBI garage door opener (model GD200)

 

Ryobi Laser Park Assist

Ryobi Laser Park Assist

Model Number – GDM222

Price – $44, The Home Depot

Warranty – 3 Years

Launch Date – April 2016

Cut down your tennis balls or whatever else you rigged up so you don’t slam into the wall or shelves.  Ryobi has you covered with their park assist module.  Two ultra-bright, class two lasers activate when your garage door opens to help assist you are parking the right distance from the wall or other items in your garage.

Ryobi Laser Park Assist Features:

  • Help prevent damage to your car and garage
  • Dual laser ideal for two car garage
  • Automatically activates when you open the garage door
  • Easy Installation, simply attach to your RYOBI garage door opener (model# GD200)

 

Ryobi Garage 16Ga 30ft. Retractable Cord Reel

Ryobi Cord Reel

Model Number – GDM330

Price – $64, The Home Depot

Warranty – 3 Years

Launch Date – April 2016

This seems like not only a cool module, but a practical module for the Ryobi Garage Door Opener system.  The cord will reach 30′ and has 3 outlets.  I have to say, I am extremely happy they have three outlets and not just a single outlet.  When you are done with your cord, the cord will retract back up into the unit.

Ryobi Garage 16Ga 30ft. Retractable Cord Reel Features:

  • 30 ft. Retractable cord
  • 3 Outlets with LED live-wire indicator
  • Adjustable auto-stop for varying height
  • Easy installation, simply attach to your RYOBI garage door opener (model# GD200)
  • Compatible with RYOBI garage door opener (model# GD200 containing GFCI protection and 10 Amp breakers against hazardous shock from damaged cords or exposure to water)

 

Ryobi Garage Door Opener Fan

Ryobi Garage Door Opener Fan

Model Number – GDM421

Price – $54, The Home Depot

Warranty – 3 Years

Launch Date – April 2016

I think the fan is a pretty cool idea, no pun intended.  It’s always nice to have some air movement in your garage.  If this fan is anything like the Ryobi fan we tested, this will be able to move some serious air around your garage.  The fan will have a dual pivot point, so you can pretty much cover any direction.

Ryobi Garage Door Opener Fan Features:

  • Dual pivot point for a variety of orientations
  • Adjustable speed setting for user preference
  • Easy Installation, simply attach to your Ryobi garage door opener (model# GD200)

 

Ryobi Garage CO Alarm

Ryobi Garage CO Alarm Module

Model Number – GDM920

Price – $58, The Home Depot

Warranty – 7 Years

Launch Date – July 2016

This is pretty much a must have.  This will allow you to monitor carbon monoxide, temperature and humidity all from your phone.  Don’t worry, if you don’t have a phone or don’t have it on you, the alarm will still activate if CO gets to a certain level.

Ryobi Garage CO Alarm Features

  • Monitor carbon monoxide, temperature and humidity from your phone
  • Loud 85 decibel alarm
  • Immediately test and silence alarm electronics from unit or your phone
  • Monitor temperature readings (-40°F – 150°F) and humidity readings (0%-100%) from your phone
  • Lithium AA batteries included for backup power
  • Easy installation, simply attach to your RYOBI garage door opener (model GD200)

 

Overall this seems like a great system and a huge addition to Ryobi’s already large line of tools.  I love the fact that this is way more than just a garage door opener, it’s an actual system.  The only thing that I don’t like about this Ryobi Garage Door Opener system is that I don’t have one.  However we are hoping to get one soon and we can report back to you about the operation.  You can learn more about this system at Ryobi Garage Door