The new "Air Pots" are awesome but the "smart pots" are cheaper. I guess they both have good points but overall they are very similar in outcome. They both "Air Prune" the roots by way of letting oxygen get to the outside edge roots and keep them from spiraling in the pot which helps them get more access to the nutrients. There are videos on utube. Why I like them both. Reuseable easy to clean economical Easy to repot ("Air Pots") Easy to remove pot by way of spiral fasteners COOL!!! ("Air Pots") Concave bottom so they have awesome drainage ("Air Pots") Out of the 2 pots I guess I do like the "Air Pots" better they are basically the coolest planter I have ever seen in my life. What do yo think?