Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly May 25, 2009 posted by

Solar & Hand Cranked AM/FM Radio – big wheel keep on turnin’

This Solar & Hand Cranked AM/FM Radio is definitely green. I mean, lookatit. Totally green. We think this is the future of eco gadgets in general. A nice little solar charger for daylight and a hand crank for night. All the bases covered, see? $24.95.  Never be miss an important game or your favorite NPR show again with this handy AM/FM radio. Powered by the sun’s rays it will play for seven hours when fully charged. Or use the hand…


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diy May 22, 2009 posted by

Pedal Gen – DIY power generator gets you fit and saves the planet

The Pedal Gen is a DIY power generator based around a discarded bicycle motif. You get on, you pedal, you light up a city. Or something. The plans – sans bike of course – will cost you £4.99/$10.00. Rush out and help us all. While we order another Latte.  An average reasonably fit human being can generate a constant 100 watts of power in 20 minute sessions – a great cardiovascular workout. If this generated power is stored in a…


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cool tech May 21, 2009 posted by

Orange Power Pump – let foot power charge your mobile phone

Mobile phone service Orange has launched its innovative Orange Power Pump which utilises air pressure from a conventional airbed foot pump to charge up your mobile phone. Of course it’s all a marketing gimmick for the upcoming Glastonbury Festival, but still it’s an interesting idea. The idea is you thump the pump, the pump drives the air, the air powers a charger which fills the phone with juice. Simple eh? Five minutes of talk time from the amount of pumping it…


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Eco Friendly May 19, 2009 posted by

FlameDisk Charcoal Alternative – a creative but dubious use of Ethanol

Marketed as eco-friendly, the FlameDisk Charcoal Alternative claims to reduces carbon monoxide output by 99% and deliver 91 percent lower VOC. Oh and it comes in recyclable packaging. So now you can grill large animal parts safe in the knowledge that you are almost, but not quite, saving your planet at the same time. Pass the mustard!  Available in a 5-pack for $19.90.  Grilling aficionados will really flip for the FlameDisk 5-pack Charcoal Alternative. Fuelled by solid ethanol, the FlameDisk provides a grilling experience that’s…


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FlameDisk Charcoal Alternative – a creative but dubious use of Ethanol
Eco Friendly May 15, 2009 posted by

Solar Powered Bank Note Checker – the perfect gift for the hedge fund manager in your liffe?

We can’t help feeling that these racy sports car shaped Solar Powered Bank Note Checkers really should be branded with major bank logos and sent to every short-sighted, incompetent, careless politician on the planet along with a gently worded demand for reparation embossed on a piece of soiled toilet paper. But maybe we’re just over-reacting. $4.99.  Features: 2 Front White LED Light # 2 Rear UV Light (Money Checking light) # On/Off Switch at Top of the Car # Solar panel under the car…


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Eco Friendly May 13, 2009 posted by

Casio Edifice Solar Watch – more power and a fair amount of glory

Casio’s newest Wave Ceptor watch – the Edifice 3D Chronograph EQW-M1000DB-1A – is a solar powered, radio controlled time magician designed for non-stop, self-adjusting performance. The dual-layered stripped back dial face gives it just the right amount of macho to suit testosterone fueled buyers, and the 100m water resistance means they’ll never suffer from foggy glass blues after a swim session. The solar power system combines a solar panel with a rechargeable large capacity battery, and goodies like a 24-hour…


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Casio Edifice Solar Watch – more power and a fair amount of glory
Awesome May 8, 2009 posted by

Gruber Assist – the invisible electric bike retrofit

The Gruber Assist kit is a very cool electrical motor retrofit for standard bicycles which gives pedal assist power from an invisible drive train. The clever bit is to embed the 22 inch long motor and drive assembly into the frame by making it tubular, so instead of having to replace wheels, you just have to replace a seat pillar (video). The kit offers 200W of power, weighs a trifling 900 g and comes with a saddlebag housed NiMH battery (or LiION option)…


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cool tech May 7, 2009 posted by

Gocycle – the lightest production electric bicycle in the world

The Gocycle is the world’s lightest production electric bicycle, weighing in at a measly 16.2kg. It offers a range of up to 20 miles, a top speed of 15 mph and a recharge time of 3.5 hours. Sealed for life chain, suspension system, three speed gearing and a price tag of £1,158.00. Pretty little thing!  For best performance and long life of the battery, you should place the battery on charge immediately after any riding and leave it charging continuously 24…


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Eco Friendly May 6, 2009 posted by

Solar Fairy Lights – sparkly garden lights without the guilt

Fairly lights are party-lighting gold but no one wants to entertain with eco-guilt weighing on their mind. Enter the Solar Fairy Lights to free you from your ecological and technological burdens. They don’t require an electrician to install, are available in 5 or 10 metre lengths and after a hard day’s charging they’re good for 20 hours of tree lighting goodness. The solar panels, lights and control box are all weather resistant and you can stick them anywhere you like….


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Solar Fairy Lights – sparkly garden lights without the guilt
cool tech May 5, 2009 posted by

Citroen C1 ev’ie – the UK’s first electric four seater hits the ground purring

This new Citroen C1 ev’ie is the first electric car in the UK which offers a full four seats and conventional trim with all electric motive power. It charges up in 6 hours, offers 60 mph top speed and a range of up to 75 miles which makes it extremely practical as an urban runabout. Equivalent to 300 mpg? Three and five door options, 3 year warranty and a sticker price of £16,850 (you can also rent or lease). So here…


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Eco Friendly May 4, 2009 posted by

Solar Clock – designer green eco scene

This SUCK Solar Clock may seem trite, boring and unadventurous, but it’s powered by the cosmic rays from a nearby star, so how awesome is that? You can hang it on the wall or stick it on a desk, just make sure to place it somewhere where your neighbours can see what a caring, earth loving person you are. Then sell the Hummer. £25.00.  With a smart and simple solar panel on its front it’s a far cry from the…


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Eco Friendly April 24, 2009 posted by

My Eex (My Emissions Exchange), lets you Reduce Emissions and Earn Carbon Credits

Companies can sell carbon credits. Now you can too! My Emissions Exchange lets you calculate your home’s carbon footprint, find ways to reduce it, earn Carbon Credits, track your progress, then sell those credits to companies who need them. Carbon credits have to be certified to be sold. MyEex certifies them, then sells to the highest bidder. Reducing your home’s carbon emissions saves energy, so you’ll win twice! Register at MyEmissionExchange and fill in your previous year’s electric and heating…


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My Eex (My Emissions Exchange), lets you Reduce Emissions and Earn Carbon Credits
diy April 22, 2009 posted by

Bottle Catamaran – recycle trash into toys and enjoy

The Bottle Catamaran is a fun way to recycle those old plastic pop bottles. Sure it’s not particularly new, but we like it, and that’s what counts. Propeller, batteries, plastic bottles and away you go. Some assembly required though, as they say. £11.99.  With this kit you’ll have one more to add to the list as it comes equipped with everything you need (save the bottles themselves, and a screwdriver) to make your very own working Catamaran. You simply put…


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Eco Friendly April 20, 2009 posted by

E-Z Clean Rack – low tech but efficient germ zapper

Sponges and dishtowels are a top source of household bacteria and germs which makes the E-Z Clean Rack a bit of a health nanny. It uses heat from the dishwasher or microwave to disinfect and sanitize sponges and dishrags, elimiinates odors, reduces cross contamination and killing 99 percent of bacteria without using chemicals. The patent-pending, polypropylene device fits like a plate in the microwave or dishwasher. Debuted at the 2009 International Home & Housewares Show, it’s available for an introductory…


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E-Z Clean Rack – low tech but efficient germ zapper
Eco Friendly April 16, 2009 posted by

Sunnan Solar Desklamps – eco green-ness arrives in the home

These Sunnan Solar Powered Desklamps come in a range of bright, cheery, IKEA style colours and are remarkable if only to show that green tech is now sufficiently mainstream to hit the shelves in Sweden’s second greatest export. The first being, of course, meatballs. Charges up in 12 hours, gives 4 hours light. $19.99.  Recharging time is 9-12 hours in sunlight, but over 12 hours on a cloudy day. When the battery is fully charged, the product will give shine…


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