Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly November 23, 2009 posted by

Solar Headphone Radio – FM forever

This stylish little number is a Solar Headphone Radio. The FM radio and headphones are powered by the integrated solar panel in the top of the band. One hour in the sun gives you 1-3 hours of tunes and fully charged it will last for 20 hours. It comes with a AAA NiMH rechargeable battery and plenty of street cred, don’t you worry. Pick one up for the gardener in your life. 24.95 Dual headband for added comfort; adjusts to…


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Eco Friendly November 20, 2009 posted by

XO2 Urban Transformer – Brilliant folding electric scooter

The XO2 Electric Scooter does what folks have dreamed about since we first saw the Jetsons cartoons – it folds in on itself. Called the first “Urban Transformer” scooter, the XO2 is a series of lightweight, electrically-powered scooters with a low saddle, large backrest and are easy to use. Manufactured by French company XOR Motors, it folds into a quarter cubic meter luggage cart in seconds, small enough to drag onto a train or upstairs to the office for a…


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Eco Friendly November 19, 2009 posted by

Taga Trike Baby Stroller Combo – now mum can have her bike and beat it

The Taga Trike Baby Stroller combines the clunky utility of an urban tricycle with the darn useful convertibility of a baby buggy. So now mum can ride to the shops, get off, do a quickie conversion and push baby round the store without having to break stride. Almost.   The video makes it look almost too easy (note how they make a strategic cut during the switch) but there’s no doubt that it’s got a whole load of usefulness packed…


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Eco Friendly November 18, 2009 posted by

eBoard Neo – new electric skateboard say, follow white rabbit

The eBoard Neo is a new electric skateboard which accelerates from 0–20 mph in 4 seconds. Which is strange since it has a top speed of 14mph. Mmm…’K, whatever. Range is 13 miles and it’ll take you around 4 hours to recharge the thing. Dunno about you, but I’m not too sure I’d enjoy propelling myself around the planet at 14 miles every hour on a plank of wood. Especially on our infamously dodgy paved streets and walkways.  Xero’s 400w…


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Eco Friendly November 16, 2009 posted by

Kill-A-Watt Graphical Timer – The eco gauge gets a facelift

The Kill-A-Watt, the ubiquitous gadget power meter has had a face lift and a brain transplant, behold the Kill-A-Watt Graphical Timer. A digital version of the standard timer, this easy-to-understand device easily programs even quarter-hour ON/OFF periods for 24/7. Even program different settings for each of the 7 days! It’s fully loaded surge protector guards against voltage spikes to safely power your coolest equipment. Memory and programming is stored and retained during power outages. You can track changes in your…


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but is it art? November 12, 2009 posted by

Bus Stop Shelter – A bus shelter made of school bus parts

If you’ve ever been nostalgic about those bright yellow school buses we all rode, take heart! Now they’ve been recycled into yellow Bus Stop Shelters. Made from recycled parts of old school buses that would otherwise have ended up in the scrap yard, these unique eye-catching shelters even look like a school bus, at least part of one. Located in Athens, Georgia (not far from Atlanta), pieces of decomissioned buses from 1962, ’72 and ’77 were welded together, along with…


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Eco Friendly November 10, 2009 posted by

Morrocan Solar Power – ramping up the alternative energy momentum

The Moroccans have announced a project to invest 9 billion dollars in a 2000 megawatt solar energy production system located where else but in a handy local desert or two. We’re talking 10,000 hectares of array, sucking the power out of 3000 hours of bright sunlight. Neat. There is one puzzle though (and it’s not just the weird headline which implies the country is forgoing solar energy). The article claims that Morocco spent $6 billion in 2008 on oil products for energy, and…


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Eco Friendly November 9, 2009 posted by

Collapsible Rain Barrel – a take-it-with you wonder

This Collapsible Rain Barrel gives water conservation a new perspective. Made of laminated, flexible polyester, this tear-resistant container can be stored anywhere when not in use. With its zippered wide mouth and mesh screen, makes debris-free rainwater collecting simple. At only seven pounds when empty, move this handy rain catcher anywhere with ease. Connect a hose to the pre-installed nozzle, then reuse your catch during the hottest growing season. Priced at $70 from Greenhome. This 34 gallon collapsible rain barrel…


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cool tech November 5, 2009 posted by

Bottle Bank as arcade machine – brilliant concept improves recycling

This video of a Bottle Bank Arcade Machine is brilliant. Turn a bottle bank into an arcade machine with flashing lights and score tables and what happens? People recycle more bottles. Awesome, now why couldn’t we do this with all recycling banks? And it takes a VW viral site to give us the idea? Wow.   The latest stroke of genius from FunTheory.com…Turn a recycling bottle bank into an arcade game and guess what happens…. more people get more engaged…


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Eco Friendly November 3, 2009 posted by

Nature Mill Plus XE – Indoor compost bin

The Nature Mill Plus XE is an indoor compost bin. Unlike other kitchen waste disposal units, the Plus XE actually uses the natural action of microbes to break down pretty much any type of kitchen waste. Things like fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, dairy, meat, fish, pet waste, kitty litter, and cage beddings. The Nature Mill can take up to 55kg of waste per month, turning it into water vapour and awesome garden fertiliser. The unit has a filter…


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Awesome November 2, 2009 posted by

Envion Oil Generator – Turns plastic rubbish into black gold

US company Envion, has unveiled the Oil Generator, a recycling plant capable of turning plastic waste back into light, medium or emulsified heavy oil. The Oil Generator works using low temperature thermal cracking in a vacuum. This catalyst-free process results in a net gain in energy recaptured from the plastic. Envion claim that a single oil generator unit can turn 10,000 tons of plastic waste back into oil in a single year, producing 3 to 5 barrels of oil from…


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Eco Friendly October 30, 2009 posted by

The Kiran S10 – The $10 solar powered lantern

The Kiran is a solar rechargeable LED lantern that was designed for people who’s primary source of illumination is kerosene lamps, the smoky, hazardous light source many people have to use in developing nations. The Kiran can be recharged by the sun in 8 hours and will run for 4 hours on high output or for 8 hours on low. If there is some power available then the S10 be recharged via a standard 5mm Nokia phone charger, which must…


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Eco Friendly October 27, 2009 posted by

Ecolectric PerformAir 1000w Bagless Upright – A vacuum that’s great for the plane

Known as the Morphy Richards ecolectric bagless, the Ecolectric PerformAir 1000w Bagless Upright has a 1000W motor (half that of conventional uprights), for a 50% energy savings! Weighing a little over 13 pounds, It’s 4.4 quart-size capacity needs no bags and features a HEPA filter and specially designed brushes to pick up pet hair. Packaged in recycled and 100% recyclable materials, the Ecoelectric is also made from recycled materials and can be fully recycled at its end of life. For…


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Eco Friendly October 26, 2009 posted by

Perfect Flush – Water saving gadget for your loo

The Perfect Flush is an after-market, dual-flush system for your toilet. Instead of having to replace your toilet and cistern to gain the benefits of a dual-flush toilet you can install the Perfect Flush. It works by replacing the lifter system that empties the cistern and replaces it with a timed system that provides either half or full flush options. You can install the system yourself, it only has 3 parts and needs about 30 minutes to complete. The system…


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Eco Friendly October 23, 2009 posted by

Candy Futura Eco 10 – the dishwasher that gives you more with less

Italian appliance people Candy have released the Futura Eco 10 dishwasher which uses less water – barely over 10 litres (2.5 gallons) – and is part of Candy Line’s Ecological Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances. With room for 15 place settings due to innovative adjustable baskets, you can even wash large pans, pots and salad bowls easily. Candy’s revamped hydraulic system means awesome cleaning with minimal water, and a high pressure wash that reaches every corner. The extra large basket on top…


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