Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly November 26, 2009 posted by

Sno Wovel – Eco and back-friendly snow shovel

Snow blowers are notoriously noisy, fumey and snow shovels are hard on the back but the Sno Wovel turns all them on their ears. This amazing shovel works 3 times faster than a standard snow shovel, is environmentally clean, quiet and maintenance free. It’s seesaw action lets you throw twice as much snow into piles over 4 feet high. It’s excellent for snow conditions from slush to even heavy snow over 2 feet high. Made of heavy gauge steel and…


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Awesome November 25, 2009 posted by

Lost tech redux – why killed the electric car?

  Cruising around the Interwebs the other day and came across this photo of Detroit, USA, circa 1917. Thing to notice is the small car centre left, which looks to be none other than a Detroit Electric vehicle from the Anderson Electric Car Company. What’s remarkable is the fact that the car could run for 80 miles on one charge, and in fact one managed 211 miles on a single charge in tests. OK, so top speed was 20 mph, but…


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cool tech November 24, 2009 posted by

SkySpark – electric plane breaks emission free flight speed record

The Italian SkySpark plane is totally electric, eerily quiet and has just broken the world record for emission free flight speed, humming through the air at 250 km/h using some Lithium Polymer batteries and a 75–kW engine. The team’s goal is to build a plane which will fly for over 500 kms at an average speed of 300 km/h, which would make it a very attractive alternative to conventional planes. As long as the price is right of course. The head of the…


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cool tech November 23, 2009 posted by

Nix X10A – Energy Saving Digital Photo Frame

Technology leaps ahead of consumer thinking on this one. NIX Digital has created a motion-sensing, energy saving picture frame. The NIX X10A Energy Saving Digital Photo Frame will switch itself on when you’re within 2.5 meters of it. Its cool features include 1GB internal memory, a high resolution 10-inch LCD screen, able to take downloads from any brand of camera, and “drag and drop” from your PC via USB cable. You can also use SD, SDHC, xD, Sony MS, USB…


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Eco Friendly November 23, 2009 posted by

Wind Up Universal Remote Control – One battery-free remote to rule them all

Never wrestle with a flat remote control again, jut give this Wind Up Universal Remote Control 30 turns and it’s fully charged for a week. It can drive up to 6 different types of devices and works with everything I suppose, that’s the universal bit. 19.99 Tired of running out of batteries at the worst possible time? Never worry about changing your remote control’s batteries again with the EZPower Universal Remote. 30 winds of the Jog Shuttle will store enough…


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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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