Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

cool tech October 12, 2012 posted by

Marrs M1 Electric Bicycle – the wild hog e-bike for tree fellers, not huggers

The electric bicycle market is growing apace, and part of that involves a splintering into distinct sales segments. At one end of the scale there’s the truckloads of cheap, clunky Chinese electric bicycles, sold on price and basic functionality. They’re utilitarian all right, but hardly something you’d call a work of art. At the other end you’ll find real labors of love, crafted to deliver more than just a ride. But at a price.


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Marrs M1 Electric Bicycle – the wild hog e-bike for tree fellers, not huggers
Eco Friendly October 4, 2012 posted by

nPower PEG II – just keep moving to charge your gadgets

  Wouldn’t it be great if we could charge up our handheld gadgets simply by moving around? The boffins call it kinetic energy – energy derived from movement – but we call it cheap or almost free power. Sure there’s lots of different types, but have you ever tried winding up one of those cheap flashlights? You get about 20 seconds of light from 3 years of winding. It hurts.


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nPower PEG II – just keep moving to charge your gadgets
Awesome October 2, 2012 posted by

m-ch – Micro Compact Homes can be installed in less than 5 minutes, cost little more than a Toyota Prius

An innovative European product could point to the future of the modern home, as we move into an era of more expensive energy and space constraints due population pressures. The Japanese have faced these issues for a long time already, but now it seems as though the rest of the developed world may also have to come to terms with more efficient living spaces…and sooner rather than later.


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m-ch – Micro Compact Homes can be installed in less than 5 minutes, cost little more than a Toyota Prius
cool tech October 1, 2012 posted by

EnergyEgg saves you money by shutting down empty rooms

The problem with saving money is it’s so much hard work. You’ve got to plan here, research there, hunt down bargains, sniff out deals. It goes on and on. Who’s got the time or the energy? Luckily there’s a bunch of clever people out there who are working hard to help us save cash without breaking a sweat, which is nice to know, right?


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EnergyEgg saves you money by shutting down empty rooms
Bookmark This! September 27, 2012 posted by

High Capacity Battery and Solar Charger is beefy enough to keep your devices working non-stop

One of the biggest problems with most of these solar charger products on the market at the moment is they don’t work. Simply put, it’s almost impossible to generate enough power from the sun’s rays on a small solar panel to keep the battery topped up on anything other than tiny devices. The result is people get fed up and simply charge the battery from the mains power socket instead.


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High Capacity Battery and Solar Charger is beefy enough to keep your devices working non-stop
Eco Friendly August 1, 2012 posted by

WeWood Moon Ladies Watch is looking out for mother nature

When you buy a watch, you might be buying for a specific brand, or because it has some sort of awesome way of telling time that you haven’t seen anywhere else. Of course, you’re buying a watch more as a present for yourself or someone else anymore, what with the availability of phones that tell time every which way you look. What if you turned the tables and bought a watch that was helping someone else rather than just you?


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WeWood Moon Ladies Watch is looking out for mother nature
cool tech July 26, 2012 posted by

Retro-Fit Electric Wheel Hub turns any ordinary car into a hybrid electric

A team of engineering students and their professor at Middle Tennessee University in the US have come up with a hybrid retro-fit electric kit for any standard car, which they claim can cut fuel consumption in half on city journeys. Unlike other similar concepts, this invention makes no alteration to the vehicle’s existing suspension, brakes or other transmission parts.


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Retro-Fit Electric Wheel Hub turns any ordinary car into a hybrid electric
cool tech July 21, 2012 posted by

The Goal Zero Yeti Solar Power Generator runs your equipment from the sun

With the rising price of gas today, it’s small wonder that many of us are starting to look for alternative ways of powering our stuff. The idea of living ‘off-grid’ as they say, is even more attractive for those who take their travel seriously, either with an RV or camping rough in the wild. It’s a good thing therefore that the price of solar powered equipment is coming down, and also that the products are getting easier to use.


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The Goal Zero Yeti Solar Power Generator runs your equipment from the sun
cool tech July 4, 2012 posted by

Kumpan Electric 1954 combines serious retro cool with lots of eco loveliness

If there’s one thing we love it’s when manufacturers combine bang up to date technology with a sense of classic style. The Germans seem particularly adept at this sort of stuff – take the Leica X2 as an example – but there are also other examples we can think of which are just as good. What is it about old style design that is so cool?


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cool tech June 27, 2012 posted by

Biolite Stove review – Hands on with the camping stove for gadget lovers

The Biolite Stove caused quite a stir when it was first prototyped back in 2010 and so it should. How many devices can tie together a wood-burning stove with a fan and a USB port? Well the good news is, Biolite have gone into production and are now shipping the stoves. Mine arrived last week and so I’ve been camping out on my deck putting the stove through its paces. Click through for a detailed hands-on video showing it in…


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Biolite Stove review – Hands on with the camping stove for gadget lovers
cool tech June 25, 2012 posted by

Electric Skates lets you clip on, switch on and shoot out

You’ve got to admit one thing, transportation is really going through some big changes right now. The high price of gas, the crowded streets and the proliferation of new technologies is driving a really innovative period in our ability to move from place to place effortlessly. Some of the most interesting stuff we find comes from personal devices like Honda’s UNI-CUB, but there are other examples which are just as interesting.


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Awesome June 21, 2012 posted by

The amazing Insteon LED Bulb is the world’s smartest lightbulb

Well it had to happen. We’ve got smartphones, smart cars, smart cards and now, thanks to the wonders of modern science and technology, we have a new addition to the genre –  smart bulbs. What does that mean? Well for one thing you’ll never have to worry about fiddling around trying to get your room lit properly again.


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Bookmark This! June 5, 2012 posted by

The Eat Well Guide helps you eat healthy on your trips and at home

We all know we should eat properly, but man, it’s hard. How can we stay a food angel when there’s all that temptation around; delicious stuff which tastes great but we know is full of badness, just itching to make us fat, unwell or just plain cranky. Right now, a mega pizza with a double delicious topping of chocolate cheese bacon syrup sounds awesome.


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Awesome June 2, 2012 posted by

Twizy is the electric motorbike your dad’s been waiting for…

Make no bones about it, the new Twizy from Renault is not a car. Sure it’s got four wheels, a roof, two ‘optional‘ doors and a steering wheel, but it’s definitely not designed to replace the car in our affections. To understand what this new electric vehicle is, you need to take a close look at the specifications and core features and suddenly it all pops into place.


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