Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly November 23, 2012 posted by

USB Mini HEPA Air Purifier – keeping your surroundings clean and fresh one molecule at a time

If you spend your life sitting in front of a computer (who, me?) you’ll know how important it is for your environment to be just right. A nice comfy chair? Check. A suitably ergonomic desk height and keyboard mouse layout? Check. Proper lighting? Check. But what about another, probably even more important factor, namely the quality of the air you’re breathing in as you work?


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USB Mini HEPA Air Purifier – keeping your surroundings clean and fresh one molecule at a time
Bizarre November 22, 2012 posted by

Humanix iSAVE Electric Car looks after pedestrians, your bank balance and the planet

A bunch of wonderfully insane clever quirky chaps in Japan have come up with a solution to all our road traffic accident problems. The one where we regularly kill off the population of a small town every year through bad, unlucky or plain stupid driving mistakes. They’ve decided to ignore the high tech solutions like self-driving or radar equipped vehicles and instead have gone for the most basic, obvious solution of all. Genius or madmen?


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Humanix iSAVE Electric Car looks after pedestrians, your bank balance and the planet
Awesome November 20, 2012 posted by

How Much CO2? – don’t read this if you live near a beach

Every time we do a web search we indirectly create 0.2g of CO2, sending an email equals 4g, make a 1 min cell phone call and we’re talking 57g. And so on and so forth… Ever wanted to know just how much you’re contributing to the global warming everyone’s talking about? Nope, we’re not that enthusiastic either, but it’s fascinating info. Anyway, just for posterity here it is, all set out in an easy to use, interactive chart called How…


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How Much CO2? – don’t read this if you live near a beach
Eco Friendly November 16, 2012 posted by

Plastic waste transformed into floating islands to help restore African lake’s ecosystem

Even as more plastic waste accumulates in our oceans, creative minds are devising innovative ways to reuse post-consumer plastic to help our environment. Such is the case of the German REWE Group which plans to create plastic floating islands planted with papyrus, then use them to help rebuild the ecosystem of Africa’s Lake Naivasha. The papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, is intended…


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Plastic waste transformed into floating islands to help restore African lake’s ecosystem
cool tech November 8, 2012 posted by

Solar Powered Dummy Camera – keep your place safe with sunshine security Inc

Owning valuable stuff is a blessing and a curse of the modern world. It’s great when you’re using it, but a real pain when you’re worrying about keeping it safe. Double that if you run a small business or live somewhere that has a crime rate above zero. Sure there’s options, insurance, alarm systems, a very large unfriendly German Shepherd of the canine kind, but these cost money, lots of money.


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Solar Powered Dummy Camera – keep your place safe with sunshine security Inc
Awesome November 8, 2012 posted by

Renault bets big on solar power

The good folk at Renault, purveyors of quirky French automobiles and such, have decided to invest heavily in solar power for their production and distribution operations. How big? Well they’ve just announced an initial 40 hectare commitment, which is the equivalent of 60 football pitches. The solar installations, all located in La Belle France, will produce 52,600 MWh of power every year, enough for a town of 15,000 people.


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Renault bets big on solar power
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