Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

diy June 30, 2011 posted by

Turn an old bottle into an ordinary drinking glass

While we don’t promote drinking here at the Red Ferret, there are plenty of instances where one can encounter a glass bottle. My favorite root beer actually comes in brown bottles. So what does one do when they’ve finished their drink? Or perhaps you’ve collected bottles by the side of the road. Sending them off to a recycling center is much better than dumping it in the trash, but you can also re-purpose them at home. The video below will…


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Turn an old bottle into an ordinary drinking glass
Eco Friendly June 22, 2011 posted by

Erbe Planter/Grill combines grilling and gardening, for some reason

I’m all for the idea of combining two different products into one dual-purpose item. Many times this results in one device that is far more useful than either stand-alone items. However, sometimes you’ll come across one that just leaves you scratching your head and wondering why they thought this was a good idea. Falling in the latter category is the Erbe Planter/Grill. At first glance, this will look like your average planter, complete with whatever lively greens you decide to…


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Erbe Planter/Grill combines grilling and gardening, for some reason
Eco Friendly June 21, 2011 posted by

Samsung NC215S Solar Powered Netbook – are we nearing perpetual computing?

I want some of whatever mojo juice the designers at Samsung are drinking. Not content with delivering our favourite mobile phone to the world, the Korean giant has now announced a v cool new product, the Samsung NC215S Solar Powered Netbook. The 10.1 inch Atom powered computer will feature a 1.66GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and a bunch of solar cells built into the lid. This array will apparently power the device for 1 hour for every 2 hours…


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Eco Friendly June 17, 2011 posted by

Charge your phone using a pot of boiling water

How many times have you been out camping, just enjoying the wilderness, when you realize that you really need to make a phone call? Sure, using technology might seem to defeat the purpose of “roughing it”, but having some sort of line back to the civilized world can be a good thing to have in an emergency. So if you’re out on a particularly long camping trip, how do you keep your phone charged? Solar power is an option, but…


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Charge your phone using a pot of boiling water
Bookmark This! June 11, 2011 posted by

Razorpit – sharpen your razor blades, save money and save the planet

Razorpit is a razor blade sharpener which apparently maintains the sharpness of your used blades by ‘removing excess oils…and other residues’. The blurb claims you’ll get up to 150 shaves with one blade, and it will even sharpen disposable shaver blades. More than 600 million dudes (and presumably dudettes as well) use razor blades which means a lot of blades in the trash, so if this Danish designed tool can really help cut down that number it’s got to be a…


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Eco Friendly June 9, 2011 posted by

Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel

Love gardening but are still looking for all the right kinds of tools? The Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel might just do the trick, as this £24.99 purchase is highly portable, allowing you to pack the entire shovel in the boot (or glovebox if your vehicle is up for it), giving you a digger, shovel, hammer or scoop on hand at all times. Of course, we are not quite sure whether would-be murderers might see this as a potential murder weapon?…


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Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel
cool tech June 6, 2011 posted by

Sunflower Monitor concept doesn’t look like it will materialize

Sunflowers were so named because they do have this immediately noticeable link to the sun itself, and by virtue of being a flower, well, you get the picture. The Sunflower Monitor concept is touted to come with four sensors that will track the sun’s current position, running on a Sunflower operating system that will synchronize your portable devices with the position of the sun in a jiffy, making sure your devices will remain juiced to the best of its ability…


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Sunflower Monitor concept doesn’t look like it will materialize
Eco Friendly May 31, 2011 posted by

Trash Amps turn old junk into speakers

Saving the environment seems to be the hot topic for products lately. The more “green” an item is, the more we want it. Although, it seems a little sad that most of our Eco-friendly options aren’t as environmentally friendly as we think they are. One product that has good intentions is the Trash Amp. This pop-can sized speaker would be a great idea if it somehow relied on the cans, boxes, or jars that it came in, but they are…


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Trash Amps turn old junk into speakers
Bookmark This! May 21, 2011 posted by

Lito Sora – the ultimate electric motorbike

The Lito Sora electric motorbike has got to be the ultimate riding machine for this generation. Totally electric, 300 kms range, 200 km/h max speed, no gears, integrated computer, electronic adjustable seat and a pretty cool Safe Range system which lets you enter in your journey distance so the bike can ensure enough battery power to get you there. Oh and the thing comes with an integrated touchscreen GPS system to make sure you don’t get lost. The price for all this awesome tech…


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Eco Friendly May 18, 2011 posted by

Philips unveils the world’s first LED replacement for 75W incandescent bulbs

Going green or being energy efficient can sometimes be really difficult because it is often times expensive. In the home, one of the first ideas you will have about being energy efficient is switching over to light bulbs that aren’t the regular old incandescent ones. The main problem with this is that the more efficient CCFL or LED lights have a strange light color, and the bulbs are terribly expensive. Philips has announced the world’s first replacement bulb for the…


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Philips unveils the world’s first LED replacement for 75W incandescent bulbs
cool tech May 10, 2011 posted by

B-Squares – super cool solar hobbyist product coming soon…

We’re a bit reluctant to feature too many Kickstarter projects here because there’s no guarantee they’ll actually make it into production, but this one is fully over-funded already, and it’s extremely cool. B-Squares is a modular solar electronics kit based around an ingenious magnetic clip format, which lets you create neat projects without all that nasty soldering or wiring. The solar panels can be clipped together in various combinations to output different voltages etc, and there are some nice optional panels like an…


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Eco Friendly May 9, 2011 posted by

Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Dock

If you though a regular solar dock for your iPhone was awesome, prepare to be blown away with Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Dock. The larger, retractable solar panel will help to make sure your iPhone and iPod will charge up for as long as you’d like. This newer model they’ve put out will also be able to soak up the sun a lot more effectively. For only having to spend $300 on this once and never having to pay for…


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Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Dock
Eco Friendly May 2, 2011 posted by

IKEA Solvinden Solar Lamp

IKEA has a special place in all of our hearts as the best mega-furniture retailers with the most impressive business model ever. These people know what they’re doing and because of that, they are greatly envied. When they turned out the Solvinden Solar Lamp, everyone was probably thinking that this must be more of their genius at work. Sad to say, this lamp is only efficient if you live in an area that is sunny every day. This lamp lives…


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IKEA Solvinden Solar Lamp
Bizarre April 29, 2011 posted by

Wooden Bicycles come of age?

The unpronounceably named Slawomir Weremkowicz of Poland makes wooden bikes. No rubber, no metal, just wood. Each one takes around a year to make and judging by the looks of them, they’re a blast to ride (although we’re not sure about the saddles). What’s more the dude uses his creations every day. We think Slaw should get in touch with Michael Thompson in the UK, who’s also nutty enough to consider building bipedal transportation out of trees. His Splinter Bike is…


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diy April 28, 2011 posted by

Build a cheap DIY solar USB charger

Eco-friendly devices are great, for the fact that they allow us to help the environment, while still enjoying our modern technology. The biggest downside to such gadgets is that they tend to cost a good bit of money, which turns many people off to the idea. Well if you want to do your part, and don’t mind a little bit of DIY work, then you can have yourself a nice little solar USB charger for around half the cost of…


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Build a cheap DIY solar USB charger