Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly March 29, 2011 posted by

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard lets you forget about changing the batteries

Using a wireless keyboard has been an absolute joy. Not having to be tied to the desk and lounging back in my chair to do work has made work much more, enjoyable, if that is possible at all.  The only nightmare of using this kind of keyboard is the panic attack that ensues when the batteries die (which always happens in the middle of an important game). Logitech just made the wireless keyboard even more amazing thanks to utilizing solar…


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Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard lets you forget about changing the batteries
Eco Friendly March 29, 2011 posted by

Philips AmbientLED bulb saves energy, shines bright

One easy way that you can cut back on your electric bill is to switch your light bulbs out for ones that are more energy-efficient. This does have its drawbacks, of course. One of the biggest being the fact that energy-efficient bulbs tend to put out a lot less light. So if you’re forced to use more lights than before, you’re somewhat defeating the purpose of making the switch. However, this new Philips AmbientLED 12.5-watt A19 LED bulb might be…


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Philips AmbientLED bulb saves energy, shines bright
Eco Friendly March 28, 2011 posted by

Solar keychain provides a power boost in a pinch

Being “green” isn’t easy. If you want to use an alternative power source to charge your gadgets, it usually means carrying around something that is bulky and inconvenient. After all, harnessing the sun or wind isn’t the easiest of tasks. Well now if you want to keep a little extra juice around for emergencies, you can do so with a solar-powered keychain from Neon Green. This Piggy Power Bank keychain is only a little larger than your average fob, so…


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Solar keychain provides a power boost in a pinch
Eco Friendly March 25, 2011 posted by

Tree Trunk iPhone Dock

There are tons of different docking stations out there. Some may look like a cute animal, and others may look like a very modern alarm clock, but for those of us that miss that nature feel, the pickings are slim. Thankfully there are some people out there that like natural materials more than plastic and metal. The people over at Woodtec have created a docking station that will go great with log cabin homes that have a more natural feel….


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Tree Trunk iPhone Dock
cool tech March 24, 2011 posted by

Solarball uses sunlight to purify water

For anyone who lives a little ways out from normal society, water purity can be an issue. You don’t know what people upstream have done to the water that is just now getting to you. If you want to purify your water without having to purchase a huge filtration system that needs a new filter constantly, you might want to look into the Solarball. This simple plastic ball can purify about 3 quarts of water a day with ample amounts…


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Solarball uses sunlight to purify water
Eco Friendly March 23, 2011 posted by

Fujitsu Power Strip lets you monitor your power usage

Everyone wants to cut down on their energy consumption, as it will help lower bills. It’s really difficult however, to find out what is sucking up the most energy in the house to try and use it less. Unless you have geek-rigged your home already to know exactly how much energy is being used and where, there’s a good chance you’ll need a little help finding out that information. Fujitsu had those of us who need that help in mind…


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Fujitsu Power Strip lets you monitor your power usage
Eco Friendly March 21, 2011 posted by

Flea 2.0 USB rechargeable bike light

Trying to “go green” is a pretty big endeavor. If you’re already riding your bike to and from your daily routine places, then you’re on the right track. However, if you have to ride at night, you need a bike light, and especially one that’s not going to need new batteries all the time. Having to toss batteries isn’t good for the environment, or your wallet. The Blackburn Flea 2.0 USB Rechargeable Bike Light makes use of natural light to…


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Flea 2.0 USB rechargeable bike light
cool tech March 19, 2011 posted by

PiCycle – the electric bike that thinks it’s a work of art

The PiCycle is an electric bike with attitude. It also has a built in charger, 25 mph top speed, a 20 mile range from a 3 hour charge and a price tag that will bring tears to your eyes. $2995.00 worth of tears to be precise. Well you did want to show off to the neighbours a little, right?  PiCycle ST is ready to take on whatever terrain you put in its way. There’s two-wheel drive for the ultimate in…


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Awesome March 17, 2011 posted by

COOKUP200 Solar Oven With Potential Death Ray Capabilities

It may be a bit of a stretch, but there’s no way this thing doesn’t have a death ray of some sort. The geeks at GreenCook in France have created a solar oven called the COOKUP200 that can be assembled in 10 minutes, and can cook full-blown meals. (If you know how to use it properly) I assume this is just a preliminary “for public use” item for sale to make money to build a giant death-ray. Even if I…


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COOKUP200 Solar Oven With Potential Death Ray Capabilities
Eco Friendly March 12, 2011 posted by

WattsClever Alkaline Battery Charger – charge up your Duracell batteries and get more juice for your money

The WattsClever Alkaline Battery Charger is designed to charge up ordinary household batteries, like those dud Duracells you’ve got in the kitchen drawer. It manages to do this by using a microprocessor to minutely control the trickle charge so the batteries don’t overheat and die.   Apparently you can recharge batteries up to 20 times, although their capacity will diminish each time you do. Not cheap at $50.95/£31.97, but could be worth it if you’re forever throwing away dud toy…


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but is it art? March 10, 2011 posted by

Asus motherboards to ship in boxes that can double as a PC case

If you’ve ever built your own PC, you know that there are a lot of things to consider when making a purchase. There are a good number of parts, each demanding a pretty penny. If you’re on a tight budget, you need to cut corners where you can, without sacrificing too much power. One of the first things to get bumped down on the list is the case. You can spend hundreds of dollars on a fancy one, or you…


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Asus motherboards to ship in boxes that can double as a PC case
Eco Friendly March 10, 2011 posted by

Solar Pool Skimmer cuts down on your pool maintenance

Seeing that it’s still really cold outside, my mind is on the summer months. Of course, the warmer months aren’t all fun and games. Instead of bundling up, you’re trying to stay cool. One great way to do so is by taking a dip in the pool, should you have one at your disposal. The downside of having a pool in your yard is all of the upkeep. Every day you have to skim it, then vacuum it rather often…


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Solar Pool Skimmer cuts down on your pool maintenance
Eco Friendly February 25, 2011 posted by

RainPerfect eco-friendly watering system

There are times when having plants can be a hassle because it doesn’t rain enough. One drought can force you to make the decision between letting your plants die or driving up your water bill to nauseating heights. There’s always the option of rain barrels, but you still have to manually water the flowers, and if you’re got a full schedule, you might not have the time to. That’s why the RainPerfect is an optimal choice with its self-contained eco-friendly…


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RainPerfect eco-friendly watering system
Eco Friendly February 24, 2011 posted by

Save birds with these UV reflective decals

Birds can be beautiful creatures, which is why it’s never good to hear a thump against your sliding glass door. That sound generally means that one of our feathered friends has struck the glass, thinking it was safe to fly through. So how does one stop this from happening? There are a number of methods, one simple and cheap way is by using these Window Alert UV decals on your windows. The idea behind these is that the birds will…


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Save birds with these UV reflective decals
Eco Friendly February 24, 2011 posted by

Plastic Bottle LED Light puts those old bottles to use

We’ve all seen the commercials on TV about how plastic bottles are starting to overflow our landfills. The people at MiniWiz have created a useful little solar Bulb Lamp that will utilize your old plastic bottles. Take any plastic bottle you own and attach the fixture to the mouthpiece and you will have up to 6 hours of illumination. As this is a solar panel, it needs to be in the sun to charge up, and is best used for…


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Plastic Bottle LED Light puts those old bottles to use