Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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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
Eco Friendly February 18, 2011 posted by

Lumileaf Solar LED Desk Lamp

Sonelis Technologies has brought us a fancy new lamp that is solar powered, LED, and looks like a leaf. Lamps are convenient, but would always be better if they weren’t powered via your wall outlet. Everything would be better if it weren’t  adding to your electric bill, but hey, a lamp is a good start. This lamp can be used inside or outside, and has some water resistance. Now when I say some, I mean dumping a bucket of water…


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Lumileaf Solar LED Desk Lamp
Eco Friendly February 18, 2011 posted by

Plate Wrap makes dinner on the go oh-so-easy!

When it comes to pre-packaged food, there’s generally a lot of non-recyclable waste involved. The new Plate Wrap fits packaging around the microwavable food that then turns into a plate or place mat for your food. This innovative packaging means there’s no need for water and dish detergent for clean up. And the wrapper’s made of recycled materials, so it fits right into your recycling bin. Though the packaging’s still a concept, this would be a really useful product that…


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Plate Wrap makes dinner on the go oh-so-easy!
Eco Friendly February 17, 2011 posted by

H2O Shower Power Radio draws power from your running water

If you enjoy listening to music in the shower, you have a few options. One is to put a radio of some sort out by the sink. That’s good and all, but you don’t have the ability to adjust the volume or change stations. There are ones that you can stick in the shower, but you have to deal with batteries, since you obviously don’t want to run a power cord into a place full of water. Neither is a…


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H2O Shower Power Radio draws power from your running water
cool tech February 16, 2011 posted by

Art Lebdev designs a disposable flash drive

Are flash drives really so common that they’re almost a disposable commodity? If you’ve ever been to a trade show, you might think that the answer is “yes.” Art Lebedev would agree with you. Yes, the same people that brought us the most expensive keyboard (Optimus Maximus) in the world are working on disposable flash drives. Being the hoarder of technology that I am, I couldn’t ever see myself actually throwing away a perfectly good flash drive. However, I can…


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Art Lebdev designs a disposable flash drive
Bizarre February 16, 2011 posted by

Wind-up AA batteries seem like a terrible idea

We’re always looking for new ways to charge our mobile gadgets. Wind, sunlight, fuel cells, you name it. These all seem to rely on an external device pushing power to a rechargeable battery. However, what if the charging mechanism was built into the battery itself? That’s the idea behind this wind-up Charge Batteries. Yes, I did just say wind-up batteries, and it’s exactly what you’re thinking. Imagine a AA battery that you can wind in order to generate a charge….


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Wind-up AA batteries seem like a terrible idea
Eco Friendly February 15, 2011 posted by

Powertrekk charges your gadgets with a hydrogen fuel cell

There has been a lot of talk about using hydrogen fuel cells over the years, but rarely do you actually see them. Well if you want to get in on the eco-friendly ways to recharge your gadgets, this Powertrekk charger might just be what you’re looking for. The PowerTrekk is a small hydrogen fuel cell that is crafted almost entirely from recycled electronic waste materials, which is always good to see. Inside you’ll find a small PowerPukk, which is where…


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Powertrekk charges your gadgets with a hydrogen fuel cell
Bizarre February 14, 2011 posted by

Carnivorous Clock tells time, kills flies

Looking for a clock that is powered by a renewable resource that you don’t have to pay for? Well this  Carnivorous Clock might be just what you’re looking for, especially if you have a fly problem. This timepiece is quite eco-friendly as it doesn’t run off of electricity or need batteries, but it has to eat flies to continue to run. The whole process is decomposition and whoever thought of it must really hate flies. This fancy time-keeper uses a…


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Carnivorous Clock tells time, kills flies
Eco Friendly February 11, 2011 posted by

IDAPT i1 Eco lets you be eco-friendly when you charge your gadgets

Charging your gear is always a good thing, but when you leave it plugged in, did you know you’re actually still using energy? Even something that’s just plugged into the wall can still soak up some energy if it’s something that’s rechargeable. That’s why the IDAPT i1 Eco charger is here to shut off power to your stuff after it’s all juiced up, thereby being a little more eco-friendly. The Eco is compatible with over 4,000 devices via interchangeable tips…


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IDAPT i1 Eco lets you be eco-friendly when you charge your gadgets