Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

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
Eco Friendly February 4, 2011 posted by

Nokia Bike Kit charges your phone with pedal power

If you spend a lot of time on your bike, you might want to consider putting some of that effort you’re expending to good use. Not that getting yourself from point A to B without needing to use a gasoline-powered vehicle isn’t a good use. But now you can also charge your Nokia phone while cruising the city streets. Now pedal-powered charging devices might not be a new concept, but Nokia seems to have implemented the idea rather well with…


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Nokia Bike Kit charges your phone with pedal power
Eco Friendly February 4, 2011 posted by

Spark Tablet Case uses solar power to charge your tablet

If everyone we were to switch completely to solar power, life would be a whole lot cheaper. Sadly, we can’t do that just yet, but this new iPad case helps the cause just a little bit more. The Spark Tablet Case is covered in solar panels and can get about 8 watts of power to give your iPad about an hour of a charge for every hour in the sun. Though this may take some time, consider if you were…


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Spark Tablet Case uses solar power to charge your tablet
Eco Friendly February 3, 2011 posted by

Yellow Pages finally makes opting-out an easy task

The past couple of months have been filled with nothing but ice and snow where I live. Just this past week we’ve been hit with a severe ice storm. The entire city was shut down for a couple of days. But you’ll never guess what somehow made its way onto my front step. That’s right, a Yellow Pages book. How on earth it got there in its plastic wrapping in that terrible weather is beyond me. Well now I can…


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Yellow Pages finally makes opting-out an easy task
cool tech February 2, 2011 posted by

EV Himiko – retro styling meets electric power delivers 550 km a charge

The EV Himiko is a retro styled coupe from Japanese auto maker Mitsuoka Motors, which takes a basic running chassis from a Mazda MX-5, mates it to a fancy pants top half and inserts a shed load (i.e. around 168) of Lithium batteries to get a retro roadster capable of running for 550 km between charges. There’s no word on price as yet, but rest assured it’s not going to be cheap, unless the developers have suddenly come up with a…


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diy January 31, 2011 posted by

Make a solar-powered TV remote

In this age of electronic gadgets, it’s always good to do your part to be eco-friendly. It’s not always the easiest of tasks, but it can be fun at times. If you enjoy little DIY projects, then you might like the idea of converting your TV remote to recharge via solar power. The people over at Make have put together a nice little guide to turn any remote powered by AA or AAA batteries into a solar-charged device. It requires…


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Make a solar-powered TV remote
Eco Friendly January 26, 2011 posted by

World’s first “Bio Mouse”

There seems to be a craze to save the planet lately, and a lot of us tech junkies are feeling some backlash for using plastics that were made in a factory setting. Well now there is a light at the end of the tunnel with Fujitsu’s new M44, which they are touting as the world’s first eco-friendly mouse. The creation of this mouse takes less carbon dioxide than it’s regular plastic counterpart. The other plus to this device is that…


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World’s first “Bio Mouse”
Eco Friendly January 17, 2011 posted by

Sinclair X-1 Electric Vehicle – ooh look, Sir Clive’s back with some more tomfoolery…

Veterans of the tech scene will no doubt remember dear old Uncle – aka Sir –  Clive Sinclair’s first foray into sustainable transport with the much ridiculed C5 product back in 1985. Well he’s back again, 26 years later, and things haven’t moved on an awful lot, it seems. His new product, due out in July or thereabouts, is the Sinclair X-1 Electric Vehicle, a 30 kg recumbent electric bicycle with 16 inch wheels, a 10 mile range and the styling smarts…


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