Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

cool tech September 20, 2010 posted by

Cool Water Powered Calculator – because eco doesn’t have to look sucky

Wow, a Water Powered Calculator which actually doesn’t look Fisher Price. Amazing. One fill up lasts around 2 weeks. Not recommended for use in desert area accountancy. Around $70.00.  Each water electric power capsule consists of two electrodes, copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn). When these two metals are immerced into an electrolyte (like water), the chemical reaction can be converted into electric energy. Copper (Cu+) ions and Zinc (Zn+) ions will be released simultaniously into the water causing the two…


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Eco Friendly September 18, 2010 posted by

Pedego Umbrella Folding Electric Bike – packit, stackit and whizz…

This Pedego Umbrella Folding Electric Bicycle will travel up to 12 miles at 12mph on a single charge, enough to get you to the store and back in the Costco car park. Comes with 6 speed gears and a twist throttle, all nicely finished in white. Priced at $1095.00 for the 12inch model.  As with any Pedego e-bike, this small folding electric bike is carrying some precision hardware. With a geared hub motor on the rear wheel, offering generous speeds…


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cool tech September 16, 2010 posted by

Water Powered Wrist Watch – the timepiece with an infinite fuel supply

I’ve seen water powered clocks and calculators but never a Water Powered Wrist Watch before. Just drop in some H20 and the thing will stay powered up for some 5 days. Complete with calednar and stopwatch. Around $58.00 in Danish stuff.  Strap on this designer wrist watch, that is entirely powered by water … or more precisely, entirely powered by water in its function as an electrolyte between the copper and magnesium, that is mounted inside the watchs tiny water tank….


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Awesome September 4, 2010 posted by

PUYL – awesome bicycle pump and bike lamp combo

The PUYL bicycle pump and LED bike lamp combination is a very clever idea indeed. The super great thing about it is actually the fact that it doesn’t need batteries, the power comes from all that pumping, which creates electricity. This product really needs to go into production. Soon.   It is the first permanent illuminating bicycle light which does not need a battery. This combination provides an unlimited light source and a bicycle pump for urban cyclists. The idea is…


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Awesome September 3, 2010 posted by

Blest H Plastic to Oil Converter – cool desktop machine can return plastic to oil

The Blest H is a cute desktop machine which can convert plastic back into oil. The company won’t detail exactly how this is done, but it looks like a really neat trick. They make industrial sized machines as well, but imagine how it would be if we all had one of these in our homes, recycling those naff plastic bags. Cool. More here. The machine currently costs around $9,500.00 to buy, but they’re hoping prices will fall over time.  …


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Eco Friendly August 31, 2010 posted by

Gumdrop Bins – Recycle that ol’ chewing gum

As odd as it sounds, Britain has launched a program to recycle chewing gum and “repurpose” it into tires, childrens toys and mobile phone covers. A government initiative, which runs from August 18th through September 15th will encourage people to toss their used chewing gum into Gumdrop Bins that are being placed at locations throughout twelve towns in the UK that are participating in the Keep Britain Tidy 2010 Chewing Gum campaign. Government statistics show that it costs approximately £150m…


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Gumdrop Bins – Recycle that ol’ chewing gum
Bookmark This! August 27, 2010 posted by

MonPwr – freeware turns your monitor off instantly on demand

MonPwr is a small freeware utility that lets you switch off your Windows laptop or desktop monitor with a click. Like a screensaver it won’t come back on until you hit the spacebar or mouse click. Useful little tool for privacy and power conservation.  MonPwr by Caffinc is a freeware that lets you turn off your Laptop or PC monitor with just a click of a button – and keep it turned off until you click the mouse or press the…


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diy August 27, 2010 posted by

Enviro Battery Kit – Turns just about anything into a battery

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to build an eco-friendly battery, you’ll love the Enviro Battery Kit, made by Green Science. This cool do-it-yourself kit lets you use simple mundane things like mud, lemons and water to power a light, a watch or power up a music chip. It’s a great educational tool to help teach kids about all kinds of environmentally-friendly power sources and the science behind electricity and chemical reactions. The kit includes parts like copper and…


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Enviro Battery Kit – Turns just about anything into a battery
Awesome August 26, 2010 posted by

Sea Kettle – life raft turns sea water into drinking water

Just love the name and the concept behind the Sea Kettle, a marine life raft which contains its own simple desalination system to turn sea water into drinking water. Inspired by one of our fave products, the Watercone, the raft can produce 3 litres of water a day, more than enough for you and the ship’s cat. Genius.  The Sea Kettle is meant to be an insulated, sturdy shelter able to turn sea water into fresh water. A person using…


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Awesome August 26, 2010 posted by

EDGE house – Makes down sizing your home stylish and beautiful

A lot of folks are thinking about down sizing their homes these days, if that’s you then this EDGE house is a compact way to go. The award-winning EDGE, which stands for Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment, is a 320 square foot home designed by Wisconsin’s Bill Yudchitz of the design firm Revelation Architects. Meant to show that we can live greener and better lives in smaller well crafted spaces, the EDGE house is a modular home complete with…


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EDGE house – Makes down sizing your home stylish and beautiful
Eco Friendly August 25, 2010 posted by

ESCO Sensor Lamp – world’s first motion sensing eco lamp

This ESCO Sensor Lamp is the world’s first motion sensing eco lamp. So not only will it only come on for brief periods when it senses movement in the room or area, but it will also use less electricity as it illuminates. It also offers over 8000 hours of light up time, and is fully user customisable in terms of timings and brilliance etc. Now that’s what you call a smart lamp. £15.98. You can use this bulb anywhere as…


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Eco Friendly August 7, 2010 posted by

USB Solar Charging Port Hub – charges, powers, connects and shines

The USB Solar Charging Port Hub works hard all day so you don’t have to. You can plug your flash drives into it as needed, stick it in the sun to recharge the internal battery as an emergency power brick, and even carry it along to LAN parties to demonstrate the versatility of your adapter tips. Oh and it’s also an LED flashlight. Life doesn’t get any finer than this, my peeps, it really doesn’t. $22.00.  The USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Torch is not only a…


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cool tech August 6, 2010 posted by

Hama Zero Solar Powered Bike – 220 km of travel for just 2 Yen

The Hama Zero Solar Powered Bike can travel for 220 kilometres for a cost of 2 Yen ($0.02). That makes it rather cheap to run, right? Top speed is 72 km/h and it takes 20 days to charge up. We jest, but note that the video does say you use mains power to charge when it’s a cloudy day. Interesting product, and notice the ultra frictionless wheel tech. We could see that in other products soon maybe?  “Here’s the solar panel,…


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