Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly June 21, 2010 posted by

PretonSaver Home – save up to 70% on your printer ink costs

PretonSaver Home is a new commercial software program which apparently can save you up to 70% of your printer ink costs by reducing the amount of pixels you print without destroying print quality. The idea of print optimisation is not new of course, we’ve featured the freeware GreenPrint before, but this is the first time I can remember a program supporting both inkjet and laser. The full version costs $34.99, so really only high volume print users will find this attractive,…


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Eco Friendly June 17, 2010 posted by

Solar Powered Computer Messenger Bag – charge it to the sun, baby

Solar Powered Computer Messenger Bag. There’s probably something to be said for carrying around a bag which looks like it was designed by a drunken Klingon on a unicycle, but we’re not sure what. Made of tarpaulin, so you can also feel a bit like a piece of ship bound freight if that’s your thang. $149.99.  Constructed of weather resistant Tarpaulin, our solar-powered cases can harness energy from the sun with our exclusive Konarka Power Plastic. The energy is then…


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Eco Friendly June 16, 2010 posted by

Solar Over Door PIR Light – no wires security light

This Solar Over Door PIR Light switches on the light when it senses motion, and because it’s solar powered needs no batteries or mains power to run. That makes it a self contained, ecologically sound way to add a safety light to various doorways in your life, be they front, back or simply into the hallways of your heart. £24.95.  No wires, no electricity, no running costs. This solar over-door lamp is an eco friendly way to provide light at your…


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Eco Friendly June 15, 2010 posted by

Generator Racing – some crank and win fun for all the family

Generator Racing is a super eco form of entertainment. You want to race little cars? Then generate your own electricity first and you can speed around the track all you want, little boy. Stop cranking, car stops. Simple. Comes with ‘realistic’ racing sounds built in –  to drown out the sound of your puffing and moaning we suspect. £39.95.  With Generator Racing each contender uses the manual power generator to create the power to move their race car round the…


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Eco Friendly June 10, 2010 posted by

Papervore Coffee Table – kick back, shred your worries and relax

This Papervore Coffee Table makes total sense. What better way to save the planet than by kicking back in the living room with a cup of Joe and your old utility bills? Make an evening of it, invite round a few friends, and see who can shred enough incriminating paperwork to fill your new beanbag. The possibilities are endless. Yours, in a variety of colors, for a very eco friendly $1,950.00.  Turn your junk mail into recyclable mail. The Papervore is…


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cool tech June 8, 2010 posted by

Water Bobble – recycled water bottle with filter cap

This Water Bobble is a recycled plastic water bottle with its own filter purifier in the cap. Just fill it up with tap water and get some carbon filtered goodness down your throat instead of buying all that fancy shmancy supermarket bottle water. Feeling nice and green yet? $10.00 (replaceable filter $7).  He tackles the problem in style, with this curvaceous, recycled plastic water bottle with a built-in filter. Just fill it up with regular tap water, and enjoy pure…


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Eco Friendly June 4, 2010 posted by

Hydro Powered Calculator – is dihydrogen monoxide the new miracle chemical?

This Hydro Powered Calculator combines electrodes, alloys and a mysterious new chemical and manages to create electricity in the process. Not only that, you can use said power to calculate things, like the mortgage arrears, tax bill or your chances of meeting Angelina Jolie next Tuesday down the chippie. (hint: slim). $10.99.  The water-powered batteries consists of two electrodes made of special alloys, which, when immersed in water, produce electricity through a chemical reaction. Simply refill the battery as the water evaporates,…


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Awesome June 4, 2010 posted by

Free Solar Videos – 12 things you must know before building a DIY solar panel

This excellent Free Solar Videos site offers up a bunch of free video tutorials to teach us all how to roll our own solar panel arrays and generate power for free. Once you’ve watched the videos and learned your stuff, you can then go on to use the awesome ‘worksheets’ to calculate exactly what you need to buy/build in order to craft the solar system you require. What’s really awesome is it’s laid out in totally easy to understand words, no jargon…


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Eco Friendly June 3, 2010 posted by

Republic Bikes – the one stop online DIY bike shop

Fancy a lime green fixie bike with clashing red tyres? You’ve got it. Republic Bikes is your genuine one stop, online kaleidoscopic bike shop. Choose your colours, frighten your friends. There’s a selection of models on offer to customise, ranging from skinny shod Lycra loving scream machines to more sedate Dutch cruisers with fat tires and lazy cool, complete with handlebar baskets. Priced at $399 and up.  Republic Bike assembles custom bicycles based on shared design. We develop designs and offer components…


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Eco Friendly June 2, 2010 posted by

Recycled Keyboard Notebook – paper meet geek, geek meet paper…

This Recycled Keyboard Notebook demonstrates once again that you can always makes something even uglier through the application of nasty black plastic. But to be charitable, it is reuse, right? So we should be more forgiving. Anyhoo, this 88 page notepad is yours for a mere $16.99.  Recycling is key! We reduce. We recycle. But sometimes we forget the reuse part… which is why we love when someone else does it for us! Our Recycled Keyboard Notebook is eye catching…


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cool tech June 2, 2010 posted by

SunSil Integra PV – breakthrough solar panel tech promises to improve efficiency by 30% or more

Those clever Danes have come up with a new ‘breakthrough’ solar voltaic tech that they say will improve efficiency by 30% or more. The new SunSil Integra PV system uses intelligent solar micro cells instead of large dumb panels, which means that their product can cope with shadows, obstructions and dead cells significantly better than traditional solar panels. In the demo video they simulate the loss of power from a leaf falling on a panel, and where the conventional panel…


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Eco Friendly May 31, 2010 posted by

HECMEC Chair – paper based kids seating grows with their kneeds

Give me a child  and they can have a chair for life, or something like that. This HECMEC Chair will grow with the kids and help save the world at the same time – just don’t put them out with the recycle on bin night, the chair that is. Made from enviro friendly materials, plant based resin seat and paper tubes, which you can change to fit the growing legs of your little treasure. A part of the sale price goes to…


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cool tech May 28, 2010 posted by

ToxGuard – the air purifying snuggle blanket

This ToxGuard blanket is soft, cuddly, warm and removes all household smells 24/7 with no chemicals, electricity or user intervention. The secret is in the super porous activated charcoal fibres which literally suck up the smells from the air via a surface area larger than 60 football pitches. Machine washable and perfect for pets too eh? £89.95.  Each gramme of this high-performance absorbing layer has an amazing active surface of 1,400m² (15,269sqft) which binds odours and harmful substances in the…


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Eco Friendly May 25, 2010 posted by

How to do proper oil spill booming – aka how BP and the US Coastguard are NOT

Want to see how proper oil spill containment with booms should be done? Read this piece [Warning: SNSFW bad language]. Notice that despite well established and long existing expert knowledge, BP and the authorities in the Gulf spill are NOT using the correct technique. Why not? Tags: gulf+oil+spill, booming, ecological+disaster


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Eco Friendly May 25, 2010 posted by

Grove Bamboo iPhone Case – the smug gift for your trendy friends

Now this I want, the warm cosy feeling of having an environmentally luscious Grove Bamboo iPhone Case protecting my resource hungry entertainment centre…sorry…cell phone. Seriously, even the product packaging can be upcycled to a picture frame instead of forwarded to a landfill. You can also upload your own artwork and have it engraved on the back to show off your individuality when you’ve finished posing with your new Walmart purchase. $99.00.  How will my case wear over time? You can expect the case to wear…


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