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Archive for September, 2008

Eco-Friendly Lili Webcam and Oscar USB Hub

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 29th, 2008

A Belgian company called United Pepper has released a couple of cute yet eco-friendly gadgets for the computer, namely the Lili Webcam and the Oscar USB Hub. United Pepper are delivering quality products using strong ethical and environmental principles. For example, the webcam and usb hub are made in Vietnam in safe working conditions at a fair wage using adult labour. The product itself is stuffed using naturally occuring Kapok tree fibre rather than petroleum-based polyurethane foam. (more…)

Bamboo Audioengine A5N iPod Speaker System

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 26th, 2008

The Audioengine A5N Speaker System is a high-end music speaker product that allows you to listen to your music from your iPod, MP3 player, Airport Express, LCD TVs, DVD players, PDAs, laptops and more. What’s interesting about this product from an eco perspective is that it uses eco friendly technology, highly sustainable bamboo as part of the material, is completely lead-free, highly energy efficient and packaged in minimal but recyclable packaging. (more…)

Solar-powered LED Bricks

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 24th, 2008

Lighting a large area with conventional lamps can be very costly to run in energy costs, in addition to installing the infrastructure and maintenance costs. However, with some careful planning, the use of green gadgets, such as solar powered LED bricks can be an attractive and practical technique for lighting pavements and other paved areas. (more…)

PowerSafer – Audio and Video Gadget Standby Saver

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 22nd, 2008

Do you have lots of accessories with your TV? For example, do you have a DVD player, a satellite receiver, a games console, a video player, a hifi, etc? May be you have all of the above? We all know that leaving gadgets on standby mode can be a significant waste of energy, and be a large part of your electricity bill. The PowerSafer PSX is a simple to use energy saving gadget that will switch off all of your gadgets when you’re not using them. (more…)

Coleman Solar Car Battery Charger

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 19th, 2008

As gadgets become cheaper, it’s becoming more and more common for gadgets to be fitted into our cars. For example, DVD players, games consoles, MP3 players, air conditioning and more. The chances of having a flat car battery are therefore quite high. When driving, a portion of your fuel is used to charge the car battery. Therefore this Solar Battery Charger should save you money on fuel costs, as it tops up your car battery via the 12V power socket. (more…)

Water Powered Calculator

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 17th, 2008

It seems as if the water-powered gadgets are becoming a bit of a trend. The water-powered green gadgets typically seem to be very low powered and use a small LCD screen. This new water powered calculator has a small re-fillable cartridge that will power the calculator for up to 3 months with just a few drops of water! (more…)

Philips’ Energy Saving 42-inch Eco TV

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 15th, 2008

Philips have recently announced its 42″ 1080p resolution flat panel Eco TV, loaded with energy saving features and designed with the environment in mind. Using eco friendly technology, the Eco TV uses around 75 Watts, compared to other flat screen TVs which consume around 100W+. Philips has eliminated any lead from the product, and has minimised the use of mercury to the absolute minimum. Even the box is made from recycled cardboard! (more…)

D-Link Announce Eco-Friendly Wifi Routers

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 12th, 2008

With the majority of western homes having internet access these days, the majority of them will have “always on” broadband modem routers. Since these routers are on all day, every day, they are responsible for a surprising chunk of the energy costs. D-Link has announced that three of it’s new routers employ green ethernet technology that reduces power consumption by up to 40% compared with traditional routers. (more…)

Odour Free Indoor Composter Gadget

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 10th, 2008

If you live in a flat (apartment to our US friends), you might want to compost your food waste, but you don’t have a garden to compost the waste in. The NatureMill Pro is an indoor composting gadget that will efficiently breakdown your food leftovers into a useful and nitrogen rich composting soil. (more…)

Solar-Powered Neck-Tie

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 8th, 2008

Researchers at the Iowa State University have invented a green gadget, a solar-powered necktie, in the process of inventing fabric that integrates photovoltaic thin film cells both physically and aesthetically into wearable clothing. In terms of aesthetics, it’s a hard job, as solar cells are usually a distinct blue-ish colour and grid-pattern. (more…)