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Archive for November, 2008
Hi All! I hope that you are all enjoying these eco-friendly gadgets!
EnviroGadget has been going for 6 months now, and there’s a real boom in eco gadgets at the moment! There’s probably a correlation with it being Christmas soon, as well as all the green initiatives and grants floating around.
Therefore from now on, there will be at least 5 articles per week on EnviroGadget, rather than the 3 per week previously.
If you find any eco gadgets you’d like to see featured on the blog, please let me know.
With some clever innovation, it’s amazing what eco gadgets can be created that can help the planet. The 360 Recycled Paper Bottle won an IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) for this design. (more…)
A pair of designers by the names of Yoon-Hui Kim and Eun-Kyung Kim have come up with a blind that features a solar panel on the outside and lighting on the other side. During the day, the lighting charges up via the solar panels. At night, the room glows using arrays of LED lights in the shape of conventional looking lighting, such as lampshades and bed-side lamps. (more…)
Brando are at it again with another of their eco friendly gadgets, the Solar Powered Traffic Code. The collapsible traffic cone can easily be stored in the boot of your car without using up much space. When there’s an emergency, just pluck it out of your car, and pull the top of the cone upwards. (more…)
If you’re travelling anywhere, one of the most irritating situations is that your music player dies; the batteries have run out of juice. That’s why I like the Eco Media Player Revolution, as you charge it up by hand-power. Refreshingly for a media player, it fully supports major music formats including Apple AAC, Microsoft WMA, MP3, and OGG Vorbis. (more…)
The SteriPEN is an eco-friendly gadget ideal if you’re travelling to areas with typically unsafe drinking water. The SteriPEN will allow you to refill your water bottles (rather than buy bottles from a shop) and ensure the water is safe before you drink it. The pen uses shortwave ultraviolet light which damages the DNA of bacteria, viruses and protozoa, rendering them harmless. (more…)
Sometimes an eco-friendly gadget doesn’t need to do anything more than just look good. I’ve seen these recycled printed circuit board drinks coasters before, but I think they’re really smart. PCBs are really difficult to recycle, as they contain many many chemicals, most of them toxic. (more…)
Of all the places to have a solar panel, a jacket is not exactly my first choice. The solar ski jacket features a neoprene collar with solar panels stitched into them. The solar panels can then be used to charge mobile phones, ipods, and any other usb-connected devices. (more…)