The summer season is on the way, and the insects are out. Killing pests is hard work as it’s difficult to kill just a certain type of insects without harming animals and potentially humans. The Solar Insect Zappers are a set of 2 chemical-free solar-powered insect killing lamps. (more…)
Archive for April, 2009
Finding eco toys for kids these days seems to be getting easier and easier. The Bottle Catamaran kit is basically a collection of bits that allows you to create a Catamaran using 500ml or 1 litre drinks bottles for buoyancy. So essentially you’re encouraging kids to recycle drinks bottles and turn it into a toy. (more…)
I’d like to thank Time Magazine for the mention, it’s a huge compliment to have been nominated!
I recently wrote about the PLX Kiwi MPG, which is essentially the baby brother of the PLX Kiwi. The PLX Kiwi is an eco gadget for your car that helps you learn what driving behaviour gives you the optimum driving efficiency. The Kiwi plugs into your car’s on-board computer and gives you loads of useful information. (more…)
If you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, then you probably don’t have access to a power outlet. However, if you can’t live without a radio or flashlight, then the Self-Powered Emergency Radio with Flashlight might appeal to you. The radio has the standard built-in FM and AM bands, but it can also receive the NOAA weather band. When it comes to charging the radio up, you have two choices, namely solar power or hand power. (more…)
The Bel Air Purification System is a mini greenhouse where pollutants in the air are filtered out. The plants in the glass jar will metabolise and absorb many airborne toxins, passing them through a 3-stage filter, namely through the plant leaves, its roots, and a humid bath. (more…)
Eco-friendly furniture is definitely a growth area, and something I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of. These paper and wood stools have been made by layering wood veneers with alternating coloured papers. The resulting effect is a colourful cross-section in the stool’s wood. (more…)
The Solar Powered Glowing Plant Pot is an attractive alternative to the boring old flower pots you might have around the home. Using a solar panel, the plant pot charges up during the day and gently glows during the night. Depending on how much sun light you get, you can get between 2 to 8 hours of glowing pleasure before the battery runs out. (more…)
The Solar-Powered Eco House Electronics Kit is a great kit to get the kids interested in alternative energy whilst helping them to learn something too. The kit specifically teaches children about solar energy, as the solar panel can be used to power each of the LED sign display, the door sounds, and a windmill. (more…)
With the focus on being green, there are plenty of eco-friendly gadgets that are hitting the market. However, some companies seem to be creating really bizarre gadgets in the name of being green, but serve very little real purpose.
Some people might find these gadgets to be funny, attractive or cool. Me personally? I think they’re completely barmy! So here you go, 10 very questionable ‘eco-friendly’ gadgets. (more…)