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Archive for May, 2009

Vena Mini-Hydro System – Portable Turbine Generator

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 29th, 2009

Vena Mini-Hydro System

The Vena Mini-Hydro System is a portable generator kit that charges a power-pack from the flow of water. The turbine part of the generator is stuck into the river bed, and the flow of the river drives the turbine. A thick wire then leads back into the power pack to charge it up. (more…)

Solar-Powered Lunchbox to keep food warm

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 28th, 2009

Solar Lunch Box

A designer by the name of Teo Song Wei has come up with a solar lunchbox that uses solar energy to keep food warm. Rather than letting last night’s dinner get cold by the time you eat it, this lunchbox keeps your food warm. Great if you like a curry for lunch, rather than sandwiches! (more…)

Handy Solar-Powered Keychain Flashlight

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 27th, 2009

Miniature Keychain Solar Flashlight

It’s great having a solar powered or hand powered emergency torch, but it’s pointless if you don’t have one with you. The Handy Solar-Powered Keychain Flashlight solves that problem, as you always have an emergency LED torch at hand. Using two very bright LED lights, you get up to 3 hours worth of light on a full charge. (more…)

Air-Based PropelAir Toilet Flush System

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 27th, 2009

PropelAir Toilet Flush System

The PropelAir uses just 1.5 litres of water to flush the bowl, compared to up to 9.5 litres of water used in conventional toilet cisterns! The toilet was designed by Phoenix Product Development. It works when the lid of the toilet is closed over the bowl, which creates an air-tight seal. A small amount of water is used to rinse the bowl, then air is used to displace the waste. (more…)

Mini Kin Personal Wind Turbine Charger

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 26th, 2009

Mini Kin Personal Wind Charger

The Mini Kin Personal Wind Turbine Charger is a mini wind turbine that contains a 1500mAh lithium polymer battery to charge up your various gadgets whilst being green at the same time. The MiniKin charger comes with a number of holders so that you can catch the wind while on your bike, boat or out running. (more…)

Fully Automated Solar-powered Lawn Mower Robot

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 26th, 2009

RBZG001 Solar Lawnmower Robot

The RBZG001 Solar Lawnmower Robot is an intelligent garden mower that has been designed for both home and commercial use. The mower uses solar power to charge itself, and uses network technology to add a layer of intelligence about its mowing behaviour. (more…)

Orange Power Pump Charger for Glastonbury 2009

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 25th, 2009

Orange Power Pump Charger

As part of their phone charger innovation work, Orange has come up with a compact mobile phone charger in the form of a foot pump gadget. Created by GotWind, the foot pump drives an air turbine which then charges your mobile phone. Orange will be showcasing the gadget at Glastonbury 2009, which is being held at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 24th – 28th June. (more…)

100% Eco Friendly Packaging for Gadgets

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 22nd, 2009

Eco-Friendly Packaging - Headphones

These smart packaging ideas use corrugated cardboard instead of any plastics for packaging popular consumer gadgets. The designer Emile Bertrand-Villemure wanted to protect the environment, re-use cardboard and create attractive-looking packaging in a single design. (more…)

Water Saving Water Watch Spray Nozzle

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 21st, 2009

Water Watch Spray Fan Nozzle

Well it’s now the gardening season, so most of us are pottering around in our gardens looking after all our plants. If you don’t get a great deal of rain, then you’ll be watering the garden. If you have a garden hose, you’ll probably be using loads of water without realising it! The Water Watch Spray Nozzle and Water Watch Fan Spray Nozzle are adjustable spray attachments for your garden hose that tell you just how much water you’re using. (more…)

Seedbomb Plant Capsules

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 20th, 2009

Seed-bomb Poster

Jin-wook Hwang is a designer that has come up with the idea of a seed bomb to allow the artificial replanting of vegetation in areas that have become arid. (more…)