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Archive for October, 2009

reNEW Solar Battery Charger Pod

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on October 30th, 2009

reNEW Solar Battery Charger by Window

The reNEW Solar Battery Charger Pod is a funky variation of the tried and tested solar battery charger that looks a little like a photo frame. The charger itself is placed near a window or stuck to it directly using a suction cup. You place uncharged batteries in the top of the charger, and fully charged batteries come out of the bottom! (more…)

Vandasye Solar Powered Backlit Clock

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

Vandasye Solar-Powered Clock

The Solar-Powered Clock by Vandasye was created as part of the Vienna Design Week Laboratory, where visitors could see all aspects of the process as a design was being realised. The clock has been designed for interior use, and therefore has a large solar-power to absorb as much light energy as possible. (more…)

Morphy Richards Ecolectric Slow Cooker

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

Ecolectric Slow Cooker

An eco-friendly slow cooker? Whatever next? Well, if there are domestic gadgets that can save you energy, surely they deserve a mention? I know I’ve mentioned the energy saving vacuum cleaner and the eco-friendly clothes iron lately, but it’s about time our home appliances got revamped! Anyway, back to the slow cooker… (more…)

Kiran – Affordable $10 Solar-Powered Lamp

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

D.Light Solar Lamp

I do like it when an innovative company comes with a cheap and useful gadget, such as the solar-powered lamp called the Kiran. The design was created by a company called d.light to create an affordable and safer alternative to the kerosene lamp. (more…)

iCar Zero-Emission Concept Car

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

iCar Concept

Set to be launched in 2027, iCar, a zero-emission concept car powered by, yes…electricity. It is a fantastic resolution to ease Mother Nature’s problem and bring a new perspective to our future generation. John Bukasa has do a great flavor to all of us indeed by designing this multi-talented machine, iCar. The specifications are amazing and what we though impossible ten years ago will become a reality, that’s in 2027. (more…)

Move Eco Plus DAB Digital Radio

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

Move Eco Plus DAB Radio

If you’re a fan of digital radio, the Move Eco Plus DAB Digital Radio is an attractive and eco-friendly gadget to enjoy your music on the go. Like other eco-friendly DAB digital radios, this radio has been approved by the Energy Saving Trust thanks to it’s exceptionally low power consumption. As a result, the radio will last for up to 40 hours on a single charge of the batteries! (more…)

Morphy Richards Ecolectric Vacuum Cleaner

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on October 23rd, 2009

Morphy Richards Ecolectric Vacuum Cleaner

So you’re probably wondering why I consider a vacuum cleaner to be an eco gadget, well the Morphy Richards Ecolectric Vacuum Cleaner some great eco-friendly aspects, so I think it’s worthy of a mention. The vacuum cleaner most notably uses a 1000W motor rather than a conventional 2000W motor used in other upright cleaners. This means there’s a 50% saving in energy usage! The cleaner is also made from recycled materials and is 100% recyclable at the end of it’s life. (more…)

Sustainable and Professional Bamboo Briefcase

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

Bamboo Briefcase - Outside

The Bamboo Briefcase is an attractive alternative to the boring leather or plastic attaché briefcase. Using a type of bamboo called Moso bamboo, which is sustainably grown in the highlands of central China, the bamboo briefcase is inherently stronger than steel. Moso bamboo has a tensile strength of 28,000 lbs per square inch, which is 5,000lbs more than that of steel! Strong stuff! (more…)

LG Display Unveils Solar Cell eBook Reader

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

LG Solar eBook

LG has recently announced a prototype solar-powered eBook reader with a 6 inch ebook display panel and a 10cm square solar panel. Impressively, the solar cell measures just 0.7mm in thickness and weighs only 20 grams. This solar cell is created by using a glass or plastic substrate rather than using the more conventional (and troublesome) crystalline solar cells that require silicon wafers. (more…)

Hand-powered Windup Mobile Phone Charger

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

Wind Up Mobile Phone Charger

The Hand-powered Windup Mobile Phone Charger is a perfect and affordable little gadget that allows you to top up your mobile phone using nothing but hand power. We’ve seen hand-powered chargers before, but this one stands out as it’s so cheap at just £5.99 (around $10) and it supports a number of mobile phones (sadly not the iPhone though). (more…)