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Maplin Electricity Monitoring Meter

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

Energy Saving Meter

The Maplin Electricity Monitoring Meter is an easy to use energy consumption meter that will allow you to measure just how much energy you’re consuming at any given time. You can also keep track of how much energy you’ve been using in the past, as well as an overall average of your consumption. (more…)

Verilux ReadyLight Solar Rechargeable Flashlight

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 24th, 2009

Verilux ReadyLight Solar Rechargeable Flashlight

If you don’t fancy using hand power to charge up your flashlight, then perhaps the Verilux ReadyLight Solar Rechargeable Flashlight is for you? Just leave the torch in sunlight when not in use, then it’ll be charged and ready to go when you need it. (more…)

DIY Eco-Friendly Phone Charger Dock

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

DIY Eco-Friendly Phone Charger Complete

If you love a little DIY gadgetry, then take a look at this simple Eco-Friendly Mobile Phone Charger gadget. You put your mobile phone inside and connect it to the phone charger to charge it up. To electrically switch off the charger (so that it doesn’t use any energy), you simply close the lid! (more…)

Solar Powered Portable iPod and iPhone Speakers

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

Solar Powered Portable iPod and iPhone Speakers

Rather than move your potentially cumbersome audio system outside to enjoy some music, you could just use your iPod, iPhone or any other MP3 player hooked up to some speakers. The Solar Powered Portable Speaker gadget is perfect for enjoying your music out in the sun. Based on just 6 hours to fully charge the speakers, you’ll get up to 8 hours of music enjoyment from them. (more…)

Mint Energy – Portable Batteries recharged by shaking

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

Mint Battery - Internals

Rechargeable batteries are without question a great way to reduce waste, helping us all to be more eco-friendly. The Mint Battery is a new concept for standard AA batteries that features an internal magnet and coil that allows the battery to be recharged just by shaking it. The movement of the magnet within the coil generates an electrical charge that charges up the internal Nickel Metal Hydride battery. (more…)

Gadget for Carbon Offset Renting from Trees

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

Automated Tree-Rental for Emission Encaging Machine (ATREEM) - Tree and Unit

Designer Nitipak Samsen has designed the Automated Tree-Rental for Emission Encaging Machine (ATREEM), which essentially allows you to purchase carbon credits from a tree. The gadget measures the growth of a tree, translating into how much carbon dioxide the tree has absorbed. The gadget is designed to highlight just how long it takes for our carbon dioxide emissions to be reabsorbed. (more…)

Wind Up 8-Channel Walkie Talkies

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 17th, 2009

Wind Up Walkie Talkie

I used to love walkie talkies when I was younger, but it was so frustrating when the batteries ran out so quickly (and when it eventually broke!). The Wind up Walkie Talkie solves the problem of expensive batteries, since the unit is completely rechargeable using a mains adaptor as well as good ol’ hand-crank power. (more…)

Bamboo-Based K2 Eco Inline Skates

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 16th, 2009

K2 Eco Skates

So we know that cycling is good for you and great for the environment, but how about skating? Typically overlooked, but skating can be just as good for you when comutting and getting around. Inline Skating has just got more eco-friendly with the new K2 Eco Skates from K2 Sports. Using sustainable bamboo and recycled Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, the K2 Eco Skates set a great example of what can be achieved using green materials.
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Gobe Solar-Panel Suitcase and Powerpack

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 15th, 2009

Gobe Suitcase and Powerpack

We have so many electronic gadgets these days, but truly portable solar charger system are not particularly common yet. However, the GoBe solar charger kit supports a range of devices, and comes with a handy briefcase for the solar panels, and a portable solar pack for the battery and charger electronics. The solar panel is rated at 10.5 Watts, and the power pack is fitted with DC, AC and USB power outlets. (more…)

Worldwide Atomic Solar-Powered Watch

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 14th, 2009

Worldwide Atomic Solar Watch

There’s no question, watches are really useful. However, two things that I really I hate about watches is needing to replace expensive batteries periodically, and needing to ensure the date and time are correct every couple of months or so. Finally there’s now a watch that remedies both problems, namely the Worldwide Atomic Solar Watch. The watch features a solar panel which charges the internal watch battery, which when fully charged, will run the watch for up to 7 months without being charged again! (more…)