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KeepCup – The Stackable, Dishwasher Safe, Microwaveable, Thermal Cup

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 13th, 2009

Keep Cup

The KeepCup aims to be the complete replacement for the conventional paper or plastic cup you find in the office. With a truly universal and attractive design, the KeepCup is stackable, dishwasher safe, microwaveable, thermal, lightweight and can be used for all kinds of drinks, hot or cold. The lid is a simple pop-on/pop-off design that avoids spills and leakage. If you rotate the plug, you open up the sipper and air holes to allow for easy drinking. (more…)

Energy Saving and Water Saving Smart Shower

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 12th, 2009

Smart Shower

The smart shower is a multi functional and energy saving shower desired for the James Dyson Awards. The shower uses heat exchanger technology to reduce energy consumption, and aerating shower heads to reduce water consumption. The shower has an integrated work basin that allows you to bath babies, wash your hair and other cleaning activities. (more…)

Ozone Generator for Water Sterilizer

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 11th, 2009

Ozone Generator Water Purifier

A simple and effective way of sterilizing water is to bubble ozone through the water. Ozone (O3) is a form of Oxygen gas made from 3 Oxygen molecules. Ozone is a pretty strong oxidising agent, producing insoluble oxides from chemicals and minerals in water (which can then be filtered out). When it comes to organisms, ozone will breakdown a significant part of the cellular structure, rendering them harmless. This means Ozone can be used as part of the water purification process. (more…)

Time Your Light – Clockwork Lighting

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 10th, 2009

Time Your Light

Designer Jasper Hou has come up with a clockwork LED-based lighting design. To activate the lights, you rotate the clockwork part of the light. As the dial unwinds, the energy released is used to power the internal LED lights. (more…)

Solar-Powered House Number Light

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 9th, 2009

Solar-Powered Address Light

There’s nothing more annoying when you’re having takeaway pizza or curry delivered to your home, and the delivery person cannot find where you live! Often its because you’re getting the order in the evening, and you have a very dark house number sign. The Solar-Powered House Number Light solves that problem by lighting up your house number without the need for complex wiring. (more…)

Power Plant Growing Machine

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 7th, 2009

Power Plant Growing Machine

If you don’t have a garden, but you still want to be green-fingered, you might find the Aeroponics Power Plant Growing Machine interesting. Using technology pioneered by NASA, the growing machine allows you to grow all kinds of plants all year round using a soil-less plant-growing technique. The system uses a series of microjets that constantly sprays roots with super-oxygenated nutrient rich water to help plants grow. (more…)

Tonto Task Light – Solar Powered Scorpion Detector

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 6th, 2009

Tonto Task Light - Solar Powered Scorpion Detector

Carly Hagins is an industrial designer who has created the Tonto Task Light, which is a solar-powered gadget designed to light your path when out trekking and walking. During the day, the small solar panel charges the internal battery, at night you can switch between white light or UV light. Since scorpions are difficult to see at night or in dusk, and since scorpions fluoresce under UV light, the UV torch can help you avoid the little creatures. (more…)

Powcell Solar-Powered iPhone Charger Sleeve

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 5th, 2009

Powcell iPhone Solar Charger Fitted

Solar charger gadgets are not exactly breaking news these days, but the Powcell solar charger is a little different in that its a bespoke case for an iPhone. The Powcell charger includes an internal battery which is charged via the solar panel, which is then used to charge the iPhone battery. (more…)

Loop – Greenhouse Water Saving Gadget

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 4th, 2009

Loop - Water Saving Gadget

Growing plants in a greenhouse can be pretty useful for controlling pests and managing the environment for optimal growing conditions. However, greenhouses are usually humid due to water being evaporated and transpired by the plants. Loop is a water saving gadget that condenses moisture from the air and returns water back to the soil for the plants to use again. (more…)

Pulsar Men’s Solar Powered Tech Gear Dive Watch

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 3rd, 2009

Pulsar Solar Powered Watch

I’m sure many of you will agree, something frustrating about watches is that the battery needs changing every so often. Getting a watch battery usually costs a few quid, and is usually hassle too. Solar-powered watches are slowly becoming more common and cheaper, and the Pulsar Men’s Solar Powered Tech Gear Dive Watch is a great example of a solar-powered watch that’s both desirable and affordable. (more…)