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Source Water Bottle And Dispenser System

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

Source Project - Water Fountain

The Source Project by Oliver Craig is an innovative concept that encourages us to drink tap water rather than using plastic bottles that play havoc with the environment. You purchase a re-usable drinking bottle from a shop, and then you’re able to top up the bottle for free using a handy water dispenser. Each time you top up your water bottle, you also earn credits or points, which you could then redeem at any participating store. (more…)

DIY Solar Powered Bicycle GPS Gadget

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 19th, 2009

DIY Solar Powered Bike GPS Kit

The Solar-Powered Bicycle GPS gadget is the creation of Brian Nadel, who wanted to be able to get home when he’d gotten lost whilst out cycling! Made from old computer parts in his office, Brian’s gadget cost him virtually nothing. Brian estimates you could build a similar unit using items from eBay and discount stores for around $150. (more…)

The FitPC 2 – 1.1GHz and 1.6GHz Low Power PC

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 18th, 2009

Fit PC 2

Fit PC have done it again (see their Fit PC slim), this time with the release of the Fit PC 2. The Fit PC 2 features a 1.1GHz or a 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB SATA Hard Drive, Gigabit LAN and has a peak load of just 9 Watts. (more…)

Zuvo Water Purator – 5-Step Water Filter

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

Zuvo Water Purifier

With the move towards using fewer plastic bottles, we’re encouraged to be drinking a lot more tap water. Although tap water in Europe and North America is perfectly safe to drink, some connoisseurs of drinking water don’t like the after-taste of tap water. The Zuvo Water Purator offers a 5-step filtration process using a combination of UV light, Ozone and filtration to remove most of the impurities that remain in tap water. (more…)

Sprint launches Samsung Reclaim – Bio-plastic Phone

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

Reclaim

Sprint and Samsung have launched a new eco-friendly mobile phone that’s made from eco-friendly bio-plastic materials, of which 80% are recyclable. The Reclaim is a full-featured mobile phone costing less than $50 with a two year contract. The bio-plastic material makes up 40% of the Reclaim’s casing, and is made from corn. (more…)

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…)