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Articles tagged with ‘odd’

Growing Ring – Growing a plant in Jewellery

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

Growing Ring - Closeup

There are some eco-friendly gadgets that are just completely barmy, and the Growing Ring is a perfect example of that. Supposedly designed for people who live in metropolitan areas, the ring is meant to give a little comfort to the owner when there are no trees or plants around. (more…)

Volksgarden Rotating Garden

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on September 1st, 2009

Volksgarden Circular Hydroponics

The Volksgarden Rotating Garden is a circular hydroponics system that allows you to grow up to 80 plants in less than 9 square feet! The Volksgarden Rotating Garden rotates completely every 45 minutes, making the most efficient use of light, water and nutrients. The rotating garden is perfect if you don’t have a great deal of space, but at a diameter of 48″, and being 76″ tall by 30″ wide, you’re going to need some space for it! (more…)

Rotating Solar Powered Display Turntable

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

Solar Powered Turntable

I do love these odd eco gadgets. Well, perhaps love to hate. This solar-powered turntable will rotate up to 200g of junk using nothing but the sun’s energy. 200g is very little weight, so you couldn’t use it for a plant or anything. (more…)

Eco-Friendly Scented Pencils – Smencils

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 8th, 2009

Smencils - Gourmet Scented Pencils

If you want a fantastic eco-friendly gift that’s a little different, then these scented pencils are made from recycled newspaper and use biodegradable erasers at the end. The pencils are designed to keep their scent for at least 2 years, and are available in scents such as Bubble Gum, Blueberry, Orange, Cherry, Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cinnamon Candy, Grape, Pineapple, Raspberry, Green Apple and many more! (more…)

10 Completely Bizarre Eco Gadgets

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

With the focus on being green, there are plenty of eco-friendly gadgets that are hitting the market. However, some companies seem to be creating really bizarre gadgets in the name of being green, but serve very little real purpose.

Some people might find these gadgets to be funny, attractive or cool. Me personally? I think they’re completely barmy! So here you go, 10 very questionable ‘eco-friendly’ gadgets. (more…)

Citrus-Powered Eco-Friendly Clock

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on December 16th, 2008

If you don’t already have a solar powered or wind powered clock, then you might fancy this rather odd lemon powered clock. The clock exploits the lemon’s citric acid as well as the copper and zinc on the clock to generate enough current to power the clock for a week. (more…)

Collapsible Solar-Powered Traffic Cone

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 26th, 2008

Brando are at it again with another of their eco friendly gadgets, the Solar Powered Traffic Code. The collapsible traffic cone can easily be stored in the boot of your car without using up much space. When there’s an emergency, just pluck it out of your car, and pull the top of the cone upwards. (more…)

USB Flash Memory made from Wooden Sticks

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on October 22nd, 2008

Now this is something you don’t see every day. Flash Sticks are a great eco-friendly technology, USB flash memory sticks literally housed in a stick! The wood for these flash sticks are harvested from silver birch, collected from the woodlands in Berkshire, England. (more…)

Keep Cool with a Solar Fan for Baseball Caps

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 22nd, 2008

Every so often, someone goes a little mad with the green gadgets and makes something that’s just plain silly. The solar cap fan with a clip is designed to keep you cool by clipping onto a baseball cap and blowing air into your face. However, you will look strange, and no doubt you’ll get some very confused glances and laughs. (more…)