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Eco-Friendly Water Powered Digital Clock

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 29th, 2008

I recently reviewed a water powered desktop calculator, and now there’s a Water Powered Clock. Using a combination of water and salt, the clock electrodes generate a current sufficient to power the clock for quite a while. This eco gadget is bright and colourful, and it’s bound to attract attention if you’ve got it on your office desk!

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Wind Up Universal Remote Control

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 27th, 2008

Have you noticed that we seem to need batteries for this, batteries for that. Everything seems to need a battery! According to DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), 700 million batteries end up in UK landfill annually! Most batteries contain harmful chemicals, resulting in soil and water pollution. It’s refreshing to find a remote control that does not need batteries. The Wind Up Universal Remote Control can replace all of your existing remote controls, powered purely by the hands! (more…)

GreenCore 10200 – Solar Powered Air Conditoner

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 25th, 2008

A company by the name of GreenCore Air has released a new eco gadget, a Solar Powered Air Conditoner that is powered by it’s 170Watt solar panel. The solar panel charges it’s internal battery supply when left in sunlight. The result is a popular product that doesn’t rack up expensive energy bills! (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…)

8GB EarthDrive – Recyclable Flash Drive

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 20th, 2008

It seems that computer gadgets are a new target for the eco-friendly world, with low power PCs and disk drives using recycled materials. Today we get to see the ATP 8GB EarthDrive made from bio-recycled plastics (not sure what bio-recycled means compared to recycled!) for an attractive $48. The housing of the device is completely recyclable, although this is no good unless you want to throw the drive in the trash! (more…)

Nissan’s Accelerator Pedal that Pushes Back

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 18th, 2008

Nissan has announced a new eco gadget they are fitting to all new models in 2009 that resists the rate at which you can accelerate with a gas pedal that pushes back. By reducing the rate at which drivers accelerate, you end up using less fuel. Dubbed the “ECO pedal”, the system improves fuel efficiency by 5 to 10%. (more…)

Easy Starter Kit for being Greener

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 15th, 2008

If you’re having trouble getting started to living a greener life, then the Green Tomato Kit is an inexpensive starter pack ideal for giving you a head start. The kit contains a range of green gadgets, energy saving radiator reflectors, a toilet systern water saving pack, a reusable shopping bag, energy saving light bulbs and some useful eco-reminding stickers. Even the packaging is compostable! (more…)

AltusLumen TRI-L Contemporary Personal Light

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 13th, 2008

AltusLumen TRI-L rechargeable and portable light in a new green gadget, a magnesium-based rechargable LED light with a 300 degree hinge and tripod to allow the light to be positioned at any angle. The TRI-L adheres to 5 bold and environmentally sound principles adopted by AltusLumen, including being made from recycled and recyclable material, energy efficient and uses renewable energy. (more…)

BioDegradeable Picnic Plates and Utensils

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 11th, 2008

Most western societies have a very throw-away nature, one of many reasons our landfill sites are filling up fast. I applaud this use of eco friendly technology, a biodegradable picnic set, as it means it doesn’t matter if the plates, etc get left around in a field after a festival or picnic, as it’s all 100% eco friendly. If you want to keep the kit, you just wash it after use (as water is a vital part of the breakdown process). (more…)

Eco Resources: How to Make a Difference

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on August 9th, 2008

We need to look after the environment, as the planet will not look after itself. However, sometimes it feels like we can’t look after ourselves! Meg Appleby at How to Make a Difference gives her perspectives and ideas on the little things you can do to be more environmentally friendly. (more…)