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Archive for November, 2008

Gallery of November’s Eco Gadgets

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 30th, 2008 – Increased Article Frequency

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 30th, 2008

Hi All! I hope that you are all enjoying these eco-friendly gadgets!

EnviroGadget has been going for 6 months now, and there’s a real boom in eco gadgets at the moment! There’s probably a correlation with it being Christmas soon, as well as all the green initiatives and grants floating around.

Therefore from now on, there will be at least 5 articles per week on EnviroGadget, rather than the 3 per week previously.

If you find any eco gadgets you’d like to see featured on the blog, please let me know.

360 Paper Bottle – The recycled paper bottle

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

With some clever innovation, it’s amazing what eco gadgets can be created that can help the planet. The 360 Recycled Paper Bottle won an IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) for this design. (more…)

Ambient Light from Vertical Solar Blinds

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 28th, 2008

A pair of designers by the names of Yoon-Hui Kim and Eun-Kyung Kim have come up with a blind that features a solar panel on the outside and lighting on the other side. During the day, the lighting charges up via the solar panels. At night, the room glows using arrays of LED lights in the shape of conventional looking lighting, such as lampshades and bed-side lamps. (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…)

JVC Speakers with built-in Plant Pots

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 24th, 2008

JVC have released an unusual product that combines speakers with plant pots! The speakers are made from eco-friendly plastic that are easily linked together, a bit like lego in a way. (more…)

Hand Powered Eco Media Player Revolution

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 21st, 2008

If you’re travelling anywhere, one of the most irritating situations is that your music player dies; the batteries have run out of juice. That’s why I like the Eco Media Player Revolution, as you charge it up by hand-power. Refreshingly for a media player, it fully supports major music formats including Apple AAC, Microsoft WMA, MP3, and OGG Vorbis. (more…)

SteriPEN – Portable Water Purifiying Gadget

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 19th, 2008

The SteriPEN is an eco-friendly gadget ideal if you’re travelling to areas with typically unsafe drinking water. The SteriPEN will allow you to refill your water bottles (rather than buy bottles from a shop) and ensure the water is safe before you drink it. The pen uses shortwave ultraviolet light which damages the DNA of bacteria, viruses and protozoa, rendering them harmless. (more…)

Recycled Circuit Board Coasters

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 17th, 2008

Sometimes an eco-friendly gadget doesn’t need to do anything more than just look good. I’ve seen these recycled printed circuit board drinks coasters before, but I think they’re really smart. PCBs are really difficult to recycle, as they contain many many chemicals, most of them toxic. (more…)

Solar Ski Jacket – Eco-Friendly, Stylish and Pricey

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 14th, 2008

Of all the places to have a solar panel, a jacket is not exactly my first choice. The solar ski jacket features a neoprene collar with solar panels stitched into them. The solar panels can then be used to charge mobile phones, ipods, and any other usb-connected devices. (more…)