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Archive for February, 2009

Solio Communicator – Solar-powered Handsfree Kit

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 27th, 2009

Solio Bluetooth Communicator

The Solio Communicator is a solar-powered hands-free kit for mobile phones, useful for when you’re out and about driving. The communicator works with all Bluetooth cell phones just like any other handsfree kit, the only difference is that it’s powered using the sun. (more…)

Eneloop Solar Light USB from Sanyo

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 26th, 2009

Eneloop Solar Light USB Eco Gadget

This rather odd looking Solar Light USB from Sanyo features a large solar panel to charge a fairly chunky battery. The battery takes around 15-30 daylight hours to fully charge up, giving 9 to 50 hours of light depending on which lights are used. (more…)

All-in-One Home Recycling Centre

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 25th, 2009

All-in-One Home Recycling Center

The All-in-One Home Recycling Centre by Mode is a home recycling system that sorts and stores all of your recyclable rubbish. The recycling centre features a patent-pending compaction system that will crush cans without using electricity, but also stores and sorts plastic, metal, glass and paper. (more…)

In-Car Bose Energy Efficient Sound System

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 24th, 2009

Bose Sound System

A Bose press release has detailed the design of a new energy-efficient Bose sound system, designed specifically for eco-friendly cars. The new Bose system is 30% smaller, 40% lighter, and uses 50% less energy compared to conventional Bose sound systems, without sacrificing quality. (more…)

Orion’s Energy Efficient Parking Lot Lighting

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 23rd, 2009

Orion's Energy Efficient Parking Lot Lighting Fixture

Orion Energy Systems, Inc have developed an energy efficient lighting system designed for parking lots and car parks. The lighting increases light output compared to legacy high-intensity discharge lights, yet decreasing energy consumption by 50%! The fluorescent lighting fixtures have been designed to fit on existing lighting poles, and just need adjustment to get the angle to match the desired lighting pattern. (more…)

Energy Saving My Book Studio Edition II

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

Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II

The Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II is a new energy-saving RAID hard drive, specifically targeted at the Mac and the Windows market. It features a FireWire 800 and eSATA port for fast data access, such as for video, animation and audio applications. The drive unit is designed to use Western Digital’s GreenPower drives, which use 30% less energy than conventional 3.5″ hard drives. (more…)

Bware Water Usage Monitoring Meter

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

Bware Water Meter

The self-powered Bware Water Usage Monitoring Meter designed by Ariel Drach gives you a real-time display of how much water you are using on the integrated LED display. The Bware units use the flow of water to generate enough electricity for the display. (more…)

Liquid-Powered Digital Clock

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

Hydro Clock

The Mini Hydro Clock is a small clock (about 2.5cm by 5cm) which simply displays the time. No alarm function, no date or calendar information. Just the time.

However, what is interesting is that you can power it with any fluid you like, including water, juice, milk and beer. I imagine that the smell from the milk when it goes off will be pretty nasty though! Considering you can use almost any water-based solution to power the clock without batteries…. you could use urine too!

Source: Geek Alerts

Benex USB Wind Up Eco Charger

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

USB Wind Up Eco Charger

There are plenty of hand-powered and solar powered chargers out there, so what’s new about this one? The USB Wind Up Eco Charger doesn’t have an internal battery like other chargers. Instead, it has a USB socket that can be used to directly charge any gadgets that are charged via a USB cable. (more…)

Inflatable Chimney Pillow to stop Chimney Draughts

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 16th, 2009

Chimney Pillow

If you have an older property, it’s very likely that you have a chimney. You probably don’t use your chimney every day of the year, so there’s a strong chance you’ll get draughts coming down. That’s where the Chimney Pillow comes in. The Chimney Pillow inflates into the gap in your chimey, blocking it off. If you need to use the chimney again, just deflate the pillow and extract it. (more…)