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Archive for April, 2009

Garden Solar Insect Zappers

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 30th, 2009

Solar Insect Zappers

The summer season is on the way, and the insects are out. Killing pests is hard work as it’s difficult to kill just a certain type of insects without harming animals and potentially humans. The Solar Insect Zappers are a set of 2 chemical-free solar-powered insect killing lamps. (more…)

Bottle Catamaran Eco Toy

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 29th, 2009

Bottle Catamaran Kit

Finding eco toys for kids these days seems to be getting easier and easier. The Bottle Catamaran kit is basically a collection of bits that allows you to create a Catamaran using 500ml or 1 litre drinks bottles for buoyancy. So essentially you’re encouraging kids to recycle drinks bottles and turn it into a toy. (more…)

EnviroGadget appears on Time Magazine’s The Green Design 100

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 28th, 2009

EnviroGadget on

Time - Style & Design 100 has been listed in Time Magazine’s The Green Design 100, which is a list of the top 100 people, companies and organisations that contribute to sustainable and eco-friendly design. was mentioned in the Websites section with 10 other websites, such as Inhabitat, Greenzer, and a few others.

I’d like to thank Time Magazine for the mention, it’s a huge compliment to have been nominated!

PLX Kiwi – Optimum Driving Efficiency Gadget

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 28th, 2009

PLX Kiwi

I recently wrote about the PLX Kiwi MPG, which is essentially the baby brother of the PLX Kiwi. The PLX Kiwi is an eco gadget for your car that helps you learn what driving behaviour gives you the optimum driving efficiency. The Kiwi plugs into your car’s on-board computer and gives you loads of useful information. (more…)

Self-Powered Emergency Radio with Flashlight

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

Self-Powered Emergency Radio with Flashlight

If you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, then you probably don’t have access to a power outlet. However, if you can’t live without a radio or flashlight, then the Self-Powered Emergency Radio with Flashlight might appeal to you. The radio has the standard built-in FM and AM bands, but it can also receive the NOAA weather band. When it comes to charging the radio up, you have two choices, namely solar power or hand power. (more…)

Bel Air – Space-age Air Purification System

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

Bel Air - Air Purification

The Bel Air Purification System is a mini greenhouse where pollutants in the air are filtered out. The plants in the glass jar will metabolise and absorb many airborne toxins, passing them through a 3-stage filter, namely through the plant leaves, its roots, and a humid bath. (more…)

Recycled Paper and Wood Stool

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

Paper-Wood Stool

Eco-friendly furniture is definitely a growth area, and something I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of. These paper and wood stools have been made by layering wood veneers with alternating coloured papers. The resulting effect is a colourful cross-section in the stool’s wood. (more…)

Solar Powered Glowing Plant Pot

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 22nd, 2009

Solar Powered Plant Pot

The Solar Powered Glowing Plant Pot is an attractive alternative to the boring old flower pots you might have around the home. Using a solar panel, the plant pot charges up during the day and gently glows during the night. Depending on how much sun light you get, you can get between 2 to 8 hours of glowing pleasure before the battery runs out. (more…)

Solar-Powered Eco House Electronics Kit

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on April 21st, 2009

Solar Powered House Toy

The Solar-Powered Eco House Electronics Kit is a great kit to get the kids interested in alternative energy whilst helping them to learn something too. The kit specifically teaches children about solar energy, as the solar panel can be used to power each of the LED sign display, the door sounds, and a windmill. (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…)