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Archive for June, 2009

Bathroom Bidet Sprayer – Toilet Paper Alternative

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

Bathroom Sprayers

A bidet is a bathroom device that is used to clean yourself once you’ve just been to the loo. Bidets are not particularly common in some parts of Europe and North America, although they are commonly found in Southern Europe, some Latin American countries, as well as some African and Asian countries. Essentially its about using water to clean yourself rather than using toilet paper. You then dry yourself using paper toils, or even better, a towel. (more…)

DIY Solar Powered MP3 Boombox GhettoBlaster

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

Solar Powered Boombox

For us tinkerers, there’s nothing more satisfying than making your own gadgets, especially if you’re making eco-friendly gadgets. The DIY Solar Powered Boombox is a relatively simple speaker and amplifier unit that cost just $75 to make! The system is neatly housed using plywood, creating a very portable and very usable music system. Just plug in your MP3 player, and off you go. (more…)

Maingear Pulse – High Performance Green Gamer PC

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

Maingear Pulse

Typically when you see a low power PC, you’ll see really low power usage, but then a pretty low specification in terms of raw processing power. That’s all fine and good, except when you’re trying to do something that requires a little more power. The Maingear Pulse is touted as the world’s greenest gaming PC, consuming 40% less power compared to conventional gaming systems. (more…)

EcoMill Eco-Friendly Gym Treadmill

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

EcoMill Eco-Friendly Treadmill

If you concious of the environment and you want to get fit, the EcoMill is an eco-friendly gym treadmill which uses the energy generated from your running to charge an internal battery. The internal battery is then used to power the treadmill display and the elevation system. The EcoMill is a great alternative to conventional Treadmills that use electricity to drive the treadmill motor. (more…)

D-Link Green Energy Saving Network Switch

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

D-Link Green Network Switch

The D-Link Green DGS-2208 Network Switch is a 8 port gigabit network switch that saves energy compared to other network switches. The switch automatically detects which network ports are connected to an active system (e.g. a computer that’s switched on compared to a computer that’s switched off or in standby), and only provides power to the ports that are active. Additionally the switch can vary the amount of power usage depending on the length of wire between the switch and another device on the network. (more…)

7Ah Portable Solar Power Pack

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

7Ah Portable Solar Power Pack

If you’re keen to start playing around with solar panels, but don’t really know where to start when it comes to charge regulators, invertors and batteries, then the 7Ah Portable Solar Power Pack is pretty useful. The power pack includes a 7Ah lead acid battery, and you just connect any 12V solar panel to charge the internal battery. The power pack includes the right electronics to handle the correct charging current, making it really easy to get started. (more…)

Guide Gear Popup Solar Shower Shelter

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

Popup Solar Shower

If you’re on the beach or out and about in your car, trying to change clothes without revealing yourself to the world is pretty hard work. The Guide Gear Popup Solar Shower Shelter is a simply a tall vertical tent that quickly unfolds into a portable and private changing room. If you’re out camping, then the shelter works equally well as a portable shower cubicle, as it comes with its own 5-gallon PVC Solar Shower. (more…)

Off-Grid Solar Powered Refrigerator

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

Solar Powered Refrigerator

To do their job, fridges and freezers need to be powered on constantly. If you have an unreliable power source, or you’re in a remote location, you’re going to have issues if you have food that need to be kept cool. Industrial Insulation Systems has a solution, which is basically a solar-powered refrigerator kit. (more…)

Solar-Powered Bubble Tower

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

Bubble Tower on Green

The Solar Powered Bubble Tower is an innovative outdoor gadget for hire that generates thousands of bubbles using solar panels. The bubble tower is charged using sunlight, and therefore requires no generator or electricity cables running to it. The bubble tower can be set to generate lots of individual bubbles or release clusters of bubbles that look like clouds. (more…)

Affordable Samsung Crest E1107 Solar-Powered Cellphone

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

Samsung Crest E1107 Solar Cellphone

Samsung’s first solar-powered mobile phone has just started hitting the market, which is a dual band phone with a solar panel on the back. The phone features a 800mAh battery, which gives 5 to 10 minutes talk time for each 1 hour of sunlight reaching the solar panel. The Samsung Crest E1107 Solar-Powered Cellphone has been designed with affordability in mind, with reports that it’s already available in India for just $59 according to Unwired View. (more…)