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Archive for July, 2009

The Shweeb – Pedal-Powered Monorail Pods

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on July 31st, 2009

The Shweeb - A Pedal-Powered Monorail Pods

The Shweeb is a new attraction in the Agroventures Adventure Park in Rotorua, New Zealand where you cycle around a mono-rail system within a specially designed pod. There are 2 tracks, each running for 200 metres. Using nothing but leg power, you use less than half the energy compared to cycling to whiz around the track at speeds of up to 50kph! (more…)

Devotec Industries Solar Sound Bluetooth Speakers

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

Devotec Industries Solar Sound

Devotec Industries have launched a solar-powered Bluetooth-enabled speaker gadget that allows Bluetooth-enabled phones to be connected wirelessly to the speakers. The speakers work with any Bluetooth-enabled music playing device, typically found in mobile phones including the iPhone. For devices without Bluetooth, you simply plug in the included 3.5mm stereo cable into the headphone socket of your music player. (more…)

Picnic Plus PSR-159N Solar Cooler Bag with Speakers

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

Solar Cool Bag - Picnic Plus PSR-159N

If you’re out having a picnic, it’s a fair chance you’ll appreciate some music whilst you’re out enjoying the fresh air. The Picnic Plus PSR-159N Solar Cooler Bag helps you do just that with a built-in solar panel and a pair of speakers. The solar panel is designed to charge up your mobile phone and music gadgets. You can also plug your music player into the speakers using the 3.5mm stereo plug. (more…)

Maplin Electricity Monitoring Meter

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

Energy Saving Meter

The Maplin Electricity Monitoring Meter is an easy to use energy consumption meter that will allow you to measure just how much energy you’re consuming at any given time. You can also keep track of how much energy you’ve been using in the past, as well as an overall average of your consumption. (more…)

Verilux ReadyLight Solar Rechargeable Flashlight

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

Verilux ReadyLight Solar Rechargeable Flashlight

If you don’t fancy using hand power to charge up your flashlight, then perhaps the Verilux ReadyLight Solar Rechargeable Flashlight is for you? Just leave the torch in sunlight when not in use, then it’ll be charged and ready to go when you need it. (more…)

DIY Eco-Friendly Phone Charger Dock

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

DIY Eco-Friendly Phone Charger Complete

If you love a little DIY gadgetry, then take a look at this simple Eco-Friendly Mobile Phone Charger gadget. You put your mobile phone inside and connect it to the phone charger to charge it up. To electrically switch off the charger (so that it doesn’t use any energy), you simply close the lid! (more…)

Solar Powered Portable iPod and iPhone Speakers

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

Solar Powered Portable iPod and iPhone Speakers

Rather than move your potentially cumbersome audio system outside to enjoy some music, you could just use your iPod, iPhone or any other MP3 player hooked up to some speakers. The Solar Powered Portable Speaker gadget is perfect for enjoying your music out in the sun. Based on just 6 hours to fully charge the speakers, you’ll get up to 8 hours of music enjoyment from them. (more…)

Mint Energy – Portable Batteries recharged by shaking

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

Mint Battery - Internals

Rechargeable batteries are without question a great way to reduce waste, helping us all to be more eco-friendly. The Mint Battery is a new concept for standard AA batteries that features an internal magnet and coil that allows the battery to be recharged just by shaking it. The movement of the magnet within the coil generates an electrical charge that charges up the internal Nickel Metal Hydride battery. (more…)

Gadget for Carbon Offset Renting from Trees

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

Automated Tree-Rental for Emission Encaging Machine (ATREEM) - Tree and Unit

Designer Nitipak Samsen has designed the Automated Tree-Rental for Emission Encaging Machine (ATREEM), which essentially allows you to purchase carbon credits from a tree. The gadget measures the growth of a tree, translating into how much carbon dioxide the tree has absorbed. The gadget is designed to highlight just how long it takes for our carbon dioxide emissions to be reabsorbed. (more…)

Wind Up 8-Channel Walkie Talkies

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

Wind Up Walkie Talkie

I used to love walkie talkies when I was younger, but it was so frustrating when the batteries ran out so quickly (and when it eventually broke!). The Wind up Walkie Talkie solves the problem of expensive batteries, since the unit is completely rechargeable using a mains adaptor as well as good ol’ hand-crank power. (more…)