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Archive for November, 2009

UKEco 60v 2000watt Electric Scooter

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

UkEco 60v 2000watt Electric Scooter

If you’re in a city, getting around in heavy traffic is lots of hassle. Well, if you hate cycling in a city, but don’t want a car or motorbike, then these new UKEco Electric Scooters are worth looking at. On a single charge, the scooters can go up to 40 miles, and reach speeds of up to 30mph. Here’s the good bit, in the UK, there is no road tax to pay on an electric scooter, and it’s completely exempt from the congestion tax charge too! (more…)

AirFree E60 Air Purifier and Sterilizer

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

Airfree Eco 60

The AirFree E60 Air Purifier and Sterilizer is a clever gadget that uses a high temperature ceramic core (heated to 250 degrees Celsius) to incinerate mould, bacteria, tobacco, ozone, viruses, odours, dust mites, pollens and pet dander from the air. Independent laboratory tests have shown that the AirFree E60 can destroy up to 99.9% of all micro-organisms in the air. (more…)

ecobee Smart Programmable Thermostat System

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


The ecobee Smart Thermostat is an advanced temperature control system for your home, which makes it easier to save energy through having more control of your central heating system. The ecobee allows you to set up highly specific schedules for your heating and cooling systems, rather than the twice-daily on/off settings that exist on most central heating controls. (more…)

SunnyBag Leather Bags with 3 Watt Solar Panel

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

SunnyBag with Solar Panels

The Sunny Bags are the creations of Stefan Ponsold, who runs a company called SunnyBag based in Austria. The bags are a dark brown or black cowskin-leather, designed as a shoulder-bag for laptops and paperwork. The unique aspect of this bag is that it includes a 3 Watt solar panel with a 1600mAh LI-Ion battery pack. The high power solar panel allows the internal battery to be charged, even with cloudy and overcast days. (more…)

36 LED Solar Powered Shed Light – 30W Light Output

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 24th, 2009
Powerbee Solar Ray 36

A common issue with solar-powered lights is that they often output a very weedy light beam. What I like about the PowerBee Solar Ray 36 is that the light output is equivalent to a 30 Watt mains-powered light bulb! Which is much higher than most other solar lighting. The Solar Ray 36 has, you guessed it, 36 high-brightness white LEDs, all powered from 3x AAA 750mAh rechargeable batteries. (more…)

Solar and Windup Powered Dinosaur Kit

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

Solar Dino Electronics Kit

We love eco gadgets for kids here at EnviroGadget, probably because we’re kids at heart. The latest educational eco toy for children is the Solar and Windup Powered Dinosaur Kit. The kit features a walking dinosaur with a solar panel and a wind up crank that provides the toy with all the energy it needs. (more…)

Toshiba Dynario Methanol Fuel Cell Charger

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

Dynario Fuel Cell Charger

Toshiba have launched a limited run of 3000 units of their Methanol Fuel Cell Charger called the Dynario. The charger uses a single 14ml refill of methanol that is able to start charging gadgets within just 20 seconds. A single shot of methanol is able to completely charge two mobile phones. (more…)

Energy and Paper Saving HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer

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

HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer

The HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer is an affordable office computer that saves both energy and paper. The HP LaserJet P2055dn includes duplex printing (printing on both sides of printer paper) by default, which means it’s already configured to save you paper. The printer also uses what HP calls it’s Instant On Technology which significantly reduces the time needed to warm up the fuser. (more…)

Energy Efficient Acer S243HL 24inch LCD Monitor

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

Acer S243HL Monitor

The Acer S243HL 24inch LCD Monitor is a super-slim 15mm thick monitor boasting full 1920 x 1080 high definition (HD) resolution, extremely high contrast ratio of up to 8,000,000:1, two HDMI interfaces and a nippy 2ms response time. Thanks to a special white LED design, the screen is mercury-free and uses 63% less energy compared to other monitors of this size. (more…)

Top 10 Eco Gadgets for 2009

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

Top Eco Gadgets for 2009

Having tracked the popularity of eco gadgets reviewed on EnviroGadget this year, I have created a compilation of the top green gadgets available to buy. The ranking is based on the number of clicks and views of each review on EnviroGadget. With Christmas coming soon, these gadgets make perfect eco-friendly Christmas gifts!