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Water-Powered Desktop Calculator

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 20th, 2008

Water-Powered Calculator

This neat calculator uses a water-based battery to generate enough current so that you can do your sums with the environment in mind! Just top this eco gadget up with some water and it will run for up to 3 months until the water has evaporated. Then you just need to top it up again. (more…)

Aleutia E2 – 500MHz PC using just 8W of power

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 18th, 2008

The Aleutia E2 is a fast little PC that uses just 8 Watts of power with a peak power usage around 15 Watts when used with external USB hard drives. To put it in context, it has roughly the same power consumption as an energy saving lightbulb. Many PCs and laptops draw around 300W and 200W respectively, so it’s a huge energy saver. It’s eco friendly technology has been inspired by developing countries as an answer to remote and cheap computing. (more…)

Inflatable Solar Panels that fit in a Backpack

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 18th, 2008

Inflatable Solar Panel

A British company by the name of IDC has announced it’s about to release a new eco gadget, a solar panel product designed to replace hot water tanks. The SolarStore product is designed to heat up to 3 full tanks of water a day by harnessing heat energy from the sun and storing that warmth in the water within the inflated solar panels. (more…)

Profolio Solar Bag – Charging On The Move

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 16th, 2008

Profolio Solar Bag

The Profolio Solar Bag is an example of a green gadget, one of many solar-enabled clothing products that are reaching the market. The solar attaché bag has room for a 17inch laptop and a variety of gadgets using its many internal pockets. The solar panel can produce up to 6.3Watts of electricity to charge up your devices, but strangely is no good for charging your laptop! (more…)

Ultra-Violet Sun Exposure Warning Card

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 13th, 2008

Ultra-Violet Exposure Card

We frequently hear on TV and the media that we should be reducing our exposure to the sun to reduce our chances of getting skin cancer. However, it’s really difficult to know when you should cover up, and when you can show your skin to get a tan. (more…)

Japanese Ingenuity – Brasserie Solar Panels

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 11th, 2008

Solar Brasserie

Sometimes inventors create strange devices in the name of the environment. The solar underwear is supposedly designed to show that you can generate electricity from virtually any clothing. The underwear generates electricity for a mini electric bulletin board to display messages. (more…)

Hand-powered Cranking MP3 Player

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 9th, 2008

Cranking MP3 Player

This intriguing little MP3 player is recharged from either a traditional USB connection or by hand. With just 60 seconds of cranking by hand, you get up to 10 minutes of power to play the music. If you’re in the middle of nowhere without a USB power source, it’s a great way to keep your batteries going and it’s good for the environment too. (more…)

Turn Your Water Bottle Into A Solar-Powered Lamp

By Dan (EnviroGadget Writer) on June 6th, 2008

LightCap 200 - Solar Powered Camping Lamp

The LightCap 200 is a smartly designed solar-powered light that converts standard-sized water bottles (such as those made by Nalgene®, Camelbak® and GSI®) into a useful and safe lamp. (more…)