If all of us begin to use these Eco-friendly gadgets in our daily lives, we would be able to cut a lot of electric energy wastage and reduce pollution.
According to the United Nations Environment Program, the world generates twenty to fifty million metric tons of electronic waste each year and most of the wastage is caused due to heavy use of electronic appliances. Wouldn’t it be great if we could replace our gadgets with solar powered counterparts? Moreover, we could use gadgets that are made from recycled material and are bio-degradable. Here is a list of 25 of these eco-friendly gadgets that are environment friendly and will help us reduce the wastage of electricity.
The cover of this ASUS Ecobook is made of bamboo and is truly a decent way of getting your compute power while lowering your electricity costs. All of the plastic inside this Ecobook is labeled and recyclable. The components are lined with cardboard and there are no paints, sprays or even electroplating used on its components. (More info)
Sunflower Outdoor Speakers
These “Sunflower” outdoor speakers are powered by solar energy and are intended to be used in outdoor parties where harnessing the sun is not a problem. A Solar cell is positioned in the center of the Speaker and in order to ensure better music and spontaneous energy, a counterweight allows the user to rotate the speaker and also set the appropriate angle. (More info)
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Sunflower Solar Power Station
Sunflower Solar Power Station is a new and powerful home & office solution. It comes with a solar powered music system. This solar power station uses solar energy to generate electric power through three built in standard sockets. The top solar panel receives solar energy through the day and the rechargeable solar batteries keep your appliances working throughout the night. (More info)
Freeloader Solar Charger
Love to take your gadgets with you on long trips? If your reply is yes then you might want to take this Solar Powered Portable charger with you the next time you travel. Freeloader solar charger is an advanced portable charging system that can power any hand held device anywhere. Once charged, Freeloaders internal battery can power an iPod for 18 hours, a mobile phone for 44 hours, PSP for 2.5 hours and a PDA for 22 hours.
Samsung Blue Earth
This new handset designed by the mobile phone manufacturer, Samsung, is called The Samsung Blue Earth and features a solar panel on the back for charging. This new offering from Samsung is much like a pebble and can be charged just by exposing the solar panel towards sunlight. The Blue Earth features an ‘eco walk’ facility with pedometer which will help you count your steps and calculate how much CO2 has been used by walking as opposed to using other transports. The phone is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. (More info)
Solar Underground Pest Deterrent
The Solar underground pest deterrent is an environment friendly pest deterrent powered by an integrated solar panel that drives away underground pests like moles, voles, and gophers without complicated set up or external power. The waterproof anodized aluminum spike is put into the ground where it emits sonic vibrations every 30 seconds that irritate burrowing pests and compel them to disperse.
The People that love to work from home will love this OfficePod. The OfficePod can be customised to the user’s requirements and measures 2.1m x 2.1m. It has a central locking system and can be constructed in under a day by trained professionals. Moreover, it doesn’t require any planning permissions. It is constructed from recycled materials. It is built as an alternative to the Expensive office space and is meant to reduce carbon emissions per employee by up to 67% per year. (More info)
Solar Powered Wi-Fi
The solar-powered WiFi was first introduced in Boulder, Colorado. This LightWave AP-1000 takes 5 hours of sunglight to charge which is enough to emit WiFi for roughly 72 hours. The real demand for this technology will be for use in remote locations, or as a backup energy source when the power is out. (Source)
Solar Panel Sun Glasses
These sunglasses will trap the solar energy and convert it into electric energy so that it can power your small devices through the power jack at the back of the frame. This Gadget would be useful when you are sun tanning, listening to your iPod and the batteries run out. Just Zap these glasses on and start charging your iPod. (Source)
Solar Powered PMP
If you are really not into charging your iPod with solar energy chargers then you can buy this Portable media player that is integrated with solar panels. The Shiro SQ-S gives the user the option to charge the device with the power of the sun and comes with a AC cord or USB cable incase you want to charge it at night. (Source)
Robotic Lawn Mower
If you hate to mowe your lawn or hate to waste diesel/Petroleum on Lawn Mowers, you might want to buy one of these solar-powered robotic automowers. The Automower from Husqvarna is a solar-powered, zero-emission lawn Mower that offers an attractive replacement to those two strokes Lawn Mowers you might already own. And did we say that it is fully automattic? (Source)
Solar Powered Lighting System
If you love to see your lawn glowing with lights at night but don’t like to waste the Electric enery you might want to buy a set of these Corona Solar Powered Lighting System. Corona is a solar-powered outdoor lighting system. You can stake it to the ground, attached to a wall, or simply place it on a table top. The Corona solar light’s solar voltaic cell transforms sunlight into energy during the day, and its LEDs automatically start to glow when the sun sets. The use of no glues or fasteners makes it simple to disassemble for recycling. (Source)
EcoNav GPS Device
The Vexia Econav 300 Series has a light and modern design. It easily fits in your pocket so you can carry it with you wherever you go. Econav technology offers you the easiest way to save on fuel and reduce harmful emissions, while ensuring you never get lost. If you are looking for a GPS system with excellent features and best quality and price, Econav is a perfect match. (More info)
This gadget is here to conserve a large quantity of water we waste during washing process. The Gota dish washer is designed in such a way that allows it to save on the amount of water used for doing the dishes. By simply steaming everything in the pre-wash stage and by collecting these same cooled vapors for washing the dishes in the final stage, Gota ends up cutting water consumption to half. (More info)
Water Powered Alarm Clock
I almost felt in love with the Rubik’s cube Alarm clock but then I found this. It has a combination of water and salt and the clock electrodes generate an electric current sufficient to power the clock for a few days after which you need to change the water. Cool! Isn’t it? (More info)
The Eco Charger
Did you know that around 95 percent of the energy is wasted when you keep your mobile phone connected to the Charger even when it is fully charged. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could save this much of energy? Well, now you can. This Eco Charger is designed to ensure that the charger turns off the Power when the Mobile phone is fully charged. Guess what, if everyone in the world uses this charger against their standard chargers, we could save billions of KW of Electric energy per year.
Solar Powered Tent
The solar powered tent comes with its own solar panel and integrated interior LEDs. The solar panels independently charges batteries and 4-6 hours of direct light are enough to yield 2-4 hours tent light. The tent comes in as 4-person and a 6-person capacity versions. (Source)
Electrolux Ultra Silencer
The Ultra Silencer Green is the most energy-efficient cleaner in the market. The Ultra Silencer Green is made with 55% plastic, equipped with high-efficiency 1,250 watt motor that reduces its consumption by 33%, emitting only 71 dB as compared to a standard vacuum cleaner available. Soft wheels to protect the floor, 2.5 lt. hygienic dustbag, telescopic tube, HEPA filtration and movable handle to aid portability. (More info)
Some of us hate winters and one of the reasons is the electricity bill. We tend to use more Electric energy in winter to power up our heating devices like electric blankets, Room Heaters etc. There is an eco-friendly (and pocket friendly) solution to combating these problems. The ECO-Heater is an economic and yet eco-friendly way to produce heat in your room. ECO-heater is designed as an alternative to conventional space heaters and other systems that use large amounts of electricity. It operates using the same electricity as four 100 watt light bulbs, while heating an entire room. (More info)
Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Charger
The Freeloader Solar Charger we mentioned above is really good for charging small gadgets but for those prople that would like to charge their laptops on the go too, here is a better option. This Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Charger is the first solar bag powerful enough to charge a laptop. It has high-efficiency cells and includes a battery pack that is custom designed to store and convert the electricity generated more efficiently. Apart from charging laptops, it will also charge cell phones and most other hand held electronics. (More info)
A recent research unveils that people boil around twice as much water as they really need, which means 50% of the energy being used is wasted. However, Eco Kettle is here to fix the problem and save that 50% of energy fom being wasted. The working of this Eco Kettle is simple, it has a separate chamber of water and when you want to boil a particular quantity of water, you press a button to release the amount of water into the boiling chamber which has a handy measuring guide built into the kettle that helps you to work out how much water you need. (More info)
LG Sky Charger
The LG Sky Charger is a multiple mobile charger and derives its power from solar and wind energy. The LG Sky Charger can charge up to 144 phones in an hour and is compatible with most handsets. This device is best suitable for places where there is no other power source. It will be highly useful in tourist resorts too. The LG Sky Chargr is not available for purchase yet and LG has no plans yet of putting it in the market either. (More info)
Babyliss Eco Hairdryer
The Hairdryers are known for their over-heating issues and they are so much power hungry that people rarely use them anymore. Babyliss Eco-Hairdryer is said to be the first Hair Dryer which uses around half the electricity of a standard model. Most dryers use around 95 per cent energy for heat and 5 per cent for air flow, but this model uses a new type of motor that optimises air flow. In other words, it boosts the least energy-intensive way of drying your hair.
People that love environment and at the same time just can’t live without music will love to own one of these Eco Cube Speakers. These Eco Cube speakers are made out from 70% recycled material and you will not even need batteries for them to work as they’re powered by your MP3 player or Audio Source. They are compatible with any device that has a 3.5 mm Speaker jack.(More info)
The Tupperware composter is a Smart compost bin that helps in reducing organic waste. It is designed by Ken Jasinski and is a smart chioce for all you eco-conscious people out there. All you need to do for this work is just add mix organic materials in 1:5 ratio, add water until the pile is slightly moist and turn it occasionally for fast decomposition.