Useful Eco Gadgets for 2015
Clean technology or eco gadgets are already off for a great blast this year! There are lots of start-ups that are now focusing on smart, eco-friendly gadgets that are more energy efficient than ever before. Eco gadgets are environment friendly and save us a lot in terms of energy bills by practicing conservation whilst sharpening up our eco-conscious ways. With the threat of global warming looming large, it is wise to shift to a more eco-friendly lifestyle in everything we do. All the little efforts we make soon contribute a lot to a kinder planet. In this blog, we will present available gadgets and showcase the useful ones that will not only be environment friendly but also stylish and trendy. There are tons of gadgets out there, but not all of them are suited to fit our present lifestyles. Below is a list of top eco gadgets that is a ‘must use’ this 2015. Substitute these gadgets with your presently used energy-gobbling products at your home or office and be an epitome of green style.
- H2O Powered Clock
The Water-Powered Digital Alarm Clock runs solely on tap water. Simply fill it up and it turns on! This clock incorporates the latest long-life hydro-power technology.
The large LCD screen displays the current time, day of week, and ambient temperature.
With only four buttons, it’s easy to set the alarm, time, and date. Use the buttons on the bottom of the Water Powered Clock to additionally show the current date, seconds, and toggle between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature displays.
The Water-Powered Clock has a spill-proof cap that provides easy access for when you need to replace the water (a quick job every two weeks or when the display becomes dim). You can then reuse the water on your plants, in the toilet cistern or to water the garden.
Although, the device might look a little unusual, consider the possibilities of its uniqueness sitting in your drawing room or desk and can be quite the conversation piece. Actually, it is quite stylish the clock itself has a high contrast display.
Depending on your choice of color, or to match the aesthetics at your home or office, you can choose from different styles and trendy tones.
- WakaWaka charger
The WakaWaka Power+ is a durable, lightweight and compact solar charger that is capable of charging virtually any type of (smart) phone or small electronic device within just a few hours and providing up to 150 hours of safe, sustainable light.
– Full battery after 12 hrs in the sun
– Completely charges an iPhone 5s in 2 hrs
– 3 light settings: from 5 to 75 lumen
– Flexible positioning: table top, on a bottle, hanging from the ceiling
– SOS emergency beacon
– Patented Intivation SunBoost chip
– 100% recycled PC-ABS, high impact resistant
The new and improved version now features easily accessible USB ports, improved software and upgraded packaging.
This company has been making solar lights and chargers for quite some time. This one generates enough electricity to power four LED lights and has five USB ports to connect your devices. For every device WakaWaka sells, it gives one to someone in a developing country in need of power.
- USB rechargeable batteries
Introducing a revolutionary new rechargeable battery – the USBCELL, this NiMH AA cell can be used like a normal battery and can be recharged simply by plugging into a USB port.
With over 15 billion Alkaline batteries made and thrown away each year – wasting resources, C02 and creating toxic Landfill – USBCELL offers a eco-friendly alternative as can be re-used hundreds of times with no charge adaptor or cable is needed, saving you money, hassle and waste. One of the major contributors to toxic waste is the alkaline batteries that we dump annually. To avert and avoid such harmful waste that contributes to global warming, we can use these unique sets of USBCell rechargeable batteries.
These batteries look and act exactly the same as the normal AA batteries that we use in numerous devices across our homes and offices. The positive end of these batteries can be opened to reveal the USB plug which can be connected to any USB outlet for charging. Once charged, all you need to do is to just close the cap and insert into the device you want to use them in.
Another great feature is that these batteries can also be charged with a standard NiMH charger. USB charging time for these batteries is about 5 hours.
- Eton Mobius
Coming from the renowned green product manufacturer, Eton, this product is meant for iPhone 4/4s to recharge on the go. Designed as an iPhone case with the back cover featuring a solar panel, the Mobius is thus a dual function device.
In addition to adding juice to your iPhone battery, it also protects it. Remember, this is not a full-fledged charger for your iPhone. It is only a free energy alternative to pep it up, lest the charge goes way down while travelling or working late.
In fact, an hour in direct sun will give it as much juice to enable you to make 2/3 short calls. However, the energy is free and this amazing device only costs around $60.
The 1800mAh battery pack claims to provide an additional:
6 hours of talk time or;
8 hours of Internet use via 3G or;
8 hours of video playback or;
32 hours of audio playback.
An hour under the sun will allow the panels to charge up the battery pack with sufficient juice for:
25 minutes of talk time or;
20 minutes of Internet use via 3G or;
35 minutes of video playback or;
145 minutes of audio playback
- SolSource BBQ
SolSource is a high-performance parabolic solar cooker that harnesses the energy of the sun for outdoor cooking with zero fuel and zero emissions. It is an innovative way to BBQ, grill, steam, and bake, boil or fry with only solar energy, and a perfect fit for your garden, balcony, backyard or rooftop.
Inspired by the problem of indoor pollution from household stoves faced by rural families in China, it is the first of a growing range of products in One Earth Designs’ mission to bring innovative and clean energy solutions to people around the world.
If you are an epicure and love the outdoor social gatherings, acquiring the SolSource BBQ can be a great money saver. This BBQ can broil, bake, grill, fry or steam your food as needed without the aid of any power source or burning fossil fuels.
The SolSource BBQ is a 4’ wide satellite dish with a missing ‘pizza slice’ which concentrates the suns force to heat up a cooking surface. There are no emissions and is completely carcinogen-free – as well as being free to use!
There are so many EXCELLENT eco gadgets around that save you time and money in so many different ways. The best things about the gadgets coming in to the market these days are that they are based on solid, proven research, but are also aesthetically pleasing. Sustainable living just keeps getting better and better.