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Published on September 25th, 2017 | by James D. Burbank

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9 Coolest Green Living Gadgets you need today

With the green building and green living concepts gaining momentum, the three Rs – reuse, recycle and reduce have entered all the aspects of our lives. Even gadgets follow the trend, with manufacturers relying heavily on recycled or recyclable materials and energy-saving technologies. Let’s look into the newest green living gadgets we would like to use every day.

Environmentally-friendly mobiles

The number of mobile phone users increases dramatically year after year. From pre-school children to senior citizens, wage workers to CEOs, everybody owns at least one mobile phone. Teamed with software developers, manufacturers are rapidly launching newer models, making the old ones obsolete in less than a year. However, Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, Samsung Replenish, Samsung Evergreen are brilliant examples of eco-friendly mobile phones.

IZen sustainable keyboard

Bamboo is a benchmark of eco-friendliness. Abundantly available and fast growing, it shouldn’t surprise that IZen has opted for bamboo fibers to manufacture a first eco-friendly Bluetooth keyboard. It is made of 90% bamboo, and it’s absolutely biodegradable and recyclable.

Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Charger

How many times have you been late while waiting for your laptop to charge? This convenient 15-watt solar panel charger is embedded into a stylish and portable briefcase. It doesn’t take more than an hour in the sun to give your laptop an extra 12 to 45 minutes of charge. Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Charger can also charge your mobile phone and other mobile devices. In addition to using green energy, the briefcase materials is a composition made of recycled PET bottles.

Bedol water clock

Imagine a desk clock that requires absolutely no batteries or AC adaptor. It only needs water to run. Pour water in the space provided and the ions will interact with the metal poles inside and produce electric current sufficient for operating the clock mechanism and displaying the time on the LCD screen. The memory chip provided also alerts the user to refill the tank when it starts to drain. The clock can work up to 14 weeks with one refill.

Philips Econova TV

This 42-inch Econova television uses the low-power LED display to save energy, while still delivering top-quality picture. Powered with just 46 watts, it features the zero-power switch that reduces all standby electricity consumption when the TV is turned off. The remote has the built-in solar panel, so it’s totally battery-free. The Econova case is made from 60% recycled aluminum which is further recyclable.

USBCell Rechargeable Batteries

While rechargeable batteries have been around for some time now, the USBCell rechargeable batteries are different. They feature a convenient USB connector right under the cap of the battery. Remove the cap and plug it into your computer for a few hours, and you have a fully charged battery. And the best part is that the USBCell batteries can be recharged several hundred times, so their cost quickly pays off.

Eton Raptor Adventure Tool

If you are an adventurer type, you will appreciate the Eton Raptor. To put it simply, it is a tool that enhances our outdoor experience. This one-in-all device boasts a solar panel, barometer, altimeter, compass, radio tuner with AM/FM/WB presets, NOAA weather alerts and a digital alarm clock. Also on board are a LED flashlight, loudspeaker, and of course a USB port for charging your cell phone.

Green home automation

This easy-to-install home automation system is an efficient way of making your home more eco-friendly, as well as secure and comfortable. Applicable to a wide variety of electrical and devices, Environexus home automation system can turn your home smarter and save you time energy and money. Through it you can control all the lighting, have a live view of your security cameras, program your blinds and shutters, as well as track the energy usage in your home – everything from your smartphone.

Sunflower outdoor speakers

Outdoor parties can easily draw into the night. Rather than worrying about empty batteries and pesky trip-wires laying all around, these solar powered outdoor speakers can literally ‘save the day’. Their solar cells are positioned in a circle at an angle to take all advantage of the sun’s position during the day.

These innovative designs and technologies are heralding the era of an increased environmental consciousness, even in the gadget industry. Using sustainable materials and low-power technology, manufacturers are competing in a brand new section of the market.


About the Author

James D. Burbank has spent years travelling the world while in the trade show industry. Back in the days when phone apps included a calculator and a calendar. If you have the time, check out his blog, BizzMarkBlog.


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