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The latest reviews and developments in eco-friendly technology and green gadgets. The world of green gadgetry covers everything from hydrogen powered cars, solar powered gadgets, those containing recyclable plastic to alarm clock radios with wind up crank handles and even mobile phones with green credentials, demonstrating how manufacturers are innovating with environmental concerns in mind. The eco-friendly gadgets blog brings you the reviews of products and companies who are developing the growing number of these eco-conscious alternatives.
£393million - the hidden cost of (UK) Christmas

£393million - the hidden cost of (UK) Christmas

Posted Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Need to save money after the spending boom to end them all? Here are 2 sets of opinions on how to pull out the plugs at night  at least.

£393million - the hidden cost of (UK) Christmas

The next technological scare everyone should watch out for

The next technological scare everyone should watch out for

Posted Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:22:53 GMT by Anna Rodriguez

Survival in the modern technological world seems simple for the young and up-to-date, but how updated are we on the dangers, some of which we've heard of and some we can't even imagine.

The next technological scare everyone should watch out for

The Eco Funguys Go Fungi

The Eco Funguys Go Fungi

Posted Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:28:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Mushroom packaging instead of plastic? - Recent discoveries on the mycelium mat of fungus that grows in soil have uncovered a robustness and adaptability nobody would have guessed. Several companies are starting to capitalise on the uses on this new plastic-like material.

The Eco Funguys Go Fungi

The Role of Black-Silicon Solar Cells in Making Solar Energy More Affordable

The Role of Black-Silicon Solar Cells in Making Solar Energy More Affordable

Posted Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:50:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

Newly discovered black-silicon solar cells offer substantial cost savings and improved energy production over current solar panels.

The Role of Black-Silicon Solar Cells in Making Solar Energy More Affordable

U.S. to recycle batteries in 2013

U.S. to recycle batteries in 2013

Posted Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:10:00 GMT by Natalie Hummel

In the spring of 2013, a national voluntary battery recycling program will launch in the U.S.

U.S. to recycle batteries in 2013

Mitsubishi Jet Towel hand dryer

Mitsubishi Jet Towel hand dryer

Posted Sat, 04 Aug 2012 15:51:00 GMT by Michael Blaskowsky

Which is better for the environment - paper towels of hand dryers? The debate continues but a recent peer-reviewed study of seven hand drying systems found that high speed hand dryers posses a significantly smaller environmental impact over any other drying system.

Mitsubishi Jet Towel hand dryer

Digital cameras helping out the environment

Digital cameras helping out the environment

Posted Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:30:41 GMT by Chris Keenan

Digital cameras aren't just convenient to use, they are good for the environment.

Digital cameras helping out the environment

Are PV solar panels practical for homeowners?

Are PV solar panels practical for homeowners?

Posted Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:35:26 GMT by Endre Rex-Kiss

Solar panels are becoming a common sight on the roofs of houses across the world, yet untruths and misunderstandings about solar panels often lead homeowners to mistakenly believe the solar power is not a practical solution to their energy problems.

Are PV solar panels practical for homeowners?

British firm CrossKase launches Solar 15 backpack

British firm CrossKase launches Solar 15 backpack

Posted Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:15:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

CrossKase launches a new eco-friendly gadget, the Solar 15 backpack. The three watt solar backpack can charge mobiles, gadgets and handheld devices using natural and artificial light.

British firm CrossKase launches Solar 15 backpack

Solar keyboard for the iPad, iPhone and Mac

Solar keyboard for the iPad, iPhone and Mac

Posted Thu, 31 May 2012 14:50:58 GMT by Linden Volsun

Logitech is launching its new wireless K760 solar-powered keyboard for the iPhone, iPad and Mac featuring Bluetooth capability, at a suggested price of $79.99.

Solar keyboard for the iPad, iPhone and Mac

Free Energy Saving PC Software Download

Free Energy Saving PC Software Download

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:45:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Free energy saving power management software for your PC or laptop. Save energy and money by downloading free energy saving computer software.

Free Energy Saving PC Software Download

Ford Focus Electric passenger car on show in Geneva

Ford Focus Electric passenger car on show in Geneva

Posted Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:53:27 GMT by Linden Volsun

Ford's first all-electric passenger car, which can travel 100 miles on each charge, wente on show to visitors at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

Ford Focus Electric passenger car on show in Geneva

Ampera and Volt win Car of the Year

Ampera and Volt win Car of the Year

Posted Thu, 08 Mar 2012 08:22:37 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Two electric cars, the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera and Chevrolet Volt, have jointly been voted European Car of the Year.

Ampera and Volt win Car of the Year

New Adobe LeanPrint software 'saves 40% costs'

New Adobe LeanPrint software 'saves 40% costs'

Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:45:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Adobe's new LeanPrint software reduces ink and toner use and cuts costs by 40% on average, it is claimed.

New Adobe LeanPrint software 'saves 40% costs'

Cleaning up Electricity: California solar energy

Cleaning up Electricity: California solar energy

Posted Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:55:33 GMT by Chris Keenan

The worlds largest solar project in California isn't likely to hold the title for long thanks to a solar energy boom.

Cleaning up Electricity: California solar energy

Greener and safer, the Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid

Greener and safer, the Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:10:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Top car maker Toyota has unveiled a prototype plug-in hybrid car, the NS4, which comes with a host of high-tech safety features.

Greener and safer, the Toyota NS4 plug-in hybrid

ecoATM recycling kiosks for those unwanted gadgets

ecoATM recycling kiosks for those unwanted gadgets

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 05:45:01 GMT by Linden Volsun

An innovative ecoATM recycling kiosk (eCycling station) that pays cash or credits for used or unwanted mobile phones, MP3 players and other gadgets, was recently unveiled at a top consumer electronics show.

ecoATM recycling kiosks for those unwanted gadgets

First solar-powered Kindle cover launched

First solar-powered Kindle cover launched

Posted Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:20:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

The SolarKindle Lighted Cover, the first solar-powered cover that runs the Kindle electronic reader (e-reader) has been launched.

First solar-powered Kindle cover launched

Ecopole, the wind and solar combo for street lights

Ecopole, the wind and solar combo for street lights

Posted Sun, 22 Jan 2012 03:15:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

Solar powered street lights are a great way to go green, but the sun is not always reliable. Enter the Ecopole solar and wind combo!

Ecopole, the wind and solar combo for street lights

Self-powered radios and solar Bluetooth sound system

Self-powered radios and solar Bluetooth sound system

Posted Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:33:56 GMT by Linden Volsun

American green technology company, Eton Corporation, has unveiled three new self-powered radios, FRX1, FRX2 and FRX3 and the Rukus Solar, a portable solar-powered Bluetooth speaker system.

Self-powered radios and solar Bluetooth sound system

Samsung Ecobubble takes the trouble out of washing

Samsung Ecobubble takes the trouble out of washing

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:27:44 GMT by Linden Volsun

A look at the new Samsung Ecobubble energy saving washing machine.

Samsung Ecobubble takes the trouble out of washing

Samsung Replenish eco-friendly smartphone

Samsung Replenish eco-friendly smartphone

Posted Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:24:52 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The Samsung Replenish is an eco-friendly smartphone that is offered for sale by Sprint. The Samsung Replenish Android 2.2 smartphone is one of the only eco-friendly cell phones available on the market today.

Samsung Replenish eco-friendly smartphone

Ninth largest hole in ozone layer

Ninth largest hole in ozone layer

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:55:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Ninth largest hole in ozone layer: NASA. This year's Antarctic ozone layer hole was the ninth largest on record, say leading scientists.

Ninth largest hole in ozone layer

Get Turned on to Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

Get Turned on to Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:22:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Although there are many ways to ''go green,'' eco-friendly lighting remains one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to conserve energy and help the planet.

Get Turned on to Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

Eco-Friendly Vehicles of Today... and Tomorrow

Eco-Friendly Vehicles of Today... and Tomorrow

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:40:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

From hybrids to electric cars, green automobiles are in high demand, leaving the world's major auto manufacturers racing to come up with the next big thing.

Eco-Friendly Vehicles of Today... and Tomorrow

Eco-Friendly Smartphone Apps

Eco-Friendly Smartphone Apps

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:30:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The new batch of Eco-friendly smartphone apps are proving that technology can work to benefit the environment and are bringing information directly to your fingertips that can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Eco-Friendly Smartphone Apps

Ford: Painting the Town Green

Ford: Painting the Town Green

Posted Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:20:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Ford Motor Company has committed itself to build vehicles that are increasingly fuel-efficient, reducing emissions and having a positive impact on the effect driving has on the environment.

Ford: Painting the Town Green

DIY Kyoto Wattson & Holmes Energy-Saving Devices

DIY Kyoto Wattson & Holmes Energy-Saving Devices

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:05:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The Wattson products and Holmes software from DIY Kyoto can help you monitor energy consumption and determine where you can conserve resources.

DIY Kyoto Wattson & Holmes Energy-Saving Devices

Ecobutton: One-click energy savings

Ecobutton: One-click energy savings

Posted Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:37:38 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Ecobutton is a revolutionary power saving mechanism uniquely designed to help Eco-conscious consumers reduce their carbon footprint and save money on electricity bills. It is a powerful visual cue that encourages people to save electricity by not allowing their computers to sit idle when not in use.

Ecobutton: One-click energy savings

Bedol Water Clocks - saving energy with water

Bedol Water Clocks - saving energy with water

Posted Sat, 20 Aug 2011 13:00:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Bedol water clocks are Eco-friendly, accurate and easy to operate. Bedol Water Clocks are quickly stealing the spotlight for their unique ability to run solely on H2O, helping to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet.

Bedol Water Clocks - saving energy with water

Waterpebble: Saving water one drop at a time

Waterpebble: Saving water one drop at a time

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:30:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The revolutionary Waterpebble device helps take the guesswork out of water conservation and reduces water usage automatically. Waterpebble is an innocuous and trendy Eco-gadget designed to help raise awareness regarding how much water is being used while in the shower, and to help decrease that amount so gradually that it's practically undetectable.

Waterpebble: Saving water one drop at a time

Solio solar chargers for smartphones, cameras and more

Solio solar chargers for smartphones, cameras and more

Posted Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:27:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Solio helps Eco-minded techies harness the power of the sun and reduce the amount of traditional energy that is consumed to charge modern gadgets and devices. Amazingly, the new Solio Bolt can hold a charge for up to one year and can give most smartphones at least two or more complete charges.

Solio solar chargers for smartphones, cameras and more

Impecca designer bamboo keyboard & mouse

Impecca designer bamboo keyboard & mouse

Posted Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:20:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Impecca has developed a wireless keyboard and mouse that are made from Eco-friendly bamboo. The Impecca wireless designer bamboo keyboard and mouse set are two products that fully embody the style, innovation and affordability that this company is known for.

Impecca designer bamboo keyboard & mouse

Resell and recycle with EcoSquid online

Resell and recycle with EcoSquid online

Posted Mon, 04 Jul 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

EcoSquid is dedicated to helping everyone easily recycle and resell electronic items. Items that can be resold or recycled on EcoSquid include: Cell phones, MP3 Players, Tablets/E-readers, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, and Game Consoles. Among the items that can only be recycled are: Cables, rechargeable batteries, monitors and laptops.

Resell and recycle with EcoSquid online

TrickleStar Energy Saving Devices

TrickleStar Energy Saving Devices

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:00:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

TrickleStar energy saving gadgets help to reduce energy consumption and provide superior protection for today's technology-focused lifestyles.

TrickleStar Energy Saving Devices

YouChange.com offers recycling options for yesterday's gadgets

YouChange.com offers recycling options for yesterday's gadgets

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:50:52 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

YouChange.com refurbishes and resells outdated gadgets, paying cash rewards to participants that can be redeemed in a variety of ways.

YouChange.com offers recycling options for yesterday's gadgets

The Logitech Wireless Solar-Powered Keyboard

The Logitech Wireless Solar-Powered Keyboard

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:25:16 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The Logitech wireless, solar-powered keyboard provides the ultimate in mobility and does not require batteries.

The Logitech Wireless Solar-Powered Keyboard

ASUS U Bamboo Collection Laptop: Smart, stylish and functional

ASUS U Bamboo Collection Laptop: Smart, stylish and functional

Posted Sat, 04 Jun 2011 08:45:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The ASUS U Bamboo Collection laptops are elegant, nature-inspired notebooks with a focus on high performance.

ASUS U Bamboo Collection Laptop: Smart, stylish and functional

The ECO kettle: Saving energy, time, money and water

The ECO kettle: Saving energy, time, money and water

Posted Tue, 31 May 2011 13:10:06 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The ECO Kettle is a stylish and energy-efficient water kettle that helps protect and preserve the environment.

The ECO kettle: Saving energy, time, money and water

solBAT II Solar Powered Backup Battery and Charger

solBAT II Solar Powered Backup Battery and Charger

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 09:14:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The solBAT II provides an easy to use, eco-friendly alternative to charging any USB-powered device.

solBAT II Solar Powered Backup Battery and Charger

Worth a look: USBCELL rechargeable batteries

Worth a look: USBCELL rechargeable batteries

Posted Tue, 17 May 2011 07:45:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

USBCELL rechargeable batteries are easy to use, save money and prevent unnecessary waste. Not only are USBCELL rechargeable batteries eco-friendly, but they also are much more cost-effective and prevent the need to constantly remember to purchase new batteries.

Worth a look: USBCELL rechargeable batteries

ecoskin recycled plastic cell phone cases

ecoskin recycled plastic cell phone cases

Posted Sat, 14 May 2011 09:00:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The innovative ecoskin mobile phone skin is made from recycled plastic and is 100 percent environmentally friendly. Constructed from recycled, durable, high-grade plastic, the ecoskin range of products brings consumers cell phone cases that are both eco-friendly and antibacterial.

ecoskin recycled plastic cell phone cases

HandStand Rotating iPad 2 Case made from recycled plastics

HandStand Rotating iPad 2 Case made from recycled plastics

Posted Tue, 10 May 2011 10:45:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The HandStand rotating iPad 2 case is highly functional and made from 100 percent recycled plastics and resin. As the iPad 2 continues to take the marketplace by storm, it has become necessary for an ever-increasing number of users to purchase a case to protect the device, which is where HandStand rotating iPad 2 case comes into the picture.

HandStand Rotating iPad 2 Case made from recycled plastics

Sustainably crafted Vers 1E Sound Isolation Earphones and Microphone

Sustainably crafted Vers 1E Sound Isolation Earphones and Microphone

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 16:36:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Enjoy the warm, natural sounds of Vers from absolutely anywhere with their sustainably crafted 1E headphones. Vers 1E headphones are carefully crafted using sustainably sourced hardwoods and bamboo, which help to create the smooth natural sound quality that has made the brand so popular. The headphones and microphone set is compatible with iPhones, iPods, or any other device that comes with a 3.5 mm jack.

Sustainably crafted Vers 1E Sound Isolation Earphones and Microphone

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric zero emissions vehicle

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric zero emissions vehicle

Posted Thu, 05 May 2011 14:08:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The new 2012 Ford Focus Electric is an all-electric vehicle that runs on electricity stored in powerful, state-of-the-art batteries. Tired of having to fill up on expensive gasoline and being reliant on polluting fossil fuels to power your transportation? If you answered yes, be sure to check out the new, 2012 Ford Focus all-electric car.

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric zero emissions vehicle

The New Eco-Friendly Samsung Restore Cell Phone

The New Eco-Friendly Samsung Restore Cell Phone

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:05:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Sprint and Samsung have joined forces to offer the Samsung Restore, a new eco-friendly cell phone. The Samsung Restore cell phone comes with a wide variety of standard features that place it firmly on the cutting edge of the recent smart phone revolution, but its eco-friendly design takes this device to the next level of desirability for shoppers with a conscious.

The New Eco-Friendly Samsung Restore Cell Phone

The Honda FCX Clarity: Zero-Emission, Hydrogen Powered

The Honda FCX Clarity: Zero-Emission, Hydrogen Powered

Posted Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:10:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The new Honda FCX Clarity is a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) that comes with a whole host of impressive features at a reasonable price. Using hydrogen fuel cell technology, the FCX Clarity produces electricity in a very efficient manner using Honda's revolutionary new fuel cell stack.

The Honda FCX Clarity: Zero-Emission, Hydrogen Powered

The Multi-functional Eton SCORPION - A Hiker's Best Friend

The Multi-functional Eton SCORPION - A Hiker's Best Friend

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Powered either by hand via an ingenious fold out turbine handle, or by its very own tiny integral solar panel, the uber-functional and eco-friendly Eton SCORPION comes equipped with a whole host of useful gadgets that are designed to make any wilderness excursion safer and more enjoyable for everyone who comes along for the trip. Although it is described as simply a ''multi-purpose solar powered digital weather radio,'' the Scorpion also features a handy LED torch, USB mobile phone charging capabilities, a bottle opener and more.

The Multi-functional Eton SCORPION - A Hiker's Best Friend

Bye Bye Standby Saves Money and Energy

Bye Bye Standby Saves Money and Energy

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:00:20 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

The Bye Bye Standby is a revolutionary new ''smart socket'' that allows devices to be taken off of standby whenever they are not in use, saving users both money and energy. By simply pressing a button, appliances and other electronic devices can quickly and easily be turned off, either by remote control or wall switch, when you go to sleep, leave for vacation, or just head out on the town for the evening.

Bye Bye Standby Saves Money and Energy