Society is becoming more conscious of the environment and how it affects our planet – and thus innovative technology is being produced as a result of this. Constantly in the news we hear about the rising sea levels and how the rain forest is being destroyed by man at a terrifying rate; it has opened up the eyes of people everywhere about the devastation our carbon footprint is really leaving.
Combining environmental awareness with new technology has given mankind the opportunity to mold some great devices which really make being ‘green’ cool. Here are some of the best green gadgets from 2012 that you can take with you when you’re traveling about the world.
This nifty device is a small pebble which is designed to be placed next to your plughole to monitor how much water you are actually swirling down the drain – raising water consumption awareness to people worldwide. The device actually remembers the first shower you took with it as a marking point, and then aims to reduce to amount of water you use through different patterned lights; making the user more ‘eco-friendly’ for sure!
One click of this ‘Eco Button’ puts your computer / laptop into the most efficient energy saving mode with ease. The great this about this device is that you can measure how many carbon units you save and how much money you save! It’s a win for the environment and for your pocket!
The Enviroplug is a specialised phone plug which essentially saves you money in the long run! Have you ever plugged your phone in and then charged it past the point of fully charged? Most people do this overnight whilst they are sleeping. This smart plug realises when your phone has reached full charge capacity and then cuts it off – reducing the drain of power. For only the meek price of a tenner, this gadget can apparently save you up to 50 quid a year! Bargain!
Eco Logic Phone Case
Constructed entirely out of natural bamboo, recycled leather and hessian; this phone case from Proporta is an absolute mobile game changer. Proporta have set the ‘eco benchmark’ for phone case suppliers everywhere, and shown them that it is possible to create a great phone product which does the environment a world of good also.
Water Powered Clock
Even if you are jetting off around the world on business, it is very important you keep track of time because of potential jet lag; more importantly wake up on time! This digital alarm clock runs entirely on water by using H20 technology. On top of this, it will automatically pick up the most accurate time available – wherever you are! Ideal for people who spend half their life brokering deals in different parts of the world on a regular basis, but want to do their bit for the environment!
Kindle Solar Cover
If you, like many others, are partial to a spat of reading on a Kindle whilst traveling around – why not get a product which not only charges, but also extends the life of your device! Smart, sleek, stylish and easy to attach – readers everywhere can use the solar powered LED light to read the Kindle in light or darkness. Read longer on the battery and save the environment all in one!
Solar Powered Mobile Phone
Have you ever been stranded with no battery on your mobile phone? If so, you know how irritating it can be. So, some clever chap has come up with a mobile phone which runs entirely on solar power using inbuilt solar panels. This phone is dust-proof, waterproof and pretty much anything-proof – designed for harsh conditions of a desert, up a mountain Skiing or even at a festival – where there surely is nowhere to plug in your phone!
This is a green gadget geared towards music lovers everywhere. Using this innovative device, the user is able to listen to music purely powered by the heat they emit from their own body! Entire albums are packed on each device shaped like a bandage –and then can be listened to when the user is exercising (since they create a lot of heat!).
If you’re impartial to a brisk stroll at night along the beach, but feel a little wary of what may be out there; then look no further than the solar powered cap! Simply donning the cap in the day time soaks up all the sun’s goodness and then allows you to flick a switch – turning on the LEDS for up to 5 hours which emit light six feet around you. A ‘brighter future’ surely!
By investing in these top green gadgets, you are sure to look the bees-knees whilst promoting a healthier attitude towards the world! If we all do our bit, we can make the world a better place for generations to come.
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