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    Motorola’s eco-friendly MOTO W233 Renew will show up at CES 2009

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    As the CES is itching to throw its doors open, we are eager to report every bit of interesting eco-news that crop up with CES tagged along. The latest is that Motorola is all set to sail in the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show on the glory of world’s first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottle. Dubbed, MOTO W233 Renew, this cell phone is also honored as the world’s first carbon neutral phone. Teaming up with Carbonfund.org, the company will offset the carbon dioxide required to manufacture, distribute and operate the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on January 6, 2009
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    GreenPeak’s remote control is efficient and eco-friendly

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    Although it isn’t alternatively powered, GreenPeak’s remote control will flaunt the green crown at the CES 2009. Fitted with Emerald GP500C chip, the remote control will be able to get its juice from a single watch battery. Also the chip’s IEEE 802.15.4 protocol allows for two-way communication. Hence these potentially greener remotes would be able to offer high-definition album art and menus from household devices on their screens. Such a move will at least help to save on to tons of AA and AAA batteries that eventually end up in landfills. However, we hope to see more of solar powered or other alternatively charged up versions in 2009 and get rid of the dependence on the batteries completely.
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    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on January 2, 2009
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    Solar powered hands free kits by Nextar

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    I sincerely don’t promote talking on the cell phone while driving but if you really have to answer that call then hands free is the safer alternative. But again you need to be alert to keep the batteries in your hands free juiced up. And if you want to avoid this stress then the Nextar NXBT-001 and/or the NXBT-002 are the optimum alternatives. Both have one thing in common and that is they are run on solar energy. The NXBT-001 is capable of 250 hours of standby time and 10 hours of talk time while the 002 can last 150 hours of standby time and 6 hours of yakking.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 31, 2008
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    Vent-Miser saves energy as well as money

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    As the temperatures plummet lower with each passing day, staying indoors also cannot get comfortable without the central heating systems. However this comforting heating system plays havoc on our energy consumption and escalating bills. For such disturbing dilemmas, the Vent-Miser Programmable Energy Saving Vent steps in to save energy as well as money and at the same time keep your room cozy. Specifically programmed, you can heat only that section of your den that you intend to. This helps to save energy on not heating the rest of the unoccupied rooms. Simply program the temperature you would like the room to be and Vent Miser will allow or restrict airflow to keep that specific room at the desired temperature.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 30, 2008
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    Efergy meter helps to reduce energy consumption besides electricity bills

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    It is human nature to be in check (about any misuse) only when constantly hammered about a certain fact. And so the Efergy Smart Electricity Meter has introduced the Efergy meter that constantly brings to notice about the misuse of the energy. It is effectively designed to let the user know about his/her power consumption every six seconds. Along with this the damage to your electricity bill as well as environment also comes to light. When lights are turned ON/OFF, the meter will display its effect on the energy utilized. Such a data is stored daily in an easy to access CPU memory. This helps to keep a regular tab on power consumption and accordingly change to eco-friendly habits. A must have for every house, for $145, such a meter will help to cut down on energy consumption, mounting electricity bills and also carbon footprints.
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    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 24, 2008
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    iGo gears up to show off the first green laptop charger at CES

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    Along with other products, iGo, the leading developer of multi-device chargers for laptop computers and mobile electronic devices, is all set to unveil the first green laptop charger that virtually eliminates vampire power. Fine tuned with iGo Green Technology, users can charge their laptop and other devices from any standard wall outlet, including automatic shut-off and recovery to reduce vampire power. Such a green charger will help to cut down standby power consumption by 80% in comparison to the standard power products. This in turn reduces the burden on electricity bills too! You can watch out for this and more of iGO’s green products at the impeding 2009 International CES.
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    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 24, 2008
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    Wind Up Hearts Radio – A green gadget dressed in pink

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    Frantically hunting for a cute yet entertaining gift for the love of your life? Take a look at the adorable pink Wind Up Hearts Radio that sports a eco-friendly feature too. Sporting a pink heart on the front, it flaunts a green power at the core. Eliminating the need of batteries, your gal will need to charge it up by winding the handle only. The auto search station finder makes it easy to tune in to the AM/FM radio. And the cherry on the icing is that the radio comes complete with mobile phone charging cable too. For £ 10 ($14), this pink eco-friendly radio will certainly bring a smile on the pink lips.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 23, 2008
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    Solar powered Iqua Vizor SUN renders outstanding hands-free connectivity

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    The latest to hit the shelves of the solar powered hands free gadgets is the Iqua Vizor SUN. Exclusively designed to make the best of the sun as well blend with the interior of your car with style, this Blue Tooth device provides hours of unhindered connectivity. Since it feeds on sun rays, simply fit it on to the car’s visor or let it be on the dashboard to suck in all the solar energy. Fitted with user-friendly, must-have features at the push of a button, user can answer, end or reject incoming calls, redial the last number used, or control the volume without fuss. Such a green connectivity device boasts of a style as unique as its technology. In U.S, the Iqua Vizor SUN is available as an accessory for the iPhone.
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    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 23, 2008
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    Empty Time with no face uses Solar Power to juice it

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    A clock without a face, that’s sounds funny but Empty Time displays just that. It’s a square shaped clock made from recycled paper and has a solar panel to juice it. Eco-friendly the empty face actually provides room to store pictures of family members or artworks from your kid. Designed by Shuo Yang, it’s a timeless concept!

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 23, 2008
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    Woodscan optical Scanning Equipment sorts out good and bad lumber for recycling

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    Not all wooden products are eco-friendly as trees felled for fresh wood takes a toll on our forests and environment. Employing used lumber and recycled old wood resources help in reducing the overall impact to our environment. And here is a gadget that helps to recycle the lumber in more efficient manner. Woodscan is an optical scanning equipment designed to enhance effective reuse and recycle of non-hazardous secondhand lumber. Earlier all the lumber found its way to landfills. But with this sorting device, users can separate harmful used lumber from re-usable good ones easier than ever. It is a totally new optical discrimination system using near infrared rays, enabling us to sort out lumber containing hazardous material simply by holding the equipment over the object. This compact, portable gadget makes it convenient for users to carry it along to the sites. And we all know that salvaging used lumber can provide cost savings and move us all closer to a sustainable future.
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    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on December 20, 2008
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