Our lives have literally become dependent on gadgets. We turn to a gadget for even the most mundane of tasks these days. Advancements on the technological front have led to the rise of eco-friendly and sustainable gadgets that can make our lives easier without increasing our carbon footprint. Here are some such gadgets that have been built solely with the aim of combining function and sustainability.
Solpro Helios Smart
This solar powered charger has been built for iPhones and functions just like a USB battery bank. It comes with an internal 5000mAH battery and a tri-fold solar panel array that charges the battery on the go. The use of the Helio algorithm helps the charger attain maximum charge in just 90 minutes. The Solpro Helios Smart charger also comes with a pass through charging feature that reduces the need for an internal battery. This feature also allows the battery to charge different devices with just the right amount of power that they need, thus saving electricity in the process.
The EkocycleTM Cube 3D Printer
Designed by a joint collaboration of Ekocycle and 3D systems, this 3D printer is a great boon for the earth. Built with the aim of reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills every day, the 3D printer makes use of a printer filament to transform recycled plastic bottles into meaningful objects. Another highlight is that the printer can be used by experienced users and novices alike without any issues.
La-Lampe-Petite Solar Weather Proof Lamp
This solar powered lamp has the ability to provide light for at least 9 hours. It can be used outdoors as well as indoors, and can be set up on a flat surface or suspended from a hook or branch via a top ring. It comes with weather resistant outdoor technical fabric which is ultra-light and energy efficient. It also features three intensity light levels and an auto on/off feature which is activated by a light sensor.
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This gadget generates electricity via wind power. The lightweight gadget is durable and is available as the Wisp, Breeze and Cyclone models. The small sized Wisp is used in emergency situations to charge small and portable electronic devices. The Breeze is slightly larger and can be used to power small campsites or villages. The largest of the three, the Cyclone, can be used as power station for heavy duty applications or large villages.
This portable solar charger can charge your phones and tablets while simultaneously charging itself from the sun. AC charging capability is also available for those cloudy days. Another highlight of the charger is its ability to cater to different devices requiring different voltages. It does this with the help of a high powered port and a USB.
The SunStash can be of great help in those off grid places where access to grid electricity is minimal. It acts as an emergency power source for all devices so that you stay connected with your near and dear ones on the go.
While driving a car to work would sound as a more feasible option than taking a crowded bus or train to work, it does come with its share of problems in the form of emissions and pollution that can increase your carbon footprint. An easy way to tackle this problem is to skip your car and take an EcoReco to work instead.
This really cute and innovative scooter is powered by a battery and can help you travel up to 500 miles using just $1 worth of energy. The elegant scooter also comes with a better and more environmentally friendly operation than your traditional Segway.
A lot of eco-friendly gadgets have been introduced in the market with the aim of making our lives easier and greener. These gadgets help us enjoy life with a minimal carbon footprint.