ThinkEco smartAC Kit

Posted in Home by Darrin Olson on July 11th, 2014

ThinkEco SmartAC kitThis is a great energy saving tool to have if you have a plug-in air conditioner. The ThinkEco smartAC Kit will help you conserve energy all the while helping you keep cool on these hot Summer days.

The kit comes with a modlet and a remote control/thermostat. You can take the remote control with you to any room of the house, which is a convenient way to keep your location cool. If the AC reaches the room temp that you want the modlet will turn the AC off. If it gets 2 degrees above the set thermostat temperature, the AC will turn on.

Another great feature about this device is the ThinkEco software and smartphone app that are a part of the package. You can adjust the thermostat from anywhere. You can turn it on an hour …

GreenCore 10200: Air Conditioning from solar power

Posted in Solar Powered by Conner Flynn on August 14th, 2008

GreenCore 10200: Air Conditioning from solar powerAir conditioners are not usually solar powered because they use so much power you would need a large surface area of solar panels to keep it going. What’s interesting here is that the GreenCore 10200 solves this problem by using a battery pack that it recharges continuously throughout the day. (It can also be charged directly from the wall)

The GreenCore comes with a configuration that will not be enough power to run the air conditioner completely on it’s own, but what it will do is save you some serious money on your next power bill by doing it’s part and it can be combined with other solar panels to supply its complete power needs. The technology looks pretty promising and can be used in a variety of ways.

Control Freek Tennis Racquet with air-conditioned handle

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2008

Control Freek Tennis Racquet with air-conditioning handle
Control Freek has a new and unique tennis racquet that aims to prevent sweaty palms by including an air-conditioner in the handle. I suppose this is big news for the Tennis world because sweatty palms will lose you matches and hurt your grip.

No batteries required. It was specially designed to capture air in the handle every time you swing the racquet. That air comes out through the holes and onto your palm, hopefully improving your game. I’m not sure that this would work, but if you’re the sweattiest palmed Player on the court it will cost you $275 to cool off.