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Green Shower Radio is powered by water

Posted in Radio by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2011

Are you green and also like to listen to music in the shower? If so, then check out this new radio called the H2O Shower Powered Radio. The radio connects directly to your shower hose and uses the water pressure to charge its internal battery for playing.

The radio’s H2O micro turbine is spun by the water flowing through the case which powers a generator that charges the battery. Hopefully it doesn’t require super long showers to charge it up.

Seagate Barracuda Green hard drive now available

Posted in Seagate by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

Seagate is thinking about the environment with their latest Barracuda Green hard drive. It’s the industry’s highest performance eco-friendly 3.5-inch desktop drive and it consumes very little juice, making it ideal for low-power personal computers, multi-drive home networking systems and external storage.

The new Barracuda Green will merge the industry’s highest spin speed (5900 RPM) with Seagate’s SmartAlign technology and this results in best-in-class performance. The Barracuda Green hard drive will run quietly, lowering system costs associated with fans and power supply devices that are often required for power-hungry systems. Over 70% of the materials used to build the drive can even be recycled.

Nintendo outs orange and green DSi bundles

Posted in Nintendo DSi by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2010

Nintendo’s getting in the black friday spirit this year with two new orange and green DSi bundles. They seem like an odd color choice, but we are just happy to have variety. The bundles commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. games and come with Mario Party DS.

The bundles will be available on November 26th aka Black Friday for $199.99. So, which one do you want? Let us know in the comments below.

Philips Econova Green TV with solar-powered remote

Posted in Philips by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2010

Philips has unveiled its Econova LED TV, which has been awarded the European Green EV 2010-2011 by the European Imaging & Sound Association. It was designed to be environmentally friendly without giving up performance.

This 42-inch LED TV uses just 40W of power in eco-mode and even comes with a solar-powered remote control, e-manual and it uses a recycled aluminum panel. The latest LED technology is also on board to reduce energy consumption by up to 60 percent, while still giving you best-in-class picture quality.

Vodafone Nokia N8 green edition

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2010

Nokia’s savior, the N8, will be available from Vodafone in this lovely shade of green as an exclusive. This new Symbian^3-powered smartphone won’t be available anywhere else. Just Vodafone in the UK.

This lovely green smartphone will be available for purchase later this year if that is your color. You’ll need to sign up for Nokia N8 updates at the Vodafone website while saving up some cash if you want to know when it will arrive. The main draw of the Nokia N8 is its camera, with a Xenon flash, 12-megapixels and the biggest sensor ever seen in a camera phone.

PLX Kiwi debuts devices to help you drive green and watch your car

Posted in Android,APC,Software by Shane McGlaun on August 25th, 2010

One of the keys to driving with an eye towards being green and improving economy is to watch how you accelerate and keep an eye on mileage figures. Some cars have onboard computers for this, but others lack such systems.

PLX Kiwi has unveiled several cool products that plug into the OBDII port on modern cars, can monitor all sorts of things on the vehicle. The Kiwi Drive Green Save Gas module monitors green savings, and offers 20 green driving lessons.

World’s largest hydrogen fuel cell heads to Ohio

Posted in fuel cell by Shane McGlaun on August 12th, 2010

We have talked about hydrogen fuel cells before around here. The ones we are familiar with are usually small and can barely produce enough power to charge a smartphone. The world’s largest hydrogen fuel cell is shipping to Ohio for its 5-year trial run.

The massive fuel cell is mounted inside a semi trailer and produces enough juice to run 500 homes. The actual amount of power the fuel cell produces is 1 megawatt, almost enough to send Doc Brown back to the future. The massive fuel cell produces only water as a byproduct.

Green Bamboo Bottle keeps plastic from the landfill

Posted in Green by Shane McGlaun on August 10th, 2010

If you are the green type, the thought of drinking your water out of a plastic bottle probably curls your toes. What you need is something along the lines of the Bamboo Bottle.

This reusable bottle is made from renewable and recyclable materials. The inside of the bottle is made from glass and can be washed in the dishwasher. The outside of the bottle is renewable bamboo.

Black & Decker’s energy efficient vacuum cleaner

Posted in Black & Decker by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

We haven’t seen many green vacuum cleaners, but Black & Decker has something new to offer. They have made their new vacuum cleaner a lot greener. And it comes with everything you need to get your smaller jobs done.

This model is energy efficient and works as a cordless, portable cleaner with 2-speeds, a 10-position pivoting nozzle, 3-stage filtration, the usual brush to clean upholstery, a crevice tool and a wall-mountable charging base.

Umbrella dryer uses that rainwater to grow plants

Posted in Concepts by Shane McGlaun on July 30th, 2010

We don’t have to use umbrellas too often in my area, but when we do the floors in the house and at stores around town are very slippery thanks to all the water. If you live in an area where it rains a lot you will find this concept umbrella stand appealing.

The stand has these long green foam fingers that you slip your umbrella between. Those green foam fingers take the rainwater off your umbrella and use it in a very green way.

Grape-DR supercomputer uses less power than the typical light bulb

Posted in Green by Shane McGlaun on July 13th, 2010

Generally, a supercomputer brings to mind a power-sucking vortex of raw performance crammed inside a slick and simple cabinet that hides most of the hardware. The Grape-DR supercomputer isn’t your typical supercomputer model though.

The little beastie lacks the cabinet to hide all the hardware. Instead of that cabinet, the Grape-DR has a tangled mess of wires that will one day give a system admin a nightmare. The machine has super computer power though.

Samsung Restore hits stores

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2010

Sprint is introducing the Samsung Restore today. You might remember that the Samsung Restore is an eco-friendly handset that will cost you $50 on contract. It’s made almost completely out of recycled materials with minimal levels of hazardous materials.

When the time comes and you’re done with it, you can even recycle up to 84% of its guts if you like. It’s a basic handset that makes and receives calls and let’s you text message without any fancy features.

Kiwi U-Powered solar charger debuts

Posted in Green Gadget by Shane McGlaun on May 18th, 2010

Green gadgets to keep your phone and other electronic devices charged are common today. A new green charger has debuted called the Kiwi U-Powered. The device has three solar panels and an internal battery.

The internal battery is a lithium polymer unit with 2000mAh of power. The device outputs 600mA maximum and the battery can also be charged from a USB port. Kiwi ships the charger with 11 tips that cover most gadgets from the iPhone to other major mobile phones.

ViewSonic’s VX2250wm-LED monitors go green

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2010

ViewSonic has decided to go green with the VX2250wm monitors. These monitors will save energy and consuming less resources, which is always a good thing. The company claims that this model can save up to 40% of the energy compared to a regular 22 inch monitor.

Going green doesn’t mean compromising visuals though. You’ll get amazing clarity with the 10,000,000:1 MEGA DCR and Full HD 1080p ViewLED technology. There’s also some color corrective technology used with a mercury-free WLED backlight.

Eton Scorpion keeps your gadgets going on solar power and elbow grease

Posted in Green Gadget by Shane McGlaun on May 13th, 2010

I am more of an indoors type. I’m not really into camping and while I do go outside with the kids a lot, we don’t stray too far from an outlet. However, a while back when a hurricane came through the power was out for hours and I would have paid dearly for a gadget like the Eton Scorpion.

The device is a power generator for USB charging gadgets that has both a solar panel and a hand crank to generate charging power. The gadget also has a number of other features inside.