Some students from Brooklyn’s James Madison and Edward R. Murrow high schools will be out in Manhattan’s Union Square tomorrow showing off their solar-powered pizza boxes. If you want a slice, be there. I’m hungry already.
These solar-powered pizza boxes are pretty impressive and can reach up to 200-degrees on a hot day and that is hot enough to cook pizza. We aren’t sure about all of the details. It just looks like tin-foil. Any excuse for some free pizza is fine with us though. Hopefully this will make the Pizza industry a bit greener.
Miss the old days when you had to carry a heavy boombox around for portable music? Well, now you can relive those days, with the Soulra XL, the solar-powered iPod boombox formerly called the Soulra 2. Its eight speakers are said to get very loud, and the company claims it charges twice as fast as its predecessor (just five hours) and lasts five hours on a charge.
It will also charge your phone, too. It weighs seven pounds and will cost you $300. You can pre-order it now.
If you are environmentally conscious and are looking for a new table lamp, here is a good one. The new IKEA Solvinden solar-powered table lamp is powered by three rechargeable AA batteries and a solar charger, which can brighten anyplace for around four hours.
Not bad considering that this is not attached to the grid. If you like what you see and the colors match your drapes, the IKEA Solvinden Solar-powered table lamp is just $19.99. It is at IKEA of course.
The Eton Soulra XL is a Solar Powered Sound System for your iPod and iPhone. It has a strikingly sexy design and features a 72 square inch enhanced monocrystal solar panel so it can catch the sun’s rays.
Some other features include a rechargeable lithium ion battery, 8 speaker drivers ( 2x tweeters, 2x woofer, 4x passive radiator), 20w output with bass boost, a carrying strap, and a remote control to control your tunes. No info yet on price or availability but this thing looks sexy and should sell well for them.
Everybody wants to be green these days, so cell batteries are a dying breed. More watches are being powered by the sun. And now a French designer has come up with an elegant solar watch design that features the solar panel right in the middle of the watch. It looks great.
The time is displayed by LEDs, with the hours on the outside in blue, while five-minute groups are shown in purple. Single minutes are displayed on the cross bars in the center.
Rainbows are a beautiful and amazing creation of nature. But sadly, they are rare and don’t last very long. If only we had a machine that could make rainbows whenever we wanted them. Well we do and we can.
Michael Jones McKean’s artificial rainbow machine uses reclaimed rainwater and sunlight to create rainbows. It “uses a series of high-powered jet pumps and custom fountain nozzles to spray water into the air, creating the conditions needed for a rainbow to appear.” Maybe now he can work on some double rainbow technology. The machine is set to be installed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska next June.
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.
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.
You can talk about Solar Power, but are you ready to get serious about it? If so, this 20,000mAh battery comes with 29 adapters to charge your phones, MP3 players, cameras and laptops. It basically has all of your gadgets covered.
The battery charges in about eight hours of sunlight, while plugging into AC will get it done in only three. Once it’s full it will work with just about any gadget you throw at it. And that is the real benefit here. Solar versatility.
If you want to go green with your remote, Powerplus has just introduced the Leopard, a solar-powered universal remote that can charge its internal lithium-ion battery using either direct sunlight or artificial light. That means if you keep it facing up in a lit room, you will never have to worry about running out of batteries again. We like that a whole lot.
The dimensions on this remote are pretty standard at 7.3in x 1.9in x 0.7in. Sure it could be better looking, more stylish, but at £9.99 each I’m not going to complain.
Puma has teamed up with Sagem for a sporty new mobile phone, the Puma Phone. The Puma Phone features a solar panel on the back of the handset that will charge the phones battery when you are out and about in the sun.
The phone features a 2.8 inch QVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and six times digital zoom. There’s also another forward facing camera that can be used for VGA video conferencing.
Everyone is trying to do their part when it comes to helping those in Haiti. The Faith Comes By Hearing group are doing something as well, but they aren’t sending food, blankets or water. They are sending 600 audible Bibles.
Each of the Bibles can broadcast scriptures in Haitian Creole to an audience of up to 300 people. Aside from those 600 Bibles, they’re also raising money to send 3,000 more solar-powered audio Bibles to Haiti.
Oregon Scientific is no stranger to weather stations with built-in alarm clocks and such, but their latest release should please environmentalists as well since it’s solar-powered.
This one features a detachable solar panel so you can harness the sun’s rays and juice up the internal battery whether the sun is shining or not. There’s the $69 Oregon Scientific +ECO Solar Weather Clock or the $99 Oregon Scientific +ECO Solar Weather Station.
Well, we all loved Regen’s Renu solar-powered iPod dock, but this guy pictured above towers over it. It’s called the Reverb and it’s 3-feet tall, living solely to crank out 60 watts of power using the power of the sun.
This bad boy will play your music for 4.5 hours at full volume or 12 hours at a normal volume. BUT, it takes 20 hours of outdoor sun exposure (or 40 hours indoor) to get a full charge. If you are not the patient type, the Reverb can be powered using a regular electrical socket.