Archive for the ‘Green Gadgets’ Category
If you get lost someday in a huge city you don’t need to worry anymore. What you need to find first is a manhole cover and it will give you guidance. Interesting dream isn’t it? Well it’s not a dream anymore since Cheolyeon Jo & Youngsun Lee made the design reality.
Dahon has announced a new piece of equipment, the BioLogic FreeCharge , that attaches to your bike’s dynamo, granting you the opportunity to charge your electronic device through the USB port just by pedaling.
Although initially more expensive, the advantage of rechargeable batteries has always been that they cut down on buying more batteries and they cut down on depleted batteries clogging our landfills.
The industrial designers Boyeon Kim, Jihoon Kim, Da-Woon Chun and Myung-Suk Kim have come up with a concept energy absorbing system which converts all that noise into clean energy. The new machine called Sonea, measures 450mm X 450mm X 80mm, weighing in at a whole 7kg.
An environment-friendly washing machine developed by the researchers at the University of Leeds, Britain, that is able to wash a complete load using just one cup of water, could be released on the market next year.
The company Elah Valley Energy Engineering based in Israel, has developed a next-generation smart energy meter called the “Watt-O-Meter”. This device could provide constant reading regarding the electricity consumption of a home. Wasted energy is costly and creates unnecessary air pollution contributing to climate change.
A team of students at the Cheng Shiu University have invented a motorcycle helmet equipped with wind turbines to power the two-wheelers headlights, direction indicator lights and tail lights. When the bike is in action, the helmet starts generating electricity, being equipped with a set of five small wind turbines.
BigBellys are the new trash compactors powered by solar energy, being installed on the streets of Philadelphia. What is amazing is that these bins are powered completely by the sun and are able to accept close to eight times as much waste as a regular trash can.
The company Konarka Technologies, a leader in the flexible solar film market is working to integrate solar power charging function into bags and clothing. A smart and environmentally interesting product, the Powerbrella is the latest development Konarka is exploring in partnership with SKYShades a Florida-based company making retractable and fixed architectural ‘SKYbrellas’.
A portable laptop powered by solar energy was created recently by the Spanish computer manufacturer, iUnika. The eco-friendly netbook computer weighs only 700gm and has a diagonal of 8 inches, being powered by solar panels mounted on the rear of the display.