High-tech gadget trends: 10 eco-friendly gadgets that save the planet and your money
One of the most important movements in recent times is the growing concern for the environment. All over the world, people are seeing and becoming more aware of the negative effects on the environment of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. These harmful emissions are caused by the use and misuse of energy resources generated by fossil fuels such as oil and its by-products.
This growing green awareness is slowly affecting clothing buyers, many of whom now prefer to choose green and energy efficient appliances. With this, more and more ecological or ecological devices are coming to the market that have the latest in technologies that are not only innovative but are also safe for the environment. Here are 10 of the best green gadgets available that can help you save money and protect the planet.
* Solar panels
Solar chargers are environmentally friendly ways to charge your mobile phones and other technological devices using energy from the sun. Instead of USB cables connected to a computer or an outlet adapter, solar panels are used which would be enough to generate enough watts to charge your devices. Just make sure the connector or adapter for these solar chargers is compatible with your devices.
* Led bulbs
Compact fluorescent or CFL light bulbs have created a buzz a few years ago as more energy efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives to incandescent bulbs and standard light fixtures. Now, LED bulbs are coming onto the market that are even more energy efficient and use only half the energy required by CFLs. Not only that, LED bulbs are more environmentally friendly as they do not contain the mercury typical of CFL lamps and only emit a negligible amount of CO2.
* LED grow lights
Plants are known to grow best with a light source, but lighting these lamps for an extended period may not be economical and would emit a significant amount of greenhouse gases cumulatively. Using LEDs for your grow lights would be more environmentally friendly and economical as they consume only a fraction of the energy required by standard lamps. These LED grow lights come in various shapes and sizes, so be sure to choose products that will fit your gardens well.
* Solar backpacks
Wouldn’t it be great to have a stylish backpack that you can take with you wherever you go while charging your cell phones and other devices at the same time? These backpacks are compact and lightweight and come in various colors and trims to suit your style and preference. The bag and built-in solar panels are waterproof and designed for outdoor conditions, making them great for camping and hiking.
* Water clock
Imagine a device that can help you keep track of time and works with just water and a pinch of salt – no batteries required! This amazing desk accessory is not only safe for the environment, but it is also quite stylish and comes in different colors and patterns that would fit well with your style and preference.
* Battery chargers
Now there are new innovative yet eco-friendly ways to charge your mobile devices and similar devices without the need to plug them into a power outlet. One type of charger would allow you to pull on a string that is attached to a small flywheel that generates up to 5 watts of electricity. Another charger features a loop charging mechanism that can be attached to an electric bike, allowing it to charge itself while using it.
* USB batteries
Alkaline batteries use caustic chemicals that are harmful to the environment, so it would be better to use rechargeable batteries instead of powering all your high-tech devices. USB batteries take this to a higher level by incorporating a built-in charger that can be powered by even the small 250 mA current of a universal serial bus.
* Wooden headphones
Do you want an innovative yet eco-friendly way to listen to your favorite music? Wooden headphones are excellent eco-friendly devices for this purpose, as they do not contain polluting PVC and use recycled wood. These headphones are compatible with most MP3 players, computers, iPhone, iPod, and CD / DVD players and provide clear, high-quality sounds.
* Solar powered wireless keyboard
Wireless keyboards are great and convenient tools to add to your computer accessories, but having the solar-powered versions would be good for the environment, as they don’t need chemically charged batteries and harness clean energy directly from the sun. This innovative keyboard that works with 2.4 GHz wireless technology comes in a recyclable box and is completely free of PVC materials that pollute the environment.
* Carbon footprint meters with wireless Kill-A-Watt monitors
Planning to have a truly “green” office or home? The Kill-A-Watt Wireless Monitor Carbon Footprint Meter can help you calculate and monitor your energy use by day, week, month, or even up to a year. These devices can do this effectively within a wireless range of 300 feet and provide data in various units of measure.
Technology has helped make people’s lives easier for years, yet people’s use of technology has had serious repercussions on the environment. Now, this same technology is coming out with high-tech devices that are innovative and environmentally friendly. Having these green gadgets can give you a boost to help protect the environment, and you can start with these top 10 trends.