These 10 eco-friendly gadgets tell the story of how one can play a big part in saving their planet without letting their electronics to give off harmful chemicals and substances to the environment.
1. NEC MultiSync LCD195WVXM
Not only are CRT monitors bulky, they are harmful for the environment as they contain lead. This is where LCD monitors like NEC MultiSync LCD195WVXM come to the picture. This multimedia, widescreen monitor features 19′ screen capable of displaying 1440x900p resolution, with 1-watt speakers. Price starts from $230.
2. Brunton SolarRoll
This flexible solar panel can be used to recharge digital camera, cell phone, and a car battery as well. A brainchild of Brunton, SolarRoll is available in 3 models, capable of producing three different outputs: 14, 9 and 4.5 watts. Price starts from $199.
Thanks to this eco-friendly gadget, recharging batteries have never been so simple. USBCell can be used to power wireless keyboards, mice and game controllers. It is wonderful for the environment because it is a substitute to throwaway alkaline batteries. It comes for just $19.50.
4. Plextor PlexEraser
The market is filled with various kinds of shredders that can destroy DVDs and CDs easily. But the thing is that once they are shredded, the coating of such discs can release toxic elements into the air. This particular gadget works by erasing data from the disc without destroying it actually. It comes with a price tag of $235.99.
5. Fujitsu Siemens KBPC SX
This keyboard is one of those eco-friendly gadgets which features user friendly keys and is RoHS compliant. It weighs 5 pounds and comes at $37.95.
6. Robomower RL-850
This robotic lawnmower not only gives the user a chance to spend some quality time with their family but is immensely beneficial for the environment as well. It is because it does not use oil, gas or produce any kind of harmful emissions. Using its 5800RPM blade speed and Triple Chamber Mulching technique, it cuts grass in seconds. It comes with a price tag of $1499.99.
7. Kyocera FS-3900DN
This monochrome laser printer is entirely ozone-free and features 500-sheet standard drawer, USB host printing, 64MB RAM and plastic toner cartridge (recyclable). It comes with a price tag of $948.48.
8. Antec EarthWatts
These computer power supplies, offered by the California based company Antec, not only make lesser noise but saves money on the electricity bill as well. Available in 500, 430 and 380 watts, the range starts at $59.95.
9. Canon Digital Rebel XT
This eco-friendly gadget uses 35% less power than 300D because of the low power circuit design, in addition to being 13% lighter. It features 1.8′ TFT LCD screen, 7-point AF and 14 frame burst mode. It is priced at $480.
10. Gidget Gadget Case
Made completely from recycled billboards, it is one of those eco-friendly gadget cases which can be used to slip in the iPod. Coming with a Velcro-padded back flap, the case is priced at $28.