While we all love our gadgets, we must admit that they use up a lot of energy and resources, and many of the non biodegradable plastics used to produce our technologies eventually end up in a landfill. However, many technology companies are beginning to manufacture products for those who are environmentally conscious. Here are five computer gadgets that seek to mitigate harmful effects on the environment while simultaneously saving energy.
1. Emergency Solar Charger for Apple iPod Touch/iPhone
This nifty little gadget is cheap and can be extremely useful. If you’re lying on the beach or you’re in another environment in which you are without a power source, this solar charger can save the day. Set the device under direct sunlight, and when your phone or iPod is out of battery, it’ll give it a little extra boost so that you can make a quick phone call or listen to a few tunes. It makes a great gift for friends or family members who are avid travelers.
2. Nature Series USB Flash Drive
This flash drive manufactured by Flash Bay is one of the most stylish products of its kind out there on the market today. What’s more, it’s made from European hardwood from responsibly managed forestry, and both the product and the company are carbon neutral. You can also customize the drive, branding it with your initials or your company logo.
3. USB Powered Mini Greenhouse
If you want to add some greenery to your bleak office space, this is the perfect gadget for you. It includes everything you need to get started some Marigold seeds (although you can use other plant seeds as well), soil, a greenhouse that’s powered through a USB port, and a computer interface that monitors the growth of your plants while reminding you when they need to be watered.
4. Asus Bamboo Series Notebooks
These series of laptops are perhaps one of the most attractive out there on the market today. With bamboo paneling and fully recyclable plastic components, the Asus Notebook is a great choice for those who want a distinctive looking laptop that doesn’t harm the environment. The laptop is also designed for optimum energy efficiency.
5. Vers 2X Hand-Crafted iPod/iPhone Speakers
These speakers not only provide quality sound designed to meet the desires of audiophiles everywhere, but they are also hand-crafted from renewable materials like bamboo as well. In conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation, for every tree that Vers uses in manufacturing its products, it replants one hundred more.
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