When everything in the world is going green and working for the preservation of the environment, it makes perfect sense for electronics to be a part of the trend. Today’s technological innovation is also contributing a lot to depletion of the environment by generating e-waste. Seeing the conditions of the environment, technology has gone green. Here is a list of technological innovations that are indirectly or directly eco-friendly.
ASUS U Series Bamboo Laptop
It is difficult to imagine a laptop that is eco friendly, this ASUS U series is the most environment friendly product produced by ASUS Company. The frame of the laptop is made of bamboo, which contributes in the reduction of e-waste, as it is easy to dispose compared to other material used in manufacturing of the laptops.
The increasing use of devices such as mobile phone, laptops and many other hand-held devices requires charging to continue working. This is an ongoing problem to charge the devices to enjoy the various facilities of the device. YoGen Charger is any easy solution to this problem. It is an easy to use, hand powered, pocket sized charger. It is designed to power small gadgets and gets its energy from the sun. Unlike other solar powered charger, YoGen charger does not take much time to charge.
Bedol water powered clock
Bedol water powered clock is a unique clock that runs on water. All you need is to fill water in the tank attached to the clock. The water consists of some added salt particles that are used by the galvanic cell battery by the watch to run.
Andera plant-based air purifier
Plants are natural purifier that filter dirty air so why not learn from them and have better air purifiers. French designer Mathieu Lehanneur designed Andera, a plant based purifier that pulls in the air through a fan installed without producing any sound. The air is then propelled through the leaves, passes through the root system of the plant, and is finally ejected through the soil to go back into the room. The process mimics the working of a plant, and helps create fresh, purified air. You can choose whatever plant you feel like.
Tune bug shake
Tune bug shake is an alternative headset for those who enjoy their time on snowboards, skate boards, and bicycles. All you need is to attach it to the helmet and then connect it to the music player using Bluetooth and your helmet will behave as a speaker allowing you to enjoy the music.
nPower personal energy generator
Personal Energy Generator is a perfect device as an outdoor charger and is best suited for people who would like an easy power backup to go with their gadgets. Just keep the device in pocket and it will generate power while you walk, run or engage in any physical activities.
Oregon Scientific advanced wireless appliance manager
Designed by Oregon Scientific, this device sits on the outlet and monitors your use of electricity. It records the usage, and can give you tips and data on reducing or better using your energy supply. It records the energy total electricity use for up to eight outlets at once and alerts you about the energy bills.
Corky the little brown mouse
Corky the little brown mouse is a wireless mouse. Named cork due its corky design, it requires no batteries to stay powered. It generates its required energy by using the movement of your hand as you use the mouse. On both the right and left click buttons, it consists of piezoelectric element to generate tiny amounts of power, and on the scrolling the wheel kinetic energy is released.
Chevy Volt is expected to be the first vehicle that has become commercially viable vehicle running entirely on its battery. The car will be able to run 40 miles just on a single charge of electricity and to cover longer distance it consists of flex fuel engine, which will be put to use in charging the battery.
Technology revolves around us and in this growing evolution of technology lot of e-waste is generated as well, it increases our expenses. We require new invention to be cleaner to the environment by using more responsible materials and consuming less energy.