One of the most important movements in recent times is the growing concern for the environment. All over the world, people are observing and growing awareness of the negative effects of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. These harmful emissions resulting from their use and misuse of energy resources produced by fossil fuels such as oil and its by-products.
This growing environmental awareness is slowly affecting people’s purchasing habits, many of whom now prefer to choose clean and energy-efficient appliances. With this, more and more environmentally friendly or green gadgets are appearing on the market, equipped with the latest technologies that are not only innovative but also safe for the environment. Below are described the top 10 green gadgets available on the market that can help you save money as well as on our planet.
Solar chargers are environmentally friendly ways to charge mobile phones and other technical gadgets using the power of the sun. Instead of USB cables connected to a computer or electrical outlet adapter, solar panels are used instead of simply generating enough watts to charge the gadgets. Just make sure that the connector or adapter for these solar chargers is compatible with the gadgets.
Compact fluorescent bulbs or CFL fluorescent lamps a few years ago created buzz as a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to standard incandescent lamps and luminaires. LED bulbs are now emerging on the market, which are even more energy efficient and consume only half of the energy required by CFL. Not only that LED bulbs are more environmentally friendly, because they do not contain the mercury typical of CFL lamps and emit only a negligible amount of CO2.
Grow Lights LED lamps
Plants are known to grow better with a light source, but rotating these lamps for a longer period of time may not be economical and would emit a significant amount of greenhouse gases in a cumulative manner. Using LEDs to grow light would be more environmentally friendly and economical, as they consume only a fraction of the energy required by standard lamps. These LEDs grow lights come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you should choose products that fit well in gardens.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a stylish backpack that you can carry with you anywhere while charging your mobile phones and other gadgets at the same time? These backpacks are compact and lightweight, available in a variety of colors and finishes to suit your style and preferences. The bag and built-in solar panels are waterproof and suitable for outdoor conditions, making them perfect for camping and hiking.
Water powered clock
Imagine a gadget that can help you keep track of time and works only on water and a drop of salt – no need for a battery! This amazing desktop accessory is not only safe for the environment, but they are quite stylish as well and come in a variety of colors and designs that fit your style and preferences well.
There are now new, innovative but environmentally friendly ways to charge mobile devices and similar gadgets without plugging them into an electrical outlet. One type of charger will allow you to pull on a string that is attached to a small flywheel that generates up to 5 watts of electricity. Another charger has a loop charging mechanism that can be connected to an electric bike, allowing it to charge while using it.
Alkaline batteries use corrosive chemicals that are harmful to the environment, so it would be better to use rechargeable batteries instead of powering all high-tech gadgets. USB batteries have one notch higher thanks to the built-in charger, which can be powered even with a small 250 mA universal serial bus current.
Do you want an innovative but environmentally friendly way to listen to your favorite music? Wooden headphones are great green gadgets for this purpose because they are free of polluting PVC and use recycled wood. These headphones are compatible with most MP3 players, computers, iPhones, iPods and CD/DVD players and deliver crisp, high quality sound.
Solar powered wireless keyboard
Wireless keyboards are great and convenient tools for adding computer accessories, but having a solar powered version would benefit the environment as they do not require chemically charged batteries and use clean energy.