Archive for the 'Computers' Category

Scratch and Scroll Mousepad Saves Paper

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

This is a clever idea for habitual doodlers or for those who just want to save on all those post-it notes and scraps of paper that end up floating around your desk. It is a mouse pad that has ‘magic slate’ type top. You can write on it with the plastic stylus, or with your finger nail. Then once you’ve finished with your notes or doodles you just lift up the plastic top sheep to erase the notes. This would work well if you tend to write things on paper first then transfer them to your computer, or just like to jot down reminders for yourself to call people, or whatever. It may be a bit too gimmicky for some, but others will find it useful. It may even end up saving you paper and ink, hence it being included as a green gadget.
$13.00 from

Solar Powered Wireless Keyboard by Logitech

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

No more battery hassles is the promise of Logitech with this newly released wireless keyboard. It has super efficient solar panels that mean no batteries are ever required. It is also so energy efficient that they reckon that you could use it for three months even in the dark. As it is it can draw power from ambient lighting as well as direct from sunlight, so you hardly ever need bright sunshine to charge it up. It is well designed as a keyboard too, lightweight, comfortable to type on and sleek looking. This could be the perfect gift for the green geek in your life, unless they’ve already bought one for themselves!
Costs $59.99 from Amazon.com

Bamboo Laptop

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Bamboo is the very latest green material to have hit the headlines. Sustainable and eco-friendly to produce, it has so many uses. But did you know that you can now get a bamboo laptop?! OK, so it’s not totally made of bamboo, but the bamboo exterior reduces the amount of plastic used in the production of this laptop by 15% and gives it a sleek and sexy finish that will appeal to the green among us who are still devoted to their technology. Stylish and light enough to make this a really useful Notebook, it has Windows 7 and all the latest functionalities and boasts 10 hours of battery life. All in all if you want your technology to come with eco-styling that does away with the plastic, this would be a good new laptop to choose.

Costs $999 from amazon

Eco Simple Flash Drive

Saturday, January 30th, 2010


Want to save the earth while keeping all your important data close by? These eco-friendly flash drives contain no lead, mercury, cadium or other toxics, and you can choose from a variety of colors and storage capacities. Available from Greenhome.com, starting at $28 for 1 GB.

Another E-Waste video

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Here is another great You Tube video about electronic waste dumping.

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