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Key II Android 4.1 Mini PC Stick

by Isaiah on April 10, 2013


Turn your HD TV into an Android 4.1 powered PC with Chinavasion’s latest Android 4.1 mini PC stick ‘Key II’. The device is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 1GB RAM, an 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (up to 16GB), Google Play support, Adobe Flash support, 1080p Full HD video playback support, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a USB port, a micro-USB port, an HDMI connection interface and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The Key II retails for just $57.09. [Product Page]

Green House GH-LED10WBW

Green House has proudly introduced its latest eco-friendly product in the form of the GH-LED10WBW LED lantern. What makes this LED lantern special is that it runs on salty water (salt + water) instead of electricity. A single charge of salty water offers enough juice for up to 8-hour of light. The salt/ water combo acts as an electrolyte with the magnesium (negative electrode) and carbon (positive electrode) rods inside the lantern. You should change the power rods every 120-hour of usage. [Engadget]

Toshiba Will Launch Copier With Erasable Toner

Toshiba Tec today introduced a new copier system that can erase printed text from a regular copy paper. This eco-friendly copier uses a special erasable toner that loses its color when heated. The toner can only be used with compatible copiers, but any regular photocopy paper can be used. Using Toshiba Tec’s new copier system, one sheet of photocopy paper can be used at least five times. Toshiba Tec will launch the copier with erasable toner this winter. Watch the video after the jump. Read more

PowerTrekk Water-powered Smartphone Charger

by Johan on January 16, 2012

PowerTrekk Water-powered Smartphone Charger

PowerTrekk has unveiled the water-powered smartphone charger at the International CES 2012. This gadget is ideal for use for users who spend time away from the electricity grid. It is easy to use. You just need to pour water in the tray, place a cartridge in the tray and then connect with your smartphone via USB port. This eco-friendly smartphone charger provides around the same energy as four AA batteries and delivers around 10 hours of phone battery life. The PowerTrekk water-powered smartphone charger will be launched in May or June 2012 for approx $250 each. The replacement cartridge retails for around $4 a pop. [DVICE]

Eton Rukus Solar Sound System

by Johan on January 11, 2012

Eton Rukus Solar

Eton today announced the availability of the Rukus solar-powered Bluetooth sound system. The Rukus features a pair of 2.25-inch drivers with a 14-watt amplifier, an energy-efficient E-ink SURF segmented display and a monocrystal solar panel. This eco-friendly sound system draws its power from a built-in Li-ion 7.4V 1500mAh battery. It takes about 6 hours in direct sunlight to fully recharge the internal lithium battery. Additional specs include a small mesh pouch, a USB port and Bluetooth with AVRCP/A2DP profile support. Available in black, the Eton Rukus solar-powered Bluetooth sound system will be launched in the second quarter of 2012 for $150 each. [Earth Techling]

Sony Introduces Paper-powered Bio Battery

by Johan on December 17, 2011

Sony Introduces Paper-powered Bio Battery

Sony has recently introduced the paper-powered bio battery at Eco-Products 2011 in Tokyo. This eco-friendly battery uses a special enzyme called cellulase to change paper into glucose, which is needed to generate the electricity. The cellulase acts as a catalyst, so it can be reuse several times. The company claims that the paper-powered bio battery can generate up to 18Wh of electricity, which is equal to the amount of energy that can be generated by six AA batteries. Read more


by Johan on November 22, 2011


WAKAWAKA is a solar LED lighting concept, which is designed for developing countries in Africa. This solar-powered portable lamp is touted to provide 16 hours of light with one day of charging time under the bright sunlight. The lamp is equipped with a high performance exchangeable battery, which will last for several years if used on a daily basis. What’s more, it has a ring that allows it to sit on a regular water bottle. Watch the video after the jump to get more details. Read more

AT&T Battery Charger Made From Recycled Water Bottles

AT&T has proudly introduced the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger for your power-hungry smartphones. The device is compatible with all USB-powered gadgets from major manufacturers. What makes the Motorola P793 special is that it is composed of 25% of recycled water bottles. This battery charger provides two USB ports, so you can charge two electronic devices simultaneously. No word on pricing or availability at this time. [Press Release]

ZON Air Purifier

by Johan on November 8, 2011

ZON Air Purifier

Designed by Stefan Spoerl and Andrzej Loreth, the ZON personal air purifier adopts the disposable electrostatic precipitation (DEP) technology to eliminate 99% of airborne particles, including dusts, harmful germs, viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This eco-friendly air purifier is made of 89% recyclable material, including a recyclable filter that can be cleaned for reuse. The gadget also requires only a maximum of 23 Watts of power. The ZON personal air purifier is priced at $299. [Product Page]

Pan Japan Releases Nudibranch Solar Charger For Portable Devices

Pan Japan today introduced the Nudibranch solar charger that will harness the sun’s energy and charge your power-hungry gadgets. Available in 5,500mAh and 2,800mAh of battery capacities, these portable solar chargers provide two USB ports, allowing you to charge two gadgets at the same time. The 5,500mAh model takes about 6 to 7 hours to charge fully in strong sunlight. The 5,500mAh model is priced at approx. $99, while the 2,800mAh variant retails for about $78. [Impress]