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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]