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Amazon has started selling the PowerTraveller PowerMonkey eXplorer for just $105.95. This portable solar charger is compatible with most of standard cell phones such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. The device is also able to recharge iPods, MP3 players, PDAs, internet tablets and digital cameras. What’s more, the PowerTraveller PowerMonkey eXplorer also has a rubberized design that makes it water-resistant. [Amazon]

HP Compaq is back with four new WLED Backlit LCD monitors, the LE1901wl, LA2006x, LA2206x and LA2306x. The HP Compaq LE1901wl is a 19-inch entry-level display with a mercury-free WLED backlit panel, a 16:10 aspect ratio, a VGA input, and a VESA compatibility. The 20-inch LA2006x, 21.5-inch LA2206x and 23-inch LA2306x monitors feature an ergonomically improved slider stand that provides tilt and swivel adjustments as well as a 90-degree pivot. These LCD monitors also feature a full HD resolution, a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a digital DVI port, DisplayPort and a built-in two USB ports. The HP Compaq LA2006x, LA2206x and LA2306x are priced at $209 each, while the HP Compaq LE1901wl retails for $157. [HP]

Do you still remember the nPower PEG personal power generator? The company will demonstrate this gadget at CES 2011. As a reminder, the nPower PEG is a backup hybrid charger for portable gadgets. The PEG’s internal battery receives a charge from both plugging it into a USB port and through the energy you generate. You can place the PEG in your backpack, briefcase, or handbag and walk. As you move, the nPower PEG harvests and stores the kinetic energy that you are already generating and converts it into usable power. It is compatible with over 3,000 handheld devices such as cell phones, MP3 players, PMPs or digital cameras. The nPower PEG personal power generator is priced at $159.99 each. [Ubergizmo]

Green-House Hikario LED Light Bulbs

by Johan on December 14, 2010

Green-House Japan is back with an eco-friendly product namely the Hikario LED light bulb. Rated to last 40,000 hours, this light bulb only pulls 7.7 Watts of power and fits in any old E26 bulb socket. Green-House calculates that this light bulb will only cost 2 Yen of electricity for twelve hours of continuous operation. The Hikario LED light bulb is currently available in two versions such as a sunlight-colored model (GH-LB603N) and a traditional-lightbulb-colored variant (GH-LB603L). [Akihabara]

Hangueando Solar-powered Lamps

by Johan on November 23, 2010

Designed by [A]rmada, the Hangueando Solar-powered lamps consist of a couple of wooden light-boxes tied together by a cord, allowing them to adapt to any given environment or use. These lamps are built from local wood, put together with water-based adhesives and finished with water-based finishes, and lit through low energy consumption LEDs. Each box contains a battery energized by a photovoltaic panel that when combined and having collected an enough amount of energy, is capable of emitting up to 8.5-hour of continuous light. [Yanko]