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WIND-LIT SOLAR LEDs: Powered by the sun, moved by the wind

WIND-LIT SOLAR LEDs: Powered by the sun, moved by the wind

Imagine your next summer backyard party: the sun has just gone down, the music is playing, and, as the breeze picks up, the lights come on from a string of solar powered, wind-lit LED lights. This

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New Solar Powered Media Player by eMotion

New Solar Powered Media Player by eMotion

It's no secret that we're fans of greener gadgets here at Inhabitat. When you want all the functionality of your favorite gadget and can enjoy it in a more environmentally-friendly manner, it's the best

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New Hand-Crank Media Player goes on sale!

New Hand-Crank Media Player goes on sale!

We love our kinetic energy here at Inhabitat, and we are excited to announce inventive use of human kinetic power: The brandnew 2 GB Eco Media Player is hand-crank portable media player can play music,

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WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

WIND-UP ECO BAMBOO PHONE: Charged by whirling!

Here's a great idea for a cell-phone that is thoroughly green in every way: from its biodegradable bamboo materials, to its thoughtfully considered lifecycle, to its ingenious use of kinetic human power

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LINC Lifestyle Phone Takes E-waste Out of the Equation

LINC Lifestyle Phone Takes E-waste Out of the Equation

If all of the ideas and concepts that were highlighted at the Greener Gadgets Conference were rolled into one product it would look and operate like the LINC Lifestyle Concept Phone from The Greener

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GRAVIA: Gravity Based Kinetic Energy Lamp

GRAVIA: Gravity Based Kinetic Energy Lamp

Gravia, a gravity based kinetic energy lamp concept, wowed our panel judges and the crowd at the Greener Gadgets Conference, earning a second place accolade in the design competition. Created by Clay

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Voltaic Now Using Recycled Bottles in their Solar Bags

Voltaic Now Using Recycled Bottles in their Solar Bags

Just when we thought the idea of solar-powered backpacks couldn't get any better, Voltaic goes and ups the ante with new recycled materials. The solar bag company showed their backpacks and laptop bags at

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VIDEO: Treehugger Greener Gadgets Wrap

VIDEO: Treehugger Greener Gadgets Wrap

GREEN DEETS 013 Greener Gadgets Wrap from George Spyros on Vimeo Since we're on a video rampage today, we'd love to point you to a fabulous video of our Greener Gadgets Conference that we just spotted

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GREENER GADGETS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

GREENER GADGETS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

The absolute highlight of our recent Greener Gadget Conference was our end-of-day presentation and live-audience judging of the Greener Gadgets Design Competition. Our favorite Core77 Editor-in-chief

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GREENER GADGETS 2008 WRAP UP

GREENER GADGETS 2008 WRAP UP

Our first-of-its-kind Greener Gadgets Conference took place yesterday in New York City, and was a smashing success! We were thrilled to get such a great and diverse line-up of speakers, representing not

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GREENER GADGETS TODAY!! LIVE BLOG from the Conference

GREENER GADGETS TODAY!! LIVE BLOG from the Conference

FRIDAY FEB 1st - LIVE WEBCAST OF GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE HERE > The groundbreaking Greener Gadgets Gadgets conference opened up this morning in New York City and of course we are on the scene first

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GREENER GADGETS STARTS TOMORROW IN NYC!

GREENER GADGETS STARTS TOMORROW IN NYC!

FRIDAY FEB 1st - LIVE WEBCAST OF GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE HERE > It's finally upon us! The groundbreaking Greener Gadgets Gadgets, which we've worked so hard at Inhabitat to organize over the

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GREENER GADGETS: Student tix sold out! Discounts end Friday

GREENER GADGETS: Student tix sold out! Discounts end Friday

LATEST UPDATE ON THE GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE! The one-day Greener Gadgets Conference that we've been talking so much about here is taking place NEXT WEEK. Student tickets have just sold out, and

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Greener Gadgets Launches Free Ticket Giveaway w/ Engadget

Greener Gadgets Launches Free Ticket Giveaway w/ Engadget

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all recently, you can't have failed to notice that we've been talking a lot about our upcoming Greener Gadgets Conference on February 1st in NYC, and the fast

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GREENER GADGETS IS FAST APPROACHING! – Feb 1st 2008

GREENER GADGETS IS FAST APPROACHING! – Feb 1st 2008

If you've been keeping up with Inhabitat, hopefully by now you have read about the Greener Gadgets Design Competition and the fast approaching Greener Gadgets Conference on February 1st in NYC. If you

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Hydrogen Power Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone

Hydrogen Power Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone

From cars to prefabs and some slightly greener gadgets, CES gave us plenty of things to marvel at this year. One of the most impressive in terms of future-forward innovation was the Motoslvr cell phone

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Charge Your Cellphone Just By Moving – With M2E Kinetic Power

Charge Your Cellphone Just By Moving – With M2E Kinetic Power

They may seem like such small devices - but cellphones have a surprisingly large environmental footprint, and the whole cellphone charging business is a serious pain in the butt to boot. Every cellphone

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Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Like Greenpeace, we've been on Apple's case for awhile now in regards to the sustainability issue. We just don't understand how it is that a company that has been so groundbreaking in terms of product

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GREENER GADGETS: Last Day for Discount Tickets – Jan 15th!

GREENER GADGETS: Last Day for Discount Tickets – Jan 15th!

With all the talk at this year's Consumer Electronics Show about 'going green', we have to say that if you are really interested in exploring the issue of sustainable design innovation in the consumer

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Greener Gadgets Design Competition – $4500 in prizes!

Greener Gadgets Design Competition – $4500 in prizes!

If you've been reading Inhabitat recently, hopefully by now you have noticed that we are organizing an event in NYC in February called the Greener Gadgets Conference - to explore design innovations for

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WEZA Foot-Powered Portable Energy Source

WEZA Foot-Powered Portable Energy Source

What's a more renewable form of energy than human energy? We've seen it before with the human-powered gyms in Hong Kong, and here's a portable energy source that's powered by the spring in your step. We

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COMPANION: Solar crank charger, radio, light all in one

COMPANION: Solar crank charger, radio, light all in one

We love 2-for-1 devices here at Inhabitat - after all, what's more efficient and environmentally friendly than having one single tool that can serve variety of purposes? That's why we were super excited

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FUJITSU UNVEILS LAPTOP MADE FROM CORN

FUJITSU UNVEILS LAPTOP MADE FROM CORN

Laptops have a long way to go in order to really go green, but Fujitsu has certainly made an interesting attempt with their new corn-based polymer laptop. Launching at this year's Consumer Electronics

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Samsung Launches New Low Energy 31″ OLED TV

Samsung Launches New Low Energy 31″ OLED TV

Walking the showroom floor at CES this year, we're overwhelmed by the products on display, but underwhelmed by the lack of design innovation from a sustainability perspective. However, one innovation

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GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE – February 1st in NYC!

GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE – February 1st in NYC!

Greener Gadgets Conference - February 1st in NYC On February 1, 2008 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and product designers will gather in New York City to discuss innovation and emerging

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VIDEO: Yves Behar Talks About the $100 Laptop

VIDEO: Yves Behar Talks About the $100 Laptop

One of our favorite examples of a great green gadget for the greater good, the One Laptop Per Child is getting all kinds of attention and is now widely available for purchase. Check out the latest video

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ANNOUNCING: The Greener Gadgets Conference!

ANNOUNCING: The Greener Gadgets Conference!

Inhabitat is excited to announce the Greener Gadgets Conference! On February 1, 2008 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and product designers will gather in New York Cty to discuss the

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LIVING AIR FILTER: Bel-Air Mini Mobile Greenhouse

LIVING AIR FILTER: Bel-Air Mini Mobile Greenhouse

We are always on the lookout for products and materials that improve indoor environmental quality, because the reality is that many interior spaces are just plain unhealthy. This charming concept from

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Solar-power Flashlight Can Also Charge Your Gadgets!

Solar-power Flashlight Can Also Charge Your Gadgets!

We love 2-for-1 products here at Inhabitat, so naturally we love a solar powered flashlight that can also charge your cell phone, MP3 player, or PDA. The ultra-bright LED flashlight (65,000MCD) uses

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My Sust House: Interactive Game for Eco-minded Kids

My Sust House: Interactive Game for Eco-minded Kids

My Sust House is a Glaswegian approach to sustainable education, exposing kids and teenagers to issues of sustainability in design and planning through an accessible outlet: the Internet. This

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