Greener Gadgets

Join Thrillist and Win a Kindle DX Worth $489!

Join Thrillist and Win a Kindle DX Worth $489!

We're big fans of E-readers because they save trees, and Amazon's Kindle DX is one of the best - it's thin, sleek, light, and can hold thousands of books without the massive environmental impact and

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IllumiCharger Adds Solar USB Charging to Any Wall

IllumiCharger Adds Solar USB Charging to Any Wall

Solar power doesn't get more plug-and-play than the IllumiCharger, a wall-mounted charger that soaks up ambient light within your home to provide grid-free energy for any USB gadget. Designed by

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Cut out Vampire Power With the Fair Energy Clock

Cut out Vampire Power With the Fair Energy Clock

By now you probably know that your gadgets still suck power from the grid when they are plugged in but not turned on -- this phantom power drain can cost you hundreds of dollars a year. But how are the

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Corky Mouse Generates Kinetic Energy With Every Click

Corky Mouse Generates Kinetic Energy With Every Click

Portable wireless mice have a problem: most of them rely upon disposable batteries, which often wind up in landfills as e-waste. Adele Peters' Corky mouse aims to change all that -- it's a kinetic

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Top 5 Greener Gadgets to Look for in 2010

Top 5 Greener Gadgets to Look for in 2010

As greener gadget geeks, we're pretty enthralled with the assortment of energy and earth-conscious gizmos that emerged last year, and we're even more excited about what this year holds in store. Check out

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ROCCO: A Kinetic Energy Harvesting Rocking Horse

ROCCO: A Kinetic Energy Harvesting Rocking Horse

If you’ve got a toddler running about the house you may have asked yourself “Isn’t there some way I could put all of that energy to good use?” Well the folks who came up with

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Turbine Light Illuminates Highways With Wind

Turbine Light Illuminates Highways With Wind

As more and more people across the world adopt cars as their primary mode of transportation, well-lit highways become increasingly important. But how can we sustainably power all those energy-sucking

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World’s Smallest Portable Printer Doesn’t Use Ink

World’s Smallest Portable Printer Doesn’t Use Ink

Computing on-the-go couldn't be easier with the bevvy of smart phones, laptops and netbooks on the market. But printing documents while away from the home or office is a whole 'nother story -- until now.

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GREENER GADGETS SNEAK PEEK: We Interview Keynote Speaker Yves Béhar

GREENER GADGETS SNEAK PEEK: We Interview Keynote Speaker Yves Béhar

We're psyched about the Greener Gadgets Conference coming up in just 2 days, and are thrilled to be able to give all of you a sneak peek by interviewing industrial designer extraordinaire and keynote

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Airnergy Charges Your Gadgets With Wi-Fi Signals

Airnergy Charges Your Gadgets With Wi-Fi Signals

This year's Consumer Electronics Show is over, but there are still a number of nifty devices trickling into our inboxes. One of our favorites is the RCA Airnergy, a USB-connected device that converts

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LAST DAY to Enter the Greener Gadgets Competition for $5000 in prizes!

LAST DAY to Enter the Greener Gadgets Competition for $5000 in prizes!

Only a few hours left to enter the greener gadgets competition! Have you dreamed up the next great green gadget that could change the world? Then enter it in the Greener Gadgets Design Competition for a

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Enter the Greener Gadgets Competition for $5000 in prizes – 2 DAYS LEFT!!

Enter the Greener Gadgets Competition for $5000 in prizes – 2 DAYS LEFT!!

The Greener Gadgets Competition Deadline is January 7th 2009! Can you believe that it's 2010 already? That means that the Greener Gadgets Design Conference is rapidly approaching on February 25th, and

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WIN A LIMITED EDITION HP MINI LAPTOP BY STUDIO TORD BOONTJE!

WIN A LIMITED EDITION HP MINI LAPTOP BY STUDIO TORD BOONTJE!

ATTENTION ALL GREEN GADGET GEEKS! Want to win a tricked out, supercompact, limited edition HP Mini 110 laptop by renowned designer Tord Boontje worth $399?!! In the spirit of the holidays, and to raise

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GREENER GADGETS Announces Yves Behar as Keynote Speaker!

GREENER GADGETS Announces Yves Behar as Keynote Speaker!

ATTENTION GADGET GEEKS - SOME EXCITING NEWS! The 3rd annual 2010 Greener Gadgets Conference is rapidly approaching, and we're thrilled to announce that this year's keynote speaker will be industrial

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Bamboo Soil Clock Powered by DIRT!

Bamboo Soil Clock Powered by DIRT!

Nothing gets kids up in the morning like the thought of going to school - not! If your youngsters are anything like others around the world, they need something interesting to get them out of bed, and

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Top Five Green Gadgets We Wish Really Existed

Top Five Green Gadgets We Wish Really Existed

From time to time we come across some ideas that are so brilliant that it's a no-brainer for them to be out there in the marketplace. This last year in particular we've seen a number of green gadgets that

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OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently announced a breakthrough in OLED technology that shatters all prior efficiency standards, reducing the ultra-thin

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Q-Sound: Solar-Powered, Bluetooth-Enabled Headphones

Q-Sound: Solar-Powered, Bluetooth-Enabled Headphones

Music becomes a sustainable experience with Shepeleff Stephen's solar-powered, bluetooth-connected Q-Sound (quantum sound) headphones. The Romanian engineering student's sleek design combines flexible,

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K3 Charger: Solar and Wind Power to Go

K3 Charger: Solar and Wind Power to Go

Imagine you're lost in the woods, having wandered off the hiking trail. It's looking like you may have to bed down on some pine needles with what's left of the granola bars, when your friend whips out a

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POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

Here's a brilliant invention that makes us wonder why all city sidewalks aren't covered in piezoelectric tiles. POWERleap is a floor tiling system that converts wasted energy from human foot traffic into

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LG Answers the Green Call With a Solar-Powered Cell Phone

LG Answers the Green Call With a Solar-Powered Cell Phone

Not to be outdone by Samsung's Blue Earth and ZTE's Coral-200, LG recently unveiled its own solar-powered concept cell phone at the Wold Mobile Conference in Barcelona. The prototype, which features a

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GREENER GADGETS: Indoor Drying Rack

GREENER GADGETS: Indoor Drying Rack

Amid the flurry of high-tech wonders on display at this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition, Rob Podell's Indoor Drying Rack boldly proved that green gadgets needn't rely upon circuit boards and

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Tweet-a-Watt Wins the Greener Gadgets Design Competition!

Tweet-a-Watt Wins the Greener Gadgets Design Competition!

After an exciting round of live judging last week at the Greener Gadgets Conference, we're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition! Drumroll please...... And the

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GREENER GADGETS 2009!

GREENER GADGETS 2009!

Last week's Greener Gadgets Conference was a smashing success, and if you missed it, you missed out. Inventor Saul Griffith gave a provocative and rousing keynote presentation, with a call-to-action to

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Greener Gadgets Buzz From Around the Web

Greener Gadgets Buzz From Around the Web

The Greener Gadgets Conference made for an exciting end to the week yesterday, and as you know, Inhabitat live-blogged the whole thing HERE >. The conference was a chance for gadget geeks and electronic

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Live-blogging Greener Gadgets TODAY!

Live-blogging Greener Gadgets TODAY!

Attention gadget geeks! The 2009 Greener Gadgets Conference kicked off today in NYC, and Inhabitat is on the scene, bringing you up-to-the-minute news from this groundbreaking event! We'll be

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The Coral-200: A Solar Powered Phone for the Masses

The Coral-200: A Solar Powered Phone for the Masses

Just last week we brought you news of the Blue-Earth, Samsung's new solar powered touch phone. Well, it turns out that they are not the only company with solar dreams. Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE

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LAST CALL: Greener Gadgets Registration Closes Today!

LAST CALL: Greener Gadgets Registration Closes Today!

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR GREENER GADGETS! Calling all Green Gadget Geeks! This is it - today is your last chance to pick up a ticket for this week's Greener Gadgets Conference! Taking place on

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Greener Gadgets Registration Deadline Extended!

Greener Gadgets Registration Deadline Extended!

ATTENTION GADGET GEEKS! Due to popular demand, the registration deadline for Greener has been extended! We were going to close ticket sales yesterday, but we're now going to give you until next

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IS IT GREEN?: The New Macbook

IS IT GREEN?: The New Macbook

Apple recently rolled out its new family of Macbooks with a bold claim: The World’s Greenest Family of Notebooks. The new Macbooks are lighter, less toxic, and more energy efficient than previous

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