Greener Gadgets

FASTRONAUTS: Action Figures Powered by Play

FASTRONAUTS: Action Figures Powered by Play

Kids have a ton of energy, so wouldn't it be great if we could bottle up some of that excess energy and use it in lieu of batteries in battery-operated toys? That's precisely the idea behind Fastronauts

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Recompute: A Sustainable Desktop Computer

Recompute: A Sustainable Desktop Computer

Computers are hard on the environment - from their materials and manufacture to their energy use and ultimate disposal. There are definitely some more energy efficient and eco-friendly models out there,

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Samsung Releases Solar Powered Phone!

Samsung Releases Solar Powered Phone!

Green Gadget fans have been waiting for the holy green grail of gadgets for awhile now: the solar-powered mobile phone. And now it seems that Samsung has finally delivered on this promise with their

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WIN A FREE TICKET TO GREENER GADGETS!

WIN A FREE TICKET TO GREENER GADGETS!

Who wants a free ticket to Greener Gadgets 2009?The Greener Gadgets Conference is just 2 weeks away now and we are getting excited! So excited, in fact, that we are running a contest today to give away a

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Greener Gadgets is TWO Weeks Away! Feb 27th in NYC

Greener Gadgets is TWO Weeks Away! Feb 27th in NYC

Calling all Gadget Geeks! The Greener Gadgets Conference is only two weeks away now and tickets are selling fast! So fast, in fact, that we are going to close online ticket sales on February 20th, 2009.

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POWER HOG: Piggybank Power Meter Keeps the Change

POWER HOG: Piggybank Power Meter Keeps the Change

Looking for a fun way to teach energy conservation to your kids? Check out the Power Hog, an adorably pig-shaped power monitor that introduces kids to energy efficiency (and general thriftiness) by

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Environmental Traffic Light Gives Urban Residents Sixth Sense

Environmental Traffic Light Gives Urban Residents Sixth Sense

Even if your local skyline isn't hazy with smog, there are a number of environmental factors that impact your daily life but fly under the radar of your senses. Seeking to increase awareness and

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Blight: Illuminating Solar Blinds Turn Night to Day

Blight: Illuminating Solar Blinds Turn Night to Day

One of fifty top entries in this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition, Vincent Gerkens' Blight offers a brilliant twist on staid venetian blinds. Rather than serving simply to block the sun's rays,

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TWEET-A-WATT! A Power Monitor That Twitters Your Energy Use

TWEET-A-WATT! A Power Monitor That Twitters Your Energy Use

This year's Greener Gadgets Competition is loaded with brilliant ideas. One of our favories is the Tweet-a-watt, a fabulous open-source, power monitoring project from ladyada. One part off-the-shelf

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The Recycled Cardboard Computer Case Eliminates E-Waste

The Recycled Cardboard Computer Case Eliminates E-Waste

One of our favorite entries from this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition is Francesco Biasci's Cardboard Computer Case, which aims to ameliorate the perpetual problem of consumer e-waste. Built

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Greener Gadgets Competition Designs Revealed!

Greener Gadgets Competition Designs Revealed!

Attention Green Gadget Geeks!Want to see a sneak peek at the future of consumer electronics? After much deliberation we're excited to announce this year's crop of Greener Gadget Design Competition

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RITI Coffee Printer Uses Your Coffee Grounds for Eco Ink!

RITI Coffee Printer Uses Your Coffee Grounds for Eco Ink!

For those of you who enjoy a cup of joe with your morning paper, the RITI Coffee printer offers an ingenious way to green your morning ritual: by turning your old coffee grounds into a sustainable source

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Big Sale on Noon Solar Power Bags- $100 off!

Big Sale on Noon Solar Power Bags- $100 off!

Noon Solar's chic energy generating bags have been a big hit with us ever since we first covered them in 2007. We're so enamored with these beautifully crafted solar powered totes that they were some of

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GREENER GADGETS DEADLINE EXTENDED – ENTER NOW!

GREENER GADGETS DEADLINE EXTENDED – ENTER NOW!

GREENER GADGETS DEADLINE IS NOW SUNDAY! Due to popular demand this year's Greener Gadgets Design competition deadline has been extended until midnight on Sunday January 17th! That means you have an

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GREENER GADGETS DESIGN COMPETITION – 3 days left!!!

GREENER GADGETS DESIGN COMPETITION – 3 days left!!!

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE GREENER GADGETS DESIGN CONTEST!Have a brilliant idea for how to make a greener gadget? Want to share your idea with us for the chance to win $3000?. Enter the Greener Gadgets

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The Buzz on Greener Gadgets at CES

The Buzz on Greener Gadgets at CES

With the Consumer Electronics Show going on in Las Vegas this week, we've been dreaming of green electronics innovations that can satisfy our desire for cleaner, greener technology. We might have

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CES 2009: MiniWIZ’s Solarbulb Turns Bottles Into Lamps

CES 2009: MiniWIZ’s Solarbulb Turns Bottles Into Lamps

This year's CES is showcasing some great green products, and we were particularly impressed by this new solar powered outdoor lamp by miniWIZ, who brought us the Hymini Portable Wind Charger. The

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CES 2009: Owikits 6-in-1 Solar Toy Building Kit

CES 2009: Owikits 6-in-1 Solar Toy Building Kit

From tiny hydrogen powered vehicles to pint-size solar powered cars, we love seeing toys that put renewable energy into growing kids hands. Thus we were excited to see this 6-in-1 Solar Building Kit by

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CES 2009: Energizer Debuts a Solar Battery Charger

CES 2009: Energizer Debuts a Solar Battery Charger

Energizer has worked hard to brand and market itself as the go-to battery for rechargeable reuse by offering many nifty little recharging gadgets to power up your AA and AAA batteries. At CES this week,

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Greener Gadgets Announces Keynote: Saul Griffith

Greener Gadgets Announces Keynote: Saul Griffith

ATTENTION GREEN GADGET GEEKS! The Greener Gadgets Conference is returning to New York City this February, and promises to be even bigger and better than our inaugural event in 2008. We've been talking

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A Greener CES Kicks Off This Week

A Greener CES Kicks Off This Week

The world famous Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week in Las Vegas, and this year the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) has joined forces with Greener Gadgets to produce the greenest CES

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Give An XO Laptop and get one for yourself this year!

Give An XO Laptop and get one for yourself this year!

We are huge fans of the One Laptop Per Child project and computer design, and we've written extensively about the OLPC laptop on Inhabitat (here, here and here). So we were thrilled to discover that the

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ANNOUNCING: The 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition!

ANNOUNCING: The 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition!

Calling all designers, inventors, and green gadget geeks! The 2009 Greener Gadgets Conference is shaping up to be an incredible event, and we're excited to announce the details of next year's Greener

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ANNOUNCING… Greener Gadgets 2009

ANNOUNCING… Greener Gadgets 2009

Attention all eco inventors, green design visionaries, and gadget geeks! We're excited to announce Greener Gadgets 2009! Registration is now open for the return of this provocative conference, which will

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INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Greener Gadget Giveaway!

INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Greener Gadget Giveaway!

The emergence of hot summer weather and sun-worshiping has inspired the latest and greatest Inhabitat contest: Summer Green Gadget Giveway. Over the next two weeks, we are giving away a bunch of great

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INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Green Gadget Giveaway!

INHABITAT SUMMER CONTEST: Green Gadget Giveaway!

Summer is finally well under way and we are looking forward to getting a chance to appreciate the great outdoors and soaking up some summer rays. Any of you who have been reading Inhabitat for awhile

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Use CO2 to make DVDs

Use CO2 to make DVDs

There are some intriguing ideas with how to deal with the greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation - the most commonly heard being carbon sequestration. But what else could you do with those

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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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