Mike Chino

Top 5 Green Gadgets for Guys

by , 09/29/10

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Our increasingly connected world has borne a booming crop of gadgets, however today’s guy can be easily beleaguered by unnecessary or poorly-conceived tech — which all too often finds its way into landfills. Great green design for guys has to hit a sweet spot between efficiency, utility, and classic charm, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gadgets that go the distance and leave a light footprint to boot. Read on for our top 5 green gadgets for guys!

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Citizen Eco Drive Watch

A watch is the one piece of jewelry that every man can wear, but blinged-out chunky wrist-rocks are sure to weigh heavily upon your wallet and the environment. That’s why we dig this canvas Eco-Drive watch by Citizen, which syncs up perfectly with this fall’s trend towards rugged military timepieces. Each sturdy piece is unimpeachably classic, and thanks to Citizen’s sun-driven charging mechanism it’s one watch that will never need a new battery.

+ Citizen Eco Drive Watch

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Hybrid Bike by Derringer Cycles

Few modes of transportation capture the trappings of classic cool more than the motorbike – look no further than Brando and Dean to catch our drift. These gorgeous hybrid bikes by Derringer Cycles up the ante with handcrafted frames modeled after 1920′s racing bikes. Each cycle can be pedaled like a bike, or you can kick-start its efficient little engine to carry you up to 300 miles on its tiny 1.8 gallon tank.

+ Derringer Cycles

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Scorpion Solar Radio by Eton

Even though you may hit the trails to answer the call of the wild, that doesn’t mean you have to forsake simple pleasures like light, music, and… a way to charge up your cellphone. Eton’s rugged Scorpion Radio is a multi-tasking wonder gadget that packs a LED flashlight, a digital AM/FM radio, and a usb cellphone charger into a tiny package that can be powered by a crank or the sun’s rays. Give one a whirl on your next camping trip and you’ll never be caught in the dark.

+ Eton Scorpion

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Rain Headphones by Thinksound

Eschew those clunky plastic cans for a pair of Thinksound’s potent little Rain earbuds and your ears will thank you — as will the earth. Each handcrafted wooden wonder features a high-definition 9mm driver that transforms tinny digital tunes into warm waves of orchestral sound. Sustainably-sourced woods and PVC-free cables put the good in the goods, which are packaged in recycled materials to boot.

+ Thinksound

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Sakku Solar Powered Traveller Bag

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of solar-powered bags here at Inhabitat, and this sturdy photovoltaic satchel by Sakku is one of the best. At a time when men’s style is seeing a resurgence of time-honored heirloom design this hefty bag made from reclaimed Swiss sailcloth hits all the right notes. Each unit is emblazoned with a powerful 5W solar panel and individually numbered, ensuring a classic piece that is utterly unique.

+ Sakku

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7 Comments

  1. trueislander December 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

    @wcruz & imci
    Commenters rarely read past the article before making assumptions. If you go to Derringer’s website you’ll see that they are extremely efficient and follow emission standards. 180mpg? Let’s see an EV do that. Especially one that was charged by a nearby Gas/Coal power plant??? Nuclear power FTW today, we can ease into wind/solar/geo/wave/tide as we go, but Nuclear today.

  2. jaise.king1 November 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    i like the bag idea especially if it could be changed to a backpack and charge my iphone

  3. imci October 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I agree, how could a gasoline engine powered bike be “green”? Such small engines tend not to have emissions controls, and, as a result, create more pollution than cars. I would like to see this “hybrid bike” (sounds sexy and cool if you call it hybrid, doesn’t it) examined a bit more closely for how ‘green’ it is.

  4. wcruz October 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    How can you call a motorbike “green”?

  5. Jasmin Malik Chua September 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I love the earphones so much!

  6. Yuka Yoneda Yuka Yoneda September 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I know these are supposed to be for the dudes, but I would totally rock that watch or the bike too.

  7. Diane Pham Diane Pham September 29, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    niceee. love the bike!

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