The Earth Day each year reminds us that we need to take care of the planet and despite all our technological advances, need to respect the fact that we have limited resources.
Gadget makers and manufacturers are now more conscious of this fact and understand that the best way to move forward is by incorporating ‘green’ features.
Energy saving measures and alternate energy tapping devices are being used to achieve this goal. Here is a collection of 5 cool green gadgets that will make great additions as part of Earth Day celebrations.
HP’s Photosmart eStation C510 Printer
Printers might not be very popular in the eyes of environmentalists due to their use of paper, but the Photosmart eStation C510 Printer from HP does all it can to save paper with automatic double-sided printing and low energy consumption. Sure it uses paper, but it does so responsibly!
Sony VAIO SA
This 13.3-inch laptop from Sony comes with Intel Core i7 on the inside that offers optimum performance and has 12 hours of battery backup. The VAIO SA saves up on energy by using very little when in ‘standby mode’ and lights up according to the brightness of the surroundings. Smart and efficient from Sony
ThinkStations from Lenovo
Lenove is coming with three brand new ThinkStation models in the form of S30, C30, and D30 and all of them are 90 percent more energy efficient than their predecessors. Coming with Energy Star 5.2 certification and uncompromising performance, they are available starting $1,029.
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) XO 3.0
OLPC is a non-profit organization that makes inexpensive laptops for kids in developing nations and their latest laptop is the XO 3.0. It comes equipped with solar panels that offer it clean power and you can even use a hand crank to juice it up. One minute of ‘cranking’ will offer ten minutes of battery life!
SolarFocus Kindle Cover
This one is pretty much simple and everyone seems to know the drill with the solar covers and cases. Just hook the SolarFocus cover to your Kindle and you get both solar power and protection. It has its own battery that will act as secondary source and this should pretty much ensure that you will never have to hook up your Kindle again… Especially if you live in a state like California