Feed Plants with Re-Feed

by Alison

City living provides plenty of challenges. Growing plants and flowers poses one of those challenges. Finding adequate sun can be a task and plant food or good soil isn’t the easiest to come by. There is certainly not a hardware store on every street corner. A clever Product Design student, Fanny Nilsson, invented a concept product out of the very dilemma of plant life in city life.

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Molecule Tiny Homes – Living Large, in a Small Space

by Julie

  I’m pretty sure I have more house than I need. Let’s face it, we live in 3 rooms, the kitchen, the bedroom and the bathroom… the rest of the house just sits there empty, just in case we need it, like if someone comes to visit, or for the occasional formal dining holiday that usually requires a dust off of the china cabinet and the buffet server. I daydream about the …

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Pedal Power Your Devices

by Alison

Bicycle hubs have long provided power for bike headlights via small, built-in generators (dynamo hub), a great, green power source. But there are a few drawbacks. The power generated varies with your pedaling. Slow pedaling delivers a decent charge, but speed on the bike creates spikes and surges in the power – not healthy for devices. Another drawback is lack of storage for the power you generate. Seems like there …

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Voltage Cycles Sport electric bike announced

by Edwin

Voltage Cycles Sport is the company’s (Voltage Cycles) first production electric bike ever to roll out, and I must say, it does look rather ordinary at first glance. That is not a bad thing though, so do not take my statement in the wrong way. For starters, the Sport will boast of classic American styling and engineering that will definitely appeal to the masses, especially the more patriotic ones. The …

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ECOXGEAR pedal powered headlight and smartphone charger for bicycles

by Edwin

So you are one of those who prefer to get around town using a mix of public transport as well as your set of two wheels – non oil guzzling ones, that is, in the form of a bicycle. Well, well, what are you to do then in order to maximize your “green” and eco-friendly lifestyle while you are on the move? This is where the ECOXGEAR pedal powered headlight …

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No More Falling Into the Campfire

by Alison

OK, so maybe you haven’t fallen into the campfire. But face it, campfires have their challenges. Collecting wood, getting flames going, stoking it. Yep, it isn’t necessarily what every camping or hiking trip necessarily needs. If you are packing in and trekking 10 miles building a fire for a quick nights stay isn’t exactly the best way to spend your time with nature. Trekmates believes an easier way exists and …

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App (and Device) to Keep You Healthy

by Alison

Plenty of iPhone apps exist to help you stay healthy. You have food tracking, exercise tracking, heart rate monitoring. The list goes on and on. We can’t seem to get enough apps to help us live healthy lives. One more to add to your list for later this year is Lapka Personal Environment Monitor. Lapka consists of 4 small devices that connect to your iPhone. Once the Lapka app is …

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Charge Devices With Solar Tree

by Alison

Inevitably we can never get enough charge in our devices. We often have to leave the comfort of power ports to watch the kids’ games or head to the beach. But why sacrifice the possibility of missing that important call or email? Rest assured that you can channel the sun into your electronic devices using this portable USB Solar Tree, just $55.00 from usb.brando.com. The panels on the “branches” enable …

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