Dad helps kids invent solar oven for third world

by James

Cool dads are the ones who spend time with their kids playing and creating stuff. REAL cool dads are the ones that help their kids change the world. And Jon Bohmer is a REAL cool dad. Working with his two girls, Jon has created a solar oven out of about five dollars worth of cardboard, foil, and acrylic which can generate so much heat, it can bake bread and even …

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Sanyo announces new AWD-AQ4000 washing and drying machines

by Edwin

Sanyo does not only make great rechargeable batteries in the form of Eneloop, they are also environmentally conscious with their new range of AWD-AQ4000 drum type washing and drying machines known as Aqua. These new versions comes with a built-in ozone (O3) generator, which helps increase the amount of ozone generated to double that of its current product, the AWD-AQ3000. In addition, during the rinsing process for washing out detergent …

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The eco-friendly Bagalight table lamp

by Ally

This is one of those gadgets that I kind of wish they were kidding, sadly, they aren’t.  If anyone were to see this on your table, they’d likely think you had a small child that made an attempt at some arts and crafts one afternoon.  Although despite the fact that it does look a bit ugly, it is said to be an eco-friendly table light.  Actually the people at Liquidesign …

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Tweet-a-Watt Shows Your Power Consumption Online

by Mark R

This next product is a combination of two products. Some of you might remember when we reported on the Kill-A-Watt, a device that will give you a digital and numerical readout of how much power you actually use. Now there is the Tweet-a-Watt. This is a Kill-A-Watt that is able to go online with Twitter. Now, everyone who is following you on Twitter will know exactly how much power that …

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Walking House to take to the streets

by Edwin

Buying a house is one of the most important investment decisions one can ever make, but apart from a trailer, how many of us own homes that can move about? The Walking Home concept is one of the more interesting ones we have come across lately – this is actually a modular dwelling system that allows one to live a peaceful, nomadic life by going through the city’s streets or …

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Recycled Drink Bottles turned into lighting

by Ally

What appears to be just a very chic and modern light is actually an eco-friendly pendant light.  It uses old water bottles to create the light, which after you know that, it’s quite easy to tell.  The light is currently being exhibited in a competition at the Ideal Home Show London.  It’s trying to win concept of the year, but it is up against 25 other designs.  The great thing …

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The retro Philips Digital Camera doubles as webcam

by Ally

One of the downsides of a digital camera, is it seems like they don’t look nearly as fun as the retro cameras out there.  Well Philips apparently agrees, because they’ve decided to come out with a digital camera featuring a classic retro design.  It’s obviously smaller than the original retro cameras, so it will be a lot more portable while still holding to that retro look.

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Efergy Elite helps reduce carbon footprint

by Edwin

In an effort to reduce your overall carbon footprint on this earth, why not take the unconventional route of checking out which appliance in your house is the biggest culprit? The new and improved Efergy Elite electricity monitor allows you to take control of your energy bills while saving you money in the process. Using a small unit that hooks up to your electricity meter and a portable handheld device, …

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