Backpacker’s Diary Concept PC

by Mark R

For those of you who have that dream of backpacking through Europe, you might want to take something to blog your experience. The Backpacker’s Diary is a PC concept that is made to be more durable and flexible, specifically designed for outdoor usage.

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Solar Powered Tiki Light

by Edwin


The Solar Powered Tiki Light will definitely be a welcome addition to any garden, beautifying it without all the adverse effects of using oil. Environmentally friendly-no wasteful electricity needed, no burning lamp oil to pollute the air. Light automatically comes on at dusk and casts a realistic, flickering glow. Bamboo pole adjusts from 39″ to 59″ high. Individual purchases retail for $19.99, while buying two or more will cost $18.99 …

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Green Cell battery concept

by Edwin


I would say that many people who already own cell phones would probably have gone through a fair number of handsets in their entire lifetime. After all, I am already in my fifth cell phone today, changing one every couple of years or so. Well, what do you normally do with those old handsets and their batteries? Chances are you would have thrown it away without giving much though, and …

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Solar Wall Lights

by Edwin


Ah, renewable energy. I could definitely make do with these Solar Wall Lights, as they not only beautify my home in the evening but they prevent folks from stumbling over while making their way up the stairs. Just hang these compact lights along outdoor steps, or on walls, fences or fence posts—anywhere you need to see better. When fully charged, the white energy-saving LEDs come on automatically at dusk to …

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Two-way Crank Radio is perfect for camping and hiking trips

by Chris

Two-way Crank Radio

Have you ever been camping and decided to go on a long hike, only to discover your walkie-talkie batteries are dead, leaving you without any means of communication? We all know cell phones are pretty much useless anywhere that’s good for hiking, so you’re stuck with a pair of walkie-talkies. Wouldn’t it be great if someone created a set that charged up via a hand crank? Don’t worry, they already …

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PowerMonkey Charger

by Edwin


If you hate to end up with a dead gadget just because there is no power outlet in the immediate vicinity, then the PowerMonkey Charger might be just what the doctor ordered. PowerMonkey is a sleek little gadget that provides hours of extra power for portable devices. Think of it as a back-up battery that, once charged, holds its power without leakage for up to a year. Simply plug it …

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New BBQ lighter gets coals flaming in seconds

by James

60 second bbq

There’s a great debate in the Bar-b-que world that meat only tastes better when cooked over an open flame, and even more so when cooked with charcoal (I prefer Applewood, actually). But historically sspeaking, the charcoal grill has been more of an exercise in frustration for backyard warriors only seeking to start the flame, much less cook on it. The 60 second charcoal starter from Hammacher changes all that. It …

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Water Powered Calculator

by Mark R

Water Powered Calculator

I don’t know if anyone carries a pocket calculator anymore (most cell phones should have one, really), but they were all the rage back in the eighties when they figured out how to make them smaller and cheaper. Most of them became solar at that point, but there was nothing like the Water Powered Calculator. As its name suggests, the Water Powered Calculator uses water or any other type of …

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