Millions of metric tons of electric waste are created each year. However, some technology companies are trying to fix that problem. Some of these gadgets are not only solar powered but are also made from recycled material and are bio-degradable.
Freeloader iSlS Battery Charger
The Freeloader iSlS is a small and lightweight solar powered battery bank. The iSlS is fitted with an an all-weather solar cell and is compatible with smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, cameras and portable consoles. Quality materials make sure the battery is durable enough for all your adventures.
Solar Panel Sunglasses
These sunglasses will not only block the sun but will be able to charge your devices. The lenses have dye solar cells which collect the energy throughout the day, and allow it to power your devices through a small power jack in the back of the frame. Designers, Hyun-Joong Kim and Kwang-Seok Jeong, describe the lenses as “cheap organic dye [used with] nano technology [providing] cheap but high energy efficiency.”
Like to have fresh clean-cut grass but hate using petroleum? Well, Husqvarna has your answer. The company has created the Automower. The Automower is set up with a charging station near your lawn. Once charged, the Automower will automatically cut your grass every day. It is created to “maintain small to large lawns in any weather, with rough terrain and slopes up to 35%. When it meets an obstacle it stops and redirects itself.” The mower is also built to know when it needs more charge, and it will find its way back to the charging station on its own. As it is electrically powered, it produces no harmful emissions.
The Water Clock
Reduce your carbon footprint by switching your alarm clock. The Bedol Water Clock works on tap water to set your daily alarm. The clock does not require any batteries as it converts the ions in the water into clean energy power. There is a memory chip inside the clock so you won’t have to reset your alarm, and the water won’t need to be replaced for 6 months.