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Tag: Eco-conscious

Wind Turbine Gathers 1,000 Liters of Water a Day from the Air

Wind Turbine Gathers 1,000 Liters of Water a Day from the Air
If anyone needs access to clean water, it’s people living in the desert. The lack of water in deserts and other locations may now have an answer with this prototype wind turbine. Marc Parent, founder of Eole Water, noticed how much water an air conditioner unit produced, so he combined a green energy source with other components for condensing water directly from the air.

Invisible Mercedes Minivan Needs a Higher Resolution Display

Invisible Mercedes Minivan Needs a Higher Resolution Display
If there’s one thing that the Internet has forced companies to do is to get a little more creative with their marketing. Instead of crappy old TV commercials, vendors are vying for our attention with publicity stunts they hope will go viral online.
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WaterPebble Trains You to Use Less Water When You Shower

WaterPebble Trains You to Use Less Water When You Shower
I find myself thinking of a lot of things when I shower. It’s one of those times in my day where I can just, you know, be alone and reflect on the day ahead (when it’s early morning) or the day that was (when it’s late at night.)

Earth Blocks: Like LEGOs, But Green

Earth Blocks: Like LEGOs, But Green
With all the emphasis on going green or all-natural these days, I think it’s just appropriate for toys to follow suit. The first one being LEGOs – or should I say, Earth Blocks.

Gasoline Fuel Cell Breakthrough May Lead to More Efficient Volt-like Cars

Gasoline Fuel Cell Breakthrough May Lead to More Efficient Volt-like Cars
The only car on the market today that uses batteries and a gasoline-powered generator to recharge those batteries while the car moves is the GM Volt. While the Volt is a highly-efficient vehicle when on battery power alone, its not any more efficient than the average car when the gas generator is on.

AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick

AirDrop Irrigation System Makes Water Appear out of Thin Air, Charges Nothing for the Trick
The winner of this year’s James Dyson Award may not be a high-tech smartphone or some other exciting consumer product, but it is innovative and most importantly very practical. Invented by Edward Linnacre, a student at the Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, the AirDrop Irrigation system condenses water vapor from the surrounding air and turns it into water.

Sennheiser EcoVinyl Turntable Concept: Environment-Friendly Wiki Wiki

Sennheiser EcoVinyl Turntable Concept: Environment-Friendly Wiki Wiki
I don’t know where Fast Co. Design got this statistic, but apparently “only 10% of regular headphone consumers” know about the audio company Sennheiser. Industrial designer Matthew Lim thought of a way of helping the company boost it’s popularity, primarily with the 24- to 35-year old demographic.

Ford EVOS Concept Car: Great Looks and a Big Brain

Ford EVOS Concept Car: Great Looks and a Big Brain
We here at Technabob aren’t exactly known for our automotive reporting, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like cool cars. Now, Ford is showing off a new car that combines sporty performance with the type of geeky technology we love to write about here.

Eco-Friendly Sprout Watches Are Bright, Colorful, and Biodegradable

Eco-Friendly Sprout Watches Are Bright, Colorful, and Biodegradable
I consider it extremely wasteful when parents allow their kids to just discard their old stuff even though they’re still working or in good condition, just because they’ve gotten tired of it or bored with its look.

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle is a Cruiser, not a Racer

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle is a Cruiser, not a Racer
Back in January, I mentioned the Mission R electric racing motorcycle that was so cool and looked really sexy too. If that sort of racing motorcycle isn’t what gets your green geek lust stoked, perhaps this cruiser from Orphiro will get you excited.

Vax Ex Cardboard Vacuum: Clean and Green

Vax Ex Cardboard Vacuum: Clean and Green
Think you’ll be seeing a lot of disposable appliances and tech in the future? Loughborough University student Jake Tyler thinks so. He designed this concept, and it was then picked up by European vacuum maker Vax.

Diffus Solar-Powered Handbag: Green is In

Diffus Solar-Powered Handbag: Green is In
We’ve featured a backpack with solar panels for charging gadgets, perfect for people on the go and those who enjoy the outdoors. This handbag from Danish design company Diffus is perfect for everyday use. It may not be much at first glance, until you realize that it not only does it have solar panels, the panels are the centerpiece of the bag’s design, yet the bag doesn’t look like a science experiment or a prototype.

Trash Amps: for the Treehugging Music Lover

Trash Amps: for the Treehugging Music Lover
Headphones are sometimes called cans, but Trash Amps steals the moniker and takes it quite literally, although you can also call them takeout boxes, because that’s exactly what they are – speakers with recycled cans and Chinese-food takeout boxes for bodies.

Philips Unveils World’s First Direct LED Replacement for 75W Incandescent Bulbs

Philips Unveils World’s First Direct LED Replacement for 75W Incandescent Bulbs
I understand that changing your light bulbs in the home from the normal incandescent to more efficient CCFL or LED lights can save you a bunch of money. The problem I have always had with LED bulbs is that the color light tends to be weird and the bulbs are just so damn expensive.

YikeBike Fusion: A Geeky Bike for Less

YikeBike Fusion: A Geeky Bike for Less
Way back in 2009, we first talked about the then new YikeBike that was an electric bike make from carbon fiber. The bike has a very geeky design, and if I might say – makes the rider look really weird riding it.

RevOlve Sets Out to Revolutionize How Mobile Phones Are Made and Used

RevOlve Sets Out to Revolutionize How Mobile Phones Are Made and Used
There’s no denying that the world we live in right now thrives on a culture of excesses. The way manufacturers and companies are churning out products every few months or so is a testament to that.
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