Here in the U.S. and in much of the Western world, we take many of the little things for granted. For instance, if you want a power strip, you just head down to your local Best Buy or other mega-chain store and buy one.
Solar energy can be considered “green” energy in the sense that it’s readily available and that it doesn’t release pollutants to be generated. Solar cells and batteries aren’t exactly new technology. There are already a lot of released products and gadgets where the sun is their major (and sometimes, only) power source.
Trying to fit different-sized plugs into a wall socket can be a pain in the ass. The designers at Art Lebedev studio already came up with a socket that pops out of the wall to reveal extra sockets when needed, but they also have this much simpler solution – a wall socket filled with holes.
I get a headache every time I try to figure out which plug belongs to with gadget or appliance on the power strip. We’re already blessed enough that we’ve still got the gift of sight to figure things out (at least with something like those Dotz Cord Identifiers.)
…or tablet or PC or any other Bluetooth-enabled device that supports A2DP. Developed by ZMote, the Smart Cord is a 3-f00t long extension cord with an on-and-off switch that is activated via an app or audio file, both of which are free.
With the plethora of USB chargeable devices in your home, you probably have run into some problems finding enough plugs, space, or both to try to get them all juiced up at once. I know that I have to split them up into different rooms and plugs to get them all powered up.
Have you ever wished that you had an electric bike, especially while hauling groceries home from the store? Well the Ridekick trailer promises to do everything an electric bike does, plus offer you some extra storage space as well.
Is it possible that this boat might be one of the first completely self-sustaining water crafts available? I don’t know, but the description sure makes it sound like it is. The new MIG 675 cruiser boat will harvest its own hydrogen directly from the sea.
When I travel with my chargers, it’s usually a mess, with cables everywhere and tangled up in my bag. You’re probably the same way. This is why Restoration Hardware’s Roll Up Travel Charger is a cool addition to anyone’s kit bag.
Ever thought that you would own one of those acoustic speakers that works without electricity to amplify your tunes from your iPhone? Well, now’s your chance, thanks to Lowell’s minimal wooden iPhone speakers. No electricity is needed to power this baby, and you can choose from a few different types of wood to make it extra special.
Fuel cells. Where are they? They still have not hit the market and replaced batteries. It would be nice to see them in daily use since we would just need to refill them with liquids instead of wasting so many batteries and having them end up in landfills.