Published on November 4th, 2016 | by Guest0
Top 5 Green Gadgets in 2016
Gadgets can be irresistible. The latest and greatest tools that make some aspect of our lives easier or more fun may be exciting, but they often come with drawbacks. Many gadgets are pricey, and the majority of them are far from eco-friendly. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint but you also really love gadgets, you’ll be happy to know that there are quite a few quality green gadgets on the market. Here are the top 5 green gadgets in 2016 that are worth looking at.
1. Egloo Heater
Imagine if you could heat your home without electricity for only 10 cents a day. Think that’s a dream that’s too good to be true? Check out the Egloo heater, an attractive-looking gadget that takes the concept of a simple candle and elevates it into a powerful tool that can quickly heat a room.
A few lit candles placed underneath Egloo’s terracotta dome can heat an average-sized room, bringing the temperature up by 10 degrees within 30 minutes. This simple tool not only provides a vital function and significantly reduces your heating costs, but it’s also aesthetically pleasing and one of the many designs is sure to look great in any home.
2. Nest Thermostat
The Nest Thermostat has been a great green gadget for a while now, but a new feature makes them particularly deserving of being recognized in 2016.
The smart thermostat has gotten even smarter with a new tool that automatically adjusts to use less energy when prices are higher. This tool only works if your energy utility company offers a Time of Use (TOU) rate plan, but it can save a lot of money for those with a TOU plan.
Even if you don’t have a TOU plan, though, the Nest thermostat is still a top green gadget. It allows you to automate and schedule your heating and cooling systems with easy-to-use apps, and it uses sensors to automatically adjust for things like weather and if you’re currently in a room or not. Nest can save you a lot of money and can make you as energy-efficient as possible.
3. SolarBook Charger
Keeping devices charged is pretty important these days, but doing so in an eco-friendly way can be difficult. The SolarBook Charger is an attractive and easily transportable solar charger that will keep all your devices charged and ready when you need them.
The flexible panels fold up and fit into an attractive notebook-like carrying case that doesn’t take up much space. You can charge two devices at once, and it’s easy to check the current battery level. Because of its design, it takes less time in the sun to fully charge the SolarBook compared to other solar chargers, and the panels have a high level of solar collectivity making it possible to charge even on days with less sun. The SolarBook charger is also significantly thinner and lighter than other solar chargers.
4. PhotonGrill Barbecue
What if you could grill up delicious burgers and brats without using any charcoal, gas, or electricity? With the PhotonGrill Barbecue, you can grill using just the power of the sun.
This revolutionary grill is incredibly portable and relies on an inflatable mirror to reach appropriate temperatures quickly. You can grill up a feast much faster than you could with a traditional charcoal grill. You’ll save money and your barbecue won’t be hurting the environment. After your barbecue, you can quickly fold up the lightweight grill and put it back in the backpack it comes with.
5. Hazang Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers
Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials on the planet thanks to its quick replenishment time. The Hazang Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker is an ethical and sustainable speaker that also provides incredible sound quality.
The bamboo speaker is made using traditional techniques by Vietmanese craftsman, and it’s beautiful to look at. Just because the speaker is made by hand with sustainable products, though, doesn’t mean it’s subpar as a speaker. With Bluetooth connectivity and sound quality that can match any speaker on the market, the Hazang is a major contender in the speaker market.
These gadgets are one small step toward a better environment for all of us. Just by trying only one of them, you will make a great difference for this planet and your own family.
About the author:
Emily Preston is a stay-at-home mom of a young environmentalist, freelance writer, cat lover, fitness junkie, and a huge fan of nature and eco-living. You can follow her via Twitter @emilypreston555