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January 12, 2017

9 Green Gadgets That Save the Planet and Your Money

We like gadgets not because they make many aspects of our lives easier and more fun, but because they are just irresistible.  Some of the greatest and the latest electronic gadgets come with some drawbacks, however. Most devices are expensive, and only a handful of them are eco-friendly. If you love gadgets, but want to decrease your carbon footprint and, in the process, save some money, then this article is for you.

Here are the top amazing green gadgets you can buy that will save the planet and your money:


Egloo Heater 

What if you can heat up your room, without using any electricity, for just 10 cents a day? It sounds too good to be true, but the Egloo heater is a cool-looking gadget that has taken the concept of a simple candle to a whole new level and transformed it into a powerful tool which can be used to heat a room. Just placing a few lit candles underneath Egloo’s terracotta dome will increase the temperature of a normal-sized room by 10 degrees within 30 minutes. This simple device not only reduces your heating costs but can also be used as an aesthetically pleasing piece of home décor.


Nest Thermostat 

The Nest Thermostat has been recognized as a top green gadget for some time now. This Smart thermostat has gotten even smarter lately. This new tool automatically adjusts your heating and cooling systems to consume less energy when energy prices are higher. However, this tool will only work if your energy company offers a Time of Use (TOU) rate plan.  The Nest thermostat also allows you to schedule your heating and cooling systems automatically using your mobile’s apps and sensors. The Nest Thermostat can save you money and make your home energy-efficient.

SolarBook Charger 

Now-a-days we have a lot of devices and keeping them all charged in an eco-friendly way can be challenging. The SolarBook Charger is an easily transportable solar charger that will keep all your mobiles, iPhones, laptops and other devices charged and ready. The SolarBook Charger has two flexible panels that be folded like a laptop and doesn’t require much storage space. This device can charge two devices simultaneously, and you can also check the current battery level.  Because of its attractive and functional design, the SolarBook charger is also significantly efficient, thinner and lighter than other solar chargers.

Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers by Hazang 

The Hazang Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker is not only a speaker that provides amazing sound quality; it’s also an ethical and sustainable speaker. It’s because the speakers are made from bamboo, which is one of the most environmentally-friendly materials on Earth.


Apple iPhone

This is a no brainer. Apple produces some of the most eco-friendly mobile devices than any technology manufacturer around. The tech giant doesn’t use any toxic chemicals or materials while producing the iPhone and its other products. It also uses renewable energy for running almost all of its operation worldwide. Also, Apple offers customers a unique Smartphone recycling program that ensures that the materials in your old devices aren’t wasted or disposed of improperly.


Chant Mini By House of Marley 

The ultra-portable Chant Mini wireless speaker by House of Marley is built using FSC-certified bamboo, recyclable aluminum, and plastic. Even the canvas fabric and cotton used in the speaker are recyclable. The Chant Mini isn’t only a green device; it’s also incredibly stylish, and sounds great, too.


LED Light Bulbs

LED light bulbs are now by far the best energy-saving innovation. LED light bulbs use 80 percent less energy and can last up to 25 times longer when compared to conventional fluorescent bulbs. Now LED bulbs are equipped with Smart technologies so that you can save even more energy. For example, the Stack Alba smart bulb, turn bright or off, depending on the brightness of the room or whether there is a person in the room or not. The Philips Hue is a similar type LED bulb that can be controlled using a Smartphone app or by sending a text message.


Smart Power Strips 

Most of us have devices in our house that uses energy consistently, when on standby, such as TVs, gaming consoles, laptops and so on. These devices are connected to the walls and consume a lot of energy, even if they are not in use. To cut down the energy supply to these power hungry devices and reduce power consumption at the same time, these smart power strips cuts off the power supply to these devices when they’re not in use. There are some smart power strips that if it’s connected to the primary device if the power strip cuts off the power supply to the main device, all devices connected to it, like a cable box, and gaming console will also cut off.  These power strips inevitably reduce your electricity bills and isn’t expensive.

Shower Savers

Recently, a lot of innovations on how to reduce water usage and using shower savers is one such innovation. Smart shower heads change color if it detects that you have been using too much water while taking a shower. There are other devices like the Oxiget aerating shower head, which reduces water consumption by around 50 percent with no changes in water pressures. All these devices help us save water in some way or other.

All these gadgets are just a small step in helping us to protect our environment and preserve resources for a better life of our future generations. Even if you try using only one of the above devices, it will make a significant impact on this planet and its environment.


Bhawani Singh is a well-rounded blogger who has a wide variety of interests and specializes in doing in-depth research for every project. He is an expert in doing in-depth market research and is a writer, editor and blogger. He loves to ride his bike, chat with strangers and read and write technology blog posts. He currently is a blogger for