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Beautiful wind powered lighting

April 13th, 2010 1 comment

Sometimes I fantasize about living off the grid (how I’ll ever get by without my laptop really is a fantasy if you ask me)… but the dream is always shattered when I start thinking about practical things, like light. Where will my light come from after dark, because I’m not buying a year supply of candles or kerosene. Leave it up to the fine folks at Inhabitat.com to come up with the perfect answer.

Bamboo Flow Lights from Igendesign.
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The bamboo flow lights are a self-sustaining public lighting solution that is based on the principle of vertical wind power plants. Not only are they beautiful but they can catch the wind from any directions. In addition it is made entirely from bamboo (an abundant, sustainable and renewable resource) and recyclable electronic components (LEDs, wires and dynamo).
Initially designed for the coastal areas in Columbia, where they can’t get connected to the grid, this design is about to be tested in several other places. So keep your eyes open as these could be popping up in a city near you.

Via Inhabitat.com

12 Things X-mas list, part deux

December 2nd, 2009 No comments

Part 2 of my “12 Things That Would Be Really Cool To Have For Christmas” list relates to items found on the Inhabitat Green Gift Buyers guide.

First, the Macally ECOFAN Bamboo Laptop Stand with Fan from Amazon.com ($36.69).

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I’m on my laptop a good portion of every day and yes, it does get hot, even with the Lap Desk I currently use. Not only is the bamboo laptop stand stylish, but it has a built in fan to keep my laptop cool.
Strangely the Pro version, which features three height adjustable levels, is actually cheaper. But I still haven’t found one I can comfortably put on my lap (my preferred modus operandi).

Keeping in the sustainable and stylish spirit of bamboo, next is the VerseAudio iPhone Bamboo Hard Case.

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$39.99 from Vers Audio. It’s beautiful, practical, sustainable, and not too expensive. Except that I’d also have to get an iPhone for x-mas (hint hint). Excellent dual gift, imo.

Finally, if I do get said iPhone for x-mas, well then it would only make sense to get the first Apple-licensed iPhone solar charger to go along with it.

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The Surge for iPhone, $70 from SolarArcadia. Two hours of direct solar exposure provides 30 minutes of talk time on a 3G network, or 60 minutes of talk time on a 2G network.
It also includes a USB port so you can charge or sync with your computer without taking it out of the case.
My preferred color is green, btw.

The ASUS U6V-B1-Bamboo EcoBook Laptop

April 6th, 2009 No comments
The ASUS U6V-B1-Bamboo EcoBook Laptop

The ASUS U6V-B1-Bamboo EcoBook Laptop

This EcoBook was launched by Asus Korea built with bamboo. We do love the way it looks and it provides a feeling of Zen. Bamboo is an environmentally friendly plant that grows rather quickly and is very strong but flexible as well.

Specifications

  • powered by a Intel® Core™2 Duo T9400 (2.53 GHz)
  • 4096MB (2048×2) of RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS with 256MB of dedicated graphics memory
  • 320GB (4200rpm)+TPM HDD
  • DVD Super Multi or Blu-ray drive
  • 12.1″ WXGA (1280×800, Colour-Shine, LED backlight)
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5100 (AGN)
  • Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

ASUS U6V-B1-Bamboo 12.1-Inch Laptop (2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 Processor, 256 MB VRAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Business)

Via Gadget Grid