We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,864 News Articles

Pictures: 15 great green gadgets for Earth Day

Help the planet and save cash with these tech toys

Every day is Earth Day, hard-core environmentalists will tell you, but on the calendar it's April 22. And if you want to show some support for Mother Earth, you might as well do so without abandoning your techie principles. There's no shortage of energy-efficient, ecofriendly, or generally "green" gadgets available, but here are 15 of the coolest, weirdest, and most practical, in no particular order.

HYmini Wind Charger

The HYmini stores energy to its internal battery, which can charge MP3 players, digital cameras, and other 5V devices. Particularly cool are the optional arm band and bicycle holder; you may look a little silly wearing one of these chargers, but think of all the juice you'll generate.

http://www.hymini.com/html/HYmini.html

PowerPlus Leopard

If you're the kind of couch potato who would rather stick with one channel than get up to change the remote's dead batteries, you'll appreciate the £9 PowerPlus Leopard. Its small solar charger can even absorb ambient light, so you needn't place it in direct sunlight to juice up.

PowerPlus Leopard

NEXT: EcoCube speakers >>


IDG UK Sites

Nokia Lumia 530 review: £60 smartphone offers decent build and performance, awful screen and...

IDG UK Sites

Apps watch: What the NFL can teach UK sports such as cricket and rugby

IDG UK Sites

Game of Thrones VFX work wins Emmy for Rodeo FX

IDG UK Sites

How to win iTunes Festival 2014 tickets: See Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Kylie &...