Gadgets

Dyson Introduces New Bladeless Fan

October 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Can a fan still cool you if it doesn’t have blades? Apparently so, if it’s the new Dyson Air Multiplier ™ fan pictured above. Dyson, a company well-known for advancing vacuum cleaner technology, has now developed a new generation of innovative bladeless fans. These fans use the simple principles of fluid dynamics --without the traditional fan blades --to multiply air flow 15 ...

New Concept Makes PCs More Aesthetically Appealing, Literally Greener

September 17, 2009 / No Comments

New PC concept from designer Luis Luna make the desktop appear more appealing visually,and give it the ability to offset at least a small amount of the CO2 it produces during its lifetime. The design gives a smoother look to the desktop as a sleek circular package. The center of this circle has a cavity to hold some soil, and ...

Gota Dishwasher: When you ‘Gota’ save water and the planet!

March 12, 2009 / 4 Comments

Technology is an irony in itself as it seems. It delivers the solutions for our problems and then creates more problems for these solutions. It is a constant search for finding the right balance. But here's Gota, the water conserving dishwasher - a device that offers another cool technological answer to the question of how one can save precious fresh water ...

Japanese Company Creates Recharger for Electronic Gadgets by Walking

October 21, 2008 / No Comments

This is cool. I can recharge my iPod or my Walkman by just walking. NTT of Japan unveiled a shoe that can generate electricity while it's wearer walks, thanks to a small generator attached to the water-filled soles. When the wearer walks it puts pressure on the sole causing the water to spin a small turbine and generate power. The shoe can generated ...

UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, Commutes by Solar-Powered Taxi

September 15, 2008 / No Comments

If somebody is going to commute by taxi, a solar-powered taxi, you might want that somebody to be someone with influence, someone who can reach the world. Louis Palmer of Switzerland created a solar-powered taxi for use in New Delhi. Good for him, the UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon of South Korea commuted to work aboard the solar-powered vehicle to promote ...

Fourth Generation of iPods – Greenest Ever

September 10, 2008 / No Comments

You probably noticed that we really love animals here at GreenPacks, but what you probably don't know is that we also love gadgets. Make them green and we're pals for life. But why are we telling you all these? Because the fourth generation of iPod Nanos (the newest) have been released yesterday, and Steve Jobs thought about us. For the ...

Solar Tree Concept by Vivien Muller

September 4, 2008 / No Comments

There are times, when we think we've done enough bad and it's time for some good. A couple of years ago when I didn't care much about the planet, pollution and stuff like that, I realized that I've never planted a tree in my life. So what happened? I bought one and planted it in my parent's garden, at their ...

Sony’s Bravia KDL-32JE1 Woos Ecological Consumers with Green Flat-Panel TV

June 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

Sony has a new flat-panel TV that consumes less energy with out compromising image quality. The Bravia KDL-32JE1 will go on sale on July 30th in Japan, overseas markets are undecided. The TV goes for Y150,000 ($1,400). The TV uses just 82 watts of energy compared to a comparable model that is $90 less which uses 125 watts. Sony said energy ...

Xeros – Waterless Washing Machine

June 11, 2008 / No Comments

Who's a thunk? A waterless washing machine. Well, almost waterless. The machine uses just one cup of water per cycle. A Leeds University research team headed by Prof Burkinshaw has developed the Xeros washing machine that uses thousands of reusable plastic chips to remove and absorb dirt. The little plastics buggers clean clothes by pounding the dirt out of them. Some 20kg ...

Solar-charged cell phone strap

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

My wife needs one of these things from Strapya and Tokyo Coil Engineering. The companies have come up with a plan to prevent missing phone calls. A solar-charged cell phone strap. The strap weighs just 40g (1 oz) and is just 12.5cm (5 in) long. Yet it can store up to 40 minutes of call time once fully charged. Just one problem ...