Did you know that someone who always works in front of a computer can be more environmentally friendly ?
Ones can achieve that by choosing energy-efficient personal computers. But there’s another way to be more earth friendly by choosing sustainable computer accessories. As you know that PC’s production process is emitting carbon and use a lot of material that is not easily recycled.
We can start by selecting the keyboard and mouse are made ??of natural materials, such as bamboo.
Bamboo is known as a material that is resistant to temperature and environmental changes. By adding a treatment, its resistance to moisture and water increase. This condition equalized bamboo with plastic material commonly used keyboard and mouse .
There are many bamboo keyboard and bamboo mouse you can choose to. One of them was made by Impecca. Impecca has made their bamboo keyboard with mouse hand-crafted. Impecca provide a USB Dongle to connect the keyboard and mouse wirelessly to a PC . Both are also compatible on all platforms . Its height also can be adjusted for comfort ergonomic reasons .
You can get bamboo keyboard and bamboo mouse in our store. See detail in Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse categories.
Need a touch of green on your iPhone? The simple and easy way is to replace the plastic or rubber casing of your iPhone with a casing made from natural ingredients. One of them is bamboo.
Ussually, bamboo case is generally designed to be slim and anti slip. The way to put it on your iPhone was likely different from rubber or plastic case. Bamboo case usually divided into several pieces with interlocking system. There is even a product that have you to put it on such you’re playing leggo.
Bamboo is naturally known for its strength. Therefore, bamboo case is durable and protective against bumps and scratches. Even though it has durability, there is a product that combines bamboo with plastic for better strength reasons.
Before deciding to use bamboo case, you should take some of things listed below into your consideration:
- Design. It should be nice-looking and easy to put on. You do not want your iPhone like a weathered wood, don’t you? And do not waste your time just trying to put in on your iPhone. One more, make sure it’s design for your iPhone type, i.e iPhone 4, iPhone 4s or iPhone 5.
- Strength. What if you hear a sound of something broken from your casing when you try to put it on? Remember to coat the casing that has not been coated with a protective material such as Rust-Oleum enamel. Choose the strong and durable ones.
- Weight. Would be odd if there is something heavy in your pants pocket, right?
- Price. Be wise with the price and the design.
Here some of known products for your reference.
People are increasingly looking for an easier way to recharge the batteries. Once the presence of small-sized solar panels and kinetic energy harvesters such as FREEcharge, now a new device created by Point Source Power could be an alternative option.
Dubbed as Voto, the device is a biomass-fueled charger and is designed to be placed under the charcoal in the bottom of the stove before cooking. While there’s a TES NewEnergy, a camping pot which can recharge gadgets directly when it’ s used to cook.
The company explained that Voto is a solid oxide fuel cell. And when the stove is turned on, then the charcoal releases carbon and hydrogen is converted into electricity.
4000mAh capacity battery is installed in the Voto, is claimed to be recharged to full capacity during the two periods of cooking. Voto also comes with a small LED light that can be lit for 30 hours.
This year, the device will be available commercially for Kenya. Voto will be sold for US$17, while its fuel cell is for US$7. Other type of Voto will be suited for outdoor activities and will be sold in United States.
LED lightings slowly began to show its readiness to replace other lightings, including fluoroscent lamps. Their efficiency and high efficacy and long life span are the main factor of readiness.
While this LED light bulb are ready to replace CFL bulbs, they are now ready to shift away fluoroscent tube lightings. Couple years ago, LED lightings are in a stage with CFL in terms of energy efficiency. And now LED has already left the efficiency of CFL down somewhere.
A proof of this fact is the LED tube lightings which are made by Green Ray. Green Ray is a startup company which claims that its LED tube lightings have the highest efficiency. Imagine that an overall efficacy of 173 lumens per watt can be achieved by Green Ray’s products, while currently LED lightings only have 100 lumens per watt. Green Ray’s LED tube lamp which are 120cm long and 15 Watts of power is able to produce 2,600 lumens.
Green Ray claiming definitely is not an advertising statement. Department of Energy (DOE) has even verified their product. On Department of Energy’s Lighting Facts website, where visitor can find every lightings’ specifications in a database, the Green Ray’s LED lighting will be the only one that will be displayed when the search parameters “lumens per watt” is shifted to number between 170 and 200 lumens per watt.
Unfortunately, the Green Ray’s claiming are not likely to last long. Philips, recently has prepared a prototype LED tube lighting with a much better performance.
Philips claims that its prototype has even reached the figure of 200 lumens per watt with a color-rendering index reached 80. Philips will offer the so-called TLED lamp as a replacement of T5 or T8 type. Although the company also stated that it may not yet be marketed until 2015, it looks like TLED will hold the highest performance.
Basic understanding about LED Lighting books
Smartphone and tablet are gadgets that already part of our every day activities. Unfortunately, we ought to have them both, since they have distinctly different functions. It means that there’s a gap between smartphone and tablet. A gap that should be fulfilled with a new technology.
The smartphone term clearly positioned the device as a mobile communication which is equipped with computing capability. It has no more than 5 inch screen wide. while the tablet referring to a minimum 7 inch screen wide device which is used as mobile computing devices.
For Samsung, this gap is an opportunity. In the first quarter of 2013, Samsung introduced a new product that is believed to be able to fill the gap. Branded with Samsung Mega, a combination of smartphone and tablet will bridge the tablet and smartphone. Samsung provide two types of the phablet, 5.8 inches and 6.3 inches screen wide.
The larger 6.3-inch model features a 1.7 GHz dual core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, a choice of 8 or 16 GB of expandable storage and a 3,200 mAh battery. Samsung isn’t giving any specifics on the device’s HD TFT display, but based on the handset’s other specs, we’re willing to bet it’s of the 720p variety rather than a full 1080p HD offering. There are 1.9 and 8-megapixel cameras on the front and back of the device, which comes in at a fairly svelte 8 mm (0.31 inches) thick and weighs in at 199 grams (7 oz).
The Galaxy Mega 5.8 does more than just lower the screen size of the device – it lowers just about everything else on the spec sheet as well. Once again, Samsung hasn’t provided specific details on the QHD TFT display, but CNET reported before the announcement that the handset would carry a resolution of just 960 x 540, putting it somewhere between the first generation iPhone and original Galaxy S smartphone.
The smaller device also drops the LTE connectivity of its big brother and comes fitted with a smaller capacity 2,600 mAh battery. The 5.8 is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core processor, with 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB expandable internal storage. It’s also a little thicker than the 6.3, coming in at 9 mm (0.35 inches) and weighing 182 grams (6.4 oz). Both devices are powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.