The Latest in Green Tech: Part Two
House of Marley Denim Liberate Headphones
If you’re not familiar with the House of Marley line of audio products, this is a good introduction. The Liberate On-Ear Headphones not only provide a clear, crisp sound, but have plenty of eco touches and finishes. Plenty of commitment was out into the finer details of the design. From the sustainably sourced FSC certified sapele wood on the ears, to perforated stainless steel frame.The standout feature on most models is House of Marley’s signature Rewind™ Material made of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton mixed with fibers of recycled plastic bottles. The Demin provides a fun, hip look to coordinate with any outfit. Overall, it provides a handcrafted, industrial look that is rare in the headphone market. With 40mm drivers, the sound quality is powerful with plenty of bass and picks up on the subtle details on songs. All headphones use a fabric covered cord and arrive in recycled packaging.
Third Wave mPowerPad2
The mPowerPad2 solar charger is one of the best on the market offering versatility and durability. Just over 1 hour of sun can charge an iPhone, which is the same as plugging it into the wall. What makes the mPowered stand out is it has a removable pocket battery that you can remove and use as a portable charger. The pack itself still has two other backup batteries in the unit so you have two sources of power in one unit. With a total of 11,600 mAh, charging multiple devices will never be an issue. It also hosts some unique features such as insect repellent, a flashlight, and a built-in radio.
Lighting Science Awake and Alert LED Lightbulb
Sleeping is one of the most missed opportunities to regenerate and restore our bodies. There are those of us who have a challenging time waking up in the am. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 48 percent of Americans have occasional insomnia while 22 percent experience insomnia every or almost every night. Lighting Science developed the Awake and Alert LED lightbulb with enhanced blue spectrum light which supports enhancing your body’s alertness and natural energy. Blue spectrum is similar to the type of light you’d get from the sun. It is great for those who suffer from jet lag and seasonal affective disorder. The lightbulb is made from recyclable materials and can be recycled like electronics.
Whoosh – Natural Cleaner
Our phones and gadgets are more dirty than we think. 30% of a virus can be transferred from your screen to your fingers and a study shows the average cell phone is up to 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Clean up your tech devices with Whoosh, which is a natural, non-toxic cleaner with uses Whoosh’s proprietary formula that also provides a fingerprint and dust resistant protective layer to your screen. The formula is alcohol and ammonia free which both can be damaging to the longevity of your phone and your lungs.
Radioshack Trade-In Recycling Program
Recycling old tech is just as important as investing in new, green tech. Don’t know what to do with your old school pager? Well, how about recycling it plus getting some cash credit in exchange? The new Radioshack will not only accept most working devices such and electronics to be recycled, but they also provide $5 credit via gift card for every device up to $25 that can be used on anything in the store. This is a great way to recycle old cell phones, headphones, and other gadgets you no longer use.