This is the fourth part of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* which is a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in green innovation. This green gift guide has eight parts, which will be made available throughout the week. Here are several eco-friendly gadget ideas to consider this holiday season.
A. AIR BREEZE WIND TURBINE
This is a tiny small wind turbine, the Air Breeze, which is rated at 200 watts in 28 mile per hour conditions. It can be used to complement a solar PV system or power lights, a radio, computer, or appliances. Purchase an Air Breeze from GoGreenSolar for $700.
B. THERMAL LEAK DETECTOR
Black & Decker makes this TLD100 thermal leak detector with an infrared sensor that detects temperature differences of 1, 5, and 10 degrees using an auto-color feedback. The gadget can help a crafty DIYer find spots in need of sealing and insulation. Purchase a Thermal Leak Detector from Amazon for +$43.
C. WEWOOD WATCHES
These natural watches are made with wood sans artificial and toxic materials. A tree is planted by American Forests for each watch purchase. Purchase a WEWOOD Watch for $119.
D. LEAF LED LAMP
This energy-efficient personal light was designed by Yves Béhar of fuseproject and allows up to 100,000 hours of use. It’s RoHS complaint, mercury- and lead-free, and made with 20 LEDs that consume about 8-9 watts of power. Purchase Leaf at YLighting for +$323.
E. BRAMMO ENERTIA
More than a gadget and available in four bold colors, the 100% electric Brammo has a 42 mile range and a top speed of just over 60 miles per hour. It’s also made with recycled materials in the USA with 100% clean energy and requires no gasoline, motor oil, or other petrochemicals. Purchase Brammo Enertia for $7,995.
F. MODE PREMIUM RECYCLER
This trash gadget compacts aluminum cans and plastic bottles and holds eight gallons of recyclables and five gallons of paper. In other words, Mode holds about one week’s worth of recyclables in an odor-free system. Purchase Mode from Green Depot for $149.
G. NATUREMILL COMPOSTER
Fill this kitchen gadget with vegetables, dairy, and other food waste while it creates nutrient-rich compost. NatureMill is made of recycled materials and includes a carbon air filter and air pump to eliminate trash odors. Purchase NatureMill from Amazon for $299.
*For more of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010, visit Popular Types, Art and Furniture, Tools of Conservation, Eco-Friendly Gadgets, Versatile Eco Spaces, Informative Books, Good Magazines, and The Gift of Giving.