10 Green Gadget Gifts for the Techie

10 Green Gadget Gifts for the Techie

Michelle Chin
Dec 14, 2010

Friends and loved ones of geeks rejoice, I've compiled a list of gadgets (okay, 9 gadget-related and a t-shirt) for the technically-inclined. From the weekend warrior tinkerer to the full fledged Jedi-loving nerd, you should find something acceptably engaging for your special someone.

Top Row:

1. Yoda says Go Green Shirt ($26.95): Yoda is pretty cool all on his own, but the fact that this t-shirt comes in 100% organic cotton makes it a no-brainer!

2. Western Digital WD Caviar® Green™ SATA hard drives ($43.21-$249.95): One can never have too much hard drive space. With the WD Caviar Green hard drives, power consumption is reduced by up to 40% and offer best-in-class acoustics and operating temperature.

3. Netflix On Demand for 12 Months ($95): Save the postage and dvds in lieu of glorious digital file transfer. Many of us are already using this, but maybe the techie in your life has been too busy playing World of Warcraft to bother. In that case, this is the perfect gift!

4. PowerHouse Dynamics eMonitor-12 Residential Power Usage Monitor ($688): For the first time, any homeowner now has the cost-effective, fun and easy way to monitor their energy usage at the circuit level, enabling them to lower energy costs, keep their family safe and help our planets future.

5. VoltStar EcoCharger ($33.90): The Volt-Star EcoCharger is the most convenient way to charge your phone while eliminating the wasted idle power that the typical charger consumes when left plugged-in all the time. Unlike other chargers that claim reduced idle current when left plugged in, The EcoCharger consumes ZERO idle current. You no longer need to unplug your charger to save energy.

Bottom Row:

6. Solar Powered Race Car ($24.95): A tech gift for any age. This solar powered race car can hit a maximum speed of 10ft/second and comes in three colors.

7. Amp Solar Charger ($99): One hour of sun equals three hours of talk time on your phone. With four times the power and twice the battery storage of most solar chargers in the market, your phone need never be flat again. Fits easily in any bag, But don't be fooled by its size.

8. Kindle, Kobo, NOOK Ereader Ebook Sony Reader Cover ($34.99): Protect your Kindle/Nook /Kobo Sony Ebook/Ereaderwith this cute portable durable quality case. During transit, the cover provides protection in your backpack, bag, purse, suitcase or anywhere where it may end up.

9. Power Plant Growing Machine (£35.00): This powerful planter uses NASA's proven technology to help even the most disastrous gardener have plantastic success. The green machine defines soil-less gardening, providing an ideal growing environment for herbs, flowers and fruit. Simply seed it, feed it and leave your plants to grow. It's a miracle of science!

10. Eton Scorpion Multipurpose Radio ($50): The Eton Scorpion multipurpose radio recharges by solar power or hand crank—no batteries needed! It's built tough and compact for extreme outdoor use.

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