When it comes to choosing gadgets, environmentally friendly items always get bonus points from us. Since Earth day takes place this month, we've got sustainable tech on our minds. Here are five green gadgets we came across that are not only good for the environment, but will look good and make your life easier at home too.
Here is a roundup of the top five most well designed and functional green gadgets we've found this month.
Raindrop: This is possibly the most beautiful rainwater-harvesting device we've ever seen. The rain barrel connects to your outdoor waterspout, which allows rainwater to drip into the watering can inside the barrel. Detach the watering can full with water after a rainy day to water the plants – it's simple and so pleasing to look at.
Off-Remote App: This app lets you turn your Mac or PC off remotely, saving energy and battery life. It's perfect if you tend to forget whether you turned your computer off or for couch potatoes who can turn off their tech from anywhere in the house. Although the app was developed only for iPhones and iPads, it supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 devices. They also just rolled out a new update that allows you to time your commands.
simplehuman steel-bar recycler: simplehuman products are admirable because of their smart design and ecofriendly efficiency. Their steel-bar recycler is not an eyesore in the kitchen and comes with three buckets for recycling that can be removed to one large one to store trash.
Recycled Time and Tide Clock: This modern clock is made out of recycled vending machine coffee cups that is an ecofriendly and beautifully designed clock to keep in the house. Each clock is individually hand-crafted from recycled cups. This one works as a regular clock and also gives you a guide to the tides – pretty nifty.
molo design hobo lantern + bag: molo design's hobo lantern + bag is exactly that: a bag and lantern all in one. An energy efficient LED light is placed in the bag, making the bag glow through its translucent fibers, a fun way to carry light around wherever you go.