Greener Gadgets Competition Showcases Eco-Gizmos

Greener Gadgets Competition Showcases Eco-Gizmos

Sonia Zjawinski
Feb 5, 2010

It's that time of the year again. The annual Greener Gadgets conference has announced its nominees for their Greener Gadgets competition. There are 18 entries you can vote for, with the winners announced at the event on February 25th.

We've selected our four favorite entries, which you can read about after the jump.

Rollergen is a bicycle attachment that lets you harness your pedaling power to charge your mobile devices. As you work a sweat, a high power dynamo fills a battery pack that you can then plug your devices into to juice.

Corky is a mouse powered by your movements rather than batteries. Unfortunately, looks like Corky is just a concept, but we can only hope that after the Greener Gadgets conference this wireless mouse, made from recycled cork and plastic, makes it to a store near you.

The Automan 5000 subwoofer is made entirely of stock car tires and sustainable materials by Canadian company Bon Eco Designs. The main body is built from a discarded car tire, the top is stretched from the intertube of a local farm tractor tire, which is cinched on by a dumped bicycle tire. The woofer speaker cone is installed onto a renewable wheat straw fibre board. Put together and this subwoofer doubles as an ottoman when not in use, complete with a cushion made from locally sourced materials and fibers.

Rocco is a rocking horse that transforms the kinetic energy of your child's rocking back and forth into electricity that lights up its removeable ears/handles. Kids learn that they can power up these cute flashlights just by playing.

Vote for your favorite green tech at the Greener Gadgets website.

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