Stylish Green Tech for the Eco-Conscious Audiofile

Stylish Green Tech for the Eco-Conscious Audiofile

Jeff Heaton
Nov 10, 2011

We love our tech, but sometimes we wish that it more of it was green, and that eco-conscious devices and accessories didn't look so recycled. One area that could see improvement is Audio. Tons of VOC painted, PVC plastic formed headphones are on the market. Where are the great sounding, great looking green products? We found some.

1. Amadana Headphones ($274)
These headphones are made from bamboo, an extremely fast growing wood, and no two pairs are the same. The attached ear-hangers are adjustable and help with a comfortable fit. We like the little details, including a lazer-etched logo behind the earpiece.

2. RE: Products Headphone Stand ($22)
Made from old Vinyl, these handphone stands resemble the high design of the Sieveking Omega stand with an old-school twist. We like that our new audio rests on the old.

3. Rain Earbuds ($99)
Rain earbuds are made from renewably sourced wood that provides an exceptional housing for crisp sound. The cable is also PVC free and is tangle-resistant.

4. Escalante Design Loudspeakers ($3500-6500)
These speakers are made from 100 percent recycled wood board with low VOC glue, no formaldehyde and nontoxic paint. They're not cheap, but reviews put these in the excellent category for sound quality.

5. Tearful Touch's iPod Cases ($20)
These are made from recycled ties meaning they're super soft, both to the touch and for your precious iPod. We like the variety of styles and the front pocket for storing your headphones.

6. Aria Headphones by Ashcraft
These soon-to-be-released headphones are made from recycled guitars, aluminum and clothing. It's a luxury design that defies the idea that recycled has look like it was made from something else.

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