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Posts Tagged ‘solar-powered’

Where to go to find the perfect present? Abt Electronics!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

It’s always my goal to give unique gifts during the holiday season. They don’t have to be the most expensive, just uber thoughtful. I spend hours on end trying to find the perfect gift ideas.

This year, I think it may be easier to buy for my friends who love their iPods. I was surfing the internet and found wooden (of all things) iPod speakers. We all have that hard-to-buy-for person on our lists. This year Abt might make it a little easier.

Abt.com has a ton of unique gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for friend. Do you have a young cooking enthusiast on your list? Abt has cooking tools made just for a wee one. How about a nature-lover who is cutting down on his or her carbon footprint? We have solar powered iPod chargers. Still no ideas for that special someone—try Abt’s Gift Guide.

-Kelly B.

Green Innovation

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Start-up Company, Regen, has decided consumers need moreeco-friendly options. They are currently promoting a solar-powered iPod docking speaker system.

Solar power in consumer electronics “hasn’t progressed far beyond solar-powered calculators,” available since the 1970s, said Robert Brunner, one of the company’s founders. Many of those products, which he called “geeky science experiments,” were not useful because they took too long to charge or did not provide enough hours of usage on a charge, he said. “You can’t slap solar cells on something and expect it to work,” he explained. “You have to build the product from the ground up to be energy-efficient and useful.”

There are so many good reasons to be patient with solar-powered technology; it’s getting better everyday. Although the solar-powered speaker systems are slower charging, they are far better for the environment than conventional ones. Consumers and manufacturers alike are now considering the environment when making purchases. Abt Electronics carries many eco-friendly products, including three solar-powered iPod chargers.

-Kelly B.