Charge up your holiday gift lists – with renewable energy, of course! Below are a fun selection of devices powered by the sun, water, and even you!
Solar Powered Gifts
The JOOS Orange portable solar charger ($150) charges quickly and works in low light, shade, and even light rain.
Water and Kinetic Energy Powered Gifts
The nPower® PEG is a travel-sized charger for handheld electronic devices that generates energy as you walk or run, for $160
The Portable Power Supply from Brookstone can do it all – from charging your phone to jump-starting your car – with a hand-crank to ensure that you never run out of backup power ($200)
It seems like life runs on batteries these days. Consider using longer-lasting rechargeable batteries from Sanyo eneloop or GP ReCyko, and you can recharge with Energizer’s universal charger ($24 on Amazon.com). If, like me, you’re still working through a large stash of alkaline batteries, check out the Battery Wizard which promises to extend their life ($30)