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Cell phone charger that doesn’t waste electricity

May 1, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

Pocket Picks reports that Nokia has come up with a cell phone charger that switches itself off when your phone is charged. We’ve all been told to unplug our appliances at the wall because they still use electricity in standby mode. Well, the Zero Waste charger has a big green button on the back that you press to start charging and that automatically pops up when the battery’s charged. This cuts down on the amount of electricity wasted. It’s apparently still a prototype but Noknok.tv got hold of one and posted a video on You Tube about it.
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIXEv0jWR-8]

Make a greener gadget choice

December 1, 2007
Posted in Lifestyle

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

It’s that time of year again. With Christmas just around the corner most of us will find ourselves down at the local mall some time in the next two weeks spending our annual bonuses on shiny new electronics. Whether it’s a games console for the kids (and dad), a laptop or a mobile phone you can try and make your holiday splurge a little greener by reading the sixth edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics. And once you’ve done that, you may actually want to reconsider that games console you’ve been hankering after.

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