Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Clever Gadgets Stop Us Wasting Power; It Doesn't Cost the Earth

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Clever Gadgets Stop Us Wasting Power; It Doesn't Cost the Earth

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Energy-saving gadgets can take the strain out of going green. Eco-friendly online shop, Ethical Superstore, based in Byker, has gizmos your wallet and the environment will love

PowerMonkey eXplorer

THIS portable solar charger is ideal when you're at home or away. Not only can it power-up your mobile phone using the sun's rays, it can also charge digital cameras, MP3 players, Blackberries and mini sat-nav devices.

Ultra compact, tough and powerful the PowerMonkey eXplorer can take the worry out of travelling, by providing you with access to power for all your electronic equipment wherever you are.

The battery inside the PowerMonkey eXplorer can be recharged from either the mains or the sun and then carried around to provide instant access to juice, anytime.

It will charge more or less any portable device and is compatible with the majority of mobile phones.

It comes with two USB connectors, one mini, one standard, includes a mains travel charger for use in 150 countries, has stylish silver casing and a black carry case.

Intellipanel

THE Intellipanel remembers to be ecoconscious when you forget.

With two types specifically made for desktop or laptop computers, it automatically switches power to connected peripherals off, when the computer is on standby or has been turned off completely.

Features include a safeguard against power surges, a telephone/modem splitter and eight separate sockets for plug ins.

The Intellipanel is Mac and PC compatible and is recognised by the Energy Saving Trust.

Bye Bye Standby

BYE Bye Standby@ is a simple and effortless way of cutting the daily energy consumption of electrical devices.

It works by completely cutting power to whatever is plugged into it when they are not in use, saving the power that these devices would otherwise have consumed in standby mode.

Turning things off standby saves energy, carbon emissions and money. If everyone in the region turned off appliances when they were not in use, and did not use standby, it would save enough money to pay the fuel bills of nearly 40,000 of the region's homes. …

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