Hey Enviro-Nerds, Don't Forget to Vote for Your Favorite Greener Gadget

There's only one day left of voting at Core77's second annual Greener Gadgets design competition, and there are a lot of crazy product concepts to check out, some that may actually save the world one day. Plus, most are made of white and green plastic so there—automatic carbon reduction! [Core77] » 2/19/09 8:39pm 2/19/09 8:39pm

Eject Powerstrip Concept Makes For Lazy Unplugging

This Eject Powerstrip is an even more refined version of this raise me up powerstrip, adding a larger, foot-usable eject base and wider plugs for wider AC adapters. What's the point? One, so you can unplug stuff with your foot without having to bend down under your desk, and two, allowing you to unplug certain plugs… » 3/17/08 1:30pm 3/17/08 1:30pm

Gravity Lamp Lasts 200 Years, Will Gmm/r2 Torchiere Lamps Out

This Gravity Lamp by a Virginia Tech student won second place at the Greener Gadgets Design Competition this week. The idea is quite simple in theory: a mass moves slowly down a column, which generates electricity by when the potential to kinetic energy conversion of the mass falling spins a rotor. To "reset" the lamp,… » 2/19/08 12:40pm 2/19/08 12:40pm