9 Best Eco-Friendly Gadgets and Apps
Even though it's a good idea to be environmentally-conscious year round, with Earth Day coming up eco-friendly gear is top of mind. The ways to go green are much more vast than simple recycling, however. There's a budding and growing category of green tech and apps that can feed your tech addiction without hurting Mother Nature. These are the best eco-friendly gadgets and apps, from a smart thermometer to a carpool app to a charger that automatically turns off when your device is fully charged.
SoundBender 2.0 ($12.99)
Bracketron Stone GreenZero Charger ($24.95)
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Click and Grow ($79)
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Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit ($99.95)
Grove iPhone 5 bamboo case (Starting at $79)
For those who don't want to hurt the environment by purchasing a plastic or rubber iPhone 5 case, consider theGrove iPhone 5 bamboo case. Made from bamboo, the case is filed, sanded, soaked and oiled before it's shipped to you. The case doesn't block access to your iPhone 5's camera or ports, and a solid surface material interior that's laminated to the bamboo makes it even stronger. You can get a plain bamboo case for $79, or select one of many etched designs for $99. For the truly creative, you can customize an etched case for $129.
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