This is the fourth part of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* which is a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in green innovation. This green gift guide has eight parts, which will be made available throughout the week. Here are several eco-friendly gadget ideas to consider this holiday season.
This is a tiny small wind turbine, the Air Breeze, which is rated at 200 watts in 28 mile per hour conditions. It can be used to complement a solar PV system or power lights, a radio, computer, or appliances. Purchase an Air Breeze from GoGreenSolar for $700.
Black & Decker makes this TLD100 thermal leak detector with an infrared sensor that detects temperature differences of 1, 5, and 10 degrees using an auto-color feedback. The gadget can help a crafty DIYer find spots in need of sealing and insulation. Purchase a Thermal Leak Detector from Amazon for +$43.
These natural watches are made with wood sans artificial and toxic materials. A tree is planted by American Forests for each watch purchase. Purchase a WEWOOD Watch for $119.
This energy-efficient personal light was designed by Yves BÃ©har of fuseproject and allows up to 100,000 hours of use. Itâ€™s RoHS complaint, mercury- and lead-free, and made with 20 LEDs that consume about 8-9 watts of power. Purchase Leaf at YLighting for +$323.
More than a gadget and available in four bold colors, the 100% electric Brammo has a 42 mile range and a top speed of just over 60 miles per hour. Itâ€™s also made with recycled materials in the USA with 100% clean energy and requires no gasoline, motor oil, or other petrochemicals. Purchase Brammo Enertia for $7,995.
This trash gadget compacts aluminum cans and plastic bottles and holds eight gallons of recyclables and five gallons of paper. In other words, Mode holds about one weekâ€™s worth of recyclables in an odor-free system. Purchase Mode from Green Depot for $149.
Fill this kitchen gadget with vegetables, dairy, and other food waste while it creates nutrient-rich compost. NatureMill is made of recycled materials and includes a carbon air filter and air pump to eliminate trash odors. Purchase NatureMill from Amazon for $395.
*For more of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010, visit Popular Types, Art and Furniture, Tools of Conservation, Eco-Friendly Gadgets, Versatile Eco Spaces, Informative Books, Good Magazines, and The Gift of Giving.