Go green with these eco-savvy gizmos
Going green isn’t just for Jets fans. With Earth Day here, it’s time to think about environmental awareness. The good news: Going pro-planet doesn’t have to be a chore or a bore with some of the eco-chic items here. So check them out and do your part.
Voltaic’s Spark Solar Case, $299, voltaicsystems.com
This case transports and refuels your tablet with eight watts of waterproof, durable solar panels. An hour in direct sunlight gets you an hour of iPad runtime. Available in silver, charcoal or orange, the case is made from recycled soda bottles. Available June 9.
Spoonk $79, spoonkspace.com
Spoonk is the funny-sounding name for this stress-management tech tool. The all-natural acupressure mat is part shiatsu massage and part Indian bed-of-nails. Just lay down on its 6,000 raised pressure points to feel the tension melt away. Celebs scooped these up at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Logitech Wireless Solar-Powered Keyboard, $71.99, Logitech.com
Logitech’s first wireless solar-powered keyboard has a built-in solar panel that recharges wherever there’s light. (It stays charged for three months in darkness.) The streamlined look and comfy keys make it a perfect touch for a techie. And, it comes in a recycled box.
The nPowerPEG, $160 npowerpeg.com
This device uses kinetic energy to power personal gadgets. When you walk to work or skate in Riverside Park, this flashlight-size device harvests the power of your movements and converts it to electric output to juice up your cell phone. A 30-minute walk gets you a minute of mobile phone time.
Yogasana Yoga Mat$, $59, yogasanarugs.com
Yogasana’s eco-friendly yoga mat is 100 percent cotton and woven in a region of India where yoga had its origins. Each takes three days to make and is signed by the master weaver. The mat is reversible, cold-water washable, and won’t deteriorate in sunlight.
Scotch Magic Eco-Friendly Tape, $2-$4, drugstores
This tape is just as sticky as the regular stuff, but the greener version is made from 75 percent renewable or recycled materials. Comes with a refillable dispenser and one roll of tape.