Bracketron offers a range of green chargers that automatically shut off with zero stand-by power when the device is fully charged. This wall charger works for a variety of mobile gadgetry.
The Soulra is a splash-proof, solar-powered sound system for iPods and iPhones. As well as playing music from your iDevices, it will juice them up — for free — by harnessing the power of the sun.
Have you considered automating the lights in your home? You can buy replacement wall-mounted switches that automatically turn the lights on when you enter a room — and crucially turn them off when you leave. This affordable option is suitable for smaller spaces like utility rooms, closets and bathrooms.
Designed for Windows PCs, the clever ecobutton is a one-press solution to start conserving energy while you’re computing. Simply click the USB-powered button and it will put your desktop or laptop into its most eco-friendly, energy-saving mode.
Cost: Approximately $20
Just changing your showerhead can save you lots and lots of water — and money. There are many options on the market worth checking out, but as an example, this product could save the average family around 8,000 gallons of water a year.
At any one time in an average American home, up to 40 devices are drawing power — even if they’re not in use. Belkin’s Conserve Power Switch stops your electrical gadgetry using standby power when you’re not using them.
You’ve no doubt seen outdoor solar lights, but did you know you can also get indoor options? After a day in the sun, this cool, minimalist table lamp will give you up to 12 hours of nighttime illumination.
Finally, one really easy way to go green at home is to invest in rechargeable batteries. The “Rapid Charger” from Energizer is a speedy solution — it can juice up AA or AAA batteries in as little as 15 minutes.
Cost: Approximately $35