Wednesday 29th October 2008
Technology test-driver John Buckley reviews a selection of environmentally friendly gadgets.
To see the full interview on Breakfast with Pippa Wetzell click the image below:
The Centameter OWL
Description: The CENTAMETER Owl is a next generation electronic device, which measures the electricity being used and displays the cost per hour on a portable display located inside your home or business.
RRP $249.95 plus P+P
Available for purchase from the Centameter website at http://www.centameter.co.nz/new-centameter.php
Rating: 4 out of 5
Asus N Series Notebook – N10Jc (available from mid November 2008)
Description: The Asus N Series range has won nine EPEAT gold awards – a great achievement for “green” computing. The Asus N10jc is a great little notebook suited to computing on the go. It has a 10,2” screen, 160 gb hard drive, 802.11b/g wireless and Nvidia Geforce graphics chip. Note, it does not come with an optical drive but you can purchase one separately.
Product Website: http://www.asus.co.nz/products.aspx?l1=5&l2=75&l3=792&l4=0&model=2586&modelmenu=1
Rating 4 out of 5
Solio Universal Solar Power Battery Charger
RRP $ 139.99
Description: Never get caught short with a low battery again! Solio™, the universal “Hybrid” battery charger charges your hand-held electronic products anywhere under the sun. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts away from mains power. Interchangeable power tips allow you to power multiple gadgets with a single charger
Available for purchase from Telecom stores and online at Ferrit: http://www.ferrit.co.nz/4917589.html
Rating: 3 out of 5
Very handy but the wide array of attachments seemed confusing.
Toshiba Tekbright 8” Digital Photo Frame
Description: This sleek digital photo frame has some very nice features including a light sensor that turns the display on and off when the ambient lights in a room are switched on or off.
Available for purchase online from: http://www.advancedcomputers.co.nz/
Rating 3 out of 5
All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.