Green Gadgets – TVNZ Breakfast

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
Rating: 4 out of 5

Asus N Series Notebook – N10Jc (available from mid November 2008)
RRP: $1199
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:
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:
Rating: 3 out of 5
Very handy but the wide array of attachments seemed confusing.

Toshiba Tekbright 8” Digital Photo Frame

RRP $295.90
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:
Rating 3 out of 5

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.