The 5 Best Solar Gadgets for 2011
Solar gadgets are excellent examples of solar power in use. Great learning tools for children as they are engaging and enable children to have fun whilst they learn about alternative power. Solar gadgets last for years and don't rely on eco nasty batteries. We use several trusted suppliers and have taken our time to bring together the best collection of solar gadgets in the UK. These are our recommendations for 2011:
5: Solar Dancing Cricket A favourite with children and adults, the cute and simple little solar toy will amuse and educate at the same time. The solar cricket can be a pleasant distraction on your desk at work or sit him on your window sill at home and watch him dance when the sun has powered him up. The solar cricket vibrates like mad and makes a chirping sound, guaranteed to make you smile.
4: Ventus Mini Eco Solar Radio When Trevor Baylis invented the worlds first wind-up dynamo powered radio he created the ability to connect to the radio anywhere in the world without the need for electricity or batteries. A revelation. Baylis Brands has now been rebranded as Ventus and their specialist wind-up and solar radios are amongst the most respected in the world. Leave the radio on a windowsill at home for constant play life or take it away in a caravan or camping trip and forget about needing batteries. Perfect for travel, using in the garden or for at home in the kitchen and listening to the cricket!
3: Solar Travel Shaver British travelers in the time of the empire were well known for having stiff upper lips and being clean shaven even in the most extreme situations. Forget having to lug cut throat razors, shaving cream and bristles around with you. Throw a solar travel shaver in your bag and be able to trim up even out in the jungle. Perfect for business travelers to leave in the car for smartening up before meetings or just as useful at a festival or on a trekking holiday. A very useful solar gadget.
2: Solar Wind Turbine Desk Toy Solar desk toys are wonderful distractions from work and a great toy for de-stressing and calming the mind. The solar wind turbine is a beautiful desk toy which has a graceful, hypnotic rotation of the blades. Standing at just under half a meter tall the wind turbine is surprisingly substantial and the aluminum model is sleek, elegant and expensive looking. A wonderful gift for a male or a unique ornament for the home. Let the sun power up the turbine and it will begin to rotate automatically.
1: Solar Wireless Keyboard New this year; a revolution in keyboard design. Once upon a time keyboards were clunky and heavy with thick, chunky keys and short cables which chained it to your machine. Desktops were a messy tangle of wires and you had restrictions of being able to position your keyboard in relation to your PC. Then came along the wireless keyboard. Wow. What a revelation that was, you could sit at the other side of the room if you wanted: perfect for gamers or watching films at home in bed. And now the latest evolution is the solar wireless keyboard: no batteries, sleek design, super thin construction to encourage a clutter free work space and a zen state of mind. Without a doubt this years must have solar gadget and computer accessory.