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Go “Green” with These Tech Items

How can we live lightly and help improve the earth while saving money and resources at the same time?  Climate change is all over the news and it seems like many are trying to “go green”.  There are many steps we can take to help stop climate change while making our lives better.

Maybe it’s time to go green with some new tech. Like an eco-friendly speaker that happens to be portable. What about a digital picture frame going through an iCloud’s worth of moments for the living room and an E-reader for those cozy afternoons right in your spotless home?  Check out the items below to go green this spring:

House of Marley Chant Mini

A socially conscience, portable, Bluetooth speaker that is made from recycled aluminum and bio plastic. It also has bamboo detailing. Bamboo is a grass, which in turn grows like grass, which means a high yield; plus, it’s stronger than hardwood, giving this speaker a green thumbs up. The Chant Mini also has a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery, and has auto reconnect Bluetooth capabilities.

It has 6 hours of wireless play, which is great for outdoor parties, to go with that spruced up patio.

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The Chant Mini goes for $49.99

The Nixplay Seed

A digital picture frame that eliminates the use of printed pictures and multiple frames. The Nixplay Seed uses WiFi, making it wireless, where you can take a picture and upload it to the frame. Plus, you can add captions to your photos. Along with captions you can access pictures from all social media platforms and create playlists of your favorite moments.

Gone are the days of using memory sticks and cards. Nixplay has a mobile app that connects to your digital frame, plus you get 10GB of cloud storage for free. And for the magic touch, the Nixplay Seed using a Hu-Motion sensor to turn on when someone enters the room and turn off when someone leaves. It’s perfect for having guests over, showing them your spotless floors and the famous camping trip of ’09.

Nixplay Seed goes for $99.99

Wireless Bamboo Keyboard

This keyboard has Bluetooth and it’s 100% made from bamboo, the abundant, Earth-loving grass. Just like the Chant Mini, this also has a built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The Wireless Bamboo Keyboard can last up to 30 days on a single charge, plus it has a receiving range of 35 feet. It’s compatible with most smartphones and tablets too, which is perfect to go with your dust free office.

Wireless Bamboo Keyboard goes for $69.95

Water Pebble

The Water Pebble is a water activated shower timer. It’s for those who take long showers, throwing money down the drain. This cool piece of tech uses a traffic light system to indicate when you begin, are halfway through, and “end” showering. It goes something like this:

  • Green- Start showering
  • Yellow- You’re halfway through
  • Red- End shower

Your shower time is set from a benchmark during its first use. The Water Pebble senses when water is around it, so there’s no need to turn it on and off.

Water Pebble goes for $12.99

The Amazon Kindle

The Kindle is an oldie, but goodie for a reason. It eliminates the consumption of paper books, while having access to over 1 million titles in the palm of your hand. It’s glare free, making it easy on the eyes and is touchscreen. The battery lasts for weeks on a single charge, not requiring power to maintain a page. The Kindle uses ink particles, making it read like a printed page from a book. It’s a perfect way to get lost on a lazy Sunday, in your freshly laundered sheets.

The Amazon Kindle goes for $79.99

Treat yourself to a piece of new tech that is quality, yet eco-friendly. It’s the least you can do for yourself after spending your whole Saturday cleaning and airing out your home.

Brittany Torano is currently writing on behalf the digital picture frame experts at Nixplay. On her down time you can see her swimming laps in a pool, running around her neighborhood, or holed up in a movie theater with a bucket of popcorn. You can connect with Brittany on LinkedIn.
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