•Eco Button £6.40
A computer power saving device that aims to reduce your PC power usage. You simply press the eco button when you are away from your desk and your computer is put into the most efficient energy saving mode available called 'ecomode'. When you return to your PC, it switches back to ‘on’ mode when any key on the keyboard is pressed. The calculated energy savings you've made by using the Ecobutton are then displayed on the computer screen.
The device sits in the shower recording the amount of water you use per wash. Using a system of traffic lights it tells you when you're using more water than average and gradually cuts down the time until the amber or red lights come on. Cutting a shower from 22.5L to 18L uses one third less energy, but you probably would even notice. The idea is to keep you to an efficient six minutes.
•Bedol Water Clock £20
Bedol Water Clocks are quickly stealing the spotlight for their unique ability to run solely on H2O, helping to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. Not only are these clocks environmentally friendly, they also come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors to suit any style. In addition, the clocks are high quality and perfectly accurate.
Each clock is beautifully designed and requires no batteries, chemicals or electricity to function. By simply filling these charming Eco-clocks with water, you can enjoy up to six months of hassle free time-telling! The Bedol water clocks have a built-in memory chip so that even while you are refilling the water in the clock, it is able to continue keeping time.
•Hue Light Bulbs £49.95 (starter pack £179.95)
The Hue bulbs look like ordinary lightbulbs, and screw into light sockets as normal. Inside each bulb, however, is a wireless transmitter that communicates with a hub you plug into the back of your router. Then simply download the app (currently only for iOS) and begin fiddling with the lights in your home.
The Hue LED bulbs at maximum brightness are said to offer 80 percent power savings over incandescent 50-watt bulbs. But Philips, to keep things simple in the launch version of the product, isn’t offering energy management or data analysis with Hue, the way a device like the Wi-Fi-controlled Nest thermostat does. Although the price of the bulb starter pack can be seen to be rather expensive the bulbs will last for approximately 15 years saving a lot of money in the long run.
•Skinny Player (TBA)
This is a music gadget that gets its power from your body heat by being attached to your skin! Designed for walking or exercising, the Skinny Player is a concept by industrial designers Chih-Wei Wang and Shou-His Fu that lets you listen to music without needing to carry a player or use headphones.