Hopping around from one time zone to the next can make even using the most straightforward gadgets and necessities a challenge. Here are some items that are sure to make your jet-setting easier, and more eco-friendly.
Very Bright Idea
We’re all aware of the advancements of solar energy — now you can adapt that technology on-the-go. This modern “light bulb” screws into the top of a water bottle and can provide five hours of LED light from three hours of charging.
The Solar Bulb | $24.99 | available at HYmini
This ultra portable clock runs on the most basic component — H2O. With one fill, it accurately tells you the time for more than 14 weeks, and you won’t have to reset it after unloading the water, thanks to the memory chip inside. Whether you’re in a cabin in the Alps or in the middle of metropolitan Tokyo, you won’t have to search for the right batteries just to know what time of day it is.
Water Clock | $19.00 | available at Bedol
Most gadgets have advanced from traditional batteries, but on occasion, you’ll still need them in case of emergencies. These handy USBCell batteries can easily be charged through your laptop’s USB outlet, reducing waste while saving you the guilt of purchasing conventional batteries. So relax, because in this case, you can have your battery, and easily charge it, too.
USB Re-Chargeable Battery| $18.00 | available at USBCELL
Insanely Cool Charger
This little device is an ingenious eco-friendly travel must-have! This mini handheld green power station is a universal charger/adapter device that harnesses renewable wind and solar power and conventional wall plug power to recharge almost all of your digital gadgets and mobile devices.
HYmini Deluxe | $74.98 | available at HYmini