Each year the holiday season kicks off a consumer electronics arms race
as leading tech manufacturers unveil their latest and greatest wonder
gadgets — which more often than not relegate last year’s outdated tech
to the e-waste pile. Fortunately, there’s an incredible array of greener
gadgets that make it easier than ever to keep step with our
increasingly wired world while treading gently on the earth. From
solar-powered gizmos that generate portable electricity to
energy-efficient appliances, read on for our top ten green gadget gifts
Logitech Solar Powered Wireless Keyboard
This svelte solar keyboard by Logitech ensures freedom from annoying wires and the grid. The brilliant wireless design is emblazoned with a strip of photovoltaic panels that allow it to charge using indoor or outdoor light sources, completely eliminating the need for disposable batteries. Weighing in at just 1/3 of an inch thick, the world’s first solar keyboard connects using speedy 2.4 Ghz wireless, and features a handy lux meter that tells you how much light is available at any given moment.
$80 from Logitech
12 Folds LED Origami Cards by Tomomi Sayuda
These beautiful holiday cards by Tomomi Sayuda fold into gorgeous glowing globes of light, giving you a great way to send holiday cheer across great distances. Each flat-packed card features a different pattern, and they come complete with an LED light source and a battery.
Price TBD from Kin Design
We love the warm wood tones of these beautiful analog watches by Italy-based WeWood. Each chunky-chic wooden number is made from sustainably harvested or reclaimed wood that is 100% recyclable, biodegradable, and toxin-free. Best of all, for every watch sold, WeWood plants a tree with American Forests.
$120 from WeWood