Eco - Friendly Gadgets that Run on Water
A countless number of batteries are used all over the world. Many products run on battery power – radios, calculators, remote controls, flashlights to mention a few. Some batteries can be used only once, and some can be recharged and used again.
However useful batteries maybe, they are a threat to humans and the environment. Batteries contain harmful substances such as cadmium, lead, mercury, zinc, lithium, manganese, and potassium that are potential hazards. Batteries cannot be recycled very easily, and most of them end up in landfills.
Using eco-friendly gadgets is a great way to go green and save Planet Earth. Here are some of the gadgets that use water instead of batteries -
The Drop Bedol Water Alarm Clock
The Drop Bedol Water Alarm Clock runs without electricity or batteries. It runs on sheer water power. It is shaped in the form of a water drop and is available in colors of black, blue, green, pink and purple. It measures six and a half by three and a half inches.
You have to unscrew the base of the clock and fill it with tap water. This water need not be replaced for about six months. You can set it to 12 hours or 24-hour clock. This clock is very handy and is perfect for taking along with you on camping trips.
The Bedol Water Clock also comes in the shape of a wink and a smiley in varied colors.
NoPoPo Water Powered Mini Lantern and Flashlight Set
PoPo Water Powered Mini Lantern and Flashlight Set doubles up as a flashlight and a lamp. The NoPoPo batteries run on water power and does not rely on batteries or electricity. It measures 9.625 cm by 2.75 cm.
This battery can be charged with cola, beer or sake. The NoPoPo battery comes with a syringe to fill the battery with water. After filling water fit, the battery into the case and close the cap. Now it is ready for use.
The Mini Flash Light has a sliding cover. When you slide this cover, the flashlight turns into a lantern. This gadget is very handy and can be used as an emergency backup, and you can also take it along with you on camping trips.
Water Powered Calculator
The water powered calculator is an eight digital calculator that does not require batteries or electricity to function. This calculator comes with a water-powered battery. You just have to fill the battery with water and insert it into the calculator. The water provides the required charge for the calculator to function.
This battery lasts for about two to three years. When the display of the calculator fades, refill the battery with water. The advantage is that the Watered Powered Calculator works in all light conditions, unlike the solar calculator that fades in the absence of light.