Let's face it...you want stuff...and you're not gonna get anything cool if you don't give in return. That's why EcoGeek is happy to provide a list of some of the ecogeekiest holiday gifts for all your friends and family. In general, we're only in favor of buying stuff that allows you to consume less stuff. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for your holiday gift giving.
The iPod Nano and iTunes Cash
The iPod Nano is one gadget that you can feel good about giving. The Nano contains no hazardous materials, is easy to recycle, and uses very little power. But even better, iTunes lets you buy music without any physical complications. No plastic CDs, no international shipping, just instant green gratification.
The Zonbu Zero Emissions PC
For the true uber-geek, the Zonbu is a fascinating alternative to traditional computing. The people at Zonbu have created a Linux PC that uses less than 10 watts of power (a tenth of a regular desktop). And they've done it by having the PC store most of its data remotely. The Zonbu will only set you back $99, but a subscription to their service that gives you online storage space, constant software updates, and technical support will set you back $12.95 a month or more. And while the specs (512 megs of ram, 1.2 ghz processor) aren't that impressive, they're more than enough to handle the Linux operating system.
The Nintendo Wii
The Wii is the only home gaming system of this generation that is built on efficient technology. Nintendo's policy with the Wii was to focus on fun, not performance. As a result, the Wii is up to 10 times more efficient than the XBOX 360 or the Playstation 3. The only bad news is that the Wii is designed to remain constantly plugged-in and online, so you can expect your Wii to use most of its power while you're not even playing.
The Flip and Tumble Bag
We all know that we shouldn't use plastic bags when shopping. But it's a pain to remember to bring an extra bag with you wherever you go. Which is why the Flip and Tumble Bag is so awesome. The bag folds up to roughly the size of a tennis ball for storage in a purse, and then becomes a large grocery bag in seconds!
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