(This is the latest in a regular weekly series of spotlights on green technology that’s accessible to you and me. If you have a green technology or gadget to suggest for coverage, please send a note via my contact email.)
IDAPT, a company from Barcelona, Spain, has created a series of chargers that let you juice up multiple gadgets simultaneously.
One of its latest products is the Universal Charger IDAPT i1 Eco, a dual-device charger that is made out of recycled components. The $24.99 product is useful, obviously, because it lets you dispense with at least one charger when you're traveling. One is via the device's preferred tip, the other is a USB option.
But t is also noteworthy for the fact that it will shut off when it is done charging, which cuts down on the vampire power-sucking syndrome that is associated with many chargers. You can push a re-start button to awaken it.
IDAPT has committed to releasing additional device tips as they become available, so you don't have to worry about this thing becoming obsolete quickly. The web site includes a compatibility check so that you can make sure it works with your mobile phone, e-reader or other consumer electronics gadget before you buy it.
Past Green Gadgets of the Week:
- Eaton UPS shuts down power-hungry accessories
- Logitech solar keyboard for Mac
- Suntrica SolarStrap
- SportsArt self-powered fitness equipment
- RainPerfect solar pump for rain barrels
- Philips LED replacement for 75-watt bulbs
- K3 Wind & Solar Charger
- Logitech solar wireless keyboard
- Voltaic Spark solar iPad cover
- Samsung Replenish smartphone (from Sprint)