It's Earth Day, which means it's time to look at some eco-friendly tech products that can make your life a little more green without putting a dent in your savings account.
The Motorola Renew W233 Phone
The Motorola Renew W233 Phone is the world's first mobile phone made from plastics from recycled water bottles. It is also the world's first carbon neutral phone. The case is actually 100 percent recyclable, and the rest is made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastics. The Renew is only $9.99 with a T-Mobile contract from Amazon.com. By itself, the phone costs $159.99 $68.75. [Correction: The phone by itself from T-Mobile is $59.99, and $9.99 with contract. The phone is $50.99 alone from Motorola.]
The Renew offers all the basic features of most mobile phones: text and picture messaging, a MP3 player, and a hands-free speakerphone. It can handle up to nine hours of talk time, and it's compatible with T-Mobile's MyFaves service, which gives you unlimited calling to your five most-called contacts. Even the box is more eco-friendly than most cell phones. The packaging has been reduced by 22 percent in comparison with the average Motorola packaging.
Newegg.com discountsNewegg.com is offering a discount on a few of their eco-friendly items. Save 5 percent off of select green products with coupon code MMCHGREEN. The coupon is only good for the first 1,000 users, so if you see something that you like, move quickly. Among the products on sale is the Western Digital 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive for $229.99, and the XEROX Phaser Series 8560N Color Solid Ink Printer for $649. The deal also includes products like air conditioners, refrigerators, washers, and dryers.
Amazon DVD and Blu-ray saleSave up to 50 percent on select DVDs and Blu-ray discs that aim to educate you about nature and how to protect the environment. Titles include the ever so popular "Planet Earth," and Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." Check out all the titles here.
Free cup of coffeeNot that this has anything to do with tech, but who doesn't love to sip on a nice cup of coffee while checking your morning e-mail? Starbucks is giving away a free cup of its Pike Place Roast when you bring in your own travel mug to participating stores.
Amazon dealsBesides the DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and the eco-friendly phone, Amazon is offering green deals for the entire month of April. Check out all of the Earth Day savings Amazon is offering, such as the Solio solar-powered cell phone charger, and the new, more earth-friendly, MacBook family.
Discovery Channel Store[Update: 7 a.m. PST] Save an additional 25 percent on orders from the Discovery Channel Store with Coupon Code: EARTHDAY. Get the "Planet Earth" DVD set for only $41.46 with shipping, down from the original price of $79.95. Check out more Discovery Channel Store Earth Day specials here.
BBC Natural History Collection[Update: 8 a.m. PST] Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day is the BBC Natural History Collection featuring "Planet Earth." It includes "Planet Earth," "The Blue Planet: Seas of Life Special Edition," "Life of Mammals," and "Life of Birds," for just $69.99. That's 65 percent off of the original price of $199.92. The deal is only valid for today, or while supplies last, so hurry.
Happy Earth Day!