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PowerMonkey solar charger

pmomkcam.jpgAnother device discovered on my obsessive pursuit of all things solar. The lovely, ultra-light PowerMonkey-eXplorer will keep your cellphone, iPod, Blackberry, PDA, digital camera and other small devices humming happily without sucking juice from the local power grid.

The Solar PowerMonkey-eXplorer is a rechargeable battery storage pack and solar panel combo.

One nice feature is an LCD screen that displays battery power and level of charge.

pwermonk.jpgMaximum reserve power available:
iPods – 40 hours
cellphones – 96 hours
PSPs – 5 hours
PDAs – 48 hours

Each kit contains:

  • PowerMonkey battery pack
  • Solar-slave
  • Universal charger for UK, US, Australia and Europe
  • Connectors for Nokia, Motorola V66, Samsung A288, Siemens C25 and Sony Ericsson
  • Mini USB for Motorola Razr V series, BlackBerry and Bluetooth head sets
  • USB for iPod, smart phones, PDA and other devices
  • Connector for Sony PSP and most digital cameras
  • Travel pouch and case

$129.99 @

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Friday, February 29, 2008

organic dog sprays – Spot Organics

Another Friday post from Seamus, The Eco friendly Dog.

seamstudious___1.JPGIt’s Friday and I’m a little anxious about seeing Matilda the maltese up the street when I take my 5:30 walk. I think I’ll have my main man Max, spray me with a shot of my Chill Dog Anxiety Spray and maybe a hit of Peppermint Breath Spray for the old doggie breath. As everyone knows, proper comportment and grooming are the mainstays of any good environmentalist.

Some ingredients: pure essential oils of lavender, clary sage, green mandarin, and ylang ylang blended into a base of distilled water, organic aloe vera, and natural glycerine.

They have a bunch of other organic sprays for the alternative dog.
each spray goes for $11 @

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birds & bees & Vivienne Westwood

Thanks to the inspiration and artistic whimsy of young children, iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood launched one of the most original, nature-loving collections to hit the Paris catwalks, stilts included.

See the video

wonderful photos

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solar patio umbrella

solarumbrellalowes_1.jpgIf you’ve ever sat on your darkened, post-party patio, fumbling in the dark for that last goblet of sangria, you might want to consider investing in this outdoor accessory. This 9′ umbrella has a solar panel that screws into the top to power 8 hub mounted LED’s and 18 LED’s mounted on the umbrella’s ribs. You can turn on the the hub-lights, or the rib-lights, or both. The lights and rechargeable battery are replaceable. Charges in 6 to 8 hours of sunlight, no electrical cords needed.

$99 @

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Nau’s NYC warehouse sale – March 6-9, 2008

If you’re not familiar with nau (if you’re a steady altCon reader, you are), now’s the time to get up to speed. Nau’s high-performance fall/winter collection will be available @ 40-75% less than usual at this 4 day event in nyc. A great time to pickup a stylish, naturally wicking top – (the outdoors are all about fresh air. who wants to be stinky after trudging crosstown or up a mountain, right?)

5% of every purchase will be donated to Kiva, the world’s first person to person micro-lending website. check it out.

OPEN HOUSE GALLERY – 201 Mulberry St, bet. Kenmare & Spring
thurs 11a – 7p
fri & sat 12n – 8p
sun 12n – 6p

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