Green Gadgets For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 1, 2009 - Computers - 360 pages
Save some green by going green with these environmentally friendly gadgets!

With concern for the future of our environment growing stronger and more serious every day, there has never been a better time to take a new approach to some of the most popular gizmos and gadgets on the market and learn how you can convernt to electronics that have minimal environmental impact.

Green gadgets encompass everything from iPods to energy-efficient home entertainment devices to solar laptop chargers and crank-powered gizmos. This helpful resource explains how to research green gadgets, make a smart purchasing decision, use products you already own in a more environmentally friendly way, and say goodbye to electronics that zap both energy and money.

  • Explore the environmental and financial benefits of green gadgets with this friendly reference
  • Discusses which gadgets save energy-and which ones create energy
  • Learn ways to offset your carbon footprint when you can't reduce consumption
  • Get tips for understanding products labels and avoiding "greenwash"
  • Discover how to calculate the energy and money your gadgets consume

Get moving and start living green with this informative guide to environmentally and wallet-friendly gadgets!

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Contents

Table ofContents Introduction
Settling into a Green Gadget Mindset
Practicing Green Gadget Living
Getting Greenwith Gadgets You
Getting a Gripona GadgetsEnergySaving Settings Batterydraining items Cellphones and smartphones
Energy SavingsAll Around the House
Reducing Energy Consumption in Windows
Minimizing Your MacsEnergyUse
Choosing Green Mac and Windows Computers
Buying Green Mobile Phones and Handheld Gadgets
Getting Green Gadgets for on theGo Driving Your Car More Efficiently
Adding Green Gadgets around the House
Ridding Yourself of Gadgets the Green
Erasing Your Personal Information before Getting Rid of Gadgets
Ten Cool Green PC Peripherals and Accessories
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Acquiring Green Gadgets and Gear

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About the author (2009)

Joe Hutsko is a technology enthusiast, a journalist, an author, and a consultant. He contributes to the New York Times blog Green Inc., and has covered the latest tech trends for Fortune, MSNBC.com, Wired, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, Macworld, PC World, TV Guide, and others. He runs the green gadget blog gGadget.org and his personal Web site, JOEyGADGET.com.

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