Eclipse Solar Gear

Eclipse Solar Gear

Solar technology is one of those things that has been around for ages but just seems to have a really hard time catching on.

Sure, lots of people and businesses are starting to get “green” and use them on a large scale, but solar panels in smaller, everyday life just hasn’t made a splash.

Eclipse Solar Gear is out to change that. They’ve got dozens of products with built in solar “modules” that ultimately let you charge your products on the go. No more worrying about your phone dying when you’re out walking to work for the day…just plug it in to your bag and charge it on the way!

Hello Kitty Vacuum Cleaner

Hello Kitty Vacuum Cleaner
I’m taking a big risk posting this. My wife is a closet Hello Kitty fan and there’s a good chance she’ll want this.

So, for all of you Hello Kitty aficionados, here’s a new item to add to the collection.

Unfortunately, you need to be able to read Japanese to purchase it. Bummer.

Aptera – The future of fuel efficient cars

Aptera Fuel Efficient Car
Aptera is a “small company with a big mission.” They’re goal is to make the most fuel efficient car…ever.

The car they are currently building/testing runs off a combination of gasoline and electricity. With this combination they’re able to achieve around 300MPG. Yes, that’s 3-0-0.

The car will cost between $26k and $29k and is set to be put into production late 2008.

Greenspot Tiles

Who doesn’t need a little more green in their lives? These really cool Greenspot Tiles are made by Greenspot and can be combined with regular concrete tiles to allow for patches of green to shine though.

These would be a fantastic addition to any big plot of boring concrete. One major plus, from a functionality standpoint, is that these help drain water a lot easier…thus keeping water from collecting on your lover plot of gray.

No word yet on when they’ll be available or how much they’ll cost.

Foliage Lamp

Foliage Lamp

Why hang something boring from your ceiling when you can hang a big glob of fake foliage from it?

The Foliage Lamp, available for $60, is a fantastic mix of form and functionality with it’s mix of solid lighting and hip mess of tangled greenery.

Available in green or white.

Bamboo Pillar Candle

Bamboo Pillar Candle

I love candles that have some texture and this Bamboo Pillar Candle is just amazing from that perspective.

The candle gives off a “Baobab wood scent, which is a deep timbery fragrance with notes of leather, amber, tall grasses and flora.”

The candle is around 6 inches tall and will burn for about 40 hours.

They’re available for $17 from Wrapables.