The Season of Giving
It’s nearly upon us! Everyone wants to find the perfect present for loved ones, it’s totally normal. Hence, the lengthy process of doing research and making sure gifts are top quality. Unfortunately, even the “perfect” present can be really sneaky. A lot of products out there are made in the cheapest ways possible, which turn out to disregard the health and safety of consumers. Therefore, the rise of eco-friendly products that benefit customers and the planet all at once. Despite greener alternatives seeming more expensive, they are actually more cost-effective in the long run. Green products are usually sturdier and last so much longer than non-eco-friendly ones. Here are three gadgets to consider green gifts for this holiday season!
A Smart Notebook
It is the age of technology and information. Nevertheless, writing remains therapeutic. It’s also a really great way to information dump if the keyboard clicking does not give one joy. The Rocketbook is a perfect merge of old ways and innovation. It’s great to have thoughts on paper, but really hard to dig for old notes in the long run. This green gadget connects to an app on phones so that every single musing that is written down is saved. After writing in the notebook, just take a picture to scan the notes, send a PDF or JPEG to the preferred destination, wipe the Rocketbook down, and start again. Accessing previous notes online with digital copies reduces paper waste since Americans consume an estimated 208 million tons of paper every year. Now, loved ones can enjoy the intimacy of handwritten notes with a more sustainable purchase.
Water Leak Detector
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that household leaks account for approximately 1 trillion gallons of water waster every single year. That’s equivalent to water in more than 1,500 Olympic-sized pools. This is where the Water Guard comes in to save the leaky-water day. It’s a sensor that sends alerts to an app on the iPhone or iPad when it comes into contact with water. This eco-friendly gadget dons a minimalist look and is a cube that looks like something that fits right into the Apple ecosystem. The Water Guard is meant to be placed in more secluded areas of the house, like near the airconditioning unit or under the sink. This green gift idea prevents expensive water damage via flashing lights or Apple device notifications. It’s a perfect addition to smart homes that make use of Apple’s Homekit.
The Leading Tablet
The last green gift suggestion is one that’s already in majority of households across the globe. As the market resurrected due to the pandemic, Apple’s iPad led the way. The iPad was designed with features that actually reduce its environmental impact. Some features include its recyclable glass and aluminum enclosure, the mercury-free LCD display, arsenic-free display glass, and the fact that it’s free of brominated flame-retardants. The tablet consumes less energy than laptops or desktops making it a little better for Mother Nature. This possible gift takes Apple one step closer to achieving its 2030 plan of making all products with clean energy.
Gadgets Going Green
It’s everyone’s responsibility and business to take care of the environment. Everything money is used for is a vote for the kind of world to work towards. All sustainable products are investments that can have a huge impact, no matter how small the change may seem. This holiday season, give the gift of going green, while also giving back to our environment.