The Greatest Green Gadgets Ever


If you have been looking for new ways to go green, try this new solar-powered toothbrush or this sleek solar flashlight. Plus, if you commute by car, Gadget Grrl says this must-have 4-in-1 emergency kit is the best companion.

Truly unique, this just launched Japanese Solar toothbrush uses state-of-the art technology to clean your teeth.

How it works is when light strikes the solar panel, electrons are generated. These electrons move along the lead wire from the negative pole toward the semiconductor. With the double power of a semiconductor (titanium oxide) and a solar panel, high plaque removal is realized by brushing only with water.

Next, when light strikes the wet semiconductor (using just the saliva in your mouth) electrons are generated together to move inside your mouth, creating double electrons. These double electrons remove the hydrogen ion within dental plaque allowing the dental plaque to break down, and as a result, the plaque is easier to remove -- once removed it's easier to maintain healthier teeth and gums.

For maximum effect, it is recommended that you brush for at least three minutes. And as far as the lighting, if you can see your reflection in the mirror (that is a minimum amount of light needed) you should have enough light to use the device. The product has just launched so check the Web site for availability.

Another solar solution is the BoGo Solar Flashlight. Aside from the fact that you won't have to buy regular batteries (it's powered by three standard NiCad or NiMH AA rechargeable batteries) the solar panel lasts up to 20 years.

Like most solar panels, this will take a while to charge, eight hours, but it will yield up to four to five hours of light as a result.

It comes with a carrying hook, so you can hang it up to illuminate a wider area. It's powered by three standard NiCad or NiMH AA rechargeable batteries.

If you are a commuter or a mobile executive who is in your car most of the time, this is a good safety gadget to have along for the ride.

The 4 in 1 Car Emergency Tool and Flashlight comes with:

* A strong magnet to attach to a metal surface, for example inside the trunk of your car.

* Nine flashing LED lights on the sides to use in case of an emergency.

* One white blub on the top to act as a flashlight.

* A seat belt cutter, in the event that you are in a crash and can't get out.

* A glass-break hammer, in case you need to punch out a window.

This is something that you'll probably want to include in any car -- commuter or otherwise.

Site to see: Mobile Theater Near You.

Out of town and looking for a theater near you? Type in this URL ( to your cell phone, enter your ZIP code and you'll get a list of theaters nearby. Simple, easy to read and scroll on most cell phones and/or PDAs.

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