9780470469149

Green Gadgets For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470469149

  • ISBN10:

    0470469145

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-29
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Summary

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

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Settling into a Green Gadget Mindset
Mother Nature's Green-Eyed View of Gadgets
Practicing Green Gadget Living
Getting Green with Gadgets You Own
Saving Money (and the Planet) with Rechargeable Batteries
Maximizing Energy Savings for Your Portable Gadgets
Energy Savings All Around the House
Minimizing Your Computer's Carbon Footprint
Your Computer's Energy Use
Reducing Energy Consumption in Windows
Conserving Power with Your Mac's Energy-Saver Settings
Acquiring Green Gadgets and Gear
Knowing the Difference Between Truly Green and Greenwash Hype
Choosing Green Mac and Windows Computers
Buying Green Mobile Phones and Handheld Gadgets
Getting Green Gadgets for on the Go
Adding Green Gadgets around the House
Ridding Yourself of Gadgets the Green Way
Donating, Gifting, and Selling Unwanted Gadgets
Erasing Your Personal Information before Getting Rid of Gadgets
Recycling and Properly Disposing of Hopelessly Useless Gadgets
The Part of Tens
Ten Cool Green PC Peripherals and Accessories
Ten Green Gadget Designs
Ten Green Gadget Buying Tips
Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Green Gadgets
Index
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