If you’d like to tone down your carbon footprint a little lower next year then you just may want to consider getting a crank-up MP3 player. I was floored to see this “green inspired” gadget by Travor Baylis. Need to listen to your favorite tune, wind up the Eco Media Player before hitting that play button.
“My original windup radio pioneered a new eco technology that is as relevant and cutting edge today as it was 16 years ago. A new generation has grown up with many electronic devices that were inconceivable when I created my radio. Now we have developed a range of products that combine the best of these modern ideas with the freedom and energy efficiency of windup technology.
Welcome to the next generation.” – Trevor Baylis OBE
Priced at $179 (4GB) and $209 (8GB), much like your usual MP3 players by Apple, Sony Microsoft and Creative. The only difference I see though is that this one MP3 player with a built in flashlight. Kinda gives you an idea that this maybe a camping gadget, right?
Don’t worry about winding it up too many times though. When you want a break from winding the Eco Media Player does have an alternate Internal Lithium Ion battery which can be recharged via USB port, or the winding mechanism itself. You can get a maximum play time of 20 Hours on each charge.