Eco http://www.stuff.tv/eco/reviews en-GB British Gas Remote Heating Control http://www.stuff.tv/british-gas-remote-heating-control/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British Gas Remote Heating Control adds smarts to your heating – but is it hot stuff, or does it leave us cold? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/british-gas-remote-heating-control-01NEW.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Innovation and slickness </div> <div class="field-item even"> Money-saving potential </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Gives bad weather a bright side </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Too smart for non-tech roomies </div> <div class="field-item even"> The clumsy thermostat controls </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the future? British Gas Remote Heating Control might sound mundane, but it offers a tantalising glimpse of what the world will be like when we’re all living in web-connected smart homes. But is this app-operated heating system hot stuff, or did we give it a frosty reception?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/British-Gas---Remote-Heating-Control---Screenshot.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Setup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fortunately, you don’t need to be a plumber to have British Gas Remote Heating Control installed. You just pay your £150 (£230 if you’re not a British Gas customer) and sit back while the experts fit a smart thermostat to your boiler and hook up a dinky widget to an Ethernet port on your router. Once that’s done you simply login to the main Home Hub website, download the iOS or Android app and you’re ready to go.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/British-Gas---Remote-Heating-Control---Router.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How it works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remote Heating Control gives you four ways to control your heating. The smartphone app is pretty basic, allowing you to turn your heating to On, Off or Auto, set the temperature and view some simple graphs. The web app is more fully featured: here you can do all of the above, plus set an automatic schedule as you might do on your existing boiler. You can also control it by sending a text message (yes, really). And finally there’s a physical smart thermostat that you can use in the frankly terrifying event that your home broadband dies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/british-gas-remote-central-heating-control-main-001_3New_0.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You’ll want to visit the website at least once to set up a detailed automatic schedule – telling it to come on first thing in the morning for an hour, then go off during the day, for instance – but this is easily done, with a nicely colour-coded interface and the ability to customise it for different days. After that, the smartphone app is all you’ll really need. And believe us when we say that the sense of smug laziness you’ll feel as you lie on the sofa, turning the heating up when you feel like it, can’t be overstated: it almost makes you yearn for cold weather. There’s a delay of a minute or two before settings take effect, but really the whole thing works incredibly slickly.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1030" height="704" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/british-gas-remote-heating-control-03_1.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SMS control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s not strictly any need for SMS control unless you don’t own a smartphone – in which case what are you doing on Stuff.tv? – but that said, there’s something incredibly satisfying about sending a text such as ‘HEAT ON 20’ to make it do your bidding. Future updates may make it possible to control your hot water in the same manner, which means it can’t be long before we’re all texting our baths to fill themselves every time we’re caught in a downpour.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="901" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/british-gas-text_1.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alerts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Texting is a two-way thing with Remote Heating Control. Use the Alerts option on the web app and the system will send you an SMS when the temperature goes above or below a certain level. All of which means you could be lazing on a Cuban beach when you get a text that your house is about to freeze solid, at which point you text it back to turn on the heating for a bit. Genius.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Temperature charts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remote Heating Control isn’t just about ease of use – it could well save you money. The temperature graphs on the web app give you an instant snapshot of how warm your house has been over a set period. We soon realised ours was hotter than it needed to be – a quick tweak to the schedule sorted that, nobody froze to death, and a look at the graphs a few days later confirmed that we’d reduced the daily temperature by a degree. Great – we can afford more gadgets and curry now.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1110" height="689" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/british-gas-remote-heating-control-007_1.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thermostat control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You’ll only need the smart thermostat if your broadband goes down, which is just as well as it’s a bit of a dog to use. A world away from the uncomplicated apps, we found ourselves jabbing away at unlabelled buttons with increasing frustration just to turn it on. A rethink is needed here.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/British-Gas---Remote-Heating-Control---Thermistat.jpg?1373866433" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The downside </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The biggest drawback to Remote Heating Control will be if you live with anyone who’s not tech-savvy. Yes, we know, that’s their problem – but it’s also yours. Imagine trying to explain to a luddite parent or bored babysitter that they can’t turn off the heating without logging in to a website or downloading an app… The solution is to make the physical thermostat as easy to use as those you’d find on any standard central heating system. Over to you, British Gas.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Central heating may not be the sexiest of topics, but we got pretty excited about British Gas Remote Heating Control all the same. Maybe that says something about us. It’s mostly a joy to use, offering freedom of control that you just don’t get with most household appliances. Keep an eye on the temperature graphs, set up a few alerts and program a detailed schedule and you could well find it pays for itself, too. Plus, you’ll get to bask in the warm glow of being a tech pioneer – and that’s priceless.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> </p> <p class="normal">British Gas Remote Heating Control is smart, slick and generally simple to use. One day, all home gadgets will work like this.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/british-gas-remote-heating-control </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/british-gas-remote-heating-control/review#comments British Gas Eco Remote Heating Control Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:01:05 +0000 Stephen Graves 423570 at http://www.stuff.tv AlertMe Meter Reader http://www.stuff.tv/alertme-meter-reader/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can AlertMe&#039;s electricity tracker rival the DIY Kyoto Wattson for the green vote, or will its monthly subscription put punters off watching their Wattage? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>You can’t even buy a TV these days without the manufacturer ramming its eco credentials down your goggled eyes.</p> <p>But it’s not just fashionable to be eco-conscious; it’s right. Oh, and it can save you money – let’s face it, that’s reason enough to watch your Wattage.</p> <p>The AlertMe Meter Reader follows a similar ethos to the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/DIY-Kyoto-The-Wattson/Page2/" target="_blank">DIY Kyoto Wattson</a> we’ve been banging on about for years. Like the Wattson, it has two main parts: a transmitter and receiver.</p> <p><strong>Meet your meter</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £70.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (plus £3 a month) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Essential electricity tracking for the eco-conscious, but the monthly subscription lets it down </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/alertme-meter-reader </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alertme-meter-reader/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/alertme-meter-reader/review#comments AlertMe Eco Meter Reader Fri, 05 Feb 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14009 at http://www.stuff.tv One For All Energy Saver http://www.stuff.tv/one-all-energy-saver/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The aptly named One For All lets you control four sources with a single remote and shut them all down with a single button </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="430" height="485" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ONEFORALLenergysaver.jpg?1364299830" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A familiar sight in most lounges is a coffee table wilting under the strain of seven different remote controls. But there are ways to give it a longer and healthier life – this universal remote, for example, can take the place of four existing zappers and, thanks to its energy saving AC adaptor, save you a small fortune in energy bills.</p> </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £40.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Convenient for you and more than convenient for the planet, the One For All is an excellent universal remote</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/one-for-all-energy-saver </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/one-all-energy-saver/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/one-all-energy-saver/review#comments Eco Energy Saver One For All Sun, 31 Aug 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10822 at http://www.stuff.tv Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer http://www.stuff.tv/powertraveller/powertraveller-powermonkey-explorer/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Going somewhere? Want to make sure your gadgets don&#039;t run out of juice? You&#039;ll be needing a Powermonkey Explorer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1195" height="1036" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/POWERTRAVELLERpowermonkeyexplorer_0.jpg?1364299902" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Portable charging solutions may not be the most riveting gadgets, but at outdoorsy times of year, they sure are useful ones. The Powermonkey Explorer is about as extravagant as they get.</p> <p>The Powermonkey bit is basically a ruggedised, high-capacity rechargeable battery with a selection of tips to attach it to almost any portable gadget. It’s small – about the size of two 'D' cell batteries – but weighty and tough-feeling. A blue backlit LCD provides information on remaining power.</p> <p><strong>A Slave for you</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £65.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you can't be without gadgets, the Powermonkey Explorer is a holiday and festival must-have</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/powertraveller-powermonkey-explorer </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/powertraveller/powertraveller-powermonkey-explorer/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/powertraveller/powertraveller-powermonkey-explorer/review#comments Eco Powermonkey Explorer Powertraveller Tue, 27 May 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10137 at http://www.stuff.tv Moixa USBCELL http://www.stuff.tv/moixa-usbcell/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Traditional rechargeable batteries are feeble and inconvenient, but not the USBCELL – it sucks juice from any USB port and lasts for 500 recharges </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/USB_CELL_BATTERIES_1_0.jpg?1364300115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The gadget world has always had a love-hate relationship with batteries. While they provide precious power to our beloved pieces of tech, they ultimately die and become obsolete when we need them most. Moxia Energy wants to redress this situation so has come up with the next generation of the rechargeable battery: the USBCELL.</p> <p><strong>Recharge your batteries</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £13.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the best gadget ideas of the year, and a convenient way to replenish thirsty gadgets on the move </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/moixa-usbcell </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moixa-usbcell/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/moixa-usbcell/review#comments Eco Moixa USBCELL Tue, 06 Nov 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8480 at http://www.stuff.tv DIY Kyoto The Wattson http://www.stuff.tv/diy-kyoto-wattson/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boost your green credentials with the Wattson – a household energy meter that also looks rather cool </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="393" height="295" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/diy-kyoto-wattson-energy-monitor-1595-p_0.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the year of the green gadget. While some are paying plenty of lip service to rake in the eco pound others, however altruistic the intent, are about as attractive as a lentil mobile. Seen the Bayliss eco player? We rest our case. </p> <p>The guys behind The Wattson, however, have it sussed: take a simple planet-saving concept and make the design gorgeous enough that any self-(and planet-) respecting gadget-lover will include it in their home set-up.</p> <p>Are friends electric?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great concept in a gorgeous gadget – saving the planet has never been so cool </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/diy-kyoto-wattson </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/diy-kyoto-wattson/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/diy-kyoto-wattson/review#comments DIY Kyoto Eco The Wattson Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7888 at http://www.stuff.tv Greenheat Basecamp Eco Stove http://www.stuff.tv/greenheat-basecamp-eco-stove/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get yourself some guilt-free camp cooking with this simple stove fuelled by a flammable organic gel made from sugar cane… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="143" height="107" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/7926001a2th_0.jpg?1364300389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you’re making a trip into the great outdoors it seems a fair trade-off to be kind to it and not release a load of greenhouse gases that might lead to its early demise.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Basecamp cooker uses a green gel made from sugar cane that looks like swarfega and burns like napalm. It only emits a small amount of carbon dioxide and that was absorbed while the plant was growing, so no new CO2 is being released into the atmosphere.&nbsp;</p> <p>How green is my flame?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £20.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A few design faults aside, this simple stove is cheap, efficient and has excellent green credentials </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/greenheat-basecamp-eco-stove </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/greenheat-basecamp-eco-stove/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/greenheat-basecamp-eco-stove/review#comments Basecamp Eco Stove Eco Greenheat Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7705 at http://www.stuff.tv