Money saving gadgets for the modern day Scrooge

Those pennies won't save themselves – here are some fine gadgets for keeping your coin purse full

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. The problem is most gadgets consume power like it's going out of fashion and eats into your cash reserves like Santa tucking into a homemade mince pie. Bah humbug, indeed. Luckily there are gizmos out there that are designed to cut costs down – here are a few to start you off.

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard Z750

£70, Logitech UK

Any penny-pinching Scrooge will need a computer to fiddle the books. Problem is, batteries for Bluetooth keyboards cost money. Luckily, you can save with the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard, which recharges itself via built-in solar panels.


£Price on application,

This OfficePOD lets you to set up shop just about anywhere without the need for pesky planning permission or rent. Made from eco-friendly materials and efficient in the lighting and heating department, the POD is also cost-effective in the long run – and you can sleep well knowing it is made from recycled materials. Plenty big enough for Tiny Tim, too.

Water Powered Alarm Clock


When power falls from the sky, a gadget that can use it gives new meaning to saving up for a rainy day. In this case, you add water to this fancy alarm clock and it turns the interior into type of battery, waking you up on the morning without needing to be plugged in.

Renault Twizy

From £7000, Renault UK

Electricity is cheaper (to consumers) than black gold. The little Twizy can park on a postage stamp and costs next to nothing to run. You'll soon be reaping the financial benefits.

British Gas Remote Heating Control

From £150, British Gas

Use the British Gas app to tell your heating to come on as you near the house and you won't be wasting valuable energy heating an empty abode while you sit in a traffic jam or on a stuck train, adding four hours to your usual commute. Hurray! Well, sort of...

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