NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – Go Greener

The ice-caps are melting and the fluffy polar-bears are at risk. That's why you need to make 2009 the year you go green - and what better way but to u

The ice-caps are melting and the fluffy polar-bears are at risk. That's why you need to make 2009 the year you go green - and what better way but to use some mother-earth loving gadgetry, such as this lot below…

Eco Media Player Revolution

£130

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This new wind-up MP3 player by Brit inventor Trevor Baylis improves on the original with a sleeker design and more battery life for your cranking. It adopts the Swiss Army approach, playing digital music and FM radio, video, photos, as well as charging phones and recording via a line-in socket.

Powergorilla and Solargorilla

£150 and £140

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Most solar chargers just ain't powerful enough for your laptop. This battery and solar panel combo, however, will charge virtually any laptop brand from Asus to Sony. And it'll simultaneously juice up your phone, DS and more

AlertMe Energy Kit £150 starter kit + £25 for each Smart Plug

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If you read our review of AlertMe's cute home security system, you'll know we're paid-up fans. Now its makers want to cut your energy bill using wireless 'Smart Plugs' that monitor your consumption and even let you turn stuff off via the web and your phone. We like.

Eco-Eye Mini

£40

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We like knowing how much cash our gadgets are burning, which is one reason the slinky DIY Kyoto Wattson made our 2007 Cool List. At £100, though, you may consider the Wattson a little pricey. The Eco-Eye Mini is much more like it: cheap, effective and surprisingly user-friendly.