mPowerpad Lite by Third Wave Power

mPowerpad Lite by Third Wave Power (front)

Brand: Third Wave Power

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: mPowerpad Lite is an all-in-one portable solar device and provides an easy alternative solution to save energy!

By tapping on solar power, mPowerpad Lite can charge mobile phones, tablets and cameras, and is equipped with flashlight and reading light.

mPowerpad Lite by Third Wave Power (back)Compact, durable, and built to last, this device is also light enough for people who loves going to the outdoors. Also suitable for busy professionals at work or even at home in both urban and rural areas.

  • Functions: Charger, reading light and flashlight
  • User interface: On/off switch
  • Device rating: 15 watt hours
  • Solar charging: 6 hours under direct sunlight (charge times may be longer in cloudy weather, high temperatures or where panels are not angled towards the sun)
  • AC/DC or car adaptor charging: fast charge in 2 hours
  • Battery rating: Up to 2400 mAh capacity, NiMH, 5 x 1.2V AA, up to 500 charge cycles
  • Device charging from USB: USB output 5V up to 1A enables most devices to charge at full speed
  • Duration of reading light and flashlight: up to 20 hours each
  • Reading light LED: 5W bulb equivalent

Third Wave Power aims to improve lives and increase productivity of people in both urban and rural environments by designing and developing innovative energy solution products which are not only affordable, but also built to last.

Price: $79

The mPowerpad Lite is only available for delivery in Singapore, and payment is by Cash on Delivery. Delivery fee of $5 apply. Free delivery for purchase of 3 units and above!

You can place an order through the form below and we will email you the confirmation within 3 working days.

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The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 21 October 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company commits to develop renewable power solutions that last in the environments they are used in, and help to improve lives in both rural and urban areas.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

This product helps to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions by converting solar energy into portable power, which can be used for various purposes.

8. Does the product or service use renewable energy?

This product is able to provide power from the conversion of solar energy.

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

mPowerpad Lite is designed in Singapore and made in Malaysia.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The product is designed to be compact and light, and uses rechargeable NiMH batteries.

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mPowerpad by Third Wave Power

mPowerpad by Third Wave Power (front)

Brand: Third Wave Power

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: mPowerpad is an all-in-one portable solar device and provides an easy alternative solution to save energy!

By tapping on solar power, mPowerpad can charge mobile phones, tablets and cameras, and is equipped with radio, flashlight, reading light, and insect repellent.

mPowerpad by Third Wave Power (back)Compact, durable, and built to last, this device is also light enough for people who loves going to the outdoors. Also suitable for busy professionals at work or even at home in both urban and rural areas.

  • Functions: Charger, radio, reading light, flashlight and insect repellant
  • User interface: Gesture-based
  • Device rating: 15 watt hours
  • Solar charging: 6 hours under direct sunlight (charge times may be longer in cloudy weather, high temperatures or where panels are not angled towards the sun)
  • AC/DC or car adaptor charging: fast charge in 2 hours
  • Battery rating: Up to 2400 mAh capacity, NiMH, 5 x 1.2V AA, up to 500 charge cycles
  • Device charging from USB: USB output 5V up to 1A enables most devices to charge at full speed
  • Duration of reading light, flashlight, radio and insect repellant: up to 20 hours each
  • Reading light LED: 5W bulb equivalent

Here’s a short video on how to use the mPowerpad:

Third Wave Power aims to improve lives and increase productivity of people in both urban and rural environments by designing and developing innovative energy solution products which are not only affordable, but also built to last.

Price: $89

The mPowerpad is only available for delivery in Singapore, and payment is by Cash on Delivery. Delivery fee of $5 apply. Free delivery for purchase of 3 units and above!

You can place an order through the form below and we will email you the confirmation within 3 working days.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Contact Number (required)

Delivery Address (required)

Product Order Quantity (required)

Remarks (if any)

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 21 October 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company commits to develop renewable power solutions that last in the environments they are used in, and help to improve lives in both rural and urban areas.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

This product helps to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions by converting solar energy into portable power, which can be used for various purposes.

8. Does the product or service use renewable energy?

This product is able to provide power from the conversion of solar energy.

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

mPowerpad is designed in Singapore and made in Malaysia.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The product is designed to be compact and light, and uses rechargeable NiMH batteries.

“The thought of using a device that could capture solar energy and use it to charge things like my mobile phone and also function as a reading light, flashlight, radio and ultrasonic insect repellant was all too exciting. Here was a solar device in existence in Singapore that was not only functional but also useful to the average person like me in so many ways.

With a size similar to the tablet readers, and lightweight too, the mPowerPad could fit easily into my army sling bag. Compactness is key when travelling around, and this device fitted that criteria.

To charge the mPowerpad, one can put the device under the sun for about six hours before having enough power to charge mobile phones while using the other functions for a good four hours. I, on the other hand, was to eager to try it out and charged using the main powerpoint instead. Using one of the two USB port, I managed to charge my smartphone as well.

The built-in accelerometer allowed for a gesture-based interface, meaning that to use the device, I had to tilt and turn the device to use the different functions. It took some time learning how to do this, but once I got used to it, the process was simple.

I also love it that the mPowerpad is water, dust and drop resistant, as this makes me feel more confident to bring it with me when I am in the rugged outdoors.”

Nor Lastrina Hamid

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HYmini Handheld Wind Turbine and Solar Panel System by MINIWIZ

Brand: MINIWIZ

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: HYmini is a handheld universal charger/adapter device which generates power from wind and solar. The energy is collected and stored in its internal battery to be used to charge your devices. Lightweight and easy to carry; no extra software and power source is necessary.

MINIWIZ is a Taiwan-based company dedicated to sustainable solutions through reuse, reduce and recycle. MINIWIZ conducts research to design and manufacture innovative green technology that can be implemented in everyday lifestyles.

HYmini products are distributed by Greenviron. You can get the product by contacting them or visiting their retail store.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 4 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 2 September 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

MINIWIZ is dedicated to reuse, reduce and recycle, and developing sustainable innovations such as using recycled materials, green building design and construction, low carbon solution research, and sustainable product design.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

This product helps to conserve energy by converting wind or solar power into usable energy.

8. Does the product or service use renewable energy?

Yes. This product is able to provide energy by using wind power and solar power.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The miniSOLAR component of HYmini is packaged using recycled cardboard. Cardboard is used since it requires little energy to produce compared to plastic materials.

“I was attracted by the handheld HYmini solar panel and wind turbine, which looks cool and can be carried around easily. After trying to charge my handphone using the solar panel for about 1-2 hours under the sun, the battery level didn’t even increase by 1 bar, so I was disappointed with the performance of the device. Maybe it takes a longer time for charging.

For the wind turbine, I didn’t really manage to charge my handphone as it was difficult to tap on consistent wind speed even while outside. The wind turbine is more suited for those cycling and consistently moving, or at the beach.”

Eugene Tay

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IntelliPlug Desktop by OneClick

Brand: OneClick

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: OneClick’s IntelliPlug for Desktop is a smart plug which powers all desktop peripherals, such as monitor, printer, scanner, desktop lamp, broadband modem, speakers/sub-woofer, mobile phone charger or games console, on and off automatically.

To use the IntelliPlug, plug the desktop computer into the permanently live master socket, connect peripherals into the remaining sockets, plug the IntelliPlug into the wall socket, and the peripherals will receive power 5 seconds after the desktop is activated. When the computer is turned off, the IntelliPlug detects the drop in current draw and after a few seconds, it automatically turns off the other peripherals too.

OneClick is a UK company which carries a range of energy saving devices such as the IntelliPlug for TV, audio, desktop and laptop equipment.

OneClick’s energy saving products can be bought through Greenviron Eco in Singapore.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 4 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 3 May 2012):

Business Sustainability

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

The product, IntelliPlug, was an Environmental Innovation Winner in the UK eWell-Being Awards 2006/07.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

The product helps to conserve energy by switching off peripheral equipment when the main desktop is not in use, thus eliminating energy used in the standby mode.

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

The product has the Energy Saving Trust Recommended label. This is a UK certification mark for products that meet strict criteria on energy efficiency.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The product is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant. This means usage of hazardous substances such as lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyls, cadmium and polybrominated diphenyl ethers, do not exceed maximum limits.

“It switches off the peripheral devices automatically once the computer shuts down, so I didn’t have to wait for the computer to complete shutting down before switching off other devices. However, the peripheral devices didn’t switch on if my laptop is fully charged, perhaps because my laptop’s power consumption during normal usage is very low.

This device is useful for people who forget to switch off their peripheral devices such as printer, speaker and modem, when they switch off their computer. However, if pressing a few more switches is not an issue for you, then you don’t really need to invest in this device.”

Tan Yi Han

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Esocket by Efergy

Brand: Efergy

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: Efergy’s Esocket is a plug-in energy monitor for your home or office to measure how much electricity different appliances and gadgets use.

The Esocket displays voltage (V), current (A), frequency (Hz), current power consumption (W), highest power consumption (Hi W), lowest power consumption (Lo W), unit price of electricity (£/kWh), and records the total energy (kWh) and cost over time.

To use the Esocket, just plug it into the wall power socket where the appliance is to be monitored. Plug the appliance in to the Esocket and switch on the power socket. The Esocket will be activated and you can view the energy display, which can be adjusted by pressing the buttons to display different energy options.

By monitoring how much electricity and money an electrical appliance uses, you will be able to make more informed choices on when to turn it off, when to unplug it, and to understand the environmental and cost benefits of choosing more energy efficient appliances and saving energy.

Technical Specifications:

  • Working voltage: AC90 – 250V/50-60Hz
  • Power: 0.2 – 3120W
  • Voltage range: 90 – 250V
  • Electricity display: 0.001 – 9999kWh
  • Unit price of electricity: 0.00 – 99.99£/kWh
  • Current range: 0 – 13A
  • Frequency range 10 – 99Hz

Efergy is a global manufacturer of energy saving products, with headquarters in the UK. The company’s electricity monitors and other energy saving products help consumers to understand how much energy they use and to save money on their energy bills.

Efergy’s energy monitoring products can be bought through Greenviron Eco in Singapore.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 9 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 28 Mar 2012):

Business Sustainability

1. Does the company, product or service have a third party certified green business or green product label?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan. The Planet Positive Foundation is a non-profit organization and a UK registered charity, dedicated to educating people on sustainability and engaging them actively in projects that reduce carbon emissions.

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Efergy has an environmental policy and is committed to helping people to save energy and reduce the impact on the environment. The company ensures that its manufacturing and supply processes have minimal environmental effects.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

Efergy aims to use low energy appliances and lights in the offices, use public transport or electric scooters where possible, and minimise energy and product waste in their business.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

By monitoring how much electricity and money an electrical appliance uses, consumers will be able to make more informed choices on saving energy and choosing more energy efficient appliances.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Efergy has been certified as a Planet Positive business as an ongoing commitment to sustainability. The certification process requires the company to measure its energy consumption and to commit to a carbon emissions reduction plan.

Efergy aims to use low energy appliances and lights in the offices, use public transport or electric scooters where possible, and minimise energy and product waste in their business.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Efergy’s product packaging are fully biodegradable and recyclable. The company minimises packaging wherever they can, and is also currently ensuring they use the most efficient and environmentally friendly processes and materials.

Social and Ethical

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Efergy has invested in the Planet Positive Schools Programme, which offers businesses the chance to deliver sustainability and climate change materials to every pupil in a school.

“The Efergy Esocket energy monitor is a simple and easy to use device for measuring the energy consumption of an appliance and monitoring its energy usage over time. Really no fuss and gives you instant numbers.

I like to adjust the settings on an appliance and see how much its energy consumption changes on the monitor. For example, by adjusting to a lower screen brightness on my laptop, I can see the actual energy consumption of my laptop dropping by a few watts. This helps me to optimise and use a lower but comfortable brightness setting and save energy.”

Eugene Tay

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