Rescued Tech

Old gadgets get intriguing makeovers to promote extreme recycling
Implications - Considering the growing consumer concern for recycling, more businesses, designers and consumers are embarking on projects that revamp techie items, which delivers a more extreme outlook on how one can recycle seemingly useless gadgets. Through this, both companies and designers can promote the concept of the three R’s and demonstrate that they too, are taking part in the eco movement, while consumers attain more DIY ideas and more eco-friendly product options in the marketplace.
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Recycled Keyboard Fashions - Neatorama Turns Old Keyboards Into Fab Art
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 25,298 Clicks Pub: Apr 12, 10
Recycled Keyboard Fashion
Neatorama Turns Old Keyboards Into Fab Art
With an eco-savvy mindset, Neatorama comes out with the Recycled Keyboard Clutch, which is actually made from a recycled keyboards. Their accessories remind us of the three R's we've learned so well in… [More]
Kitschy Salvaged Statuettes - Robert Bradford's Recycled Toy Sculptures are Made of Old Plastic
SCORE: 5.8
Hot 13,253 Clicks Pub: May 9, 11
Kitschy Salvaged Statuettes
Robert Bradford's Recycled Toy Sculptures are Made of Old Plastic
Robert Bradford creates his life-sized sculptures completely out of old plastic toys that are no longer useable. This artist also uses other bits of old, colorful plastic bits and pieces that he can get… [More]
Keyboard Tuxedos - Reboot the Life Back into a Party With the Computer Keys Jacket
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 3,726 Clicks Pub: Mar 26, 11
Keyboard Tuxedos
Reboot the Life Back into a Party With the Computer Keys Jacket
Now here's some elegant formal wear for the gent who's geek-chic at heart -- the Computer Keys Jacket by Julien David. Be the geekiest and most unique-dressed at any cocktail party with the Computer Keys… [More]
Upcycled Desk Accessories - The Keyboard Pencil Cup Brings Writing and Typing Together
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 16,172 Clicks Pub: May 27, 10
Upcycled Desk Accessories
The Keyboard Pencil Cup Brings Writing and Typing Together
The Keyboard Pencil Cup is another awesome example of what can be achieved through upcycling. This pencil/pen holder is perfect for any tech-head's desk. I am ardently against recycling, if only because… [More]
Typing Messenger Bags - The Keyboard Purse Will Appeal to Eco-Conscious Writers
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 4,377 Clicks Pub: Feb 11, 10
Typing Messenger Bags
The Keyboard Purse Will Appeal to Eco-Conscious Writers
Although Trend Hunter featured a keyboard purse before, this one features an updated look that plays on the types of popular purses used right now. Priced at $40, this Keyboard purse is clearly in demand… [More]
E-Waste Loungers - The Binary Chair is Made from Salvaged Computer Components
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Mild 4,610 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 11
E-Waste Loungers
The Binary Chair is Made from Salvaged Computer Components
The Binary Chair from BRC is the perfect complement to the Binary Table, also created by BRC. The Binary Chair comes in two styles, a lounger and an armchair, and is made entirely out of salvaged computer… [More]