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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 Fashion
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
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
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
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Soft Keyboard Sandals
Soft Keyboard Sandals
These Kito Keyboard Slippers are Perfect for Geek-Chic Beach-Lovers
Computer nerds can rejoice this summer with these featured Kito Keyboard Slippers. The company from Thailand has released an unusually comfy pair of flip-flops in the shape of keyboards. The design features… MORE
Qwerty Notebooks
Qwerty Notebooks
The Recycled Keyboard Notebook is for Keyboard Kids
I honestly didn't know that keyboards could be recycled until I saw the Recycled Keyboard Notebook. This notebook is beastly! Now everyone can see your typing skills wherever you go. You can do some awesome… MORE
Puzzling Keyboard Games
Puzzling Keyboard Games
The Keyboard Sudoku/Rubik's Cube is a Geeky DIY Delight
I can't imagine the amount of brainpower that went into creating the Keyboard/Sudoku Rubik's Cube. Instructables user Overlord5 has created his own ultimate puzzle cube using household items like an old… MORE
play_circle_filled Recycled 8-Bit Instruments
Recycled 8-Bit Instruments
Benjamin Gaulon Transforms Nintendo Controllers Into MIDI Inputs
In what I personally consider the awesomest form of recycling, Benjamin Gaulon’s Recycled Entertainment System, or RES for short, uses old Nintendo Entertainment System controllers as input devices for… MORE

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