At abiento,we love clever ethical home gadgets especially ones that use sustainable power or that are made using sustainable power, materials or simply more efficient so less waste.

Solar camping lamp and charger

Solar camping lamp and charger We LOVE the Falcon! It's an outdoor enthusiast's dream and packs so much into such a useful device. Harness the power of the sun with its integrated solar panels, charge by winding the dynamo or via DC-in before you travel and you can have these five eco-friendly functions with you wherever you travel:

FM Scan Radio + 3.5mm headphone socket
LED Lantern with 8 super-bright LEDs
Personal Safety Alarm
USB-out emergency device charger powerbank
AAA Battery Charger


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Ethical collapsible drinking straw

Ethical collapsible drinking straw Buy a Shurlple, save a turtle.
This innovative collapsible straw is compact and very portable making it easy to carry around in your bag or even pocket.

It is the ideal zero waste companion for helping to reduce the billions of straws ending up in our oceans every year.

The straw is made from stainless steel with a silicone inner-tube and the box is made from wheat composite.

£12.24 available in two colours

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Solar powered security floodlight

Solar powered security floodlight Offering an efficient and reliable way of securing your property this solar security light will provide you with enhanced power all year round producing an ultra bright white LED light. Featuring motion detection technology which emit 400 lumens of light for a 30 second period, over a distance of 6-8 metres at an angle of 120 degrees.


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Reusable bamboo coffee cup

Reusable bamboo coffee cup This stylish coffee cup (420ml) is made with sustainably farmed bamboo and has a stainless steel double walled inside, keeping drinks hot or cold.

The cup offers an effective eco-friendly way of reducing the amount of disposable coffee cups you use whilst also saving money. The cup has been tested and re-tested and it is estimated that you can get 1,095 uses out of your WAKEcup, amounting a coffee everyday for three years and a saving of £253.75 on the Latte Levy!


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Wind up power source

Wind up power source The Panther is a unique multi-functional solar powered radio and wind up radio from PowerPlus©. It's a favourite with our outdoor-loving staff as it replaces the functions of devices you'd usually have to carry individually. Its ingenious 5-in-1 design saves space, time and money and gives you the following;
FM Radio
Charge via Dynamo, Solar Panel, USB or DC-in
USB out connection for use as an emergency charger power bank
AAA battery charger
Handy LED Flashlight function
Personal alarm function


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Multi point Solar USB charger

Multi point Solar USB charger This solar charger from PowerPlus uses 3W solar cell with a 2W output to effectively charge mobile and other USB devices. The Camel Solar Charger can be attached to a window using the suction pads provided, then simply connect your device into one of two USB out ports – you can charge up to two devices at the same time.


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If like us you have been caught short and haven`t realised how low the power level has got on your Ipad or Android device then you will simply love this solar powered USB charger.

Being a solar powered USB charger, it is a very sustainable way to charge your devices.

And as it is solar powered, you can use it anywhere in the world so no messing around with different electrical plug adapters depending on which country you are travelling to.

Solar powered USB charger
Charge two devices easily anywhere you want to

This Solar USB charger can charge two devices at once with its 2W output and can be done by either sticking the device on a window, or on any surface that is exposed to sunlight.

We think this would be an ideal Solar Powered USB Android Charger for a business person who spends a lot of time travelling abroad as it means no multiple plug adapters.

If you love energy efficient appliances then you are on the right website to find reviews and sustainable gadget shopping opportunities.

For example, if you love making hot coffee and tea and want to save electricity and money, then check out this ethical kettle.

These really clever vacuum flask hot water kettles not only use less power to heat the water, they then keep it hot for up to 4 hours!

How cool is that, or should we say, how hot is that!

Just think, boil the water once then you can make tasty cups of hot tea or coffee throughout the morning.

Currently these vacuum kettles are on sale with 20% off.

So you save electricity and money.

Vacuum flask hot water kettles
Save energy with these vacuum flask hot water kettles

We joke about the English weather but there has never been a better time to take advantage of solar light technology.

We have found the quality of this sustainable light source has vastly improved over the last 5 years.

We had almost given up on poor solar lights with their feeble beam of light barely travelling more than half a metre or less in some cases.

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Get piece of mind with a solar powered flood light, great for pathways.

Now this has all changed and a solar powered flood light can illuminate a very useful area of in our case a good 6 metres or more.

We have recently installed three of these solar powered flood lights on the access path to our holiday lodge.

The lights are strategically placed at the steps up to the deck area then just outside the front door.

This is a really useful safety feature in winter when we are walking up the path as they also have motion sensors so the lights come on in sequence lighting up the way.

Now you might think there isn`t enough sunlight in winter to power solar lights, well there is and here is the reason why.

Because the lights only come on when they react or see motion, then turn off automatically after a short while, they hardly use any power.

They are also so simple to fit, just a few self tapping screws and no wiring to worry about.

How do I maintain my solar powered flood light?

Just give the small solar panel a wipe with a damp cloth once a month and that is all the maintenance they need. 

We have found these solar powered lights are perfect for walk ways so we would also think they would be ideal if you had a caravan or motor home.

Having a clever gadget in your home can make life so much easier be it the latest TV or music system to just simply something that makes well, life simple.

If you can get a gadget made from sustainable resources or recycled products then that is even better.

Here at abiento we look for clever gadgets but we will always look for ethical, sustainable or products made from recycled waste.

That way everyone`s a winner.