Lexon Turns To Corn, Bamboo For New Greener Gadgets

Around EarthTechling, we’re absolute suckers for technology housed in natural materials, so it must be said, right up front, these new gadgets from Lexon make us very, very happy. Stylish little bamboo and corn-plastic clocks and radios!!!  What could be better?

As if to prove that the eco-profile of these pretty little gadgets goes more than skin-deep, Lexon has included eco-power, as well. According to Gizmodo,  the clocks are solar-powered and the radios have little fold-out kinetic energy cranks, so you can juice them up yourself–a feature that the Lexon website describes memorably (in French) as “rechargeable par manivelle,” or “rechargeable by hand-crank.” The line also includes a calculator and LED lamp, among other gadgets.

image via Gizmodo

The clean, natural lines of bamboo puts the emphasis on the organic, which in this case gives even those little techno gadgets essential to our daily lives an eco-aesthetic. And while corn-plastic is indistinguishable from its petroleum-based cousins, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that when your gadget has reached the end of its natural life, it will break down in the landfill.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.