Monthly Archives: December 2009

2010: Go Green with Eco-Friendly Gadgets

2010: Go Green with Eco-Friendly Gadgets was started with a desire to introduce green living. Ekotribe offers environmentally-friendly products that have been carefully selected to give you the ability to live a green and positive lifestyle.

Ekotribe range of products include green gadgets and appliances, solar lights, reusable gift bags and shopping bags, recycled paper and stationery, eco-friendly shower heads, eco-friendly toys, green books, BPA-free water bottles and lunch boxes, soy candles, organic beauty products, organic table linen, eco-friendly wallpaper and wall stickers, solar powered totes, solar powered backpacks, bamboo kitchen ware, eco-friendly household cleaners, biodegradable tableware and organic pet products.

Ekotribe strives to offer high quality products that are either – Biodegradable, Environmentally safe, Handmade, Natural, Recycled, Recyclable, Reusable, Sustainable or Organic. We are promoting a lifestyle that includes being aware of the environment, yet enjoying high-end products without forgoing quality & design.

While global warming is a global problem, Ekotribe believes that all individuals can make a difference in solving the problem collectively.

Ekotribe has sourced some of the best ‘eco-friendly’ products from all over the world to ensure that you can use them in your daily life – at home and at work.

  1. Ecobutton Energy Saving Gadget

    Ecobutton Energy Saving Gadget

    The ecobutton acts as a strong visual reminder and prompt for you to save electricity each time your computer is going to be left idle. The ecobutton is illuminated and sits on your table/desk top next to your keyboard. It connects to your computer via a USB cable.

    Each time you take a short or long break, a phone call, go for a meeting etc. you simply press the ecobutton and your computer is put into the most efficient energy saving mode available.

    The ecobutton works with any Windows operating system on a standalone computer.

  2. USBCELL Re-chargeable battery

    USBCELL Re-chargeable battery

    Each year, 15 billion batteries are made and disposed of which is the equivalent to a column of batteries to the moon and back.

    USBCELL is the ultimate eco-friendly battery. It is tested up to 500 charge cycles to guarantee optimum reusable performance. This NiMH AA cell can be used in normal battery applications and can be recharged simply by plugging into a USB port.

  3. SOLIO Solar Charger

    SOLIO  Solar Charger

    Solio, the Universal “Hybrid” Charger is powerful enough to charge all of your handheld electronic products at home or on the move, anywhere under the sun.

    Solio is a Hybrid because it can accept power from either the sun or the wall storing this energy within Solio’s internal rechargeable battery. Solio then uses this energy to power your gadgets at the same rate as your wall adapter. Solio will also hold its charge for up to a year.

  4. Solar Laptop Charger Briefcase

    Solar Laptop Charger Briefcase

    The Voltaic Generator is the first solar bag powerful enough to charge a laptop. This solar laptop charger has high-efficiency cells and includes a battery pack custom designed to efficiently store and convert the electricity generated. It will also charge cell phones and most other hand held electronics.

    Solar panel generates up to 15 watts using 20% efficient cells, enough to fully charge the Voltaic battery in about 5 hours. The included battery pack stores the equivalent of a typical laptop charge and automatically delivers the required output voltages. Common adaptors are included for connection to laptops, phones and other handheld devices.

    Fabrics made from recycled PET (soda bottles), which is tough and water resistant.

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World’s First ‘Intelligent’ Vehicle Launches At Dubai International Motor Show

Dubai, 16 Dec 2009 (WAM) – LUXGEN, Taiwan’s first automobile brand is making its global debut at the Dubai International Motor Show, taking place 16 – 20 December 2009 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. On display is the full line-up of 4 unique LUXGEN vehicles scheduled to become available in the GCC from Q4 2010. These LUXGEN vehicles combine luxury, style, state of the art technology and forward thinking engineering philosophy.

LUXGEN vehicles are engineered to ‘Think Ahead’ for their drivers. Armed with advanced technology designed by Taiwan’s global smart phone leader HTC, LUXGEN vehicles are equipped with a suite of advanced features to preempt road conditions and potential hazards. All LUXGEN vehicles feature a state of the art onboard computer system, dubbed the ‘Think+’, which, for the first time ever, combines HTC smart technology and Windows CE Automotive interface. ‘Think+’ boasts six main attractive features, including video and audio entertainment, telecommunication, GPS navigation, safety alerts, owner exclusive applications and system settings. Additionally, the vehicles also feature: Eagle View+ (a 360 degree surround imaging system), Night Vision+ (light-enhancing forward-looking camera system), Side View+ (Blind spot Monitoring System nod LDWS+ (Lane Departure Warning System).

Said Mr. Peter Chou, CEO of HTC: “HTC is proud to partner with LUXGEN to create a new generation of intelligent vehicles. We have worked with LUXGEN to develop a sophisticated Think+ system designed to ‘think ahead’ of the drivers to achieve a new level of road safety.” The inaugural LUXGEN fleet consists of four vehicles, including the world’s first 7-passenger electric vehicle (LUXGEN EV+), a luxury executive transportation vehicle, (LUXGEN CEO) plus a luxury MPV (LUXGEN7 MPV) and a Luxury SUV (LUXGEN7 SUV).

The LUXGEN brand was established by Taiwan’s Yulon Group by combining Taiwan’s highly advanced auto and IT industries. The “IT+AUTO+ET”, its core branding spirit, is what differentiates the LUXGEN brand to best illustrate Taiwan’s powerful R’&’D strength.

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Mobile Marketing Is Here To Stay

Mobile Marketing Is Here To Stay

Mobile marketing is an excellent way for you to connect to your intended audience in both, an effective and cost-effective way.

 Mobile Marketing Is Here To Stay

Here are some distinct benefits:

Immediacy – Mobile campaigns are relatively easy to create and execute, with messages being delivered to recipients in a matter of seconds.
Reach – Delivery of apps to supported mobile phones is almost guaranteed, which for example, is not the case with email.
Mobility – Customers can receive apps to their mobile devices anytime and anywhere via SMS messages with links to download or via Bluetooth pods.
Affordability – The cost of sending SMS messages is very comparable to that of email broadcasting rates.  Prices drop as volumes increase.
Personalization – Personalized content is targeted to individuals who have opted to receive them.
Cross-medium form of marketing – The mobile channel is highly complementary to press, radio and TV advertising.

Mobile Marketing gives you:

  • The ability to create outstanding and cost-effective promotion campaigns even on short notice
  • The ability to reach a wider audience and expand market share tremendously without any additional effort or cost
  • The ability to build better and longer-lasting customer relationships
  • The ability to retain existing customers while enticing new customers
  • The ability to penetrate the mobile phone market and build brand awareness without having to spend a fortune on huge ad campaigns
  • The ability to reach out to customers on the go and create a highly effective two-way communication
  • The ability to integrate new, innovative forms of advertising and promotion with existing strategies without the need for large capital expenditures

Mobile Marketing Benefits:

  • Mobile marketing is easy to set up and manage even without any technical knowledge
  • It provides a casual and interactive platform for communication between businesses and their customers
  • Delivery of messages is fast and controllable
  • Response times are equally fast and are typically within 24 hours
  • Mobile marketing is cost effective, convenient to use, and reaches out to a large, growing market segment
  • It provides a means to set up profile groups and target specific groups
  • Mobile marketing can be easily incorporated with current promotion strategies
  • There is a lot of potential for intermixing with several other media platforms.

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Baloon Adventure now in Abu Dhabi

After services of Baloon Adventure safaris Baloon Adventure has started operation in Abu Dhabi also. People in Abu Dhabi can also participate in Baloon Adventure.

Beginning early in the morning – around 5.30am from pick up points in Abu Dhabi city – the expeditions launch from an area just north of Al Ain, about an hour’s drive from the UAE capital, and are fully approved by the country’s General Civil Aviation Authority and GHQ.

“Rising early for a sunrise flight is a minor inconvenience when compared to the breathtaking views and incredible desertscapes to be seen,” said Peter Kollar, Director, Balloon Adventures Emirates. “It is also the best time for flying as the cool and serene ambience adds to the experience.” The company operates a fleet of six balloons in Abu Dhabi and, in addition to its regular itinerary, which lasts around five hours, offers exclusive balloon charter and four-wheel-drive transfers. Its service will operate from the end of September to the end of May.

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), which manages, helps develop and promote the emirate’s tourism industry, has welcomed the company’s arrival.

“This is another exciting addition to Abu Dhabi’s steadily expanding tourism offering and is a great fit with our target visitor profile,” said Ahmed Hussein, ADTA’s Deputy Director General. “We seek to attract people who wish to engage with the emirate and its people and get close to it and this offering fulfils this criteria.”

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