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Ekotribe Launches Smart Eco-Gadgets for Conserving Energy and Water

Ekotribe Launches Smart Eco-Gadgets for Conserving Energy and Water

Ekotribe, the leading eco-products distributor in the Middle East has launched two revolutionary eco- gadgets – The Enviroplug and the Waterpebble.

The Enviroplug is an energy saving adapter for mobile phones. The plug adapter allows one to leave the mobile phone plugged in, safe in the knowledge that once the phone’s battery has been fully charged, the plug will stop any further drain of electricity.

Many people leave their phones to charge overnight even though phones are often charged within two hours. Each hour the phone is plugged in after full charge has been achieved, the charger would usually draw 2 watts, where as the Enviroplug will only draw 0.35 watts an hour. For those that leave the charger constantly plugged in, the amount of energy saved is substantially greater as a charger left plugged in but not connected to a mobile still uses about 24 watts over a 16 hour period. With the Enviroplug this amount is reduced to 0.8 watts in 16 hours.

According to Anu Agarwal, Director of Ekotribe, “The Enviroplug can help save up to 90% of the electricity one would have otherwise consumed through any mobile phone charger. It achieves this due to its ability to cut the power going out of itself and to the device. Likewise, the Waterpebble is a smart device that has an alert system which helps save water consumption while bathing. We are confident that once people start using these devices they will be able to see instant savings in their electricity and water bills, while reducing their carbon footprint.”

Waterpebble is a clever device that monitors water going down the plug hole when taking a shower. Memorising the first shower and using it as a benchmark, Waterpebble then indicates, via a series of ‘traffic lights’ flashing gently from green through to red, when to finish showering.  Each time one showers, Waterpebble automatically fractionally reduces the shower time – thereby helping save water without needing to think about it.

The Enviroplug and the Waterpebble can be purchased online at

About Ekotribe

Ekotribe offers a range of eco-friendly products including 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 is a distributor and wholesaler of Eco-Products for the UAE & the Middle East. Ekotribe supports environmentally friendly manufacturers & designers. All customers are guaranteed products which are ‘green’, easily absorbed into the ecosystem, without compromising on design or quality. Ekotribe strives to offer high quality products that are – Biodegradable, Environmentally safe, Handmade, Natural, Recycled, Recyclable, Reusable, Sustainable or Organic. Ekotribe is promoting a lifestyle that includes being aware of the environment, yet enjoying high-end products without forgoing quality & design.

For more information, contact:

Anu Agarwal,
Director, Ekotribe
An Enpark Registered Company
P. O. Box 53735
Tel: +9714-3327693

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2011 – Future Bytes

2011 – Future Bytes

Mycasting – Individually Curated Interactive Content

2011 - Future Bytes

Marian Salzman, President of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR and an internationally respected trendspotter, is credited with coining the phrase ‘Mycasting’. Marian Salzman, President of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR and an internationally respected trendspotter, is credited with coining the phrase ‘Mycasting’.

In her words, “Mycasting, could be as revolutionary as the printing press must have seemed to the pulpit.”

Mycasting means energetically curating your individual content. Defining and using interactivity on the fly. Mycasting means people don’t have to go to a central place, be it a website, print newspaper or broadcast television show to get their information. Rather, they can trust that what they need to know will find its way to them.

There is nothing stranger than human existence in all its infinite and frail variety. If it’s true, as they used to say, that each of us carries a novel around inside, it is possible that tomorrow an epic storyteller could hatch a 21st-century masterpiece.

In 2011, telling your story is not something you have to wait for someone to do for you but something you can do fully for yourself. This seizing of the storytelling reins by so many marks a real shift in who and where new audiences are.

With all the technology at the disposal of every individual, all you need, is to get your hands on WordPress or Jott, and lo and behold you are in business! You are an author on a global platform, with the potential to reach out to international audiences in real time. You can go viral with your Facebook community, ReTweet to your Twitter fraternity and before you know, the Mycasting genius is in the making. Get a ‘Flip’ from Cisco and you can upload multimedia content on the fly! Become an ‘iReporter’ for CNN or ‘MyReporter’ for your favorite Blog. You are ready to engage in a ‘trialogue’.

There is absolutely no need to learn HTML, FTP, Flex, JavaScript or Dreamweaver. You can weave your own dreams online with just the basic tools that are available as FREE downloads. You may want to consider using Tumblr. Within a few minutes of signing up with Tumblr, you can submit your first post by browser, e-mail, IM, or even voice. And with large buttons dedicated to posting music, video, and photos, it encourages users to go beyond the blocks of text that are the mainstay of typical blogging and social websites. Social-networking features such as following, favoriting, reblogging, and syndication offer ways to give users the positive feedback that keeps them contributing.

The space between authors and publishers has been plugged for good, and the author is now the publisher, just as in the future, the energy internet will convert the consumers to producers and they will become ‘Prosumers’.  Looks like we just spotted another trend!

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Visitors across the globe loves Dubai desert safari in winter

Dubai is known by many as a world class destination of year round sunshine and luxury hospitality. It is a fantastic winter sun destination which provides a safe and luxurious environment. Winter falls between November and February in Dubai, during these cold days guests are observed more.  Dubai desert safari tours are always described as having a blazing climate. But going on a desert safari tour during winters have an entirely divergent experience.

Tourists plan for a Dubai desert tour in winter to adore a typical ambience. The temperature decreases to 20 and sometimes is as low as 5 in the desert regions. Winter rains are experienced and north-westerly winds (Shamal) sets cooler windy weather. There are many deserts and all of them are explored by tourists. Most of the travelers opt for an overnight stay, enjoy hot barbeques, live entertainment and play different games during their trip to desert safari Dubai. Local people describe Awafi as one of the most fascinating deserts. It is situated at Al Degdagah, which also hosts an annual festival in January. Along with this there are many other famous Deserts in Dubai which are visited by people around the globe.