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Green Gifts under $50: Wearable wind power

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You know, despite the fact that this is supposed to be an "eco-boy" kind of gift (per M's gadget and food instruction), I actually think it would be super cool for anyone who commutes to work by bike or travels a lot, whether they're boy, girl, neither or both.

This wind charger is so adorable it blows my mind. I really think good design makes a huge difference when it comes to the ease of using gadgets and the likelihood of incorporating them seamlessly into your life. I don't think there's anyone on your gift list who wouldn't love charging their cell and ipod on the go with the sexy curves of the wind powered HYmini.

HYmini Wind Power Universal Charger $49.99. Perfect for your on-the-road warrior. Black was the best pic I found, but do go for the sexy, giftable green.

p.s. Now, there's some debate out there as to whether all the portable solar and wind options that have been popping up should contain batteries. Dark greens point out that the battery itself is a wasteful product that will end up in the landfill someday. But light greens like myself recognize the impracticality of only being able to charge a device that's connected directly to your charger when you're collecting that solar or wind power. With no battery, you're kind of stuck. With a battery, you have the charge you collected earier stored for when you suddenly realize that the cell you desperately need is on its last legs and you're in no position to charge your HYmini with anything more than blowing on it. Because let's face it -- that last scenario would be me every time.

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