Give Your High Tech Toys the Eco Treatment

Cool iPhone Case

Corkor Cool iPhone Case

You can skip the plastic bags, use your eco-friendly water bottle and think about switching to that hybrid car, but something as small as outfitting your tech in eco-friendly materials can be the baby step that leads to bigger ideas. An injected-plastic phone case might seem like the natural choice — but we’ve got some actual natural choices for you when it comes to outfitting your electronics.

Corkor, a new brand based in Palmela, Portugal, is creating electronic cases out of cork. “Cork is very resistant, flexible, lightweight, very nice and silky to touch with a rustic and natural look,” says Natalia Guerreiro, co-owner of Corkor. “Cork is very sustainable as no trees are harmed or cut down in process, [it] is harvested by stripping the outer bark of the cork oak, which then re-grows over the next nine years, starting a new life cycle.”

The iPhone sleeves have easy access for cords and along with being slim and sleek, the natural cork is 100% vegan and cruelty free. In addition to their iPhone sleeves, Corkor offers bags, iPad accessories and is even expanding into jewelry using their namesake material.

For more information, visit www.corkor.com

Mobius Black Solar iPhone Charger

Mobius Black Solar iPhone Charger

Want to harness Mother Nature to power your iPhone? Grab a Mobius Black case, which can add a quick charge your phone with a few minutes in the sun or energize itself to juice up your phone when it’s running on empty. Just an hour of sunning your phone can give it the extra boost you need to make a call or surf the web, and it’s also doing double duty as a protective sleeve. While it may seem like a clunker, its intended customer base — climbers, hikers and campers — will appreciate its lightweight construction and the ability to bring your phone back to 100% power without searching for an electrical outlet.

For more information, visit www.etoncorp.com

Vers Bamboo iPad2 Case

Vers Bamboo iPad2 Case

It’s hard to resist the more fashionable iPad cases from Gucci, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, but the Vers case, fashioned out of bamboo or walnut, might just sway you from outfitting your tablet with designer duds. Inside the case, your iPad’s protected by soft fabric while outside, the wood sourced for each case is offset by Vers’ alliance with the Arbor Day Foundation. Together, they’ll plant 100 trees for every one tree they use to make a case.

Aside from the eco-incentives of the bamboo case, it has plenty of functionality, too. A metal foot for typing in landscape mode, easy access to buttons, ports and camera, and bamboo’s natural steely characteristics mean your iPad is safe and sound while you’ve got every feature right at your fingertips.

For more information, visit www.versaudio.com

EO Duffel Bag

Incase EO Duffel Bag

It might look like an ordinary duffle bag, but Incase’s EO Duffel integrates materials from high-tech fabric firm Schoeller Switzerland. Every bag in the EO line is made of a one-of-a-kind fabric that blends densely woven cotton with Shoeller’s ecologically friendly, water-based protectant. Dirt, oil and water are naturally repelled inside (the bag’s lined with fabric that utilizes nanosphere technology, making it “self-cleaning,” according to Incase) and out. The bag also comes with three accessories pouches — perfect for cords, chargers and more — and thanks to the tight weave, it’s also abrasion resistant. So stand out from the crowd, not only with the bag’s shocking white hue, but with the innate ability to keep it gleaming.

For more information, visit www.goincase.com

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