The first obvious advantage of this product over other similar standby saving devices, was the multi-plug feature which also includes two sockets to be left permanently on. There are four sockets for appliances which can be switched off completely and two for products such as digital set-top boxes which should be left on standby to maintain settings. It has a further advantage of incorporating an infra-red sensor which works with any infra-red remote control, negating the need for yet another remote control to switch everything off.
Read the full review here
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Check out the info below on Decorated Shed, a premium garden building manufacturer with a carbon offset and environmental policy.
Decorated Shed - premium garden buildings designed for work, leisure and life. Quality runs right through every Decorated Shed building, from the intelligent use of space through design to the premium materials and precision finishes used in their construction.
The perfect solution to a whole host of requirements, Decorated Shed buildings can be used as garden offices, studios and annexes, with larger units ideal as holiday homes, micro-homes and even main residences. Decorated Shed buildings can be utilised in domestic, commercial or public sector applications, with a flexible design process that is focused entirely on your own needs from the outset. Much larger structures can be easily achieved through modularity.
Decorated Shed buildings can be used for a wide-range of purposes, but our designs are primarily created as garden offices, garden studios, annexes, outdoor leisure rooms and sunrooms.
The available designs represent fully-functional and meticulously developed spaces that provide the perfect solution for each of their intended uses, but they can also be seen very much as the 'starting points' to your own requirements. Each and every Decorated Shed building design can be adapted to suit your needs - whether this is the form of adding functionality with a kitchen or bathroom, dividing the space with partition walls, using a specific heating system or even changing the dimensions themselves. As we design and build to spec there are very few limitations to your Decorated Shed building.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 7:58 pm
Monday, 26 April 2010
Friends of the Earth believe that the Liberal Democrats offer the greenest manifesto of the three major political parties in the forthcoming election. All the parties need to go further, however, states the environmental group.
Read more at the Friends of the Earth website.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 7:53 pm
Thursday, 22 April 2010
A new European report into biofuels suggests that biofuels produced from soy beans could be responsible for four times more greenhouse gas emissions than regular diesel or petrol.
There have previously been concerns about growing crops for fuel instead of food, and this report also highlights the change of land use to crops for fuel (or for food to make up for a shortfall elsewhere) which can result indirectly in higher emission levels.
Read more on the report's findings at the Telegraph website.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 7:45 pm
InterNational Downshifting Week starts on 24th April, a "movement that supports living and working more sustainably and strives for a more fulfilling work/life balance."
You can find out more at the InterNational Downshifting Week website.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 7:38 pm