Green Tech

Repurpose Offers an Eco-Friendly Option to Harmful Disposable Plastics for Your Summer Gatherings

Using disposable plastic tableware is an environmental faux pas; it’s made from non-renewable resources, takes forever to decompose, and often pollutes our oceans and harms wildlife. Plus, it contains harmful chemicals like BPA and PFAS that can leach into your food, posing health risks. And let’s not forget the economic costs of cleaning up plastic waste. Opting for eco-friendly alternatives, like the compostable plant-based options from Repurpose—a company founded by a mom with a vision for a greener future—helps the planet while keeping your summer parties carefree with easy cleanup.


Puckipuppy Hummingbirds Electric Bike Review: Foldable, Portable, and Powerful

The Puckipuppy Hummingbirds is a convenient electric bicycle that folds for storage and offers a powerful motor with a great battery capacity. Not lacking in features, the foldable Hummingbirds offers an LED display, front and rear suspension, a 7-speed transmission, disc brakes, and an LED headlight. Retailing at $699, it’s a pretty good value for any commuter.






Box Refresh Is a Great Way to Give 50 Shipping Boxes a Second Life

If you’re like me, you do a lot of shopping online, and you know what that means — tons of cardboard boxes that need to be broken down for recycling (best case) or trash pickup (worst case). I try to reuse as many boxes as possible, but some are so stickered up that I’ve nearly destroyed their integrity by ripping the top layer of cardboard down to the inner ribs while trying to remove some of the shipping labels. Box Refresh offers a practical, eco-friendly alternative to reusing your boxes without dealing with that.


Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser Electric Bike Review: A Stylish and Comfortable Ride for Cruising Around Town

The Ride1Up REVV1 I purchased last March is my daily commuter when the weather allows. It is a fantastic moped-style e-bike. The Ride1Up Portola, the company’s first foldable, is a superb bike, especially considering its sub-$1000 price tag; it’s now Raina’s bike. And now we have the Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser, which offers style and comfort in step-over and step-through designs.


The Ride1Up CF Racer1 Is a Class 3 Carbon Fiber E-Bike Designed for Road Racers Who Want a Little Help on Steep Hills

We’ve been impressed by Ride1Up’s e-bike offerings this year. The Revv1 is my absolute favorite moped/moto-style e-bike, and their Portola, Ride1Up’s first folding e-bike, knocked it out of the park. I’m currently reviewing their Cafe Cruiser, and I’ve been impressed. Their latest offering, the Ride1Up CF Racer1, is a design departure, and it looks stunning.


Unlock Sustainable Savings: Dive into EcoFlow’s Festive Offers for Affordable Green Power Solutions!

Discover the gift of green power solutions this holiday season with EcoFlow’s latest array of irresistible deals, with savings of up to 58% this month. Time is of the essence as these remarkable offers are fleeting, so seize this opportunity to not only power up your life but also free up funds for additional festive gifts. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, or simply seeking reliable backup power, this huge sale has got you covered; you’re sure to find the perfect solution for your unique power needs!


Heybike Horizon E-Bike Review: Full Suspension, Folding, Fat Tire Fun

I recently reviewed the Mars 2.0, another recent e-bike from Heybike, and I loved it. The Heybike Horizon went on sale last week and is currently priced at $1699.99. The Mars 2.0 currently sells for $1099.99. What is the difference between the two, and what justifies the added $600 expenditure? How about a Horst-link rear suspension and hydraulic front suspension, 24 “×4” fat tires, as well as hydraulic brakes and headlight and back/brake lights both with turn signals? How does it stack up? Let’s take a look.




Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus Review: A Versatile Commuter Companion That’s So Much Fun to Ride

Are you interested in a more economical way to run errands or commute? Or are you of a certain age, and the idea of riding a bike seems a bit daunting? If so, you should check out the Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus; it’s a Class 2 electric bike with a fun, moped-like design that boasts a powerful 750W rear-geared hub motor and a 48V, 14Ah (672 Wh) battery. With top speeds of 20mph on pure pedal assist and a range of up to 45 miles, it might just become your new favorite way of getting around.


BLUETTI PV350 Solar Panel Review: A Portable and Packable Power Station Charging Solution for All Your Adventures

I recently reviewed the BLUETTI AC200MAX Expandable Power Station, which I found to be an excellent source of off-grid power. But when paired with the BLUETTI PV350 Solar Panel, you get a duo that is perfect for off-grid camping, and that’s also handy for keeping electronics and small appliances running during extended power outages — as long as you’ve got some sunlight to use for charging and it’s not raining or snowing. Let’s take a look.


NIU KQi Air and KQi Air X Carbon Fiber Electric Scooters Will Make Commuting with Your Scooter Easier to Manage

Most electric scooters offer the same experience; you get on, ride, and, assuming the motor is powerful enough, you can easily zip around during your commute. But what if part of getting to work means carrying your scooter onto a bus or subway or inside the office once you’ve arrived? With most scooters weighing up to 60 pounds, that can be tricky. But the 700W NIU KQi Air series offers something that should help; each of the two new models has a carbon fiber frame, weighing under 27 pounds.




Save Big on Rad Power E-Bikes Through September 1st!

Judie has the Rad Power RadRunner Plus e-bike on the way for review, and I’ve rarely seen her so excited about an upcoming gadget. Living on a ranch as she does, the RadRunner Plus’s 750W motor should be powerful enough to get her around in style. Speaking of which, there’s a massive sale on Rad Power e-bikes running through September 1st, so if you’re in the market for a new one, you should take a look!