Boomtune Mini: Portable Speaker Tripod

The Boomtune Mini is a portable speaker system that incorporates a tripod design and has a 2 x 1W output. It runs on one AAA battery. Boomtune Mini can be used with almost any MP3 player. It appears to only be available in Japan. More information at Yanko Design – thanks for the tip.

Portable, Motion-Detecting LED Lights

Portable, motion-detecting LED lights are an efficient way to light rooms at night for a few minutes. This portable light from Maxxima, turns on when you enter a room in the dark (similar to motion-detecting outdoor lights), then turns off after 30 seconds of non-motion. It runs on four AA batteries (we suggest using NIMH rechargeables), and should last about …

Portable Micro-Power Kit

s1_mtc

SolarOne’s Harvester is a complete solar micro-power kit. Built to be durable and weatherproof, it produces 750 Watts of power (surge capacity of 1500 Watts). The Harvester contains a 104 amp-hour AGM battery by Concorde — a very reliable battery (for more information see our AGM battery review). The Harvester is an great choice for back-up power or portable remote …

Book Review: Portable Houses

When some people vacation, they take their homes with them. Those are the people Irene Rawlings and Mary Abel write about in Portable Houses, a book devoted to all sorts of movable shelters and the people who created or renovated them. The examples featured in the book range in elaborateness from a canvas miner’s tent to a Boeing 737 jet …

Portable Summer Cabins

Mobility during the summer can be important. You may need to take that certain someone to a cabin for a month by the dunes. These portable summer cabins let you experience the outdoors in a comfortable, modern interior. They have large windows and an acrylic dome skylight that allows plenty of light inside. The cabins, made by Pacific Yurts, have …

Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy Propane Heater

Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy radiant heater provides safe heat for chilly garages, tents, patios, porches, cabins, fishing shanties, truck caps, barns — anywhere you want to stay warm. The Buddy may also be used inside your home, in case of a power outage. Certified by CSA International (American Gas Association), Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy heater uses new heating technology to …

Kar Kool – Portable DC Evaporative Cooler

Energy Consumption: 18 or 24W DC Dimensions: 12" H x 12" L x 9" Weight: 2 lbs. Best Price: $202 (Alternative Energy Store) or $259 (Southwest Solar) Notes from Manufacturer: World’s lowest energy using cooler. Evaporative cooling for RVs, boats, cars, tents and small rooms at a fraction of typical air conditioning energy costs. Cools hot dry air as much …

Servel Portable Fridge (LP Gas, 120V AC, 12V DC)

Although not the most efficient cooler, we like the fact that this cooler can be powered by so many energy sources. Notes from Manufacturer: Large enough to hold six 6-packs. Lightweight and compact with rugged turquoise plastic exterior. Comes with ice cube tray, thermostat and push button piezo igniter. Works with three different power sources: LP gas (disposable 1-lb, low …