Best of Green: Technology

Best Concept Gadget: Lifebook

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credit: Prashant Chandra

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Creating modular devices is an important aspect of the future of sustainable electronics. Being able to swap out pieces or combine functions means we can minimize our consumption overall, focusing on upgrading instead of replacing, and efficiency instead of redundancy. Satisfying all this with a slick feel is the Lifebook by designer Prashant Chandra.

We love the solar-powered water filtration device that won the Readers' Choice award, but keeping an eye on the multitude of electronics in the world today and our quickly growing e-waste problem that could be mitigated with modularity is why the Lifebook caught our eye.

Readers' Choice Winner: Solar-Powered Ball Purifies Drinking Water by Jonathan Liow