Monday, October 22, 2012

Green Electronics Tips

Electronics are finding their way into more and more households across the world. They can be used as tools or as toys, for work or for pleasure. Sometimes they come in the form of a large flat-screen TV, other times they can be as small as a pocket-sized iPod. Often, electronics allow us to perform tasks more efficiently, communicate with each other more effectively, and access information effortlessly. Aside from the endless benefits that advanced technology has afforded us, the progress comes with a large environmental footprint. Many electronics can use an unnecessary amount of energy and over 40 percent of that energy is consumed when the devices are turned off. Moreover, as we constantly strive to keep up with the latest models on the market, the old electronic devices end up in our landfills accounting for 70 percent of all hazardous waste in the United States.

Below are some simple solutions to make your electronic use a little more eco-friendly.

Minimize vampire power... Vampire power, or "standby power," is the electricity consumed by devices when they are plugged in but turned off or in standby mode. As noted above, vampire power accounts for about 40 percent of the energy consumed by electronics. In order to reduce this wasted energy, unplug devices when not in use. Another, more simple approach is to plug all of your electronic devices into a power strip. When not in use, switch the power strip off or unplug it completely.
Look for rechargeables! Over 15 billion batteries are sold each year to power our electronics, but most of them are disposable and few of them are recycled. Look for rechargeable electronics-it will save the environment a lot a manufacturing and battery waste.
Buy used or extend your use. At the rate that technology is advancing, it seems like new devices are coming out every week. In order to keep up with the latest trends, many perfectly functional electronics are ending up in landfills as hazardous waste. Using services like,, or, you can find high-quality, used electronics that will not require new materials to be made and will be saved from ending up in the landfill. Also, try to extend the use of your electronics. Constantly replacing electronics with new models creates an enormous amount of waste, both in the manufacturing of new materials, and the discarding of old ones.
Support green companies. If you are in the market for new electronics, it is easy to make that experience more sustainable by supporting companies that take the environment into consideration. Greenpeace released the Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. Some of the front-runners include Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, Philips, and Apple. To see the full guide, go to:
Support green products. Aside from supporting companies that support the environment, you can also make your electronic experience more sustainable by purchasing products that are specifically energy efficient. Look for ENERGY STAR certified products-a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy-helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. For desktop and laptop computers, thin clients, workstations and computer monitors look for the EPEAT label-EPEAT is a system that helps purchasers evaluate, compare and select electronic products based on their environmental attributes.
Recycle e-waste! E-waste refers to discarded, surplus, obsolete, or broken electrical or electronic devices. They are often found in landfills and considered hazardous due to the amount of toxins, contaminates, heavy metals, and other pollutants they release when discarded. Many manufacturing companies will recycle an electronic device when no longer in use and many stores or other distribution centers offer electronic recycling.

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Faiz Arief

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cheap Electronics - How to Spot Quality, Cheap Electronics For Your Online Business

Starting an online buy and sell business especially in the cheap electronics niche can be quite bothersome. But if this is your niche and you passion is in cheap electronics, then here are some tips which can guide you and help you a lot in your endeavor.

The first thing that you need to do is research about the electronics business, your niche market and possible customers that you will attract. You must also focus your research on the types of products that you will be selling. It would be better to focus your business on a specific product-like for example cell phone cases or perhaps laptops and such.

Having a great marketing plan and strategy could really help your online electronic business. This industry is a booming industry and entrepreneurs are sprouting like mushrooms every now and then.

Get yourself a trustworthy supplier whether a wholesale supplier or dropshipper who can very well cater for your products or niche market early on preferably before starting on your online business. It is actually a good idea to establish your supplier, you products and marketing strategy before launching your business.

Knowing how to reach your market for promotion of your site and your product must be included in your marketing plan and strategy. You must remember that there are lots of competitions and you must be able to exceed expectations of possible customers so that they give a full guarantee to pay for your services and products. This is also a great way for customer retention.

Invest on your website. Having some promos, articles and product reviews, marketing, testimonials, etc. is a big plus for your business. Make an SEO friendly website that will surely place your webpage on the first page on every search engine on the market. It is a great way and will surely generate you your much needed revenue and income.

Another way that is already proven and tested is to get cheap quality products for your market. Make sure that your clients will be happy upon receipt of their orders and they got it at a favorable price. Do not gamble on cheap merchandises that are possible fakes, this will not do good on your business. It would be better to sell authentic, quality products that can only generate you a fair revenue than gamble on cheap, fake products that is said to give you great revenue. Remember that in this business, quality is everything.

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