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TODAY   |  April 23, 2013

7 gadgets to save energy, gas, water

Digital lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch shows Kathie Lee and Hoda nifty products to help you consume less water, electricity and other resources. On display: an electric bike, a camera with a built-in printer, and a wireless keyboard powered by solar energy.

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>>> on green your routine today cool new gadgets to help you roo deuce waste and save energy without even thinking about it.

>> from electric bikes to light switches with sensors, the technology work for you. digital lifestyle expert karlie is here to show us.

>> is that an electric bike you're on?

>> it's a fantastic electric bike that you guys are going to love and i will tell you why. first let me park my ride and -- i know you guys like the helmet, too.

>> it's pretty cute.

>> awesome, right? this is a really good option if you are looking for a way to be a little greener in your local commute but you don't want to do the pedaling. it goes up to 40 miles per hour.

>> which is fast.

>> and it's $3,000, which is pretty pricey. but it's half the price of a scooter and it's definitely cheaper than a car.

>> you can pedal, you can do as much or as little as you want. from a-z.

>> even if you pedal it will never go over 40 miles per hour?

>> yes.

>> all right, karlie, if that's your real name.

>> this is a water pebble. ladies, let's get personal. how long is your shower in the morning?

>> ten minutes.

>> yeah.

>> the average american shower is 8 .2 minutes. which depending on your shower head, can be 25-50 gallons. this is the water pebble. i'm simulate a shower here and show you what happens. you put it in your shower and as it gets, it's going to talk to the drain -- we'll move it on to the solid surface, it will flash green and then red, yellow and red, what's happening to my there we go, it's in the shower, it will flash green and then yellow, red, it will help you curb your water consumption .

>> you're going to list ton that? it can't even smack you.

>> it can remind you.

>> it will subtly help you.

>> this is lutron maestro occupancy switch. unlike motion sensors where you have to wave your arm to tell it you're still in the room. this is very sensitive. pop it into any switch in your house, $22 and it sensitive enough to know that you're sitting on the couch reading a book.

>> we've got a minute left.

>> i love these.

>> say cheese. it's going to take a picture and it's going to print it with no ink.

>> no ink?

>> this is an inkless camera. zero ink technology it's called zink.

>> the picture will come out.

>> woolly pocket has reinvented the indoor wall effect. a great way to bring the outdoors in. there's a vent in the front to help it not get musty and root-bound. can you do a whole big stack of these and have a living wall . this is a company called earth style. they care about the entire life cycle of your battery. when they lose their charge, the box they come in becomes a mailer so you can send them back and they recycle them. this is a solar-powered wireless keyboard. no more batteries for this.

>> all good stuff, hoda would use all of it.

>> here's our picture.

>> no more ink cartridges .