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10 Gadgets That Make Going Green Simple

Go go gadget green! Brought to you by the new Kia Optima Hybrid, the electric hybrid that's powered by nature.

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1. A timer for slicing your water waste.

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This little device helps you cut down on the length of your showers by measuring both how long you're showering and how much water you're using.

4. An electric, self-propelled lawn mower.

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You can go full robot and get a self-driving lawn mower, but baby steps. Try out this electric version of the classic mower instead of its gas-guzzling counterpart.

5. A smart strip, which cuts power to your computer's accessories when you power down.

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When you power off whatever's plugged into the control outlet, this power strip cuts power to the other outlets. So if you turn off your computer, this outlet can cut power to your speakers, monitor, desk lamp, and external hard drive as well, saving money and energy.

6. Solar-powered blinds provide all the utility with none of the energy.

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If you love automatic blinds, try solar-powered ones. They collect energy during the day so you can lower and raise them at your convenience.

7. A thermal leak detector helps you insulate your home.

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Imperfect insulation can mean there are areas of your house leeching heat in the winter and cool in the summer. These leaks can negate a lot of the energy you use heating or cooling your house. A leak detector helps you locate these areas so you can stop energy drain at the source!

Go all in with a hybrid champ!

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With an advanced hybrid powertrain and a lithium-polymer battery that stores more energy in less space than other hybrid batteries, the new Kia Optima Hybrid not only helps save the environment, but your gas money too.

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