United Pepper

By Evan Ackerman

When I think about USB hubs and webcams, “eco-friendly” isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever bothered to check if my computer accessories are fair trade and biodegradable. I am clearly a lousy human being, and I should invest in one of these adorable peripherals from United Pepper. The Lili webcam (1.3mpx, 30fps, integrated mic) and the Oscar USB hub (4x USB 2.0) are both made from recycled or renewable materials, including the packaging. In fact, there is NO plastic anywhere in them, just fabric and recycled paper. The webcams are stabilized by filling the legs with sand, which (believe it or not) you can find just lying around on the ground in certain places. The webcam is about $60, and the USB hub is about $40, but that’s a small price to pay for a stylish load off your eco-conscience.

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