Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 International CES: Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

The 2013 International CES show is the biggest trade show in the Americas and includes some of the newest eco-design and sustainable technologies. The show is organized by the Consumer Electronics Association and takes place in Las Vegas from January 8 to January 11. Last year 156,000 people attended CES 2012. The show is huge covering almost 2 million square feet of booths and exhibits. CES is not open to the general public and is intended for people in the consumer electronics industry. For those who cannot or will not attend here is a summary of some of the environmentally oriented gadgets at this year's show.

Eastman Kodak Company Kodak: EasyShare S730 Digital Frame The KODAK EASYSHARE S730 Digital Frame allows you to share your pictures anywhere in your home, thanks to the rechargeable battery. Easily navigate and explore up to 8000 pictures.

Eastman Kodak Company: EmberCeptor computer and AV series are 'world first' fully automated power saving devices suitable for all computer and audio visual applications and setups.

Kadence Designs LLC:  Klipsch is the exclusive USA licensee/distributor of LightSpeaker A combination LED light and wireless amplified loudspeaker that screws into an edison socket. Allows for distributed audio through out a home or office up to 12 speakers/lights.

LG Electronics USA:   LG Electronics 47-inch LE8500 Full LED Slim LCD HDTV, LG's 47-inch wireless-ready Full LED Slim HDTV offers a seamless design combined with an energy saving technology including local dimming, environmentally friendly and recyclable materials and LG's Intelligent Sensor function.

OmniMount: OmniLite Series™.  OL200FT Engineered and packaged with the environment in mind, OmniMount's OL200FT has an efficient dual-function design and is perfect for eco-conscious consumers looking for an extra large flat panel mounting solution.

Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd: USB Smart Surge Protector USB Smart Surge Protector is an innovative product which is designed for energy conservation and provides easy & efficient way to manage power outlets and stop stand-by power waste.

Technologies Samsung Electronics America, Inc.: Samsung 30" Free-Standing Induction Range The Samsung FTQ307 free-standing induction range provides consumers with a new choice for cooking that offers rapid heat, precise controls, cool-to-the-touch features, easy cleaning, and exceptional value.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.:   Samsung 700Z. AMOLED Digital Photo Frame Innovative digital photo frames features AMOLED display with 4GB internal memory, Bluetooth for content sharing and can also double as Mini Monitor via UbiSync (video over USB).  

America Samsung Reclaim(TM): The Samsung Reclaim is the first eco-centric phone in the U.S. made from bio-plastic material, extracted from corn. The Reclaim is designed with environmentally-responsible components and fully recyclable packaging.

Sanyo North America Eneloop Bike: The SANYO eneloop synergetic hybrid bicycle incorporates a novel, environmentally friendly drive system that brings a new consciousness and sensation to the bicycle experience.

Sharp Electronics Corporation:  The 52-inch AQUOS LED Liquid Crystal Television (the LC-52LE700UN AQUOS LED LCD TV) offers the lowest power consumption of any available 52-inch LCD TV. Sharp's UltraBrilliant LED System provides superior picture quality and enables significant environmental benefits.

Torrent, Inc.: SureConnect(TM) HDMI Cable. Innovative cables offering maximum performance through patented connection technology while eliminating the lead, phthalates, PVC and halogens common to other cables. The perfect balance of technology and sustainability.

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