Electronics companies show greener devices
Tivo was among those that showed off more efficient gadgets.
A panel of consumer electronics companies showed lawmakers the new and more efficient technologies they are producing.
At an event hosted by the Consumer Electronics Association across the street from the California Capitol building Tuesday evening, manufacturers displayed their new cleaner and greener products.
Among the innovations on display were the ecoATM, an automated kiosk for recycling phones. It keeps the phones and their batteries out of landfills, and it is estimated it could recycle 1 billion displaced phones. In addition to phones, the unit can take back MP3 players and video games. It pays cash to consumers — if the device has any value — on the spot.
Hewlett-Packard Co. showed off its new PRO P1102w, which the company says is the most efficient laser printer ever made.
Panasonic showed off its smart green products, ranging from fuel cell cogeneration systems to photovoltaic cells, residential storage batteries and electric vehicle technologies.
TiVo has its new receiver that uses 28 percent less power than the one it replaces.
Sony showed off new Organic Light Emitting Diode display systems as well as battery technology that enables mercury free silver-oxide batteries.
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