Well, another International Consumer Electronics Show is in the books. This annual event is a mecca for technology lovers, with many top companies waiting to unveil their best and most intriguing products to the show’s enthusiastic attendees. Didn’t have the chance to be among their number this year? No worries, we’ve rounded up the top five gadgets that use green energy, materials, or help us to conserve valuable resource without sacrificing style or function.
1. Bracketron’s Mushroom GreenZero Wall Travel Charger
I’m constantly forgetting to unplug my phone charger from the wall after the battery is full. With this new offering from Bracketron, your forgetfulness won’t result in wasted energy or a burned out battery. The Mushroom GreenZero stops using wall electricity once your battery reaches a full charge. It includes a USB port on the back for use with any USB-compatible charging cord as well as a green plastic cord winder (the mushroom top) so you can avoid the dreaded cord tangle. $27.95
It goes without saying that televisions, of shapes and sizes inconceivable just a few years ago, are the stars of CES. No longer is high definition or 3D capabilities enough to turn heads. Now, smart televisions, those that can access the internet and streaming video services with just the touch of a button, are all the rage. LG’s newest 55” television is designed with cinema lovers in mind (aka lights off viewing), uses recyclable materials for its parts and features Dynamic Energy Saving technology to keep the watts to a minimum. Smart Energy Saving technology controls the brightness of the TV to reduce the power consumption and the Screen-Off function even lets you listen to music from the TV while the screen is off. $1700