2010 Consumer Electronics Show Going Green

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show will feature a boatload of green gadgets this year and they are proudly promoting it! A special section of the four-day event, named Sustainable Planet, will feature more than 30 exhibitors who are aiming to use technology to benefit the environment.

Highlights are expected to include Australian firm Embertec’s new microchip technology, which monitors both the electrical system and human interactions of gadgets, making them more energy efficient.

Described by the firm as a “world’s first” the technology aims to deliver maximum possible savings by addressing the power used while items are on standby, while they are turned off and while they are in active standby mode – left on but not being used. The Greener Gadgets Display will also be up and running, showcasing the pioneering technologies from the annual Greener Gadgets Design Competition.

Greenpeace will also be at the event, unveiling its Guide to Greener Electronics, a booklet which ranks the top 18 consumer technology firms on the basis of their eco-friendliness.

Two thumbs up to the organizers of this years CES and we hope the ‘green’ aspect keeps increasing year-over-year.

Solar Technology will be exhibiting its Freeloader PICO, a compact charger which uses solar cell and lithium ion battery technologies to charge its internal battery in double quick time before transferring the power to mobile phones, iPods or GPS systems.

Other exhibitors include packaging solutions firm MeadWestvaco and Miniwiz Sustainable Energy Development, which focuses on renewable green power technology and sustainable rechargeable systems for handheld digital devices.