Cool Green Energy Efficient Technologies at 2010 Consumer Electronics Show
The Consumer Electronics Show has quite a showing of green gadgets this year, and energy efficiency seems to be the major selling point. CES sets the tech and gadget trends for the year, so it's great to see the trend towards energy efficiency. A few energy efficient CES debuts that could set the trend this year are:
Low-Power Computing from Marvell Semiconductor - Plug Computer 3.0 is about the size of the average laptop battery pack and is embedded with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a built-in hard drive, will require less than 2 watts to run
LightSpeaker from Klipsch - an energy-efficient LED light bulb that's also a speaker
SilverStat 7 from SilverPAC - a thermometer with built in energy monitoring display and controls. The thermostat can program lighting and HVAC controls according to local energy utility billing cycles for up to seven days.
LG's Ultrathin Infinia LCD TVs - Less than an inch thick they boast the world's thinnest displays and are backlit by LEDs, minimizing their energy needs.
Casio Green Slim Projectors - In addition to containing no mercury, the projectors are equipped with a laser and LED hybrid light source capable of achieving brightness levels of up to 3000 lumens and lasting for up to 20,000 hours; also far smaller and lighter than the average projector.