Samsung’s latest initiative at the CES 2021 is to go green. The South Korean tech giant has made a couple of announcements, including the eco-packing initiative and the solar-charging eco-friendly remotes for its latest lineup of smart TVs. Also, the new Samsung remotes will be made of recycled plastic henceforth.
Samsung’s Solar-Powered Remotes
Starting on a green note, Samsung announced several new eco-friendly steps. First on the list is the Eco Remote Controls, which looks just like any other remote at first glance. But on close observation, one can spot the long panel of solar cells that charge on the internal battery. Interestingly, these solar cells can be fueled even via internal light.
Samsung’s eco-friendly remote is developed using plastic that’s derived mainly from recycled polyethylene terephthalate, the one we find on packaged plastic bottles. That said, the company notes the new remote control would run only for roughly two years before the battery gives out.
Now, this could be a tad bit disappointing, as normal remotes operate up to a decade