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(CES 2009) Sony Bravia VE5 Recycled Televisions

Sony Bravia VE5 Recycled LCD Televisions

The Sony Bravia VE5 televisons are definitely headed in the right direction when it comes to eco-friendly technology.  Sony Bravias are made from recycled TV’s and they come with a couple of other green goodies as well.  All models in the Sony Bravia LCD VE5 series contain sound and motion sensors, as well as a zero-watt standby switch. If the Bravia is left alone in a room while running, the sensors will automatically turn off the tv; when a person reenters, the sensors detect that too and the Bravia turns back on.  However, if you turn the television off manually, it won’t turn on autuomatically.

The next three Sony Bravia models the Sony Bravia KDL-52VE5, Sony Bravia KDL-46VE5 and the Sony Bravia KDL-40VE5 (numbers after the dash represent the screen size of each) feature micro-tubular Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (HCFL), a great energy feature that reduces consumption by up to 40%.

All in all, I applaud Sony for their eco-friendly TV’s…let’s just hope that they come at a wallet-friendly price!

Source:  My Trend Hunter Article

Read even more technicalities about the Bravia by Sony from Reorbit.


CES 2009 Technology Updates

Gizmos and gadget technology, oh my!  The latest technology innovations are pouring in from CES 2009.  CES is known as “the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.”  Below are a few links to some of the emerging technology, gizmo and gadget trends of what’s been found so far at CES 2009…ENJOY!

Multimedia Touchscreen Receivers – Alpine iXA-W404 2-DIN Digital Media Receiver

Pebble Shaped DVD Players – The Samsung DVD-H1080 Says Sayonara to the Square

Portable Blue-ray Players – Panasonic DMP-B15 is World’s First

Electronic Hunting Toys – Duck Hunt Enters the Real World

Uber Game Add Ons – Logitech G Series Peripherals for Awesome Advantage

Forced Gamercizing – With jOG-S21, Your Character Doesn’t Move Until You Do

Micro Mobiles – The LG Watch Phone to Enable Futuristic Calling

Carbon Neutral Mobile Phones – The Recycled Material Motorola Renew

Mountable Video Devices – Samsung BD-P4600 and BD-P3600 Blue-Ray Players

Playing Online Games Using Outdoor Tiles – Tamer Nakisci’s ‘Smartground’

Don’t you just love modern technology?  I know I do!  I’m in love with the concept of Tamer Nakisci’s ‘Smartground’ playground.  Children young and old alike, and maybe even a few adults, would have a great time logging into the internet at a real playground, getting all their gaming updates and going from LED tile to LED tile as they build points and play against other gamers.

Once Nakisci’s ‘Smartground’ playground becomes reality, I think it will become a popular family activity!

Sources:  Yanko Designs and My Trend Hunter Article