The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas next week. I took a quick look at the exhibitor directory today and was pleased to see a sustainable technologies segment of exhibitors. Here’s a brief listing and description of these offerings.
Bits Limited — makes the SmartStrip Power Strip that turns computer peripherals on and off as you turn on your computer
Freeplay Energy — the original creator of the wind up radio, and makes a line of self-sufficient products that harness human, solar, and rechargeable energy.
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies — is working on a number of portable energy storage options, including miniature metal hydride, chemical hydride, and direct ethanol systems.
Meraki Networks — developed a low-cost mesh network system for community Wi-Fi that has been embraced by the third world.
MyBoneYard.com — a new consumer electronics recycling solution.
myGreen Electronics.org — an industry effort to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink about the impact of electronics on the environment.
The Wireless Source — recycles and refurbishes used wireless phones.
Voltaic Systems Inc. — makers of solar backpacks and bags that recharge electronics while you travel.