CES 2009: It's a Wrap! A Review of TreeHugger's Trip to CES

Cool and Uncool Products, and Videos from CES

Cool and Uncool Products at CES CES 2009: Smart Lite Changes the Bulbs, Not the Ballast The Smart Lite is an interesting approach to cutting down how much of a light bulb you replace when it burns out. Ditch the bulb but keep the ballast.

CES 2009: The ASTAK EZ Reader
We've talked about the ASTEK EZ e-readers before, and I had a chance to play with their devices for awhile at their booth. Turns out, the readers are pretty darn cool.

CES 2009: ThermaPAK Keeps Laptops Cool in a Greener Way
ThermaPAK's catch phrase is "Be Green. Be Cool." After testing out their product and checking out their press conference, their heat-shifting laptop pad does seem like a much greener solution for hot laptops.

CES 2009: Liquavista Demos Ultra-Low Power Displays
Liquavista made an appearance for the first time at CES, demoing their ultra low power displays that use electrowetting technology.

CES 2009: Horizon Renewable Energy Science Kits
If we're looking to make our kids smarty pants about renewable energy, these kits seem like a really cool way to get them excited about it.

CES 2009: Planet Metrics Helps Businesses Check on Supply Chains
One very simple booth caught my attention in the Sustainable Planet section. At first I thought it was yet another carbon tracking system for companies. But this is something completely different - something that has the potential to significantly change the way companies interact with their supply chains.

CES 2009: Schwinn's Tailwind Bike Uses Exclusive Toshiba Battery Tech (Video)
Schwinn has put out a very cool electric assist bike using battery technology created exclusively for this bike by Toshiba.

CES 2009: Motorola Launches The First Carbon Neutral Cell Phone
News about the world's first "carbon neutral" mobile phone, the Renew, courtesy of Motorola.

CES 2009: Visiting the Motorola Renew Mobile Phone
In the spirit of second chances, I stopped by Motorola's booth to check out the Renew mobile phone and see if it might be worth a few kinder words than I gave it before.


Videos from CES
CES 2009: Fun with iGO Chargers (Video)
iGO, as we mentioned last week, is excited about launching a new laptop charger with "green technology" embedded in it to help combat vampire power.

CES 2009: Panasonic's Eco Ideas Carnival (Video)
A giant sign proclaiming "Eco Ideas" caught my attention at the Panasonic booth, so I went over to see what it was about. What I discovered felt a little bit like a fair ride.

CES 2009: TV Zombies Do the Thriller Dance (Video)
The Electronics TakeBack Coalition's crew of zombies did a special dance performance at their press conference. Who knew undead TVs had such rhythm!

CES 2009: Super Bright Solar-Powered LED Security Light (Video)
Security lights are one item on a home that can be easy to switch to solar right away. And this item from MAXSA Innovations seems like an ideal product for that purpose. It's the brightest solar-powered motion light available, and it has some great features.

CES 2009: Hymini Debuts New Renewable Energy Products (Video)
Hymini has the greenest-looking booth that I've seen so far at CES, and it's because they are super serious about alternative energy. They've debuted a family of alternative energy chargers, and a few more really cool items are featured at their cube.

CES 2009: Schwinn's Tailwind Bike Uses Exclusive Toshiba Battery Tech (Video)
Schwinn has put out a very cool electric assist bike using battery technology created exclusively for this bike by Toshiba.

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