While there are some technologies that are trying to untangle us from the kilometers of cables surrounding us from every side, it seems that the ones embedding their own source of energy are the most effective. Now try to imagine a TV with no cables. And while you try, Samsung has already a working prototype of exactly that.
Samsung Electronics has tweaked its existing transparent LCD technology to make it energy efficient enough to be powered by ambient light. That’s right – a TV that works on solar energy gathered from the room’s ambient light. A massive accomplishment in reducing the power consumption of the modern TV.
A working prototype was demoed at CeBIT 2011, one that has a viewable size of 46-inch and supports full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) as well as providing with a full ten finger touchscreen surface. The company does have plans for commercial models in the works, but they were not too forthcoming with details such as when devices may be available or how much they will cost.
Below is a demonstration of this very cool device, that one day, can even replace all the windows in your home (notice the shades demonstration):
by Itai Lahat