In addition to an array of new televisions, Samsung has also announced a more eco-friendly remote control at CES 2021. The Solar Cell Remote Control can be powered by both indoor and outdoor light, or just regular USB if the former two are insufficient.
According to Samsung, the remote itself is also pretty eco-friendly, as 24 percent of its 31 grams of plastic is made from “recycled polyethylene terephtalate.”
The company says that the solar-powered remote control will help “prevent waste from a projected 99 million AAA batteries over seven years.” Of course, you could help mitigate that by using rechargeable batteries in the first place, but a solar-powered remote control would at least reduce dependency on them. Samsung has said it’s also taking steps to increase eco-friendly packaging in 2021.
The Solar Cell Remote Control will come with all Samsung TVs in 2021.