Samsung’s new TV remote uses your WiFi router’s energy to stay charged

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 will begin on January 5. While most companies are waiting for the annual trade fair to start showcasing their products, Samsung is not waiting that long. The company has started unveiling its product lineup for CES 2022, which includes a new lineup of smart TVs and monitors. Apart from this, the company has also introduced a new eco-friendly remote as a part of its CES 2022 lineup.

Samsung has introduced a new Echo Remote that uses radio waves to charge its battery. This new eco remote comes with RF harvesting capabilities. This means that it can absorb small amounts of radio frequency (RF) emitted by various devices in homes such as remote WiFi routers, radios and wireless telephones and convert it into electricity. In other remote control devices, such as TV remotes and streaming stick remotes, AAA-sized batteries are used to provide this electrical current to use the remote to control connected devices.

The Verge reports that in addition to using the RF harvesting option, the Echo Remote can also be charged using indoor and outdoor lights to complement its lifestyle TVs including The Frame, The Cero and Serif . In addition, the company’s new Eco Remote uses recycled materials, further reducing its environmental impact.

As far as availability is concerned, the remote will be available in Black and White color variants. However, it remains to be seen whether Samsung will ship it with its new Lifestyle TV or users will have to buy it separately.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time that Samsung has introduced an eco-friendly remote. The company introduced the first iteration of its Echo Remote at CES 2021. At that time, the remote could be charged using solar power. This year Samsung has added RF Harvesting capability to it.

Separately, Samsung has also announced new MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs ahead of CES 2022. The company’s new lifestyle TV range includes The Sero, The Frame and The Serif.

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