18 Apr '11, 1pm

The New Meaning of “Green”

The consumer electronics industry is also becoming “greener” in interesting new ways. Until recently, when electronics went out of date, consumers simply went out and purchased a new version. However, there is beginning to be a shift in serviceability while updates to the next version are now available via virtual software updates or applications. The ultimate example of serviceable products is a new mobile device from the UK, the ‘Æ+Y’ mobile phone. The Æ+Y serves not only as a mobile phone, but also a statement of investment and refinement. The metal work for the body of the phone is available in either gold or stainless steel. The phone was engineered to be a quality, long-lasting alternative to other devices on the market that typically need to be replaced after a few years of use. Built with this longevity in mind, the phone is offered a service check every two years ...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/04/18/the-new-mea...

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