Samsung's first remote control with solar panel, What's the feature?

On April 22, Samsung announced the launch of the SolarCell Remote to reduce the environmental impact of discarding used batteries in anticipation of Earth Day and its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Samsung says this is the industry's first remote control with a solar panel that can be recharged in sunlight and indoor lighting scenarios. If there are not enough light conditions, users can also charge it through the USB-C port.

The SolarCell Remote control features the following:

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- Low power consumption

- 24% of the plastic used in the SolarCell Remote comes from recycled materials

- 10 million SolarCell Remote controls are produced each year, which equates to 6 tons of recycled waste

- 20% of the SolarCell Remote's bracket material is made from recycled plastic from discarded fishing nets

- The SolarCell Remote's carbon footprint from production to final disposal is about one-third that of the disposable battery manufacturing process


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I've been using the Samsung SolarCell Remote for a couple of months now, and it's honestly been great. I love how it charges up just by being in the room light, so I don't even have to think about plugging it in or changing batteries. It's also cool to know it's partly made of recycled stuff, which feels good, you know? Seeing big companies like Samsung thinking about the environment makes a difference. I got into solar energy myself about two years back when I came across some interesting reads on That's when I decided to put solar panels in my yard. Now, they pretty much power my home, which is super cool. It's neat to see how we can use the sun and other natural resources to cut down on waste and save energy
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