Here’s what some of the electronics companies who attended the Green Products event in New York, held Feb. 18, had to offer:
• Toshiba Digital Products Div. VP of marketing communications Terry Cronin described a Toshiba laptop that sports a macro button on the upper left of the keyboard that helps users keep track of their energy usage. The company, as part of the MRM recycling consortium, is also now offering a discarded-computer dropoff option in addition to its mail-back program; the machines will now be accepted at 300 U.S. locations.
• HP’s Christina Butterworth, product marketing manager, showed HP’s “Virtual Room” service for small businesses, on the new HP all-in-one Model MS218. For an annual $150 base fee, “Virtual Room” permits VoIP, video sharing, chat functionality, Q&A sessions and white screen “drawing” among up to five users. The service can help companies save on meeting travel costs.