LG Selling Mosquito-Repellent TVs to Battle Malaria, Zika

LG Selling Mosquito-Repellent TVs to Battle Malaria, Zika

Mosquitoes carry a high risk of diseases such as malaria and Zika virus. Now, LG has introduced a unique way to repel these pests … by watching television.

Using what it deems “Mosquito Away” technology, LG is currently selling 32 and 43-inch TVs that produce ultrasonic frequency waves. They’re supposed to prevent mosquitoes from entering any surrounding area, and the frequency can’t be heard by the human ear.

This is excellent for outdoor televisions, as well as places where mosquitoes have the potential to enter the home easily. Currently, LG is designing and selling these TVs in India only, where mosquitoes are a major cause of disease.

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LG says in a statement:

“The LG Mosquito Away TV, developed as per the Indian insights by consumers, is equipped with an Ultra Sonic device which once activated, uses the sound wave technology and makes mosquitoes fly away without emitting any harmful radiations.”

LG's Mosquito Away TV.
LG’s Mosquito Away TV.

It is an innovative product for insect repellent in that it doesn’t use any chemicals and can also be kept on even while the TV isn’t in use. This isn’t the first time LG has utilized this technology. It introduced “Mosquito Away” back in 2014 with a line of air conditioner products.

With rising concern over Zika in the United States and elsewhere, it wouldn’t be surprising to see LG expand this technology beyond India. Builders could certainly distinguish themselves by offering this type of tech, as it shows a level of customer concern that other professionals don’t often bring to the table.

Both models feature full HD 1080p picture, 20w sound and Smart TV features. The 32-inch model costs 26,500 rupees ($395) and the 43-inch model costs 47,500 rupees ($708).

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About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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