Gallery: EcoATM Pays Out Cash In Exchange for Your Unwanted Gadgets


The EcoATM made its debut last week at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, but unlike all the other products that manufacturers hoped you’d throw your hard earned dollars at, this innovative piece of tech wants to give you cash for your gadgets. E-waste is a growing problem with few programs in place with enough incentive to get consumers to properly dispose of their unwanted gadgets, but the EcoATM makes recycling your electronics something to get excited over. Akin to the automated aluminum can and glass recycling kiosks found in supermarkets, the EcoATM uses advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy-back your used electronics!

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  1. atagonz May 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I can see where this is going, especially when these units start accepting ipods, ipads, mp3 players, etc. ………instead of going to pawn shops, thieves will just take what they’ve stolen to kiosks.

  2. DanFromSA January 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

    This really cracks me up. I’m thinking that most people wont even notice that they are getting ripped off by the people who are supposed to be helping them. Sure if you want to do something with your device OTHER THAN THROWING IT in the trash, but did you notice it stated it was worth up to $148.00 and actually ONLY GOT $67.00. Grin… That’s like saying you have a house that’s worth “up to” 10 million dollars but I’ll give 3 million for it. What a joke. (I wonder if AT&T is behind this)

    Dan From San Antonio

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