IOGEAR, makers of computer peripherals and connectivity products, has launched a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse, and peripheral sharing) hardware recycling program to save the environment from older, unused technology waste. And the company is giving consumers at this week’s Macworld Conference & Expo in New York City the chance to pocket some extra cash with the launch of its KVMP recycling scheme.
The first 100 hardware enthusiasts to purchase an IOGEAR MiniView III KVMP switch, and ship back their old keyboard and mouse will receive US$30-50 cash back. The two- and four-port switches allow one USB console to control up to four computers and two USB peripheral devices with one KVMP switch. The one-month program will launch on July 17.
Keyboards and mice will be evaluated for reuse, and those that function properly will be donated to charitable organizations or educational programs. The remaining equipment will be recycled through an environment friendly process that helps eliminate harmful material in landfill, according to Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing. The promotion is limited to the first 100 persons that purchase a MiniView III and register online with a purchase receipt.