LG introduces TVs that double as mosquito repellents

South Korean consumer electronics major LG on Tuesday launched its new range 'Mosquito Away TV', which doubles as mosquito repellent, in India priced from Rs26,900 to Rs47,500.

"The LG Mosquito Away TV, developed as per the Indian insights by consumers, is equipped with an ultrasonic device which once activated uses sound wave technology and makes mosquitoes fly away without emitting any harmful radiations," LG Electronics India said in a statement.

The company claimed the technology complies with the norms of global organisations and has been tested by International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology (IIBAT), India as well.

"This technology does not use any chemicals, used in other toxic repellents, nor does it require refilling or any other maintenance," it said, adding the operation does not even require the TV to be on to make the mosquitoes go away.

Commenting on the launch, LG Electronics director - home entertainment Howard Lee said, "LG is constantly introducing products based on Indian insights, making them more meaningful for the Indian consumers. The new Mosquito Away technology in television is an extension of this philosophy, transiting beyond viewing experience and truly building a healthy environment at home."

The company said its Mosquito Away TV will be available at select LG Brand stores at the price of Rs26,900 for 80 cm while 108 cm will cost Rs47,500.