Hang On Outlet

July 29, 2008

I usually try to stear clear of concept designs but I still check them out at yanko design. They just posted one I really liked the functionality of – the ‘Hang On Outlet’ by designer Paulo Oh.

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I posted in the past about the Belkins Conserve Surge Protector that is available this summer that allows you to completely shut off the power to devices that consume standby power with a handy remote control, but the Power Cost Controller Power Strip allows you to monitor its large LCD display to count consumption and cost by the kilowatt-hour, same as your local utility. Monitor your electric consumption by hour, day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor.

Available to ship May 21.

Power Conservation

March 12, 2008

I saw this concept design for power conservation and loved the design of it. Since everyone is talking these days about how you should turn off everything to avoid “phantom” energy use, this would be wonderful if you could purchase it.

This adapter displays useless energy consumption due to standby mode and automatically turns off office equipment that are left on unnecessarily. Each module corresponds to a device and monitors its power supply independently. If a device is in standy mode a layer of light glows, signaling for the user to turn it off. If the user doesn’t respond, it will automatically turn it off after three minutes.

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Until they come out with this, we’ll have to make due with Belkins Conserve Surge Protector. Which actually isn’t out till this summer, but least it has a release date, and it’s not near as design blog worthy, but it does come with a remote for what that’s worth.

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