envir[CES 2011] Do you have a heart for the environment? If that is the case, then you will probably want to know just how much juice individual appliances around your home suck up each and every single day. This device is not only capable of monitoring individual appliances around your home, but also provide a full utility metering ability for your convenience, helping you zoom down on various sectors around your home on where you can further save on gas, water and electricity usage. All your energy data can be viewed remotely as long as you have a decent Internet connection, which means it doesn’t matter whether you’re rocking to iOS, Android or Windows. Apart from that, you can also set tariffs to display realistic costs for day time and night energy usage, and once you‘ve managed to single out the “culprit”, you can start looking around for a newer device that is more energy efficient. The basic kit will comprise of a base unit that has GPRS connectivity to send data to your cell phone network when required and a couple of monitoring devices. It will retail for $129 a pop, and you can always drop more dough for additional monitoring devices. It would be interesting to see how all those Energy Star-rated devices perform when pitted in tests like these.

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