Monday, March 9, 2009

6 gadgets that could help green our lives



The Power-Hog is one of the six gadgets that New Scientist has chosen as novel designs that could cut our environmental impact. Designed to teach children about the cost of energy, the device controls the power supply to toys. It only lets electricity flow when coins are fed into the piggy bank. While this is primarily a symbolic action – the Power Hog's electricity prices don't match real electricity prices – it could encourage children to question their energy usage, say the designers.

Other gadgets chosen by New Scientist include window blinds that collect solar energy, a hand-powered printer and a Standby Monster

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