We're all skeptical. So when Engadget scoffed at D-Link's attempt to go "green," we completely bought in. In an age where the consumer wants green, and the companies want our money, of course they are going to do everything in their power to look green. But we decided to give their press release a second look, and see what it is that they've done to make Ethernet switches greener.
D-Link has spared no expense to inundate you with information about their green technology, with an entire site devoted to their commitment to the environment. While this may indeed be a marketing ploy, it's still a positive step for the demand for green goods. With a new ENERGY STAR compliant line, and more to come in the future, D-Link has taken steps to reduce their product's power consumption. Their switch now reserves power when a port is not in use, and determines power consumption based on the cable length. A stance, gimmick or not, to us is step in the right direction.