Wattcher Electrical Use Monitor: Save Money Easily

Wattcher Electrical Use Monitor: Save Money Easily

Range Govindan
May 13, 2009

Times are tough and we are always looking for ways to save more money. There are a bunch of devices on the market that promise to help you do this by cutting down on wasted electricity. Most of use leave some devices on when we leave. It's pretty common. But you can save a lot of money by simply switching these devices off when they aren't in use. This is what the Wattcher promises to help you do.

Wattcher is another one of the devices that monitors the amount of electricity you use in your home. It's designed by Marcel Wanders for the Dutch company Innovaders. The device can be plugged into any standard electrical socket. It will then display the electrical consumption, encouraging users to cut down their usage.

"The design is very clean and has urgency in pointing out your energy consumption. Wattcher is more than just a product; it is a strategy that stimulates awareness."

We think that these little gizmos are great to make you aware of how much electricity is wasted nowadays. It's easy to save between 20 and 30% by using such a device and cutting down on the waste. Like most other devices of this kind, it only displays the amount of electricity used. You can't switch off things in your home by remote. Some of the more interesting smart homes offer these types of features. Still, you can't go wrong by buying something like this. In these cash-strapped times, 20-30% is a nice healthy saving.[via dezeen, images via Marcel Wanders]

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