Preventing Vampire Energy at the Twist of an Socket

Preventing Vampire Energy at the Twist of an Socket

Gregory Han
Oct 29, 2009

Plugs, sockets and outlets seem to be on the mind of many industrial designers these days, with new ideas that make pulling them out or plugging into them easier. Or designs that try to minimize their presence altogether. Stephanie over at Re-Nest found a new outlet concept that makes the act of preventing vampire energy very much like turning the ignition of a car...

Stephanie writes: A gadget like this could save us all 11% of our monthly electricity bill. Pretty cool. However, would you use it? That's always the problems with awesome solutions like this.

Will we make the extra effort and follow through by actually turning the little socket off? A solution that is almost as easy would be to unplug the appliances and gadgets in our homes that are not in use. But, often, we fall short on that goal.

Do you unplug everything in your home that's not in use? Do you think something like this Power Socket Switch would help you eliminate vampire energy?

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