April 22, 2008 by Gordon Jones
It’s hard to deny that our home theaters/electronic lifestyle ain’t exactly Earth friendly. In fact, next to the fridge I would guess our hi-def toys make up a big chunk of the collective electricity bill.
EH has touched the Green topic here and there, and Steve Castle’s blog certainly hits it home, but seeing as today is dedicated to thinking (and hopefully doing) a bit of eco good, I give you my first Green Deal: the P4400 Kill-A-Watt Electricity Usage Monitor.
Before you baulk, there’s a lot to like about this product: 1) the painless entry price ($19.19); 2) the more you use it, the more you can save; 3) it’s about as easy as green gets; 4) looks-wise it beats a Prius hands down.
Simply plug the Kill-A-Watt into any appliance you like - an amp, TV, laptop charger, whatever, and it will display the energy usage. That alone might be enough to make you consider some changes, like unplugging those watt-eaters when not in use. The fun doesn’t stop there, however. The Kill-A-Watt will also take that info and do a complete workup including an energy assessment and electricity expenses by the day, week, month, or year. The results are shown via the unit’s non-1080p LCD screen ;)
With all due respect to Kermit the Frog, it actually is pretty easy to be green.
Sale Price: $19.19 (apply coupon code “EL20P” at checkout)
Deal Ends: 04/27
Buy now: www.supermediastore.com
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