Green Technology
Power Strip Keeps Energy Use in Check
The Cost Controller can monitor the electricity used by eight gadgets at once.
ComputerGear Cost Controller
The Cost Controller can also check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor.
April 29, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

It’s not too hard to comprehend your monthly electric bill, once you’ve surveyed your home’s outlets. You’re using a lot of stuff!

Try hooking the Cost Controller into one of those overloaded sockets. Gizmodo says you can plug in up to eight devices. From there, the unit’s large LCD will reveal the horror—how much energy you’re using, as well as the cost by the killowatt-hour.

In case you want to get really geeky, it will give you reports by the hour, day, week, month, or even a whole year. It’s also nice that the unit provides a little surge protection.

The Cost Controller is currently an exclusive at ComputerGear; it’s available now for $99.99.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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