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Cut out Vampire Power With the Fair Energy Clock
Posted By Brit Liggett On February 10, 2010 @ 2:09 pm In Green Appliances,green gadgets,Green Products,Greener Gadgets,Uncategorized | 3 Comments
By now you probably know that your gadgets  still suck power from the grid when they are plugged in  but not turned on — this phantom power  drain can cost you hundreds of dollars a year. But how are the forgetful greenies out there to remember to unplug that charging  cell phone right when the battery is full or click off the power bar for the Plasma TV when Mad Men ends? Well, the answer might be here — the Fair Energy Clock  is one of this year’s entries into the Greener Gadgets  competition and it vows to cut off phantom power when you’re not there to unplug.
There are already units  at the hardware store that will turn your appliances off, however none offer the plug and play versatility of the Fair Energy Clock . The gadget features two rotating clocks  at the base of the unit — simply twist them to indicate your “on” and “off” times. Then plug the Fair Energy Clock into the outlet and your gadget into the Fair Energy Clock. It follows your direction and cuts the power supply at the specified times, saving you money and energy.
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URLs in this post:
 gadgets: http://www.inhabitat.com/products-2/
 plugged in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM2WtQKONC8
 phantom power: http://awesome.good.is/transparency/008/trans008vampireenergy.html
 charging: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/14/airnergy-charges-your-gadgets-with-wi-fi-signals/
 Fair Energy Clock: http://cea.mblast.com/ws/wfaward/rsp/votenomination.asp?SessionID=3849243
 Greener Gadgets: http://www.greenergadgets.com/
 units: http://www.smarthome.com/59401/GE-06668-24-Hour-One-Outlet-Mechanical-Timer/p.aspx
 clocks: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/12/reclaimed-wood-eco-clocks-keep-time-in-the-urban-jungle/
 gizmo: http://www.inhabitat.com/greener-gadgets/
 Greener Gadget Design Competition: http://cea.mblast.com/ws/wfaward/rsp/vote2.asp?GUID=204654
 + Greener Gadgets: http://greenergadgets.com/
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