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POWER HOG: Piggybank Power Meter Keeps the Change

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On February 11, 2009 @ 12:00 pm In eco kids,Environment,green gadgets,Green Products,Greener Gadgets,Inhabitots,Innovation,Renewable Energy | 4 Comments

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Looking for a fun way to teach energy conservation to your kids? Check out the Power Hog [2], an adorably pig-shaped power monitor [3] that introduces kids to energy efficiency [4] (and general thriftiness) by piggybacking upon the familiar format of the piggy bank. You need to plop a coin in the Power-Piggy to activate electricity flow, so kids can use their allowance to turn on the TV or video games by feeding the Power-Hog [2] with loose change. We know that any kid over age five will probably just unplug Mr. Piggy as soon as they figure out the hitch, but we still think its a lovely design concept nonetheless. The Power-Hog [2] is one of our favorite finalists from the Greener Gadgets Design Competition [5], so if you like what you see here, check out more of the green gadget goodness on display (and vote for your favorites) at GreenerGadgets.com > [5]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/11/power-hog-energy-monitoring-piggy-bank/

[2] Power Hog: http://www.core77.com/greenergadgets/ientry.php?projectid=50

[3] power monitor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/04/tweet-a-watt-by-ladyada/

[4] energy efficiency: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/10/google-debuts-powermeter-energy-monitoring-app/

[5] Greener Gadgets Design Competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/index.php/design-competition/

[6] READ MORE ON INHABITOTS >: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/02/11/power-hog-piggy-power-monitor-teaches-conservation/

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