With four bajillion appliances, gadgets, lights and devices scattered throughout the house, turning out the lights before bed or leaving the house can be a 10 minute chore. Designer Jack Godfrey Wood's All-In-One House-off Switch aims to let users turn off all non-essential electronic items in their home from a central switch. All you have to do is push the button to turn your house on when you get home and push it again to turn it off when you leave.
Marketed as an eco device and digital lifestyle aid, the House-off Switch was part of a larger project to encourage green action among the environmentally disenfranchised. According to Yanko Design, the more expensive version of the same concept has a central switch that also allows the inhabitant to leave some items plugged into ‘safe’ sockets around the house which can be left on for security or peace of mind when everything else has been turned off at the central switch. What do you think, would you use it?