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The Eco Button Reminds You to Power Down Your Computer

This big green Eco Button may look like it could potentially save the world one tap at a time, but it's actually just a fancy way of reminding you to put your computer in energy-saving "ecomode."

The Eco Button connects to your computer via a USB cable and whenever you step away from your desk to take a call or head out for lunch, you simply press the button and it puts your computer into energy-saving mode while it's idle. Because the button is illuminated and simple to use, the company is hoping that people will use it rather than navigating to the energy-saving mode in their menu bar. . . .Therefore reducing your carbon footprint and your energy bills. You'll also get to see how much power and money you're saving with an included software program. Now let's hope they come out with one I can put in the bathroom to remind my boyfriend to turn the water off!

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jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
i want one for my office.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
looks great! i'd use it for sure. i like that it tells you how much you are helping, too.
the-devastated the-devastated 9 years
What a great idea! Why wasn't this thought of sooner...?
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Does it boot back up quickly? I think this would be great. We were just talking about how turning off out PCs at night would probably save us some moolah in the electricity bill area. This could help too!
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I'm digging it. Hope it's available soon.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
this is kind of weird.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Beanalby Beanalby 9 years
I really like this. One thing I've learned through designing software is you HAVE to make the interface simple, or people won't bother to use it. This is the exactly the kind of thing that can definitely get people to hibernate/turn off their computers when walking away.
NYYPrincess NYYPrincess 9 years
What a great idea!
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