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Bye Bye Ugly A/C Bricks and Power Strips

The Energy Saving Adapters by Gilles Belley not only look good but have some smarts behind them too. Each module corresponds to a device and monitors the power consumption independently. Most electrical devices have a standby mode to save energy but even then, about 10% of today’s electrical costs come from appliances wasting energy in that mode. The Energy Saving Adapters can detect this and display symbolic symbols notifying the owner of wasted energy. If someone doesn’t respond within 3 minutes, it automatically turns off said device.

It’s a gorgeous solution to visually show people how much power they’re wasting but there’s a catch 22 here. Someone like me would probably purposely leave everything on just to see the pretty lights on the adapters glow.



Swissvoice SV29: Cellular phone with solar panel

The international mobile phone manufacturer British Telecom has introduced the SV29 a rugged outdoor mobile phone with additional solar panel on the rear panel.

The origin of the Swissvoice SV29 is unmistakable: On the Menu button emblazoned the national flag of Switzerland and the rubber cover glows in the typical red color of the country of our neighboring country. Already at the first touch is clear that the Swissvoice SV29 everything is in place. The workmanship is very robust and mobile phones actually makes an unshakable impression. Operated in the mobile phone over a typical number keypad, soft keys and a 4-way navigation below the display. The clear menu functions according to the catchy sub-point method and a little reminiscent of an aged Series 40 UI of the Nokia phones.


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