Oregon Scientific Wireless Appliance Manager Measures How Much Juice You Lose

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The Oregon Scientific Wireless Appliance Manager consists of two devices: a wireless transmitter that sits between an appliances plug and an outlet, and a display unit that then tells you just how much juice it's using.

The simple device comes in two flavors: the basic Wireless Appliance Manager, which handles one appliance, and the Advanced Wireless Appliance Manager, for the truly obsessive, which can handle up to 8 transmitters at once.

The single-appliance version will run you $60, while the fancy version will run you $80 (plus more for extra transmitters, one assumes). [Oregon Scientific]

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PaddyDugan
PaddyDugan

If either the government or the power company were serious about helping people smarten up their energy use habits, they would provide devices like this to make such awareness possible. Ditto for other commodities. One of the best features of the hybrid cars, for example, is the gauge center dash that reads fuel usage instead of mph. Awareness is half the battle.