MeterPlug  home electronics
 

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One of the newest energy monitoring systems, and looking to be the easiest to install and use, is MeterPlug, a crowd-sourced Kickstarter project that has far exceeded its fundraising goals. The people behind the project expect to start shipping the device in April 2013. You plug any lamp or appliance into a MeterPlug — you use one MeterPlug per device. It then sends details about both electrical consumption and the cost of that consumption to your iPhone or Android phone. It knows the cost of your electricity because the mobile app references a database of power costs in different specific areas in multiple countries. MeterPlug also does a neat trick: You can set it to turn off appliances that are using electricity while not being used, which is a common problem. The manufacturers claim that a game console like an Xbox 360 can cost you $220 per year from electricity use while the device is not being used. If that's true, and you have a game console, then the MeterPlug could pay for itself in a few months of use. You can also have it automatically turn on or off depending on whether or not you're nearby. And you can cut power by using the app on your phone. Just turn off devices manually from the app or schedule when they go on or off. You can monitor and control multiple devices at the same time in your app. Or you can plug a power strip into a MeterPlug and control everything plugged into that power strip.

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vinceinsocal added this to Other
July 1, 2014
MeterPlug
lablover8 added this to lablover8's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Meterplug - energy monitoring
ggronefe added this to ggronefe's ideas
November 29, 2013
yes
kerachi added this to Kitchen
November 24, 2013
Meterplug. Great great idea! Buy it asap
Danielle Sylvia added this to Future Home Products
November 22, 2013
MeterPlug, awesome! Want in-wall installations of these!
Shari Dixon added this to shari_dixon's Ideas
November 5, 2013
How much do you think you could save with these?
bqbeast1 added this to bqbeast1's Ideas
November 4, 2013
Meter plug
appriddy added this to appriddy's Ideas
November 1, 2013
Energy saver
appriddy added this to Living Room Ideas
October 30, 2013
Power saver
kmac317 added this to kmac317's Ideas
October 29, 2013
Meterbug
pingbear added this to pingbear's ideas
August 25, 2013
power savings
Shirley added this to money
August 12, 2013
Energy saving
daley11 added this to daley11's Ideas
August 3, 2013
Utility useage
shawnsea added this to shawnsea's ideas
July 29, 2013
Save elec save money
David Deutsch added this to david_deutsch's Ideas
July 28, 2013
Green plug
txyogagirl added this to txyogagirl's ideas
June 25, 2013
Meter plug to save energy
eatthebeat added this to eatthebeat's Ideas
June 9, 2013
Save power
Margaret Ogma added this to margaret_ogma's Ideas
May 21, 2013
Meterplug
prettylittlewoman added this to prettylittlewoman's Favorites
May 13, 2013
save on elcerticity bill
edwardprotheroe added this to edwardprotheroe's Ideas
May 13, 2013
Electricity saver
vanek80 added this to House
April 28, 2013
everthing
ccage90 added this to hometech
April 21, 2013
Power tech
jaf963 added this to Office
April 6, 2013
Good idea
cirexer added this to Tech
April 2, 2013
MeterPlug
md23gt added this to colors, fabric, etc
April 1, 2013
For Sonos system and TV
ccamillieri added this to ccamillieri's ideas
March 28, 2013
Energy Saver
2wheelmike added this to 2wheelmike's ideas
March 26, 2013
energy conservation (beat me to it)
ahammaker added this to Cool Products
March 21, 2013
MeterPlug
josh_parrish added this to General
March 20, 2013
Power saving
in2water added this to Home gadgets
March 17, 2013
Power savers
jettnjenn added this to Cool Tech
March 17, 2013
Meter Plug
jnells added this to energy efficient
March 17, 2013
Meter plugs
danscott added this to danscott's ideas
March 11, 2013
electrical conservation gadgets
jeffeckel added this to jeffeckel's Ideas
March 3, 2013
can it turn off cable box?
csales added this to Master bedroom 2
March 2, 2013
Power saving plug
Jinnifer King added this to diy
February 27, 2013
good idea book entry on power meters
rspaak added this to Jim's book
February 23, 2013
a definate.
palms2pine added this to saver
February 23, 2013
electric
byencha added this to bathroom
February 18, 2013
Smart tech
1130westway added this to 1130westway's ideas
February 18, 2013
for xbox
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February 17, 2013
Meter plug
darla1116 added this to office
February 17, 2013
Electric monitoring plugs
jbobaskin added this to Energy-saving
February 17, 2013
MeterPlug - $59.95
Kelli Biles added this to New Home
February 17, 2013
Meter Plug sounds good
Tanya Crimmins added this to tanya_crimmins's ideas
February 15, 2013
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Peter Lawless added this to peter_lawless's ideas
February 14, 2013
I WANT
chapsix added this to Great Gadgets
February 14, 2013
subick added this to subick's Ideas
February 12, 2013
Home monitors
maryforseth added this to maryforseth's ideas
February 12, 2013
Savings idea
masifrashid added this to masifrashid's Favorites
February 10, 2013
energy monitoring
buff6470 added this to Products
February 10, 2013
Product. Meter plug
usroyalty added this to usroyalty's ideas
February 10, 2013
Energy saving
lisannle added this to lisannle's ideas
February 10, 2013
One of the newest energy monitoring systems, and looking to be the easiest to install and use, is MeterPlug, a crowd-sourced Kickstarter project that has far exceeded its fundraising goals. The people behind the project expect to start shipping the device in April 2013. You plug any lamp or appliance into a MeterPlug — you use one MeterPlug per device. It then sends details about both electrical consumption and the cost of that consumption to your iPhone or Android phone. It knows the cost of your electricity because the mobile app references a database of power costs in different specific areas in multiple countries. MeterPlug also does a neat trick: You can set it to turn off appliances that are using electricity while not being used, which is a common problem. The manufacturers claim that a game console like an Xbox 360 can cost you $220 per year from electricity use while the device is not being used. If that's true, and you have a game console, then the MeterPlug could pay for itself in a few months of use. You can also have it automatically turn on or off depending on whether or not you're nearby. And you can cut power by using the app on your phone. Just turn off devices manually from the app or schedule when they go on or off. You can monitor and control multiple devices at the same time in your app. Or you can plug a power strip into a MeterPlug and control everything plugged into that power strip. $59.95
lisa7236 added this to lisa7236's ideas
February 10, 2013
Great
calkaydub added this to Home Tech
February 9, 2013
Meter plug
lolagin added this to lolagin's Ideas
February 9, 2013
How to track electricity usage
cathymooney added this to cathymooney's Favorites
February 9, 2013
great plug idea
chloedehner added this to chloedehner's ideas
February 9, 2013
Cool!
Cyndi Guy added this to cyndi_guy's ideas
February 9, 2013
Energy saving
lostandfoundmom added this to lostandfoundmom's ideas
February 8, 2013
Yes.
altamez added this to altamez's Ideas
February 8, 2013
Excelente, debo comprarlos para xbox y otros enseres
Darla Rossi added this to darla_rossi's ideas
February 8, 2013
Good energy savings
fieldofgrass added this to misc
February 8, 2013
Measures electricity price. Can set it to turn off when appliance nit in use
foffad62 added this to foffad62's ideas
February 8, 2013
Meter Plug
gilamonster added this to gilamonster's ideas
February 8, 2013
Electric Usage Monitor
stereonewfies added this to stuff
February 8, 2013
Kickstarter meter plugs
annhmiller16 added this to annhmiller16's ideas
February 7, 2013
saving power and money Houston loft
mapeele added this to mapeele - General
February 7, 2013
Power management with smartphone control
Jobin Thomas added this to jobin_thomas130's ideas
February 7, 2013
Interesting.
dbecker419 added this to dbecker419's Ideas
February 7, 2013
Hooks ups to iPhone app - monitors electrical usage of appliances and you can turn them off with your phone.
mikecasell added this to products
February 7, 2013
Energy saving plugs
lkmanagement added this to Willow
February 7, 2013
electricity saver
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February 7, 2013
soothing colors
mytruckee added this to mytruckee's Ideas
February 7, 2013
Worth considering?
rorer added this to Technology
February 7, 2013
MeterPlug (kickstarter)
geinbr added this to geinbr's ideas
February 7, 2013
saves money
Studio 2G Architects added this to Danielle's ideas
February 7, 2013
MeterPlug - great idea gives you access to knowing how much power and can turn off when not home
Tim Hunter added this to all
February 7, 2013
a good idea overall
nticu added this to House Ideas :-)
February 7, 2013
Power
edberry510 added this to edberry510's Favorites
February 7, 2013
MeterPlug is available 4/13 @ 59.95 to control devices with an iPhone/iPad app
renata5 added this to renata5's ideas
February 7, 2013
power
missyd007 added this to missyd007's Ideas
February 7, 2013
Save electricity
Karen Keilson added this to karen_keilson's ideas
February 6, 2013
$ saving
weishao added this to Home automation
February 6, 2013
MeterPlug power monitor, $60
dbb24 added this to tech
February 6, 2013
monitors, notifies iphone, able to auto on/off MeterPlug
caetani added this to caetani's ideas
February 6, 2013
Turns off unused electronics
reeco added this to reeco's ideas
February 6, 2013
MeterPlug - $59.95 » One of the newest energy monitoring systems, and looking to be the easiest to install and use, is MeterPlug, a crowd-sourced Kickstarter project that has far exceeded its fundraising goals. The people behind the project expect to start shipping the device in April 2013. You plug any lamp or appliance into a MeterPlug — you use one MeterPlug per device. It then sends details about both electrical consumption and the cost of that consumption to your iPhone or Android phone. It knows the cost of your electricity because the mobile app references a database of power costs in different specific areas in multiple countries. MeterPlug also does a neat trick: You can set it to turn off appliances that are using electricity while not being used, which is a common problem. The manufacturers claim that a game console like an Xbox 360 can cost you $220 per year from electricity use while the device is not being used. If that's true, and you have a game console, then the MeterPlug could pay for itself in a few months of use. You can also have it automatically turn on or off depending on whether or not you're nearby. And you can cut power by using the app on your phone. Just turn off devices manually from the app or schedule when they go on or off. You can monitor and control multiple devices at the same time in your app. Or you can plug a power strip into a MeterPlug and control everything plugged into that power strip.
kastepapt added this to Thurs5day
February 6, 2013
The ability to monitor electricity use and turn off devices when not being used.
Hai_Li Lee added this to Stuff
February 6, 2013
smart gagets
denisetrochon added this to denisetrochon's ideas
February 6, 2013
These meterplugs are great ecological ideas!
danakm added this to danakm's ideas
February 6, 2013
MeterPlug - $59.95 » One of the newest energy monitoring systems, and looking to be the easiest to install and use, is MeterPlug, a crowd-sourced Kickstarter project that has far exceeded its fundraising goals. The people behind the project expect to start shipping the device in April 2013. You plug any lamp or appliance into a MeterPlug — you use one MeterPlug per device. It then sends details about both electrical consumption and the cost of that consumption to your iPhone or Android phone. It knows the cost of your electricity because the mobile app references a database of power costs in different specific areas in multiple countries. MeterPlug also does a neat trick: You can set it to turn off appliances that are using electricity while not being used, which is a common problem. The manufacturers claim that a game console like an Xbox 360 can cost you $220 per year from electricity use while the device is not being used. If that's true, and you have a game console, then the MeterPlug could pay for itself in a few months of use. You can also have it automatically turn on or off depending on whether or not you're nearby. And you can cut power by using the app on your phone. Just turn off devices manually from the app or schedule when they go on or off. You can monitor and control multiple devices at the same time in your app. Or you can plug a power strip into a MeterPlug and control everything plugged into that power strip.
sheridan5 added this to Kitchen
February 6, 2013
Meter plug. Turns off
Amy Protonentis added this to random stuff
February 6, 2013
Great idea for lowering the power bill
crabtreestudio added this to Basement
February 6, 2013
We need these
jkmstone13 added this to jkmstone13's ideas
February 6, 2013
get these
elizflynn1964 added this to elizflynn1964's ideas
February 6, 2013
meter plug
lgadzinski added this to lgadzinski's ideas
February 6, 2013
Have to get these.
Barbara Clark added this to barbara_clark's ideas
February 6, 2013
meterplug, something to try?
ddesjarlais added this to ddesjarlais's ideas
February 6, 2013
home energy monitoring
marilann added this to Interior Spaces
February 6, 2013
Tech and eco
Rebecca Strayhorn added this to Victorian Designs
February 6, 2013
Electrical savings
bethkates added this to 105 Kitchen
February 6, 2013
Please help my electric bill.
lindqvistlf added this to lindqvistlf's ideas
February 6, 2013
Power saver
ccaldwell528 added this to ccaldwell528's Ideas
February 6, 2013
Saves energy and controlled by iPhone
btehaney added this to energy efficiency
February 6, 2013
Energy Savings
texgal46 added this to texgal46's ideas
February 6, 2013
energy efficient
byonbyon added this to byonbyon's ideas
February 6, 2013
meter plug 59.95 measures electricity; shuts off appliances
juliamj added this to juliamj's ideas
February 6, 2013
cool idea!
M/I Homes added this to eco-dwellings
February 6, 2013
Awesome way to manage your usage!
kwinink added this to eco ideas
February 6, 2013
Coming April 2013 MeterPlug $59.95
jacquay added this to 1014 Southdowns
February 6, 2013
Meter plug for bank of 50s lamps
rkudrna added this to General
February 6, 2013
Will look into these when they're available!
robert101 added this to robert101's ideas
February 6, 2013
great idea
audi9 added this to Energy Savers and applications
February 6, 2013
sing less electricity in your home is a good thing for everybody. It saves you money and helps the environment. But controlling power usage — when we think about it at all — is often a guessing game. Any owner of a gas-electric hybrid car will tell you that these cars use less fuel for two reasons. First, the vehicles are more fuel efficient than most regular gas-powered cars. But the second reason is less well known. Most hybrids have a running meter that shows you in real time how much gas you're using. If you ease up on the accelerator, you're rewarded by a bar showing very little fuel consumption. As a result of this monitoring, most hybrid-car owners drive more fuel efficiently than they otherwise would. In other words, simply knowing how much power they're using incentivizes them to use less. The same phenomenon works with home power. If you're able to constantly see how much power your home appliances are using — and if you have an easy way to control this power usage — it's easy to use a lot less power. And energy monitoring systems can pay for themselves in less than a year if you use them right. The annual savings in electricity bills tends to be much greater than the cost of the products.
batsu added this to batsu's Ideas
February 6, 2013
Save hydra
mtrowbridge1972 added this to Home Automation / Monitoring
February 6, 2013
iPhone integration / control is quite appealing. Interesting idea to monitor an entire power 'strip' of devices - makes cost seem less prohibitive.
ajones3892 added this to Money Saving
February 6, 2013
power monitoring
mwac added this to Trims and Extras for 1510 Forest Lane
February 6, 2013
Meter plugs for high electric demand appliances - Wii-U, etc.
elainejlai added this to Studio Apartment
February 6, 2013
Useful.
geomeskin added this to MoneySavers
February 6, 2013
Money Saver!
sammy5522 added this to sammy5522's ideas
February 6, 2013
energy monitor
kiahuna added this to kiahuna's Ideas
February 6, 2013
energy saving idea
melissakane added this to melissakane's Ideas
February 6, 2013
Need this.
madfinnegan added this to madfinnegan's ideas
February 6, 2013
Just wanted to remember this plug after reading how much it can easily do to save me money and has a lot of automatic features so less work for me to do so!
marionvermazen added this to marionvermazen's Ideas
February 6, 2013
Cool idea
cactusflwr added this to cactusflwr's ideas
February 6, 2013
The meter plug looks like a money saver.
Bj Hessler added this to Crafty ideas
February 6, 2013
Meter plug $59.95- want one. Turns off electronics when i'm not around via phone!
wvphotog added this to Accessories
February 6, 2013
ENERGY SAVERS
ehulett added this to ehulett's ideas
February 6, 2013
meter plug
jwuenschel added this to energy savings
February 6, 2013
read thread about solar panels, etc.
joshua8 added this to kitchen/org
February 6, 2013
remember for April
Jenni McQueen added this to Just like it
February 6, 2013
awesome!
resimius48 added this to resimius48's ideas
February 6, 2013
meterplug 59.95, out april 2013
irka added this to irka's ideas
February 6, 2013
need to get
Vicki Adams_Noble added this to vicki_adams_noble's ideas
February 6, 2013
gREAT IDEA!
jamramer added this to jamramer's ideas
February 6, 2013
meterPlug
Cindy Lyles added this to Savings/Budget
February 6, 2013
great energy-saving idea
sassy93 added this to sassy93's ideas
February 6, 2013
New House
bethel added this to bethel's ideas
February 6, 2013
energy
trishsetlik added this to products
February 6, 2013
Steve's office- as a start
cgbtoo added this to cgbtoo's ideas
February 6, 2013
Interesting
nickyeskye added this to nickyeskye's ideas
February 6, 2013
MeterPlug. Keeps track of the amount of electricity you use. Comes out in April of 2013.
jjonna added this to jjonna's ideas
February 6, 2013
Show this to Frank
writeher added this to Studio living
February 6, 2013
It's about time someone came up with something like this!
Alchemy Technology Inc. added this to avengine's ideas
February 6, 2013
juliejackson added this to products
February 6, 2013
One of the newest energy monitoring systems, and looking to be the easiest to install and use, is MeterPlug, a crowd-sourced Kickstarter project that has far exceeded its fundraising goals. The people behind the project expect to start shipping the device in April 2013. You plug any lamp or appliance into a MeterPlug — you use one MeterPlug per device. It then sends details about both electrical consumption and the cost of that consumption to your iPhone or Android phone. It knows the cost of your electricity because the mobile app references a database of power costs in different specific areas in multiple countries. MeterPlug also does a neat trick: You can set it to turn off appliances that are using electricity while not being used, which is a common problem. The manufacturers claim that a game console like an Xbox 360 can cost you $220 per year from electricity use while the device is not being used. If that's true, and you have a game console, then the MeterPlug could pay for itself in a few months of use. You can also have it automatically turn on or off depending on whether or not you're nearby. And you can cut power by using the app on your phone. Just turn off devices manually from the app or schedule when they go on or off. You can monitor and control multiple devices at the same time in your app. Or you can plug a power strip into a MeterPlug and control everything plugged into that power strip.
Melissa Proper added this to Gadgets!
February 6, 2013
Energy-saving plugs
november61 added this to november61's ideas Kitchens
February 6, 2013
energy saving
elvieeaddy added this to elvieeaddy's ideas
February 6, 2013
Meter plugs
Diana Wilson added this to Organization
February 6, 2013
monitoring electrical use; shut off while not in use
beatta added this to electric
February 6, 2013
idea for controlling use
bethcroner added this to bethcroner's ideas
February 6, 2013
MeterPlug - $59.95
janetshoemaker added this to janetshoemaker's ideas
February 6, 2013
MeterPlug
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February 6, 2013
meterplug
crabbygirl added this to crabbygirl's ideas
February 6, 2013
meter plug
mistersurefire added this to Energy
February 6, 2013
The device seems simple and unobtrusive plus communicates information to your computer.
cindysip added this to cindysip's Favorites
February 6, 2013
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treasabanriain added this to treasabanriain's ideas
February 5, 2013
would love to have this
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February 5, 2013
meter plug
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February 5, 2013
Meter plug

MeterPlug

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