The Tenherte PICOWatt allows any appliance plugged into it to be controlled from a computer or smartphone. It also measures the power used by the appliance, can schedule its control and cleverly can actually decide itself when best to turn it on and off.
As your electricity supplier enables Smart Grid technologies you will, for example, be able to have 2-way devices like the PICOWatt ‘talk’ to the grid and decide the cheapest time to turn on your washing machine.
The PICOwatt launches on Earth Day (22nd April) at around $80…
tenrehte.com : [Via: New York Times]