How often do you actually turn off your computer? If you’re like us, not very often. (It just takes so long to restart!) But we still feel pangs of guilt when we leave our computers on – eating energy – for long stretches of time while we’re doing other things. Here’s where the ecobutton™ comes in. It’s a light-up button that plugs into our computers, and every time we need to step away or take a phone call, we can hit the button and our computer will instantly go into its most energy-efficient power-save mode. Then when we’re ready to get back on our computers, we can just hit any key and we’ll be right back where we left off.
The ecobutton™ software will also let us know how many carbon units and how much power and money we saved by putting our computer into energy-save mode. Unfortunately, the ecobutton™ only works for PCs right now, but a Mac version will be available soon.