Power Aware Cord
"Most people have little sense of their energy usage until they receive their monthly utility bill. The Power Aware cord helps make the invisible visible. Designed by Anton Gustafsson and Magnus Gyllenswärd at the Interactive Institute in Sweden, it is a simple, poetic gesture that signals the amount of energy that flows to an appliance through glowing pulses and intensity of light. For instance, the effect of changing the volume on stereo equipment becomes immediately visible, as does the silent drain of electricity from appliances on standby."
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