Researchers in Europe are testing smart plugs that communicate with each other through the power grid.
A pair of engineering grad students designed a smart plug that can actually monitor the performance of individual appliances and send you a digital report on their efficiency.
ThinkEco says it has a deal to integrate the Modlet smart plug into the Tendril connect energy management platform.
The Outlet Power Usage Monitor, up for GE’s Ecomagination Challenge, reveals how much energy has been consumed from a given outlet over a year or month.
Researchers, noting the pervasiveness of Facebook, take a smart plug and study how the smart home might take on a “social shape.”
The EOL plogg is a configurable smart plug which lets users track energy consumption of devices via wirelessly connectivity to a PC or other system.
The new ThinkEco modlet is a smart plug said to be the first redesign of the common outlet since the ground plug was added in 1928. It may well be more.