Here’s a cool entry to Greener Gadgets that aims to teach kids about energy consumption and conservation. The Power Hog is an a power consumption metering piggy bank. Simply plug your kids TV, or Xbox, computer… whatever power hungry thing they use into the Power Hog then plug the hog’s tail into the wall. Now when junior wants to start rockin’ out on Rock Band, he/she will have to put some of their money into the hog.
By associating a cost to their play time power consumption they’ll learn to be more conscious about the amount of energy they they consume. Assuming your kids aren’t rolling in the doe, it’ll also give them a little financial incentive to go play basketball rather than play NBA Live on the Xbox… Instead of playing Tony Hawk, they’ll go skating… and instead of playing Grand Theft Auto, they’ll… um, read?
If you like this idea, vote of it at GreenerGadgets.com