Use the Eco Button and you will be Eco Friendly

by Michal on March 23, 2009

Eco Button

The Eco Button is yet another way we all can be a little more environmentally aware and not spend a fortune. This bright green button is a great visual reminder of just how important it is that we all do our part and as a cool bonus you can see the savings instantly. Here’s how it works:

The Eco Button plugs directly into your computer via the USB port. The purpose is to cut down on the amount of energy used by your computer when it’s not really in use. For example, if you step away from your computer, you simply hit the Eco Button and your computer goes into energy saving mode. When you return, you just press any button on the keyboard and you will return to where you left off. Instead of allowing your computer to eat up energy by using a screen saver, why not conserve that energy?

Every time your computer goes into “eco mode” the Eco Button software will record how much power you saved by using the device. This will allow you to see firsthand how the little things do add up and in the long run will save you money on your energy bill.

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Bill Crew August 4, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Isn’t this essentially the same thing as “Standy” or “Hibernate” mode ? Why pay $20 for a “Green Button” ? I have found that when coming out of either I am back to where I was, but 90% of the tiime my computer is frozen. Is this device really any better ?

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Rob August 8, 2009 at 7:33 am

Bill, you ask a good question, and I think it depends to some extent on the computer. But let me do some more digging on the EcoButton and I’ll report back.

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