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Powerzoa Internet Connected Outlet Adapters

powerzoa

By Evan Ackerman

Powerzoa is a little cube that sits in between a wall socket and your electronics. It has the magical ability to turn power on and off all by itself while monitoring energy usage, and each Powerzoa cube includes some kind of wireless internet connection that interfaces with a website that lets you track how much power you waste and gives you the option of turning each individual cube’s power off. Powerzoa touts these features as a great way to “save electricity, lower energy costs, and help the environment.” And that’s, you know, great. But for me, the big appeal is the ability to turn individual appliances and lights and stuff on and off over the internet.

Powerzoa is almost identical in principle to the Visible Energy UFO, except at the level of an individual socket as opposed to a power strip. While the Visible Energy UFO is supposed to be ready to go by the end of this year, Powerzoa is still in the prototype phase, but if it’s cheap enough and easy enough to set up, it could be quite a bit handier thanks to a small form factor.

[ Powerzoa ] VIA [ DVICE ]








  • mcman

    They could have come up with a better name. Like, Poweressa for example.

  • Jessicat

    What an amazing idea. I would setup all individual electronics to have one. They should come out with a power surge strip that lets you shut down individual plugs, because most of my electronics are plugged up to power surge strips. The ufo is to big and dumb looking for me to want.

  • EspritOuvert

    I just put all my electronics on one good ol' power strip and use that on/off button. Easy and cheap!

  • fredward1

    I would need about 15 of these just for my salt water fish tank, but it would be very interesting to see just how much power it draws

  • http://zotel.livejournal.com/ Zotel

    Don't put granny's ventilator on these…

  • http://all4internet.ru/ Dreamer

    Well, that's nothing for me :) I don't like this stuff…

  • http://all4internet.ru/ Dreamer

    Well, that's nothing for me :) I don't like this stuff…