The Wattson Keeps You Kyoto Compliant

diy kyoto's wattson

By David Ponce

Global warming is, believe it or not, a point of contention among a certain crowd. While it’s a notion set in stone in the minds of some, to others, it’s an altogether laughable issue. And while I do have my five cent’s worth of opinion on the matter, it sadly falls squarely off this article’s point.

However, like it or not, the Kyoto Protocol is among us. Well, among most of us anyway. And there’s a company out there, DIY Kyoto, who believes that each and every one of us can actually help a little bit, starting with their first product: The Wattson. Basically, it’s an energy monitor, albeit a stylish one.

The system consists of two parts. One easily hooks up to your house’s main power supply, and wirelessly beams consumption information to the wirefree base. You can take this one around with you throughout your home (I guess if you have an irresistible urge to know how much juice you’re pumping, every second of the day), and the handy display informs you of your wasteful habits in a variety of ways.

It’s handmade, costs ?350 and will be delivered to you within 8 weeks of placing your order.

[The Wattson] VIA [Inhabitat]

Thanks, Mercedes.

6 thoughts on “The Wattson Keeps You Kyoto Compliant”

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  2. Does it calculate the cost in transporting that monitor to you, or is it just power costs?

    (My shoes were assembled in China, and all day I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what they cost to get to me.)

  3. Obviously your shoes were magically brought to you at a cost of zero energy by…um…elves. SPACE elves. From Mars.

    And does the monitor come with a tally of the amount of energy used in its creation? I see it’s made from plastic, or the case is at any rate. Was it made from RECYCLED plastic (which actually takes more energy to make than fabricating new plastic)? Enquiring minds want to know!

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