Last week, Live Easy Technologies announced the launch of its second Indiegogo.com project: MeterPlug. MeterPlug connects between an electrical outlet & any appliance or device & measures electricity usage of each appliance. The MeterPlug App will not only tell you how much actual money an appliance is costing you when running it, but also how much it’s costing when on stand-by. The MeterPlug App downloads the actual cost of electricity based on survey & average databases of electricity costs throughout USA, Europe & globally.
The MeterPlug App enables users to turn power on or off to appliances connected to it. MeterPlug also detects & turns off appliances that are consuming vampire power (stand-by consumption) or can turn off an appliance if you leave a room.
“While testing the MeterPlug, we found that our new 50″ LED TV consumes $18.25 per year just in standby mode alone. MeterPlug will give consumers access to this type of information directly, allowing them to conserve energy & the dollars in their pockets,” said Jimmy Buchheim, founder, Live Easy Technologies.
Features & Benefits of MeterPlug include:
Lower Electricity Bills – MeterPlug allows consumers to identify the appliance costing more to run than others, calculating best times to run appliances & for how long. Set up an alert when a specific device’s running cost goes over a pre-selected amount giving the ability to execute functions such as turning off a portable heating device once it hits more than a dollar a per day.
Understanding Consumption – The MeterPlug App displays live dollar consumption of a connected appliance, monitoring how much appliances are costing per hour, day, week, month & year in REAL electricity costs.
Control Appliances & Devices – The MeterPlug can turn on & off any appliance connected by using Bluetooth enabled proximity detection. The function controls appliances by turning them off when walking away & on when coming back into a room.
Manage “Vampire Power” – MeterPlug addresses the effects of Vampire Power — the electricity that appliances “suck up” even while the power switch is off. By enabling The Vampire Power Shield with the smartphone App, users can program an automatic turn-off function for appliances consuming power while in sleep mode.
“I encourage everyone to stop by our booth for a hands-on demo of all of our projects” said Buchheim. “The most rewarding part about creating the MeterPlug is that we’re not only helping people but also the environment by creating an easy-to-use device that will lessen our contribution to the human carbon footprint.”