Belkin's Conserve Insight Carbon Footprint Monitor
While you may have invested in an energy monitor to show you just how much power (and brain cells?) your TV is sucking, Belkin has upped the ante with their Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor, to include the cost of operation, watts, and amount of carbon dioxide produced in generating the electricity consumed. The device bridges the gap between understanding energy use and our personal carbon footprints, which is a more holistic look at how sustainable our livelihoods are than power consumption alone. Plug the device into the wall (your appliances' plugs will go right into the Conserve Insight adapter), and start measuring. It's been proven that even if you aren't actively trying to conserve, just having the information available and making that information visible can reduce your power consumption by up to 20%. The Conserve Insight will also tell you how much per year you're spending to run your microwave, plug in your cell phone, and more. See all the specs and pre-order yours here.