An innovative automatic energy saving tool has been designed to reduce the use of electricity that is wasted when electronic devices (ex. computers) are turned on, but not in use. The invention is called the CheckTap. It won the Grand Prix in the 36th International Exhibition Of Invention in Geneva.
Chungyoo (Colin) Yoon, Vice President, HJJ Global Inc. states that the CheckTap can save up to 70% of average energy consumption, reduce associated costs and help protect the planet. Mr. Jeong-Soo Lee of Incasolution Ltd invented the CheckTap. The product should be in retail stores today, but I was unable to find where.
To work CheckTap install CheckManager, the software program, onto your computer and then plug your PC and peripherals into the CheckTap that use a USB data cable to connect to your computer. Set it to your wishes and then the rest is done for you. If you walk away from your computer for some time or go to sleep and forget to turn off your PC CheckTap cuts off your computer without turning it off or unplugging in it. When you come back to your computer pressing any key on your keyboard will bring it back on.
The software you’ve installed will then let you know how much energy it’s saved you and shows the consequent reduction of CO2 emissions. How? When you log on to the program CheckManager will show you how much you saved with a virtual growing tree that represents the energy saved and the consequent reduction of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. The more you save the bigger your tree becomes.
The makers of CheckTap claim a pay-back period of within 6 months. Is it true? You be the judge. To find out more about CheckTap check out this YouTube video .
Via Love Inventions and CheckTap