Bresslergroup's own Power Hog has made it into the top 50 of Core 77's Greener Gadets Design Competition.
Power-Hog is a power consumption metering piggy bank is designed to sensitize kids to energy cost associated with running electronics devices. Plug the tail into the outlet and the device into the snout; feed a coin to meter 30 minutes of use.
It's designed to capture the interest of parents and kids alike and serve the wider environmental cause.
Power-Hog visually and symbolically associates power conservation with savings by using the iconic piggy bank as a visual reference. Kids can use their allowance to turn on the TV or video games by feeding the Power-Hog with loose change. The Power-Hog meters consumption and blinks red when time is running out. It also helps parents meter their children's TV time.