When I first saw this I wasn't quite sure what it was. Now that I figured it out, I think it's pretty cool. It goes by a couple of different names: Custom USB Smart Button and Promotional Eco-Button. The old potato pototoe thing, you say custom flash drives, Joe says custom thumb drives, I say custom USB sticks...many names but they all do the same thing. Well we have a new entry into the USB world. This new custom tech product, when plugged into a USB port and activated, will save some serious energy. When you have to leave your desk to attend meetings, head out to lunch, or just spend some time concentrating on paperwork ~ one touch of this eco-friendly promo product puts your computer to sleep. The energy saved is the same as if you turned your monitor and your computer completely off. There is a very cool branding factor too. When the button is pressed to resume work, your website pops up on the monitor. Nice right? But wait there is even more and it is the best part! Along with your website displaying, it also displays the calculated stats for the amount of carbons saved during your absence and the amount of money saved! Isn't that great?
They come in many different colors including flashing multi LED's. I like the fact that I'm able to keep track of how much energy I use every day doing my normal activities. I'm trying to improve a little bit every day.
Small steps taken by many people can lead up to some great green savings, and I don't just mean environmentally, saving money works nice too.