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Current State adds power monitoring to iPhone

updated 06:35 pm EST, Mon February 18, 2008

Current State for iPhone

As part of Kaleidoscope's private eco-friendly venture, The Greener Grass, the Ohio-based organization has unveiled Current State, a system designed to help iPhone users monitor power usage in their house. The system consists of a series of pass-through plugs that sit between the power outlet and appliance plugs, taking readings of power usage, and sending them to a software front-end on the iPhone. Pricing and availability for the system were not mentioned.

"Our goal is to connect people that are doing and thinking interesting, progressive things and figure out how our skills can mesh with theirs to create a better future for all of us," says Finn McKenty, Brand Manager at Kaleidoscope. "Life is changing faster every day. This is a way for us to learn more about how and why it's changing."

He continues, saying that Current State and The Greener Grass are designed to "help make fundamental changes in the way people live and view the world. We are meeting with leaders who make significant contributions to the world through their ideas and businesses. Most importantly, we're sharing this information and developing valuable product ideas and designs in the process"

by MacNN Staff



  1. ericwass

    Joined: Dec 1969


    This is a concept

    Unless I'm reading it wrong, nothing has been "unveiled". The whole thing is a concept, not a product.

  1. derbbre

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This uses energy to determine how much energy you are using. Last I checked, Bluetooth uses power, as does an iPhone. How is using MORE energy making a better future? How about turning off appliances you are not using. KISS.

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