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Bright Ideas Global Ecobutton

by A. B. Gee Ltd
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Price: £6.99
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Technical Details
BrandA. B. Gee Ltd
Item Weight64 g
Product Dimensions18 x 3.5 x 12.5 cm
Item model numberEcobutton
Power SourceDC
  
Additional Information
ASINB0018MA4LE
Best Sellers Rank 64,426 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available30 May 2008
  
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Our children have a right to hold us to a higher standard when their future - indeed the future of all human civilisation - is hanging in the balance - Al Gore Nobel Prize Winner and Former Vice President of the USA How does the ecobutton™ work? The ecobutton™ acts as a strong visual reminder and prompt for you to save electricity each time your computer is going to be left idle. The ecobutton™ is illuminated and sits on your table/desk top next to your keyboard. It connects to your computer via a USB cable. Each time you take a short or long break a phone call go for a meeting etc. you simply press the ecobutton™ and your computer is put into energy saving 'ecomode' which ensures that both your computer and monitor draw only the same nominal power as when they are shut down! Under normal circumstances people generally do not like turning off their computers due to the time it often takes to restart. However with ecobutton™ by simply pressing any key on your keyboard (some computers require a momentary press of the power button) your computer instantly returns to where you left off. There's also an additional bonus each time your computer is put into 'ecomode' the clever ecobutton™ software records how many carbon units and how much power and money you have saved by using the ecobutton™. Over time this can add up to quite a lot (especially if you have many computers running in an office) and you can use this data to help reduce your carbon footprint as well as your energy bills. The environmental impact of PCs left running idle in the UK Computers and monitors can account for half of the electricity used in a typical office. A single monitor left switched on overnight can use the same energy as a laser printer producing 800 A4 printed copies - and don’t be fooled by a screensaver – the computer is still working at full power to run this! There are some 10m office PCs in Britain and approximately 20m home PCs of this 1.8m are regularly left on overnight or a

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works. 3 April 2010
I was a bit sceptical at first but it does work. slap the button and the computer goes into standby and then recovers very quickly to where you left off.
Handy with dopey teenagers who wander off for hours leaving the computer buzzing away.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Go Green! 6 Feb 2010
I have one of these - sort of - my HP keyboard has a sleep button. All the reviews here are talking about problems with the Windows Standby function. My computer works fine once you understand what is going on. If your computer has no sleep button then buy one of these and go green!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Press here for green. 28 Oct 2013
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Received thisitem well within delivery time, small enough to go through the letter box.
Have to admit it's slightly bigger than expected, about 55mm across.
After downloading the software off the internet, which my virus software raised as a concern, it was easily set up and running and I think works better than any computer 'sleep' modes.
Certainly no problems here.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Save even more money! 12 Aug 2009
Don't buy this, click Start > Control Panel > Power Options > Advanced

Under the "When I press the power button on my computer:" drop down, select "Standby"... Done!

Your power button does the job of the ecobutton. When you want to shutdown, do so via the Start Menu!
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it no stars if I could 16 Dec 2008
By buzzard
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It doesn't work. Two error messages and the online help admit they have this problem with some computers and they hope to have it sorted in a month. Nice theory but the implication leaves a lot to be desired.
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