The Sweechy Power Point Lets You Turn Off Electricity to Dormant Devices

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 28, 2015
References: sweechy & tuvie
Many Australians are already aware of one particularly useful energy fact, because much of the country has been installed with the precursor to this eco outlet switch. Studies show that by simply keeping powered-off gadgets plugged into the wall, you may be consuming and paying for up to 20% more electricity. A brilliant solution is the efficiently designed Sweechy, serving as a wall socket within its own on/off switch.

Patrick Bike and his colleagues have developed three power points that can be wired directly into the walls of North American, European and Australian homes. Another model can be inserted into existing plates to save on installation costs. Without having to insert or pull out your phone charger or your electric toothbrush, just toggle the shifting socket up, and push it down to cut off the connection completely. The Sweechy app facilitates remote control and can monitor your energy usage.