At CES 2010, Molly Wood takes a look at the Tenrehte PicoWatt Smart Plug.
Tenrehte Technologies' Wi-Fi-enabled smart plugs called PicoWatt collect data on energy consumption and let people take advantage of off-peak rates.
Startup Tenrehte wants to make smart-home gear--but it's first going after businesses willing to pay to remotely control equipment and cut wasted energy.
Tenrehte Technologies allows consumers to monitor the power consumption of appliances in their homes. Any device plugged into the PICOwatt can be controlled with just a few clicks.
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Surge is a sleek solar charger case for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Electronic Housekeeper, a CES newbie, has made it possible for homeowners to monitor their water, gas, and electricity. The console can also be used for entertainment--VoIP, text messaging, access to e-mail and the Wweb, and satellite radio.
The tech industry's biggest companies are angling for a piece of the nascent home energy management business, but they are taking very different routes to get there.
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