New Philips Monitor to Detect When You take a Bathroom Break

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Use the SensorPlug for more than controlling just your computer monitor... you can plug in your desk lamp, fan, radio, digital photo frame, and more. Check out http://mysensorplug.com . I think you will find this device to be the best way in saving money on energy, and for less than $15. It works the same way, plug this under your desk and as you approach these devices will turn on and stay on until after you leave (3-6 min adjustable timer). Check it out... I have these all over my house. Great for hallway lights too!

 

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atomaweapon

I commend them for trying to add a nice feature. But I'm just of the mindset that PC geeks don't give a flying care about "Green Computing". Atleast I personally don't. I don't care that my PC consumes 400 watts or 1000 watts, as long as everything runs smoothly.

If "lo power consumption" is just a bullet point, then that's cool. But as for me buying a "Green PSU" over a regular one and paying more for it, i'll pass.

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MeTo

I think this is a bad idea and i would not pay extra for it. Right now and has been for years you can turn off the monitor and leave the computer on when you come back just turn on the monitor back on. You can also do it through screen saver and power management which the IT dept. should set and regulate.

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Denis63

Decent Idea, but i wouldn't want my boss walking by my desk (as he does about every hour) only to see a black monitor, whenever i leave my desk i make sure that there is work up on my screen to maintain the image of a "hard worker" LOL! i spend most of my day right here, on maxpc!       -Denis

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Raiju

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Yusonice

Monitors dont use THAT much... i dont think the higher cost of buying this new monitor could be offset by the power saving feature.. Anyway more power can be saved by the enduser by actually using the computer for like 5mins less a day...

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rseding91

When I saw this the first thing that came to mind was "ill bet it would shutoff the screen when it shouldn't". But after reading it is customizable.. who knows.

I myself have been turning my screens off every time I getup for about a year now. (bathroom breaks, well getting food, answering the phone ect..) So I would have no use for this type of feature although others might.

I started doing it because my first LCD would temporarily burn-in if I left it on for a while. After I got a new screen I just kept doing it as I figured it would save power.

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TigerNobleHeart

Here's a better alternative: Make it a habit of turning the monitor off before leaving!

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DBsantos77

hopefully it doesn't detect when your doing something your not supposed to be doing O_O

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nekollx

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bingojubes

i hope this kind of tech takes off. i never would have thought about energy saving monitors yet. of all the computer parts/accessories the could be energy saving, i would have never thought about the monitor being included.

 glad to see a company taking strides to help us save money.

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nekollx

not a bad concept

 

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