Go Green with a Touch of a Button

It might look like something that Dr. Seuss might eat for breakfast, but this Green egg looking USB device is a button. The USB Green Button from Solutions has been designed to put your Windows or Mac computer into low power mode when pressed. This is one of those devices that no one really needs because Windows and OS X have options to go into power saving mode after a specified time of no activity. I guess this is for people that like to collect USB doo-dads. If you’re one of those folks, you can buy one for $7.99

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6 comments… add one
  • FubarGuy January 17, 2010, 1:00 pm

    So, it’s a solution for something that doesn’t even need one, because it already exists on the machines? Man, I gotta get into this whole “sustainable, green” scam angle.

  • Tom January 17, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Talk about the ultimate smug emitter

  • Andy Chen January 17, 2010, 1:50 pm

    If it could be programmed for other functions, that’d be neat. Like a quick “hibernate” shortcut, a one-touch button for locking the screen, etc.

  • Jim Latimer January 17, 2010, 1:52 pm

    Green products are green…the color of money… 😉
    Some people will buy anything if it says “green”.

  • Ben Udkow January 18, 2010, 5:10 pm

    I wonder how much impact there is on the environment by shipping these useless products. If the company really wanted to be green they would have a PDF you could download that shows how to map this to a hotkey. 🙂

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