Since everyone seems to be interested in conserving energy nowadays, Belkin's appropriately named Conserve Gateway may be just the device for you since this router system, that pairs with the smart meter inside your home, will inform you how different devices affect the power bill.
The results gathered are displayed via a simple web interface so that everyone can understand how a certain device impacts your household's
energy consumption, the Conserve Gateway being compatible with smart meters that use the ZigBee network standard.
The interface allows people to easily track and reduce energy use in their homes and presents them with useful conservation tips while also offering utility companies the ability to push information to Conserve Gateway so you could get messages like: "By using your dryer more efficiently, you can save up to $76 per year," that will surely help in reducing the power consumption throughout your home.
"The most successful smart meter implementations will be ones that drive compliance and encourage people to understand their energy use and feel motivated to conserve.
Our strengths in understanding people's needs and in user-centric design will help empower people to be smarter about how they consume," said Kevin Ashton, General Manager for Belkin Conserve
"We're helping people make progress every day."
Belkin says the Conserve Gateway is available right now, although the company doesn't tell us how much this thing is going to set us back in terms of pricing.