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My new toy

You wouldn’t expect an electricity monitor to be particularly sexy, but Dave got me a Wattson for my birthday and it’s red hot (although when it actually glows red that’s bad, cos it means you’re using huge amounts of juice).


Wattson shows electricity use in real time, and has three modes: colour only (blue for low use, purple for moderate, red for high), display only (shows wattage or annual spend) and both. I normally keep it on wattage, and it’s really interesting to see the numbers shift when I turn stuff on and off – now I know what appliances in my house cost the most to run. Super-useful!