Here’s something that has people hotly debating its usefulness: the ecobutton.
Each time you take a short or long break, a phone call, go for a meeting etc. you simply press the ecobutton™ and your computer is put into energy saving ‘ecomode’ which ensures that both your computer and monitor draw only the same nominal power as when they are shut down!
Under normal circumstances people generally do not like turning off their computers due to the time it often takes to restart. However, with ecobutton™ by simply pressing any key on your keyboard your computer instantly returns to where you left off.
I love the idea, because the product has very noble intentions, but I’m not biting. Something a lot of people have been commenting about is that a lot of computer have a sleep or hibernate function anyway, and that needing an ecobutton is just pure laziness. I rather agree. Just sit through a few keystrokes, people! It’s not that hard or time-consuming.