Pulsating power cord shows power usage

The power-aware electric cord glowing
It looks like a power conduit from a Star Trek ship, but is actually useful.

A European special-interest group called STATIC! has created a nifty concept: a power cord that glows proportionally to the amount of electricity being drawn through the cord. This lets you know, at a glance, whether devices are turned-on or in a sleep state.

The power-aware electric cord not glowingOh – and it looks pretty darned cool too, even it were just for looks. I’d guess that it’s fitted with EL wire which provides the eerie blue glow. However, since the power-aware cord is just a concept design at this time, we cannot say for sure.