This is the gift that you really really don’t want to give to your gadget loving geek friend. Trust me. The Kill a Watt appliance monitor.
‘Connect your appliances into the Kill A Watt™, and assess how efficient they are. A large LCD display counts consumption by the Kilowatt-hour just like utility companies. You can figure out your electrical expenses by the hour, day, week, month, even an entire year. Monitor the quality of your power by displaying Voltage, Line Frequency, and Power Factor.’
And I definitely claim this week’s headline prize now! [Sigh…but you’re the only one competing, dufus! – Ed]