Answer: 0.0032 cents per hour x 24 hours x 365 days = $28.03 per year
It’s Christmas shopping season and I hope you’re not planning on giving a digital picture frame. Besides being the scorn of Adam Frucci (of Gizmodo) by buying a tasteless, tacky, gadget, these things really suck.
And while I’d never thumb my nose at an LCD panel, these suck a trickle of juice equal to a 40W light bulb, twenty-four hours per day. Depending on the cost of your electricity, that’s close to 1/3 of a cent per hour. How much does this cost your friends or family? About $28.03 per year.
$0.0032 x 24 hours = $0.0768 per day
$0.0768 x 365 days = $28.03 per year
If there really were 20,000,000 sold in 2008, that’s $560,640,000 dollars in electricity per year added to the American budget.
Think of these numbers the next time you see one of these suckers…