Use Your Smart Phone Guilt Free: Environmentally Speaking

Smart phones these days are really incredible. Not only from the perpsective of what they can do and deliver into your hand, but the energy efficiency in which they do so compared to other electronic devices that we regularly used for the very same purposes – TV, computers, xBox….


In terms of energy usage, these other devices when compared to a smart phone use more energy in variouis multiples. For example, compared to your smart phone, a typical laptop uses 14x the power, a desktop 49x, the xBox One 61x and a large screen TV – 72x. That’s a lot more energy consumption per minute if you can get the same service through your phone.

So go ahead and use your smartphone as much as your data plan will allow and recharge without guilt.

iphone wattage usage comparison






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Keith Blizzard

A life-long environmentalist, Keith set out on the never ending journey of adjusting his lifestyle to a more sustainable one, with a goal of annually shrinking his carbon footprint. When he looked around for a dependable source of meaningful carbon footprint reduction ideas, it was pretty lame - so he launched Green Blizzard loaded with eco-friendly lifestyle tweaks. When he's not managing Green Blizzard, you'll find him on the trails around Mid Coast Maine with his trusty trail companion mutt, Moose.