As you’ve no doubt seen when browsing the aisles of stores like Best Buy or Fry’s, connected appliances often carry a price premium, but as with many emerging technologies and trends it may not be immediately clear if it'll be worth the extra investment. Furthermore, there’s little sense in tossing out a perfectly good oven or fridge that still has plenty of years of service left. For the energy conscious among us that aren’t yet prepared to replace all the appliances in our homes, Kickstarter success story Neurio may be worth checking out. The pitch is simple: Neurio promises to add intelligence to ordinary appliances and make your home more efficient, all without having to install sensors on each device. It uses a power sensor with Wi-Fi capabilities to beam data about your home’s electricity usage to the Neurio cloud where it’s analyzed by the company’s pattern detection algorithms. Aside from its monitoring capabilities, Neurio will soon be able to add a bit of intelligence to your existing appliances via compatibility with third-party systems like Particle (formerly Spark Core), IFTTT and SmartThings. Read the complete review.