FIDO got both the judges' top score and the overall crowd vote to take the 2009 Greatest Gadget award. The product is billed as a home energy watchdog, and it allows users to view their electricity consumption and save 15-25 percent of their utility bill each month. FIDO shows room-by-room energy use so that users can see exactly where those dollars are going. This show marked FIDO's debut.
GadgetFest is put on by CommNexus San Diego, and is a forum for companies in the San Diego region to show their latest technologies. The show is gaining quite a pedigree: GrandCentral, which won two years ago, was acquired by Google shortly after the show, and Motorola's Q phone, Sling Media's Slingbox, and the RAZR, all debuted publicly at GadgetFest.