Let your computer do the thinking.
We have blogged about conserving energy with special power bars before,
but the Ecostrip power bar
is an energy saving strip specific to your computer and associated scanners, printers, monitors and other accessories that you have continuously plugged in.
The difference with this power bar is the USB connection from your PC to the power bar. When your PC is off, the power bar detects this and shuts off all the peripherals that are plugged in. Now you only have to remember to turn off your computer every night.